Panthers 2003 draft evaluation
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06-06-2008, 11:20 PM
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Along this same train of thought, would anyone consider 2004 to be our best draft year? Looking back on our drafts, not counting 2004 and beyond cause it's too soon to tell, I can only find a couple of drafts that yielded three consistent NHL players:
1994: Ed Jovanovski, Rhett Warrener, Ryan Johnson
1995: Radek Dvorak, Peter Worrell, Filip Kuba
2003: Nathan Horton, Kamil Kreps, Tanner Glass (with Meyer and Stewart still possibilities.
I mean, if one more of those guys makes it, it has to be our best draft right? The only other year I considered counting was 2002 with Bouwmeester and Campbell with Globke seeing some time in the NHL, but he hasn't solidified a spot.
Just food for thought and argument.
2004? Lets look at those picks:
1st round: Olesz (great pick but there were 3 much better picks in Zajac, Wolski, Meszaros, and Mike Green)
2nd round: Shantz (not an NHLer and bright side isn't very high), and Booth (great pick)
4th round: Schafer (didn't play hockey last year)
5th round: Nasby (4 points in 31 games in the ECHL this season)
9th round: Dillon (never did good in the CHL nor in the NCAA), and Beaverson (maybe? most likely not.)
2 NHLers, 1 AHL/ECHL goalie, 1 Prospect. Not the greatest draft.
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