Through the HF Chat Mock Draft, and the corresponding discussion on the HF Oiler Board, it became apparrent that the Best Player Available means different things to different people. In this draft we took a goaltender Devan Dubnyk at 36th overall with Lyamin, Soderberg, Lisin and Korpikoski on the board.(Also having the 44th pick left over.) In the discussion with some HF Oiler fans, I described the strategy like this... "We knew we wanted to take a goalie with one of the two picks, (Either Shantz or Dubnyk) and didn't want to take a chance that they would both be gone by 44th pick." The response was "But that doesn't fall in to the Take the BPA strategy." So here is my question....if Barker is slightly rated higher than Olesz, are the Hawks bound by BPA strategy to take the blueliner when they are more deficient in skilled forward? Were we wrong in taking a goalie, even if Korpikoski would have been a little higher on our list? What does the BPA strategy mean to you and how best would you apply it?