Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Tony on 06/20/10 at 12:09 PM ET
From the Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika:
Taking the best player available is a pretty good strategy for any draft.
It’s especially important in the NHL, where teams take 18-year-olds and have to guess how they will develop.
So it’s understandable that the Stars have taken only two defensemen in the last 18 picks, including none last season.
There were better players, and Dallas had really gotten into the strategy of going after highly skilled forwards – a strategy that paid off with players like James Neal (33rd overall in 2005), Jamie Benn (129th in 2007), and all five of last year’s talented forwards.
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