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03-30-2013, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jBuds View Post
Originally Posted by stardog View Post
But when is the last time they drafted an actual impact player?

I'm not trying to be contrary or ignorant, I simply don't get all. I've been a member for quite awhile and for as long as I can remember people are fawning over Detroit's drafting ability. Is it because of the late Rounders that were unearthed 15 or so years ago?

Because the last time an actual impact player was drafted by them is 2004? And he was already in his mid 20's. They haven't drafted a full time NHLer other than Smith since 2006. I like both Nyquist and Tatar alot, but I'm not sure I'm understanding why the wings scouts get such great props around here?

Again, I'm not meaning any of this to insult anyone, I'd really like an explanation I suppose?
Basically every non-homer Wings fan agrees with you.

The last impact player to be drafted was Jakub Kindl in 2005.

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