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05-19-2013, 12:57 PM
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Okay...

2002
Bouwmeester (#2), Pitkanen (#2), Whitney (#2 in his prime) [B]And garbage by year 5, Ballard -#5 Defencemen Healthy scratch, Steve Emminger bust, Anton Babchuk - Bust, Martin Vagner - Bust,

2003
Suter (#1), Coburn (#2), Phaneuf (#1/2) Mart Stuart, Shawn Belle

2004
Barker (bust), Smid (#3), Valabik (bust) AJ Thelen - Bust, Andrej Meszaros - 2nd/3rd pairing, Jeff Schultz 3rd pairing, Mark Fistric 3rd pairing, Mike Green - All Star, Andy Rogers - Bust

2005
Johnson (#3), Lee (bust), Bourdon (RIP), Marc Staal - 1st Pairing, Sasha Pokulok - Bust, Ryan Parent - meh, Jakub Kindl - Meh, Matt Lashoff- Bust, Matt Pelech - Bust, Joe Finley - Bust, Matt Niskanen - 3rd pairing, Vladamir Mihalki - Bust
2006
Johnson (#2) Tye Wishart - Bust, Mark Mitera - Bust, David Fischer - Bust, Bobby Sanguinetti - Bust, Dennis Persson - Bust, Ivan Vishnevksy 3rd pairing - Chris Summers - Bust, Matt Corrente - Bust

2007
Hickey (bust), Alzner (#2), Ellerby (TBD, trending #3-4), Ryan McDonagh - First Pairing, Kevin Shattenkirk #2, trending postively still, Ian Cole - 2nd pairing, Jonathon Blum - 3rd pairing, starting to trend up again, Brending Smith - 2nd pairing postive trends, Nick Petrecki - 3rd pairing, trending okay, Rick Ross - trending poorly

2008
Doughty (#1), Pietrangelo (#1), Bogosian (#2), Schenn (#3)

2009
Hedman (#1), OEL (#1), Cowen (TBD, trending #2)

2010 onwards....too early to tell:
Gudbranson (likely #3), McIlrath (bust?), Larsson (likely #1), Hamilton (likely #1/2), Brodin (likely #1), Murray (likely #1/2), Reinhart (likely #1/2), Dumba (likely #2/3), Rielly (likely #2-3), Lindholm (likely #1-2), Pouliot (likely #2-3), Trouba (likely #1-2), Koekkok (???)

I think it's fair to expect a top-pairing defenseman out of any top-10 pick, especially in a "deep draft".

Definitely something better than a "prime Aki Berg/Andy Sutton"
Prime Aki Berg was a good player, as was Andy Sutton. Should I continue to pick the rest of the 1st round D men you ignored?


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