Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:11 PM
Devils got lucky. League wouldn't give the Sharks the first overall pick, since that was Lindros and they didn't want him suffering on an expansion team, so the Sharks got #2.
Apparently the big debate at the time was who would go number 3, at least that's how I remember the TV analysts talking. Lindros was the definite #1, Falloon then definite #2, and the either Nieds or Lachance could go #3. Lachance was the safer pick but Nieds had the bigger upside.
Yes, I remember this too, Lindros and Falloon were as set in stone at #1 and #2 as it gets. For Falloon, apparently it was a perfect storm of circumstances as to why he didn't have much of a career...lack of conditioning for one (earning him the derogatory nickname "Fat Balloon"), and jumping into the NHL on an expansion team before he was ready to play. I remember when he went to the Oilers, I saw a little blurb that simply read "And the Edmonton Oilers will become the fourth team to discover Pat Falloon can't play." Ouch.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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