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02-09-2013, 12:34 PM
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Jagr was caught in a political situation at the time. Unlike Petr Nedved, he wasn't a defector. Teams were concerned for obvious reasons if they drafted him. The Draft was billed by many as a top 5 then everyone else (the top 5 being Nolan, Nedved, Primeau, Jagr and Ricci in various orders). Bobby Clarke, by then no longer with the Flyers, said at the time that Jagr was the best player available. Some were of the opinion that Russ Farwell wanted Nedved because they were together in the WHL (Seattle) but he was taken prior to the Flyers' fourth pick. Ricci was ranked number 1 overall in an earlier ranking by the Central Scouting Bureau.

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