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12-06-2012, 11:22 AM
respect, earned.
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From 1998 - 2010 the NYI have only drafted SIX defensemen in the 1st or 2nd rounds.

2009 Entry Calvin de Haan
2008 Entry Aaron Ness
2008 Entry Travis Hamonic
2005 Entry Dustin Kohn
1999 Entry Branislav Mezei
1999 Entry Kristian Kudroc

Hamonic is the only player on this list who's any good (waiting on CDH)

Outside the top two rounds, only these players have played more than 50 NHL games:

Jared Spurgeon
Andrew MacDonald
Chris Campoli
Bruno Gervais
Radek Martinek

Whether it's drafting or developing, I'm not sure, but this track record is pretty putrid.

Now, it is different GMs, scouts, player development people, but still.

I'm still hopeful regarding Reinhart, Mayfield, Pedan, Pelech and deHaan & Donovan as well. So we will wait and see.

But let's not be so quick to pat anyone on the back for a job well done just yet.

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