Sochi Hockey Thread II (All Olympic Hockey Talk Here)
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02-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
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The recent picks don't exactly exude confidence. Hall I like but Mackinnon and RNH to me are some evidence that the quality of top drafts is going down in recent years. By pretty much any opinion the last few years hasn't featured the strongest draft.
Really it is interesting that the last superstar imo drafted #1 was Crosby in 2005. Some would say Stamkos I guess but I'm not so sure.
Crosby, Toews, Doughty are gods going forwards anyway. I just don't see younger players in that class tbh and I don't think I'm too far off with that. All of those players were great and known to be great at draft age. Maybe we have some late bloomers in the under 24 mix that will still astound.
Superstars are pretty rare. You are a real downer lol. THere are piles of very good young Canadian players.
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