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Toronto Star obsesses over 5th round draft pick

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This is an odd story, about a guy who bought a bunch of sports teams and ultimately a scouting agency. Then his son was drafted 123rd overall last year even though NHL central scouting didn't have him in the top 210. Yeah? So what? The odds of a #123 pick playing even one game in the NHL are about 40%, while a guy who just barely dropped off the table is around 30%. The difference in future earning potential is negligible, and the kid will still have to prove himself at increasingly higher levels of hockey. So who cares that he was drafted? Has no GM ever drafted his friend's kid before? This is no different.