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01-24-2005, 07:59 PM
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I've been to a number of NHL drafts and I recommend them to any fan. Anyone who is anyone is hockey is there and you will usually run into a few (i.e. draft I made the mistake of running into Gilles Lupien, literally...).

Ibelieve it was the 1983 draft and it was down to the last two picks of the second round , the Flyers and the Bruins. The Flyers picked Peter Zezel and you could hear Harry Sinden calling out "that's who we were going to pick!". The Bruins took Greg Johnston who played some games with the B's but never really stuck in the NHL. Meanwhile Zezel went on to have a pretty good career. I often wonder how often that happens. I.e. teams are accused of drafting poorly, when they may have identified some good prospects but they just weren't there when their pick came up.

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