Why was Daigle drafted 1st overall?
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01-01-2005, 02:58 PM
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Significantly better than Daigle played IMHO. Plus Crosby has the Gretzky-like ability to raise the level of play of his teammates. This year Crosby, Roussin and Pouliot of Rimouski are all in the top five in scoring in the Q.
Lemieux did not crack the Top Ten in scoring in his rookie year as a 16 year old in 1981-82 checking in with 96 points - the league scoring champion was Claude Verret (14 NHL games total with the Sabres) with 162 points.
In 1982-83 Lemieux finished 3rd in scoring with 184 points but Pat Lafontaine scored 234 points.
In his one full season in the OHL as 16 year old (he played 3 games as a 15 year scoring 3 points) Gretzky finished second in scoring with 182 points to Bobby Smith's 192 points.
Crosby seems most comparable to Gretzky IMHO. Daigle was overhyped and overpaid by the Sens.
Daigle was hyped long before the Sens ever came along.
I don't understand what point you're trying to make in the rest of your post. You show that minor league stats mean nothing in terms of NHL potential which is true... and then argue that Crosby is better because he scored more than Daigle. I agree with your opinion, but your argument doesn't necessarily support that. You did a lot of work for nothing.
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