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06-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sting36e View Post
Wow, so you're looking at 1992-2002, which conveniently leaves out a tremendous counterpoint to this.

Try looking at 2006 and 2007. Scouting is a much different thing today than it was in the 90s. Scouting is a much more involved and serious matter. A lot more money is pumped into scouting, and a lot more work is being done. It's too early to tell with the 2010, 2009, and even 2008, but in 06 and 07, a lot more impact players were taken in the first round, and some who haven't may be late bloomers. They are still relatively young players.

Also 300 points leaves out goaltenders and defensive defensemen.
Actually, I miscounted it. It wasn't 38, it was actually 27.

2006 and 2007 is not different. We just have higher hopes. Like we always do.

Every time some rookie has a half-way decent season, everyone thinks he'll be a star. Then, he peters out and becomes Wolski and Frolov half the time.

The only reason I picked that period is that those players had their full careers end.

Scouting is not different today. Scouting is scouting. Maybe the Rangers got better scouts, but that means that some other teams are worse. League-wide, scouting remained the same since the mid-to-late 1990s. (The only difference was in the early 1990s when teams only started scouting Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union.)

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