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02-27-2004, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RangersFan
I look at this in a positive way. If Sather is willing to publically criticize his boss it tells me, he feels he is in danger and will be let go soon.

Anyways, wow Daniel Goneau! You guys remember him? I actually loved him, I remember he scored a bunch of goals early on in his first season...
Yeah, I remember him. Had that Wiley E. Coyote tatoo, right ? He is playing here in the UK with Fife Flyers as are/have been numerous other Rangers draft picks...sigh...

But hey, there's also Scott Allison playing here for his sixth season, after never cracking to the NHL and being 1st round, 17th overall pick. I'm glad we have got smarter people in charge of our drafts nowadays than the man who drafted Allison for Edmonton back in 1990...wait...hold on....doh ! :p

Man, I never thought I would miss the late Neil Smith era this much. Atleast he was going the right way in his final year.

Edit: Out of curiosity, I took a look at that 1990 draft and here is a comparison between Rangers and Edmonton picks and their totals in the NHL:

Round, overall, team, name, pos, amateur team and NHL totals if any (GP, G, A, Pts, PIM)
R1 17 Edmonton Scott Allison L Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
R2 38 Edmonton Alexander Legault D Boston University (NCAA)
R3 59 Edmonton Joe Crowley L Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
R4 67 Edmonton Joel Blain L Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
R5 101 Edmonton Greg Louder G Cushing Academy [Mass H.S.]
R6 122 Edmonton Keijo Sailynoja F Jokerit Helsinki (FNL)
R7 143 Edmonton Mike Power G Western Michigan University (NCAA)
R8 164 Edmonton Roman Mejzlik Dukla Jihlava (Czech)
R9 185 Edmonton Richard Zemlicka F Sparta Praha (Czech)
R10 206 Edmonton Petr Korinek C Skoda Plzen (Czech.)
R11 248 Edmonton Sami Nuutinen D Kiekko-Espoo (FNL)

And Rangers
R1 13 NY Rangers Michael Stewart D Michigan State University (NCAA)
R2 34 NY Rangers Doug Weight C Lake Superior State University (NCAA) 837 210 553 763 697
R3 55 NY Rangers John Vary D North Bay Centennials (OHL)
R4 69 NY Rangers Jeff Nielsen R Grand Rapids H.S. (Minn.) 252 20 27 47 70
R4 76 NY Rangers Rick Willis L Pingree H.S. (Mass.)
R5 85 NY Rangers Sergei Zubov D CSKA Moscow (Russia) 779 116 449 565 233
R5 99 NY Rangers Lubos Rob L Ceske Budejovice HC (Czech)
R6 118 NY Rangers Jason Weinrich D Springfield Olympics (NEJHL)
R7 139 NY Rangers Bryan Lonsinger Choate Academy (Conn.)
R8 160 NY Rangers Todd Hedlund Roseau H.S. (Minn.)
R9 181 NY Rangers Andy Silverman D Beverly H.S. (Mass.)
R10 202 NY Rangers Jon Hillebrandt G Monona Grove H.S. (N.Y.)
R11 223 NY Rangers Brett Lievers C Wayzata H.S. (Minn.)
R12 244 NY Rangers Sergei Nemchinov C Krylja Sovetov (Russia) 761 152 193 345 251

I know draft is a crap shoot and this is just one draft, but man...did the Oilers have a good year

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