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03-14-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by patnyrnyg View Post
Territorial rights. During the Original 6 Days, Rangers only won 3 Cups, same for the Blackhawks and Bruins. Detroit won 7.

The first REAL draft didn't happen until 1969. From 63-68 it was for players whose rights were not already owned.
It's a myth that territorial rights were the key to Detroit's Stanley Cup success.

Gordie Howe was from Saskatchewan, and Detroit was not his first NHL tryout.

Red Kelly was from just outside Hamilton.

Terry Sawchuk was from Winnipeg.

Ted Lindsay was from just outside Ottawa.

Marcel Pronovost was from Lac--la-Tortue, Quebec.

Not very territorial for a core.

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