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10-12-2009, 12:11 AM
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Mike8
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Originally Posted by E = CH² View Post
Mmmm

From 89 to 03 we had prospects such as :

Markov, Schneider, Theodore, Koivu, Ribeiro, Cassels, Leclair, Brisebois, Rivet, Vokoun...

In 03 we have :

Kostitsyn X 2, Price, Plekanec, Latendresse, Lapierre, Halak, Higgins, Komisarek

Now it's still early but if anyone turns out like Schneider or Markov I'll be extremly surprised and until that happens, you can't possibly herald the last few years of drafting as anything but middle of the pack drafting of average players.

S. Savard got a lot more homeruns with lower drafting spots. Even Houle got some decent players with Markov, Ribeiro. I haven't seen any homeruns from Timmins yet or anything that looks like it minus maybe Price, but that was a top 5 pick and goalies are really fickle.

But yeah, so far, there is really nothing to be impressed about at all. I honestly don't understand what all of you are so happy about.
You're taking 14 years of fully developed players to 5-6 years of players in the 18-24 range. Hardly fair, even with your caveat.

I'll say that Streit might have a similar impact as Schneider, though, and that Price is a legitimate starting netminder--something those previous 14 years of drafting struggled to produce outside of a couple of seasons of Theodore.

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