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01-20-2013, 06:54 PM
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Taro is a great antecdotal story. It's part of Sabre legendary lore and I don't want to take any of the fun away from that.

But a quick review of the 1974 draft records/order shows that Dave Lumley, Stefan Persson and Neil Smith were all taken after Punch's wasted pick of Taro. That's like 7 Stanley Cups or so (Lumley 2 with the Oilers, Persson, 4 with the Isle's and Smith is the brains behind the Rangers '94 Cup)

I remember at the time wondering why we wasted a pick..... (Yeah, I know the Oilers and Isles had a lot more important players on their teams than these guys.)

Just thought it might be a good Sabres trivia question next game that comes up....

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