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01-28-2013, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtyDion03 View Post
And let's talk about Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk going in the late rounds too. Come on man. It's easier to judge a draft from hindsight, but Percy can still be a really good defenseman, just because he's not playing now doesn't mean anything.
They've done just fine... Drafts aren't all about the 1st round, but they're certainly not all about the late rounds either. The wings have consistantly made solid picks, picking in less than preferable draft positions. They've been able to maintain a level of play that is excellent, given where they've picked, while running a proper system of scouting, drafting, and development.

You don't even have to mention the big 3 you named there.

How about.....

Fedorov
Kindl
Abdelkader
Brenden Smith
Nyquist (NHL ready)
Knuble
Osgood
Anders Eriksson
Dandenault
Holmstrom
Petr Sykora
Jiri Fischer (a solid talent until the heart issue)
Kronwall
Kopecky
Hudler
Fleischmann
Filppula

EVERY SINGLE ONE of those picks was after pick #20 in their respective drafts, outside of Holmstrom....

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