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10-12-2006, 01:46 AM
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zednik20
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Originally Posted by Mats26 View Post
5th Pick Montreal Canadiens Anze Kopitar

Flashback more than a decade ago... A tall, talented European kid is eligible at the draft. He's clearly one of the most gifted players available that year, if not THE most gifted. He has it all: speed, strength, skills. But top-ranked teams pass on him because, well, he's an European, a risk, he might not come over to North-America, etc. So he slips a couple of ranks and get scooped up at #5. The year: 1990. The team: Pittsburgh Penguins. The player: Jaromir Jagr. The same scenario could repeat itself this year with the Habs & Kopitar. And unlike Jagr, Kopitar isnt a headcase. After going with the safe pick in 2004 with Chipchura and being blessed with a much higher pick than they could have hoped for, the Habs can afford to take a risk on Kopitar. He could become the big skilled #1 center the Habs have longed for since Bobby Smith left Montreal..


A little flashback on habsworld on what player we should of picked at the number 5 spot. Hope Price didn't cost us our big center we all want.
we had Price and Latendresse with our first 2 picks...I'll take those two over Kopitar or Brulé....

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