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10-07-2011, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Spezz101 View Post
The thing I cant get over is the list of players taken after lee who have made a name for themselves in the NHL

Lee-9th overall
Kopitar-11th overall
M. Staal-12th overall
Hanzal-17th overall
Rask-21st overall
Bergfors-23rd overall
Oshie-24th overall
Downie-29th overall

and these are just the first round picks picked after him is doesnt include the later rounds with: James Neal, M E Vlasic, Pavelec, Statsny, Lattendresse, Raymond, Letang, Yandle and a few others
Every team has years like that. Hell, in 03 Jessiman, Nilsson, Steve Bernier were all chosen before Parise, Getzlaf, Burns, Kesler, Richards, Perry (all 1st rounders). That's not even mentioning half the scrubs picked before the likes of Eriksson, Bergeron, Weber, Backes, Pavelski, Enstrom, Byfuglien, and Halak.

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