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01-28-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ErnieLeafs View Post
Our draft was a complete failure in '08.

What we traded afterwards doesn't have an effect on how we drafted.
Originally Posted by johnny_rudeboy View Post
Well that was depressing.
To be fair, any review of Toronto draft history of the last 10 years is depressing...

2006 was a good draft, it arguably produced an NHLer with every pick.

But in terms of quality? Over a 10 year span, the top top players that we have picked in terms of how they've performed in the NHL are Rask (traded) and probably Steen (traded).

Over 10 years, the majority of teams would have drafted 1-2 franchise players, a couple more first line / second line players, etc. We drafted one starting goalie, and a good two-way 2nd line guy as our very best picks since ~2001/2002...

Granted, we don't know the results from 2009 onwards yet, and a guy like Rielly obviously looks pretty good.

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