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02-28-2012, 05:26 PM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
This again? Sanguinetti was viewed as the best player available at the time of the draft, not only by the Rangers, but also by the Flyers who lucked into taking Giroux because Sanguinetti was no longer available. Bobby Clarke couldn't even remember Giroux's name when he got to the podium. Scouting not perfect and players do not always develop as expected/hoped.

EDIT: In fact, even Bob McKenzie's compilation of scout rankings had Sanguinetti at 13 with Giroux at 21.

Sanguinetti was absolutely not a case of the Rangers going off the board.
I meant in the case of drafting Del Zotto when they had Sanguinetti, another offensive d-man, in the system already.

I had no problem with taking Sanguinetti in 2006.

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