6th Round Selection #168 - Rangers select Carl Hagelin
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06-25-2007, 02:49 AM
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I'll have to disagree on Jonasen...at the time I got some independent scouting reports on him which were far from generous. The issue I have is not so much with Rockstrom, but with the hype associated with him...surely he will not get every pick right, that's impossible...but his reputation amongst some here far outdoes the actual results. I mean Lidstrom was drafted 18 years ago...
Fair point: I have to admit that he does have a lot of hype around him. Also, you're right, Lidström and, to a lesser degree Kim Johnsson are ancient history. What I like about these guys, though, as well as Lundqvist, is that they were drafted because Rockström was essentially the only guy who knew about them, rather than because he flew in the face of perceived wisdom (which, by your account, I suppose the Jonasén pick was -- I defer to your superior knowledge on that one).
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