Thread: Confirmed with Link: Nashville signs '09 third rd pick Taylor Beck
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08-26-2010, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BigFatCat999 View Post
I have to agree with Seth on this one. Pure and simple almost all the picks except for the wild cardish players just blew it up after being drafted.

Ryan Ellis D
Zach Budish W
Charles Olivier-Rousell D
Taylor Beck LW
Mike Latta C
Craig Smith C
Mattias Ekholm D
Nick Oliver C/W
Gabe Bourque W
Cam Reid C

Give it another 4 years. Ekholm, Oliver, and Reid are the wild cards, the rest could be in Nashville/Milwaukee soon.
True, but you're comparing it to a draft that gave us two legitimate #1 defensemen in Suter and Weber, plus two other D that could log significant minutes this year in Klein and Sulzer. To top that, we'd need 4-5 players from this round to be NHL pros, at least two of whom would have to be viewed as high-to-elite level players. Again, I'd be thrilled if this class of picks somehow surpasses the production of the '03 class, but I think it's a little early to put much stock in that prediction.

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