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03-04-2013, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Totally agree. The Rangers saw it last year with Konopka, Neil, Carkner, Smith, Greening and Ovechkin, Hendricks, Chimera, Ward, Laich.

Over a long series players who are the aggressor take their toll.
Interestingly enough, other than Ovechkin, I don't think a single one of those players was drafted in the first round, much less in the lottery. Meanwhile, plenty of 6'4"+ defensemen have been drafted in the first round in the last 15 years. None of them are as good as Chara. Chara himself is one of only 4 or 5 defensemen drafted in rounds 2-7 in the last 15 years that stand 6'4" or taller to be notable players.

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