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03-07-2005, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankie
did saint john make the smart move by taking first pick in the midget draft? i guess they have a certain player in mind who they really want?

will they take esposito even if he's likely headed for ncaa?

i'm wondering about the euro draft too. will st.john's have first pick in the entire chl?

sorry for all the questions! after 14 years of following the ahl, gotta get used to the way junior works!

Esposito will not be picked 1st without a 100% guarantee that he'll report.

And St. John's will have the 2nd overall Euro pick, Saint John will have the 5th pick. The 3 CHL leagues rotate every year and this year it goes OHL, QMJHL, WHL. But draft position is not as big a deal in the Euro draft since it's not a real draft where you pick the best player available. Teams go into it with pre-arranged deals with players and pick the best player that they've agreed with to report.

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