Where would the Red Wings be today had they not drafted Zetterberg and Datsyuk?
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05-21-2012, 03:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
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For some reason people refuse to understand that the Red Wings were 99% sure that nobody in the NHL knew of Pavel Datsyuk. Even their scout, who was the best in Europe, found out about him in a flukey way. THey weren't going to burn a high pick on him knowing that nobody would take him in the top 6 rounds. Those picks are better used picking guys that you know won't make it one round further.
That doesn't even make sense. 99% sure is still not enough to risk such high talent. It was pure luck and good development.
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