Pittsburgh! You Don’t Say…

Gary Bettman loves him some Penguins. Not a big deal, it’s not like its the Winter Classic or All-Star game, although they do make mention of that as well. It’s the claim made in the article posted on Planet Sports that got me a littel peaved.

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“Arguably, no NHL franchise has been more positively impacted by the draft than the Pittsburgh Penguins.”

You want an argument? Ok. Just because you have drafted Mario Lemiuex, Jaromir Jagr, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby in the 44 years of your existence does not make you the king of the draft. These guys were handed to you on a platter with the top picks.

In the same time frame for the Wings you get Steve Yzerman, Nick Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Slava Kozlov, Tomas Holmstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg. Not to mention 4 Stanley cups and 5 presidents trophies. I’d say that Detroit has had some nice draft day positives.