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The Mouth 02-23-2010 02:58 PM

Tonight I talk to the Ranger GM who drafted 4 Players Instead Of Niklas Lidstrom
 
The mans name is Joe Bucchino who ran our 1989 draft, and served as our interim GM for 54 days. Also talking Olympic Hockey tonight


Ranger Crisis.com

nyr2k2 02-23-2010 02:59 PM

Hahahah. Awesome. Another winner from the NYR organization.

I'll be listening.

The Mouth 02-23-2010 03:01 PM

Imagine if we had Leetch and Lidstrom?

yankeecpt15 02-23-2010 03:11 PM

will he be wearing that ranger satin jacket that was so popular in the 1980's? every photo i saw him in, he had that jacket on

Banks3rdLineCenter 02-23-2010 03:12 PM

Ironically, the scout that actually did discover Niklas Lidstrom now works for the Rangers, IIRC. Christer Rockstrom is his name, I believe.

Just a couple of years too late. :cry:

Poozer 02-23-2010 03:21 PM

I mean didn't 75 teams or so also pass on Federov that draft? Granted NHL/Russia stuff was way different then. Bure was that year too..

The Mouth 02-23-2010 03:34 PM

Yes Poozer in my article, I addressed that. Listen Joe Bucchino did a pretty good for a guy who was kinda thrust into it. Most of his picks were serviceable NHLer's.

yankeecapt lol Joe and his satin jackets and his velour ranger sweat pants and jackets. I asked him about them, he said they are all in mothballs.

I think Joe B. is one of the most colorful characters that can talk about the Rangers 1979-1989 on the planet. He reminds me of Silvio from the Sopranos.

listen tonight at 8 PM

http://www.rangercrisis.com

ogie 02-23-2010 03:39 PM

if we drafted Lidstrom he probably would've been a bust lol

WhipNash27 02-23-2010 04:09 PM

Lidstrom was drafted in the 3rd round. He was passed over 52 times. The fact that the draft was even more of a crap shoot in the 80s than now also plays a part.

Plus the Rangers drafted Steven Rice in the 1st round who was one of the pieces of the Messier deal.

darrenturcotte#8 02-23-2010 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DubiSnacks17 (Post 24072090)
Lidstrom was drafted in the 3rd round. He was passed over 52 times. The fact that the draft was even more of a crap shoot in the 80s than now also plays a part.

Plus the Rangers drafted Steven Rice in the 1st round who was one of the pieces of the Messier deal.

We had TWO of the 8 draft picks before Lidstrom. TWO!!! Rob Zamuner went #45, then Louie DeBrusk at #49. Lidstrom went 4 picks later at #53.

n8 02-23-2010 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darrenturcotte#8 (Post 24077225)
We had TWO of the 8 draft picks before Lidstrom. TWO!!! Rob Zamuner went #45, then Louie DeBrusk at #49. Lidstrom went 4 picks later at #53.

yet another piece to the Messier trade. I don't consider that such a bad performance. All three turned into serviceable players. He also drafted Aaron Miller and Jim Cummins. All in all about 2800 games played by his draft class. Our best years are around 3000+ games played. Detroit was just on fire that year. Not only did they get Lidstrom in the 3rd, but Fedorov in the 4th, Dallas Drake 6th, Vlad the Impaler Konstantinov in the 11th. About 4000 games played between those 4. THAT is an amazing draft. And add their 1st and 2nd of Sillinger and Boughner who were also good (+1670 games played).

Brooklyn Ranger 02-23-2010 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poozer (Post 24071290)
I mean didn't 75 teams or so also pass on Federov that draft? Granted NHL/Russia stuff was way different then. Bure was that year too..

Lidstrom was free to make his own decision about where he wanted to play. No one knew if players from the Soviet Union would be allowed to leave at any time during their careers. We forget, but players behind the "iron curtain" had no control over their lives.


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