'Once you get past projected top pick Eric Staal, the 6-foot-3 center from Peterborough, the next dozen players selected will be roughly comparable. "You can slide back a ways in this draft and not get hurt," Regier said. "You can probably go as many as 10 players with an acceptable drop-off. Then it's a matter of what you can get for the cost of dropping back. The quality doesn't start as high, but it's probably a little deeper."'
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