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05-13-2014, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FreshPerspective View Post
I know you are semi-kidding but I'm somewhat confused by this take on that draft b/c my recollection was that the Flyers thought Kane was the most NHL ready and would have drafted him. I know Kane wasn't exactly a consensus #1 but he definitely had the edge on the other two from what I recall. I also recall Holmgren's disappointment when Chicago came out of nowhere and nabbed our pick ..he said "we can't even lose to win (the draft)."
No one was head and shoulders above everyone else as a consensus number one for that draft. I don't know if Holmgren's quote was about losing out on Kane or the chance to definitively get the guy they wanted.

They may have been leaning towards Kane, but I think there's a decent chance that the Flyers may have gone for JVR had they had the number one pick.

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