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12-12-2012, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Detroit attempted to draft Bure in the 5th round instead of Shawn McCosh. But Detroit was not ALLOWED to draft Bure, being told he was ineligible. Vancouver then drafted him the following round; there was a serious argument about it but the league decided in Vancouver's favor.
Mike Penny, then a scout with the Canucks actually went to Bure's games and presented proof as to Bure's eligibility.
According to Penny the only other scout actively tracking and getting copies of game sheets was a Washington one but he missed (I think it was a Xmas day one out of the way that Penny borrowed a car and drove to and saw no other NHL scouts at) this game and Penny had the right amount of games to make Bure eligible.
the rest was history.
There is no doubt with current scouting reports that Bure and Federov would have went 1,2 in that draft IMO.
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