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07-04-2013, 01:10 PM
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Stu's first draft was 2008.

It generally takes 5 years to determine if a player is an NHLer or not, and another 2-3 years after that to determine how good that player will be at the NHL level.

So far, Eberle has established himself as a legit NHL player, and Harti has had his cup of coffee and could being anything from a career minor-leaguer to a legit lunch-pail LW.

At this point in time, I give the 2008 draft a B+. I'll wait a year before passing judgement on the 2009 draft, but it's worth noting that both Paajarvi and Lander have already logged serious time at the NHL level (now, whether that's because they deserved it or because the team was horrible is another subject for debate). Hesketh, Abney and Bigos can pretty much already be declared busts, but it'll be interesting to see how Roy and Rajala develop over the course of the next year.

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