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01-30-2012, 10:34 PM
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name me a player they drafted that has had some impact in the last 7 years?
I'm not a Red Wing expert, but not 1 comes to mind
1st round picks or just first picks? or just players in general?
Franzen was their first pick in 04, 3rd round though.
Guys from the 2005 draft just lost their waiver exemption last year and their first 2 picks from that draft are playing in the NHL on the wings roster which is first in the league right now with Kindl and Abdelkader.
Cory Emmerton just made the team this year because he lost his waiver exemption, he was a second rounder though. They also have Mursak playing from that draft year as well.
Brendan SMith the year after that is one of the best defensive prospects in the league.
Right now its looking like out of the last 7 years where Detroit had 4 first rounders that 3 of them will be NHLers, and that doesnt count the fact that theyve pretty much found at least one other full time NHLer in almost all of those drafts outside of the first. These guys arent impact players yet because they get brought up slowly, and have to earn their way to a scoring line. Filppula and Franzen are examples of this and look at them now
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