Were we ever close to landing Mario?
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03-16-2004, 11:42 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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I remember the '84 draft quite well. It was the second ever NHL draft I watched, first being '83.
Like Rather Gingerly 1 said the habs made a move with Hartford to try and secure the #1 pick, something Sam Pollack also tried with the '80 draft (which would of been Gretzky's draft year) to secure Gretzky, instead of Doug Wickenhieser.
Supposablely Serge Savard made a huge offer to the pens before draft day to try and get the #1 pick, but Pittsburgh said they would not trade the pick for ANYTHING, so......
I remember that draft. It was pretty exciting. Savard's best draft ever IMO. He supposedly made a huge offer for the No 1 pick but apparently Pittsburgh came back with impossible demands. The whole fate of the franchise depended on the pick and Lemieux was clearly the saviour.
The look on Svoboda's face when he was introduced to the media was priceless. He looked terrified...lol
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