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06-05-2008, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JerseyRangers View Post
OK and how many teams in the last 5 years have drafted an impact forward who was not taken in the top 5?

Not the Isles, Bruins,Wild, Nucks, Stars, Lightning, Canes, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Oilers, Blue Jackets and a few more. Outside of Philly with Carter and Richards, Devils with Parise, and Kings with Brown most GM's have fared worse then the Rangers. The Caps, Pens, Hawks, Coyotes of the world have drafted so high for so many years that a monkey could have made those picks!!! In the last two seasons the Rangers have brought in 7 kids who have played significant minutes. Who has done better.

If the Rangers had had 3 or 4 seasons of top 5 picks like Pitt and fared like they did this season then you might have an argument. Pitt is a horrible example. They had 3 picks first overall in 5 seasons. Not even Mad Mike could have screwed that up!!!
Anaheim drafted two in the same year.

Getzlaf at #19
Perry at #28

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