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03-16-2004, 04:58 PM
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Thomas
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So because Bergeron made the NHL before Urquhart and was drafted after him it makes Bergeron a better player? There are currently all these players drafted before Bergeron and still not in the NHL, so by your logic Bergeron is better than all of them?

1 Marc-Andre Fleury G Cape-Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
5 Buffalo Thomas Vanek U. of Minnesota (NCAA)
7 Nashville Ryan Suter US National Under-18 Team
8 Atlanta Braydon Coburn D Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
9 Calgary Dion Phaneuf D Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
10 Mtl. Canadiens Andrei Kostitsyn CSKA Moscow (Russia)
11 Philadelphia Jeff Carter C Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
12 NY Rangers Hugh Jessiman Dartmouth College (NCAA)
14 Chicago Brent Seabrooke D Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
15 NY Islanders Robert Nilsson Leksands IF (SEL)
16 San Jose Steve Bernier R Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
17 New Jersey Zach Parise U. of North Dakota (NCAA)
18 Washington Eric Fehr R Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
19 Anaheim Ryan Getzlaf R Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
21 Boston Mark Stuart Colorado College (NCAA)
22 Edmonton Marc-Antoine Pouliot C Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
23 Vancouver Ryan Kesler C Ohio State University (NCAA)
24 Philadelphia Mike Richards C Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
25 Florida Anthony Stewart L Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
26 Los Angeles Brian Boyle St. Sebastian's [Mass. H.S.]
27 Los Angeles Jeff Tambellini U. of Michigan (NCAA)
28 Anaheim Corey Perry R London Knights (OHL)
29 Ottawa Patrick Eaves Boston College (NCAA)
30 St. Louis Shawn Belle D Tri-City Americans (WHL)
31 Carolina Danny Richmond U. of Michigan (NCAA)
32 Pittsburgh Ryan Stone C Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
33 Dallas Loui Eriksson Frolunda Jrs. (Sweden)
34 Tampa Bay Mike Egener L Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
35 Nashville Konstantin Glazachev Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (Russia)
36 Dallas Vojtech Polak F Karlovy Vary HC (Czech)
37 Nashville Kevin Klein D Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
38 Florida Kamil Kreps C Brampton Battalion (OHL)
39 Calgary Tim Ramholt D Zurich (LNSw)
40 Mtl. Canadiens Cory Urquhart C Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
41 Tampa Bay Matt Smaby Shattuck St. Mary's [Minn H.S.]
42 New Jersey Petr Vrana C Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
43 San Jose Josh Hennessy C Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
44 Los Angeles Konstantin Pushkarev

Drafting is always a risk and is why there are so many scouts and jobs in management teams to find these prospects. Some players drafted later will outplay those drafted beforehand. AS who is known as a good judge of young talent, beamed in an interview following the draft saying Urquhart had amazing hands. Urquhart played in AS's backyard so im sure he saw something he liked in him. Bergeron may be better now, and may be better in the future, but so early in their careers its too early to make that judgement. Come back in 20 years and we will see who had the better career.

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