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02-27-2004, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JR#9
You don't need to pick great in the 1st round when you pick as well as they do in finding diamonds in the rough in the later rounds.These guys have to be regarded as great draft pickers when you look at the players they've drafted the last 10-12 yrs.
It's not earth shattering, but there are some gems in there, only listing players who've played in the NHL this season...

1992 Darren McCarty (46th), Jason MacDonald (142nd), Dan McGillis (238th)
1993 Anders Eriksson (22nd)
1994 Mathieu Dandenault (49th), Tomas Holstrom (257th)
1995 Maxim Kuznetzov (26th)
1996 Jesse Wallin (26th)
1997 -
1998 Jiri Fischer (25th), Pavel Datsyuk (171st)
1999 Henrik Zetterberg (210th)
2000 Niklas Kronwall (29th)

By contrast here are the Rangers over the same period
1992 Mattias Norstrom (48th), Eric Cairns (72nd)
1993 Niklas Sundstrom (8th), Todd Marchant (164th)
1994 Dan Cloutier (26th), Eric Boulton (234th), Kim Johnsson (286th)
1995 Marc Savard (91st), Dale Purinton (117th)
1996 -
1997 Burke Henry (73rd), Mike York (136th)
1998 Manny Malhotra (7th), Jason Labarbera (66th), Boyd Kane (114th), Patrick Leahy (122nd), Tomas Kloucek (131st)
1999 Pavel Brendl (4), Jamie Lundmark (9)
2000 Dominic Moore (95th)
2001 Fedor Tyutin (40th), Garth Murray (79th), Marek Zidlicky (176th)

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