Mike Gillis Discussion Thread
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03-04-2013, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Originally Posted by
Lord of Bones
How? Nonis had one bad year... and it was really bad, but how has Gillis improved drafting?
Among others, by drafting the expected player in the 1st round instead of messing around. If we went by TSN's list:
2005: Bourdon instead of Kopitar
2006: Grabner instead of Stewart (or even Giroux who was also ranked ahead of Grabner)
2007: White instead of Perron
If he makes those three picks then we're a much better team today. 2006 and 2007 late rounds were pathetic. If Gillis didn't overrule his scouting staff in 08, we would be enjoying Kyle Beach right now instead of Zach Kassian.
The 2009 draft was excellent in terms of replenishing the farm and 2011 is also starting to look like it will be excellent with at the very least 2 NHLers, if not more.
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