Thread: Confirmed with Link: Hans Tavares to SC Bern
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12-28-2012, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by blinkman360 View Post
Other than the fact that Snow never gave any indication of who he was going to pick, I remember a rumor coming out on draft day that the Isles were leaning towards Duchene.

I suppose Snow could have known all along that he was going to take Tavares, but if that's the case why not just come out and say it? Tavares didn't even know if they were going to take him. I don't see the upside of keeping it a secret.
You ask why? Snow got off on being the center of the hockey universe in the 2009 draft. He certainly milked it for all it's worth before finally announcing Johnny's name. At least, that's my take on why he was so hush hush about it. I do give him credit though, he had someone (was it Burke, Bobby Mac, or McGuire?) actually say they were taking Duchene on camera.

For me personally, I was flip flopping between JT and Hedman in the days leading towards the draft.

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