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12-18-2013, 06:56 AM
Anthony Mauro
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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
What makes a draft good is its depth. A deep draft means your likelihood of finding top-4 or top-6 talent doesn't decrease until later rounds. A weak draft means a there are tons of guys who could be drafted anywhere from 2nd to 5th and most won't ever sniff the nhl. We saw that in 1996, 1999 and 2005.

1990 was considered a great draft before draft day. Nolan, Jagr, Nedved, Primeau and Ricci went 1-5. Brodeur went 20th. Tkachuk one pick before him.

The Rangers that year drafted Zubov, Weight and Nemchinov. Two borderline hall of famers and neither a 1st rounder.
I am creating draft reports to see how true this actually is. So far, I have done 2005 and glanced at 2006-2009. The data seems very consistent - disproving what you're saying. We'll see..

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