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04-03-2013, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
ah, the era of the tall center prospect... kozlov, jason bonsignore, vinnie lecavalier, all guys with no business being compared to mario. i swear i even heard/read mario comparisons with chad kilger.
Now that we look back on things, the 1990s had some really poor drafting near the top. Blame Eric Lindros. Everyone wanted another one of him. I remember Lecavalier getting promoted as if he was the next best thing. The Leafs were near the basement and I remember an article stating "What would Mario Lemieux look like in a Leaf uniform". I thought it was a little crazy at the time. Mario was still fresh in everyone's memory at that time and for a player to be half as good as him would be a compliment.

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