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02-13-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
The other factor about Braun is that while he was drafted with DL as the GM, DL had just taken over from Taylor and the 2006 draft was done by Taylor's scouting staff, which was replaced by DL's crew (Futa, etc.) afterwards.
Good point. So that means every European that DL and his scouting staff have drafted has either played or shown a willingness to play N.A. hockey. Which is a huge deal in the grand scheme of things.

You could also add in free agents Ersberg, Dravecky, and Mikus who all played either in LA or Manchester... And Franson who while aquired in trade came over and at least attempted to make the NHL.

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