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03-04-2011, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by KopitarFAN View Post
Don't get me wrong, I think he'll be a fine player(though I wasn't a big fan of this pick back in '09). But the hype ran rampant at the end of the WJC, and into his time with Saskatoon.

Here is something to chew on that bodes well for him & the Kings. The last 16 #1's in THN:

1994: Peter Forsberg
1995: Ed Jovanovski
1996: Bryan Berard
1997: Marc Denis
1998: Marian Hossa
1999: Roberto Luongo
2000: Roberto Luongo
2001: Rostislav Klesla
2002: Tuomo Ruutu
2003: Kari Lehtonen
2004: Kari Lehtonen
2005: Alex Ovechkin
2006: Evgeni Malkin
2007: Erik Johnson
2008: Carey Price
2009: Nikita Filatov
2010: Alex Pietrangelo

Perennial all-stars bolded, the jury is still out on the most recent 4, and the others all turned out be at least solid players.
Very nice; thanks!

Interesting that most of the prospects are D and goalies, yet the perennial allstars are forwards (minus LuOcho).

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