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06-03-2013, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
Red Wings dont and they pick great players in the later rounds (Holmstrom last pick in 1994, 7th round Zetterberg in 99, 6th round Datsyuk in 98, Ericsson was a 9th round pick in 2002,
Valtteri Filppula 3rd round pick in 2002, Franzen 3rd round in 2002. )or as undrafted UFA.. that is no excuse.. most of those players were drafted out of sweden, maybe NYR should draft more out of sweden in the future.. but seriously if you have a great scouting staff, that is all that matters.... Red Wings made the playoffs for a long time while at the same time continuing to rebuild. NYR should follow this method... they have had two decades of solid core players from Yzerman to Fedorov to Shannahan, Lidstrom Osgood, to Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Ericsson, Howard, Filppula, Franzen)
The Red Wings are ONE franchise out of the entire NHL. Boston has done a GREAT job as well of solidly drafting. Pittsburgh and Chicago TANKED for several years and are now reaping the benefits.

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