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05-12-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyStickHomicide View Post
Uh, look at the late sixties to the early eighties for the Wings....??

They never really did anything with all of the high draft picks until they got Yzerman which coincided with Mike Illitch taking over the team.

Then in 1987 with a bunch of misfits they made it to the Conference Finals, then they had a few up and down years but began building a program. They also were extremely lucky with Lindstrom as in those days European players weren't as known as they were today. Ditt0 with Fedorov. Case in point was when the Rangers drafted Kovalev in 91, you could hear crickets, no one had any clue who he was.

They're going to be competitive, always will be, but how good is the question, and can these kids like Tatar, Nyquvist, Jankorik, Ferraro, etc. become top six talent?

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