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06-06-2008, 12:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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They did. The won a cup last season, remember? Those two players had a massive impact on that achievement.
I can't say we did a better job drafting based on Staal and Lundqvist. Staal was more or less a no-brainer and Lundqvist was a steal in a late round. We got very lucky with Lundqvist, it wasn't great drafting by any means.
Even in Staal's draft year, we could have done better. We could have had Statsny and Letang in the 2nd round with our two picks, but we wound up with Sauer and Cliche. I know hind-sight is 20-20, but we still didn't draft very well that year other than Staal.
Yes but everyone forgets how unlucky we got with Blackburn. Blackburn doesn't get injured we don't draft Montoya. You can't seperate out the parts you like and those you don't like. Also, Anaheim didn't win the cup cause they drafted better. Two guys by the name of Neidermeyer and Pronger had much more to do with it then anything they ever drafted.
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