Why Do the Habs Suck at Drafting in the 1st Round?
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06-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Over 30 years, there's obviously more than one reason. At one point, we had a pretty bad scout looking at the WHL (Serge Savard's era) and we drafted players that weren't good enough even for the AHL, but at the time, drafting big guys was important. The Montreal-Quebec rivalry made us draft some pretty weak players also, but the competition was well above the ice (Molson vs O'keefe).
Overall it is not that bad if we look at what some of those picks did in other cities (Cassels, Hunter, Chorske), but expectations are high in Montreal and we may lack patience sometimes. But overall, first rounders above the 15th are not that important if you draft good players with your 2nd and 3rd round picks (Lemieux, Richer, etc), we are not very good at this anymore (no need to post Subban says hello).
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