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Rangers Get Draft Pick For Cherepanov’s Death

A report on the New York Post stated that the New York Rangers got a compensatory second-round pick for the death of prospect Alexei Cherepanov.

Now I know this is a delicate subject, but it took a little digging for me to understand how and why this was awarded. From the Hockey’s Future FAQs, here are the reasons why compensatory picks may be allocated:

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The Waiting Game

Still waiting for Jordan Staal to be a superstar? What about that Stamkos guy in Tampa Bay? Those two and guys like Kyle Turris have lofty expectations thrust upon them, but how long should fans wait to actually get a return on their investment?

I’ve taken a look at the top-drafted forwards dating back to 1997 and made note of how many seasons it took them to get over the .80 points-per-game (PPG) mark and what age they were when they began the season where they achieved it. There’s a pretty consistent through-line with these players. Check it out:

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