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07-12-2008, 12:47 AM
The Big Dog*
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Originally Posted by Guillemin View Post
Though they get crapped on a lot, look at the recent drafting history of the Leafs as well. When they keep their picks, they have a shocking record of first round success.

As for the Wings, I don't believe it's luck. You draft guys like Zets and Datsyuk late because they're potential home runs, but not as sure things as earlier rounds. Also, if you know you're the only team that recognizes their potential, then you can take them late with comfort.
Zetterberg was selected 210th overall. If Detroit actually believed he was a potential home run, surely they wouldn't have allowed other teams to get a chance at him 209 times.

Letting a guy slip to the second round, sure. But 210th? Come on.

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