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07-13-2008, 06:01 PM
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Quiet Robert
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Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Franzen-Filppula-Samuelsson
Maltby-Draper-Drake*
Helm-Hudler-McCarty
Kopecky

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Lebda-Lilja
Quincey-Kindl
Chelios*

Osgood
Conklin

Forget about prospect depth, potential NHLers and supposed lucky picks, and you're left with a Stanley Cup Champion team that is largely built through the draft. And really, that's the ultimate reward for solid drafting. Yes, they have Mathias, Abdelkader, Ritola, Pyett, Emmerton etc...in the system and some of those guys should turn into to solid pros, but right now they have a team that's largely built through the draft.

Are they slightly overrated? Perhaps, as there some luck involved for any team, but given the fact that their first pick is often after no.50, it's pretty significant that they've been able to consistently find solid NHLers.

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