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11-20-2012, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post

Between 1993 and 2000, we failed to draft a single defenseman who played 200+ NHL games. That's 8 full drafts with 31 total blueliners drafted.

In 2001 we got a pair of defensemen, but then from 2002 to 2007, in 6 drafts, we got a grand total of one defenseman (Staal). We drafted only 11 blueliners in these drafts, but 4 of them were in the first or second round.

We are very lucky to have acquired Girardi and McDonagh, and to have drafted Staal and Del Zotto. Good defensemen are hard to find.
Don't forget about Sauer... I hope he makes a full recovery and plays again.

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