Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Erik Nystrom - 154th overall
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06-24-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
This hype doesn't seem justified, based on draft position. If Montreal was as high on him as is indicated in this thread, they wouldn't have waited around to the 6th round. After all, they drafted Hudon ahead of him.

That said, I haven't seen him play. I've got some SEL games from this past season recorded, so I'll have a look before commenting much more. For now, I've got reserved optimism though, and appreciate the comments from our Swedish posters.
Well it's not like we had 10 picks from the 3rd to the 6th. Nystrom could have been top 5 on our board from the 3rd round on and still get picked in the 6th round just because we wanted to grab the guys ahead of him.

I mean, if we liked Vail and Hudon better and we knew they had more exposure, obviously we're going to grab them first but Nystrom could have been right behind them. Basically, you can't pick them all at once.

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