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06-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by go david krejci 430 View Post
Anyways, 1st round is the easy part. You should be at least getting an NHL player or a return on him in a trade out of your 1st round pick. Over the last 7-10 years, first round busts are fewer and further between, so the edge has to come later in the draft.
Yes, 1st round is relatively easy comparatively and busts are becoming less and less evident, but given our track record compared to other teams, it's still significant and impressive enough to point out that we have done very well for ourselves not only in the 1st round, but in the late 1st round.

Originally Posted by go david krejci 430 View Post
It's very easy to claim such a success rate when you're making the scope so much smaller since we never have 2nd round picks. Between 2004-2007, Flyers 2nd or 3rd round picks have 194 regular season games among 8 guys, only 2 of them for us. And it shouldn't really even been that many because Nodl should not have played in his rookie season, and the Flyers have shown that despite given Bartulis a one-way contract, they have little intention on giving him a chance to prove he can play more than 15 minutes per game. In the 4th round, we've gotten 12 NHL games from 2 guys, one of which was giving Jeremy Duchense mop-up time in his only NHL game, and both guys are already gone. So, it's not really fair to include Claude Giroux in a group that includes Michael Ratchuk and tell everyone how great it is. Our 1st round success have done well enough to give us the 7th oldest team in the league. It would be nice if we could develop a defenseman and have control on him and produce for this team for 5 or 6 years before needing to buy UFA years from him.
Our 1st round success has given us the 7th oldest team in the league because we haven't drafted in the 1st round in what? Four years? 2007 is the last player we took in the first round that is still in our pool.

Guys like Downie, Sbisa, (Eminger), and the others 1sts we traded without picking have all been at the expense of our team youth.

It doesn't shock me at all that we're getting older as a team.

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