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12-18-2012, 07:51 PM
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1971 Larry Robinson

Originally Posted by Killion View Post
Not I, no, Id have picked Lafleur for sure if I had it, no question, hands down, dont even have to think about that one.... there were 4 Defenceman taken ahead of Robinson in 71, Jocelyn Guevremont, Ron Jones, Ken Baird & Steve Durbano. At Minimum I'd have taken Robinson over any of those guys, third pick behind Guy & Dionne though. Also in that draft you had Terry O'Reilly, Rick Martin & Craig Ramsay.
1971 Larry Robinson had played one season on defence in junior. Previously he was a forward. Took three - four seasons before it became clear that he could play defence at the NHL level.

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