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12-29-2012, 06:58 PM
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1977 Draft

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Originally Posted by ForsbergForever View Post
Technically it was Mark Napier over Mike Bossy, who ended up having consecutive 40 goal seasons before being nonsensically traded early the following season. Bossy on the Habs would have been amazing but my only concern is that he never would have gotten a chance to blossom starting his career as a rookie on a championship team and playing in Lafleur's shadow...Also, as far as the pick, Napier has just had a 60 goal season in the WHA which I think gave him an advantage over Bossy in the draft.
Virtually all the teams missed out on Mike Bossy in 1977. Same teams also missed out on Rod Langway and John Tonelli.

The WHA was a wild card in the draft - no guarantee that players would leave the WHA or that draftees would not play in the WHA. Talk of Bossy playing in Quebec/WHA before the draft.

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