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01-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
You're right, it didnt - but I always thought it was fishy that a sure-fire top 5 pick dropped to #17 just because teams were scared of the transfer agreement.
There were other factors. The Ducks just won the Cup with their grinding team so suddenly big Canadian centers like Brandon Sutter and Colton Gillies were "in". There were also big concerns about his work ethic.

He wasn't considered a sure-fire top 5 pick right before the draft though. ISS final rankings had him ranked 6th. Red Line had him 8th among forwards.

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