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04-16-2013, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Neilio View Post
That was how Barry Fraser decided who to draft during the bad old days. The exact reason we ended up with guys like Steve Kelly, Jason Bonsignore and Boyd Devereaux with our top 10 picks. "Who's the fastest kid in the draft?", he'd say over the phone, poolside, from Acapulco. "Steve Kelly, but Barry, Shane Doan and Iginla are.." "Nevermind, we'll take Kelly!".

Skating has to be there, but skill, hockey sense and desire count for a lot. You can work on skating. As long as its not fundamentally flawed.
Or later with Lowe selecting Jesse Niinimaki..I remember tsn just saying "this kid can flatout fly!" no kidding, he ran down to get his jersey and flew to europe never to be seen in oil silks again lol

Putting up pretty decent numbers in Euro the past few years..but so is Omark.

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