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03-04-2013, 09:35 PM
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Nonis' drafts after the lockout were abysmal.
Other than Mason Raymond and Grabner, there were no NHL players.
2007 was especially bad, with no NHLer at all.
His picks in the 1st rounds, other than Bourdon, were off the wall picks that no one expected, and none of them worked out.
Gillis' record is better.
He had a bad 2008, because other than Hodgson, it churned out nothing.
Sauve does not look like he will amount to anything right now.
However, afterwards, he seems to be getting the hang of things.
2009 looks to be a bit better, with Schroeder, Price, Andersson, and Cannata all making a sort of impact.
However, other than Schroeder, it is hard to tell if the others will make it.
2010 looks to be a write-off again, with maybe the exception of McNally, Friesen and Polasek.
It is a bit hard to judge with that one.
It is a little early to judge 2011, but it has Jensen, along with Labate, Corrado, Blomstrand and Tommernes who are interesting prospects.
It seems to be a lot more productive than the previous years.
With 2012, again it is too early, but there are some interesting results from guys like Myron and Hutton.
Plus, he did sign Tanev, and he is in the top-6 right now.
Nonis never hit anything with undrafted free agents.
Even though Gillis does not hit a home run every time, his drafts does seem to yield more results.
He has not churned out many NHLers yet, but it is a lot more promising than Nonis' draft.
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