A NEW BEGINNING Posted January 8, 2016 Share Posted January 8, 2016 While reading the Hunter Shinkaruk post, I stumbled on to the AHL all-star list from another poster. And there in easy to read words and numbers, is the proof of what many of posters have been saying.............most (Not All) top end players are born in the first round of the NHL draft. The AHL, the developmental grounds of most NHL players that do not go directly into the NHL, listed the players and the rounds which they were drafted in, there in living color was 10 of 16 defensemen drafted in the 1st round. This was to an overall extent, the same throughout the 4 rosters, in all positions. The point of posting this is only to illustrate to CDCers the absolute truth for debate purposes, and whether trading vets for picks is a good idea. I have posted before, percentages of what areas of the draft most blue chippers come from, which is, the higher the pick the higher the percentage of success is, and the higher the talent ceiling the higher chance of developing to that ceiling. I apologize for the way this is presented, I wish I was better at it, but in discussions about why we need the highest possible draft positions and trade returns, this may not be absolute proof, but I think this is truly relevant. http://uticacomets.com/shinkaruk-named-ahl-all-star/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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