2012 Draft Thread (Draft Lottery 4/10 8PM on NBC Sports)
View Single Post
11-15-2011, 10:29 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Originally Posted by
According to who?
Brule was drafted 6th overall, Crosby was 1st of course. Brule wasn't even part of the 1st overall conversation in 2005.
Yes he was. It was a small minority who had him as contending for 1st overall, but there were quite a few who regarded it as the Crosby-Brule sweepstakes. Brule did his part by lighting up the CHL Top Prospects game while Crosby stayed at home, with plenty of rumors that the minor injury he claimed was simply a ploy to not be overshadowed by Brule.
Brule dropped because his game couldn't stand up to the microanalyzing that usually takes place for someone who's been in the spotlight since age 15, just as happened to Dan Cleary and several others. Crosby didn't drop because no one could find a fault with his game.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by Palinka