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05-15-2012, 07:17 PM
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Really? you think the Canucks are "fairly well" when it comes to drafting and developing?
I don't know where to start with your comment, but I'll start in the order you listed the names
Jannik Hansen - Possibly the only draft pick that gives you credit, as he was a super late pick that has decent success in the NHL
Chris Tanev, undrafted - so the scouts dropped the ball already, (to be fair so did 29 other teams), only reason the Canucks re-scouted him was because Dave Gagner used to be the kid's roller hockey coach and remembered he was decent.
Eddie Lack - Undrafted - again, scouts dropped the ball, Lars Lindgren this time stepped up and brought him to the attention of Vancouver's scouts.
Bill Sweatt - Was drafted by the Blackhawks
Lee Sweatt - Undrafted, and to make matters worse, is retired and a financial advisor now.
So... your list really isn't a good list if you're saying the Canucks scouting staff knows how to turn picks into players...
Sedin's, Kesler, Burrows, Bieksa, Edler, Schneider, Hansen, Hodgson, Tanev, Raymond, Grabner, are all drafted or signed players who developed in Vancouver's system.
They haven't been great at the draft lately (in terms of getting instant impacts), but the system has improved since Gillis took over.
It's pretty tough to have a good system when your 1st in 2005 dies, and you 'strike out' at two consecutive drafts (2006 and 2007).
2006 and 2007 drafts have absolutely killed the Canucks chances. 2007 may be the worst draft of any team, ever.
They turned a first and three 2nd's into NOTHING...in a draft you could easily have ended up with David Perron, PK Subban, Dana Tyrell and Wayne Simmonds they walked out of their with Patrick White (who?) and Taylor Ellington (who?). The other 2nd rounders were used for trash pickups at the TDL.
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