Thread: Proposal: Philadelphia - Ottawa
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05-09-2009, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mercury View Post
It is not rubbish. Look at the last ten drafts, and the players taken at #9.

2008 - Josh Bailey
2007 - Logan Couture
2006 - James Sheppard
2005 - Brian Lee
2004 - Ladislav Smid
2003 - Dion Phaneuf
2002 - Petr Taticek
2001 - Tuomo Ruutu
2000 - Brent Krahn
1999 - Jamie Lundmark
What you should also consider though is what the drafts were projected as. 08, 03, and 01 were all considered very strong drafts heading in. 01 didn't really live up to the hype, 03 far exceeded expectations (as Philly fans know quite well), and 08 looks to be great based on the number of 1st rders who turned pro right out of the draft.

Now look at the players taken in those years vs players in the weak drafts (99 and 00 being way below average years, 07 was considered weak - though I think its proved decent to this point). The 9th pick seems to be a pretty good reflection of that draft year, leading me to believe in a draft of this strength you're probably getting someone pretty good.

OTT doesn't do this deal, but it sounds like neither does Philly (based on situation - win now - rather than value).

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