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05-13-2014, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 View Post
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.
At the time, I believe it was stated that JVR had the highest upside out of the two. Combine that with Holmgren's love for big players, and the fact that he's a local kid, I think there's definitely a chance we'd have taken him at #1.

I know we all get upset that JVR isn't here anymore to play on Giroux's wing, but it really stings thinking that we could have Kane there now.

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