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02-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Doug had 17 players play more than 160 NHL games. Of those players,
11 are still in the league (Nash, Klesla, Aaron Johnson, Tim Jackman (who knew?), Marc Methot, Adam McQuaid, Kris Russell, Jared Boll, Steve Mason, Derick Brassard and Derek Dorsett)
—and note that Grant Clitsome still has a chance to make the list.
The guys not in the league are Fritsche, Zherdev, Andrew Murray, Tollefsen, LeClaire and Brule. Zherdev played . Murray wasn't rushed by Doug...he didn't play until Howson was in charge. I never felt LeClaire was rushed per se. I'd argue Brule might have had a LONGER career if he hadn't been rushed. That leaves Tollefsen and Fritsche. You tell me if they would/wouldn't have played elsewhere in the league. Bot did hang on after their Jackets days were over ever so briefly.
Maybe, maybe not. I don't know. I was bringing up reasons why that many exGMDM draft picks have played in the NHL. I wasn't saying that is why.
How many 1st/2nd line forwards, top pairing defensemen, or number 1 goaltenders did he draft? I see one. I don't know what the success rate for that is with other teams, but that doesn't seem to be good.
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