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09-24-2012, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by domdo345 View Post
Getzlaf was a homerun being drafted 19th overall and becoming a star #1 center. I am not saying numbers tell the whole story, but when you draft that high, it is not okay to have average seasons in the juniors and hope for the best in the AHL/NHL. I am pretty confident Gally will turn out great, that he just need to play as much hockey as he can. But expecting a 60 pts season in the CHL from the 3rd overall offensive center is a pretty low expectation.
When you draft, you don't look to draft a great junior player, you look to draft a great NHL player.

If he can become that perennial first line center we've been looking for for a long time at the NHL level, then he can go at get 30 points at the junior level for all I care.

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