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JVR to Phantoms ???? (November 11 update, post #57)
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11-08-2010, 11:47 PM
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From some of the posts in here, one would think that the Flyers missed out on drafting Ovechkin or Crosby. It seems to me like revisionist history that Kane was so clear-cut the #1. I remember speculation being pretty variable among the top 3. Then again, I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday.
I think you're right to an extent in that the top 3 were all kinda close, but I think it was more just that they were relatively close to each other, whereas the rest of the draft dropped off in a hurry.
IIRC, Kane was still the odds-on favourite #1, with 2 and 3 being a toss-up. There was some speculation that, if the Flyers picked first overall, they may still take JVR just because of their penchant for wanting big players to fit the Flyers image, but most of the hockey world knew Kane was the guy to have. That's how I remember it, anyway.
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