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07-28-2014, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by skeena1 View Post
According to, the Hockey News ratings going into the draft were:

1 Bellows
2 Nylund
3 Kluzak
4 Yaremchuk
5 Scott Stevens
6 Paul Cyr
7 Rich Sutter
8 Jim Kyte
9 Ron Sutter
10 Phil Housley
11 R. Trottier
12 Michel Petit
Is that a simple typo, or was Rich really ranked higher than Ron Sutter. I seem to recall Ron clearly being the more skilled of the twins from the get go.

Some pretty good names on that list. Rocky Trottier being a big exception.

Rocky missed most of his draft year with a bad knee; He was selected by Devils Director of Player Personnel, Bert Marshall.
Marshall later admitted to never having seen the kid play a single game.

At least some of Rocky's problems seemed to stem from his knee injury.

That's kind of something we take for granted nowadays.

That's Kluzak, Nylund and Trottier, at the very least, who had their careers affected to varying degrees, by knee injuries.

How about Paul Cyr? He had a great start to his career, and after a 51 point season as a guy just hitting his prime, he was done.

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