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07-03-2013, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
The Dave Taylor/Al Murray era had some gems in the 2nd round as well, like Dany Roussin and Sergei Anshakov and Konstantin Pushkarev. Or wasting 2nd round picks on overage Euros like Jaroslav Bednar and Andreas Lilja. Some astute maneuvers there!
Visnovsky was one of those guys too. Kaberle had a few years in the league, and won a Cup.

That was back before the cap. The Kings couldn't attract the big free agents at the time. They still can't, but there are a lot of players on the team that aren't Kings if not for the cap. After bringing Palffy in, the Kings had to try to win now. One of the ways for the Kings to do that at the time was draft older Europeans and hope they could contribute right away. It usually didn't work, but I get the thinking of it.

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