Elite talent in the draft
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03-16-2012, 04:59 AM
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1 or 2 player out of a 23 man roster is less than 10% yet these guys represent 50% of the top10 list. These guys were also some of the best players on their cup winning or finalist team. Just since the lockout ; Pronger, the Sedins, Luongo, Niedermayer, Crosby, Malkin, Toews, Kane, Staal x2, Heatley, Spezza... These guys were all key to their teams achievements since the lockout and they were not alone, some solid support guys were picked in the top 5 ; Horton, Whitney, Ladd, Phillips. I'm sure I missed some, you could likely find many more guys if you included top8 or top10 picks in deeper drafts. The Red Wings escape this rule but they were lucky - they found Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Lidstrom in later round while these guys would have went top5 had european scouting been on par with what it is today.
Seriously what are we arguing here? Its
that having a top5 pick is an incredible asset. If we wanted to trade for one we would likely have to part with excellent young players. We have the opportunity to acquire one now, the only cost being that we wouldn't have a strong finish which might or might not affect some players next season.
Nobody wants this team to tank for 5 years. What we want is to get a tremendous asset basically for free. Even if the guy we draft does not pan out as planned it doesn't matter since its
. We won't make the playoffs. At best we're going to tell everyone we're not as bad of a team as we seem but we know it, so whats the point? Ten games into next season everyone will have forgotten 2011-2012 and moved on - what we need a strong start to 2012-2013 and a star forward coming up so we can win something before everyone here loses all their hair and/or have entirely white heads.
you're missing the point...
sure, the players you named were important parts of their team going to the SCF...
but saying they made it cause they had a top 5 pick or two (drafted by) is like saying they made it cause they had two goalies on their team... wake up dude! every single team in the league has a pair of goalies, just like every team has at least one top 5 pick...
you think we have a better chance of winning with a top 5 pick in our rank ?
Great, we have one... just like the NYR, Bruins, Panthers (Weiss), Pens, Flyers, Devils, Sens, Caps, Sabres, Jets (Kane), Bolts, Leafs, Canes and NYI in the East... and Blues (Pietrangelo), Canucks, Stars (Lehtonen), Wings (Stuart), Preds (Legwand), Hawks, Yotes, Avs, Sharks, Flames (Jokinen), Kings, Ducks, Wild, Oilers and B. Jackets in the West...
every single team
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