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1970 NHL Amateur Draft - how many rounds?

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06-17-2013, 03:29 AM
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1970 NHL Amateur Draft - how many rounds?

According to this was in 1970 in 10th round drafted Jeff Rotsch by St. Louis Blues.

But according to this source was the only one 10th round pick forward Mike Lampman. Also Blues draft pick.

There are inaccuracies in year 1971. Hockeydraftcentral shows 15 rounds, but Hockeydb only 10.

Who is correct?

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The relevance of the mistake???

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One of the sites (My guess is hockeydraftcentral) made a mistake on when round 9 ended. Whether Mike Lampman was the last pick of the 9th round or the first pick of the tenth round. This pushes back/up the rounds the final players were drafted in. Both sites have all the same players.

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Now i found complete results from 1971 draft in Montreal Gazette archive.

And there are only 9 rounds.

What now? Some sources write, it were 10 rounds, 15 rounds and now this....

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Really, I think that it just depends upon how you count

http://hockeydraftcentral.com/1970/70main.htm
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1970a.html

Both have the same players, and it's clear that the only team interested in drafting at the end was St. Louis. My preference would be to count a new round each time they (alone) picked, but it's possible that the league never enumerated exactly how the draft rounds count (since the entry draft was still new, and since it ultimately doesn't affect anything).

I'm also sure that someone has a more contemporary source (even I might, but it would be at home).

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Teams often passed.

http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1970/70facts.html

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Irregularities: The NHL prohibited the Buffalo and Vancouver franchises from trading first picks and insisted that after signing the players, these teams could not trade them for at least three years. There was no set number of rounds. Teams had the right to pass in any round, and the draft continued until all teams were done selecting.

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Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
Really, I think that it just depends upon how you count

http://hockeydraftcentral.com/1970/70main.htm
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1970a.html

Both have the same players, and it's clear that the only team interested in drafting at the end was St. Louis. My preference would be to count a new round each time they (alone) picked...
Good point. I will do the same.

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1970 NHL Amateur Draft Explanation

The following link provides an explanation of the rules governing the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft, the strategies teams used and the reasons why there was no ceiling to the number of rounds.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1077%2C3047941

Note that with 116 players taken, the draft would not even extend to four rounds by 2013 standards. On the other hand the various NHL teams with the exception of expansion teams had players stashed away in the NCAA and elsewhere from the sponsorship era.

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