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12-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
My first round (assuming no Konstantinov crash):

Based on ability/career:
1. Nicklas Lidstrom
2. Sergei Fedorov
3. Vladimir Konstantinov
4. Pavel Bure
5. Mats Sundin
6. Olaf Kolzig
7. Adam Foote
8. Bill Guerin
9. Dallas Drake
10. Bobby Holik
11. Kris Draper
12. Vladimir Malakhov
13. Byron Dafoe
14. Arturs Irbe
15. Donald Audette
16. Robert Reichel
17. Patrice Brisebois
18. Mike Sillinger
19. Travis Green
18. Jason Woolley
19. Greg Johnson
20. Stu Barnes
21. Rob Zamuner

Based on needs/how teams drafted (position):

1. Sergei Fedorov
2. Pavel Bure
3. Mats Sundin
4. Bill Guerin
5. Dallas Drake
6. Nicklas Lidstrom
7. Vladimir Konstantinov
8. Adam Foote
9. Vladimir Malakhov
10. Bobby Holik
11. Kris Draper
12. Donald Audette
13. Robert Reichel
14. Patrice Brisebois
15. Jason Woolley
16. Aaron Miller
17. Mike Sillinger
18. Travis Green
19. Olaf Kolzig
20. Greg Johnson
21. Kevin Haller

And Vancouver's only other NHLer from that draft was the immortal Sandy Moger.

Sillinger and Boughner were solid NHLers - at times a top-six forward and top-four defenseman, respectively. Detroit was left with Shawn McCosh instead of Bure; McCosh was their only pick in the first 6 rounds who didn't make a significant NHL impact.
thank you for putting Vlad where i think he belongs.

I did not know this about Bure, and I am butterfly-effecting Bure onto those Red Wings.... my god.

Do Sakic and Forsberg still have a big rep as winners, or do they just not get to the Cup at all?

Is Bure's legacy as a winner completely different?

Do Marty Brodeur and co. get as many Cups?

Detroit's rep as mid 90's chokers?

Does the mid 90's and on focus on building a team around a goalie not come as heavily into play if Detroit wins 2 more Cups, and do GM's lean more towards still building high-flying teams, as Detroit would resemble a 90's version of the Dynasty Oilers?

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