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"Dropping ... would seem like a bad thing, but look at it this way. Would you rather drop because a prospect has proven himself in the NHL? Or would you rather rank higher with doubts still swirling about how good your past draft picks can be? I'd take the bird in hand."
"Jon Merrill (38th overall, 2010) is in his sophomore season at the University of Michigan of the CCHA and has time to grow into his 6-3 frame while goaltender Scott Wedgewood (84th overall, 2010) is playing on a very strong Plymouth Whalers team in the OHL and some have suggested he should get a tryout for the World Juniors with Team Canada."