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08-17-2011, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I definitely think more info on Stavjana and Honken would help Detroit's cause. I like Babinov - I should have voted for him as an All-Star but for some reason, I overlooked him when it came time to voting.
Definitely agree on Stavjana. I'd love to know more.

from SIHR I can see he played a ton for the Czechs internationally in the 80s... which means he was likely no worse than the hundreds of NHL defensemen who occupied #3-4 spots at the time... but was he better? and how much? that's what will determine if he was a mediocre or great pick. But the wealth of international experience and the time in which it occurred precludes it from being a bad one, IMO.

I thought we had some pretty good info on Honken already. He got my 2nd place vote after Paton!

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