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12-24-2012, 07:42 PM
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What? He didn't pick Tarasenko because Forsberg hyped up Rundblad and the 1st Round Pick was required for the deal to work...

Also, where was Tarasenko playing when he was drafted? Russia. Were there rumours about him possibly not coming over to the NHL? Yes. Where is Zadorov playing? Canada. Were there rumours about him possibly not coming over to the NHL? No.
The thought on Rundblad was that the deal was in place before the draft and that Ottawa would make the deal only if "their guys" were not available at the pick. Well Tarsenko was obviously not one of those guys. Heck we passed on Kulikov in 2009 and he was playing the Q and was pretty highly touted and ranked inside Bob's top 10 list.

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There have also been very few Russians that were 1st round talents by the time the Sens were up.
Certainly more then the Finns.

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