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05-08-2012, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Clint View Post
Not to stray too far from the main topic of conversation but like I said before, I do remember Horton being in the conversation for first overall. Even if we kept the first overall pick, we never would have taken Fleury since we had just picked up a 24(?) year old Roberto Luongo. After that, it's 50/50 between Horton and Staal. Your initial argument that we drafted based on need is simply erroneous.
As you say not really worth it to discuss this any further, but I stand by my initial argument: we had a huge graving for a power forward, further evidenced by the fact that we drafted another one, Anthony Stewart, at 25 in the same draft and everybody was saying it was Keenan who made Dudley pick those two. Don't know about that, but we definately targeted for, and got, power forwards in the first round. PFs were hot at the time in the league in general, I admit that, so it wasn't just us.

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