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04-01-2013, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by keslerburrows View Post
@TysonGiuriato: Last 20 years, five Canucks first-rounders have made NHL debut within two years of being drafted. Sedins, Kesler, Bourdon and now Jensen.

Wow.
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
That sounds pretty bad. How does it compare with other teams?
Don't know how bad that is in actuality... sounds worse than it is, I think. If you draft a kid before he turns 18 and you're drafting him out of the Canadian Major Junior system, he's not going to play anywhere but his JR team in his 18 y/o or 19 y/o season (2 years after the draft), unless he's a generational talent. Hell, most will play their overage years in JR too.

If you expanded it to first-rounders making NHL debuts within 4 years, that would be more reasonable. As it stands, it seems a bit sensationalistic.

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