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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.

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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