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Guest Blog: Russ Cohen October 15th, 2008
When I heard the news I was stunned. He was such a bright light and in 2007 he had a crowd of reporters around him, at the NHL Entry Draft when the New York Rangers selected him with the 17th overall pick. At that point there was the notion that he took a bit of a fall, but Angelo Esposito dropped to 20th (after starting off the rankings at #1 and ending at #8), so it wasn’t unprecedented. He was the top ranked European heading into the draft, according to Central Scouting but there was no transfer agreement in place and that was the big factor.


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