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02-08-2013, 04:54 PM
nik jr
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Jarnkrok was widely regarded as the best Swede in his draft year but underdeveloped physically, other teams just didn't wanna take on that project with great upside. Even armchair scouts could see from a miles distance that Jarnkrok had more upside than an overager like Wannstrom (who got sent to the ECHL and now is back in Sweden). Can't credit such a pick with luck, it was simply the right decision.
wannstrom over jarnkrok seems very strange.

jarmo kekalainen, STL's top scout, and one of the best in the world, left STL in 2010 to become head of jokerit, but he may have been responsible for picking wannstrom over jarnkrok.

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