Who would YOU have drafted?
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02-23-2004, 11:04 AM
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Ouch!!! You are going to make me think. My memory isn't great but, I'll give it a try.
Alfie Turcotte - remember thinking it was a great pick. Supposablely he had a ton of offensive potential and this looked like a gem for Montreal.
Svoboda/Corson - very happy with both picks. We seemed to have stolen Svoboda away from the Bruins (who were trying to trade up) which seemed real sweet.
Jose Charbonneau - remember being pissed off at management for this pick. His potential didn't seem high and everybody was stating the only reason we selected him was to keep him away from the Nordiques. We traded with the Blues to get the pick. Seemed like a stupid move then and still seems like a stupid move today. I wanted the habs to select Dave Latta (Thunder Bay product)
Mark Peterson - remember thinking the habs really nabbed themselves a goalscorer with that pick. Turned out to be a big disappointment. At least we got a 2nd rounder from Philly before his value went down the tubes (sounds like Chouinard).
Andrew Cassels - was happy to see him fall into the habs hands. Though he was going to be great. Cassels to Peterson was going to be a great combo for years and yeats.
Eric Carron - I remember watching intently hoping Francois Leroux was going to fall to us. Then with the pick before us, the oilers nabbed him and I was pissed. I remember the habs picking Carron and the announcers stating he was a poor mans Leroux.
Linday Vallis - I liked what I hear about him after the draft, but I remember wanting the habs to select Steven Rice with the pick.
Turner Stevenson - I was O.K. with that pick since it didn't seem like there was any really good offensive players left and Stevenson sounded like a blue chipper. He has basically turned into the player many said he would on draft day. Remembering wanting Brad May with the pick.
Brent Bilodeau - I wanted the habs to pick Yanic Perreault because early in the draft coverage they had a little story about him, and I though he would make a perfect hab. Couldn't of been any worst than Brent Bildeau.
David Wilke - don't recall if I watched the draft that year, but remember being happy the habs nabbed Valeri Bure in the second round because alot of people thought he was a 1st rounder.
Saku Koivu - don't recall my reaction to this pick, but remember wishing the habs would make a move up to get Daigle or Pronger.
Brad Brown - was quite happy with this pick. He seemed to have decent NHL defenseman written all over him. Mean, good shot. He was defiantely a big disappointment.
Terry Ryan - remember the big hype about Doan when he fell to Winnipeg, and Sather's prediction that in 5 years Steve Kelly would be considered much better than Doan. I like many others was hoping Doan would fall one more spot...Terry Ryan just seemed like a poor mans Shane Doan.
Matt Higgins - Rejean Houle's first draft. Didn't like the fact that Houle was so impressed with Higgns ability to speak french. It seemed to be Houle's favorite thing abotu the guy and didn't seem like a good reason to select the guy. Remember hearing his skating was sub-par. Don't recall who I wanted the habs to pick.
Jason Ward - Was real happy about this pick as many people had me believing we had a real gem with Ward. Another reason not to beleive all the hype about prospects. He was the guy I was hoping we would pick.
Eric Chouinard - Another one I was happy with. He seemed to have all the tools, or so I was lead to believe. I was confused with ehy he was still available at #16 considering all the good things they were saying about him.
no pick - didn't pay attention or watch the draft.
Ron Hainey/Marcel Hossa - one of my favorite drafts because me and my bro watched it in some bar in Nipigon (we were visting my uncle's camp not too far from there and decided to go into town to watch the draft. we ended up watching it in some legion where we were the only two peopel there).
I remember liking names like Brad Boyes and Steve Ott.
Mike Komisarek - I was O.K. with the pick although I remember alos likely Hamhuis and Ruttu. Really though we were goingto end up with Koivu.
Alex Perezhogin - I thought this wasa good pick as well. Seemed to have some good upside.
Duncan Milroy - Maybe my favorite pick of the draft by the habs because of all the good things I read about him.
C. Higgins - I remember thinking it was O.K. although I was cnfused with the trade up move. Remember Daniel Paille being my pick.
Andrei Kastitsyn - seemed like a good pick, but a gamble. I was O.K. with that although I would of probabely picked Brown with the pick. Also thought maybe the habs would consider Getzlaf.
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