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12-05-2010, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I think this is the case right here. Whether it is a fair or equal comparison or not doesn't matter. WHen you are #2 in the draft you will always be compared to #1. They are two very different players with different skill sets and so forth, but since they went 1-2, it's always going to be Kane v. JVR. If JVR blows up and scores 100 points the next three years and Kane only scores in the 60s or something, guess what people will start saying the Hawks maybe made the wrong choice.
Well, it should matter because by the end there really wasn't that much debate (as I remember) as to who the #1 pick should be. JVR came out of a weak draft class with only one immediate impact player in the bunch as viewed at the draft.

http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2007e.html

And, seriously, there was serious debate between Turris and JVR. People focusing on JVR and Kane are ignoring the fact that guys that were getting compared to Joe *ing Sakic on draft day spent all of last year in the AHL and were drafted one spot behind JVR.

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