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10-27-2011, 12:55 AM
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I think 70s NHL players probably are the most overdrafted players in the ATD, actually. I would not be surprised if they were drafted more than NHL players from any other decade, despite the fact that so much of the world's talent was in the WHA or Europe at the time.

Gibbs is certainly among the best 70s era defensemen in this draft (along with Sargent actually), for whatever that means. The fact that clearly superior defensemen from the 80s (O'Connell and Roberts), 90s (none in this series but I think Brewer would qualify) and 00s (Campbell) were still available does tend to show that the 70s guys were overfarmed in the main draft.

PS. I'm still not convinced Al Hamilton was worse than Gibbs...

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