Correct me if i'm wrong but, Brad Stuart, Johnothan Cheechoo, Mioslav Zalesak, Rob Davison, Mikael Samuelsson, and Jim Fahey all played in the NHL before. The more I think about it, I probally wish I would've voted for the 1998 one instead of the 1997 one on another thread.
Also, third round pick Eric Laplante looked to take Todd Harvey's place but he had a dispute with the coaching staff I hear in Cleveland. He was a fun player to watch.
Key: NHL difference makers are players who would be missed by their team if they were injured or something when they are active in the NHL.
Star - is anyone who is a top 2 line player or top 4 d-man or NHL starter (even if he isn't starting yet). Good - is anyone who is a top 2 line player on a not so good team but on a good team wouldn't be anything better than 3rd line. Decent - is anyone who does all the little things right but isn't too talented or someone who is talented but inconsistent Limited NHL - is anyone who is/will be no more than a 4th liner/6dman.
'98 (nhl difference makers 3 out of 9)
(total=9 /star=2 /good=2 /decent=2)
- Star d-man (Stuart)
- 30g/60pt player (Cheechoo)
- Solid stay-at-home d-man (Davison)
- powerplay d-men w/decent defense skills (Fahey)
- Superskilled guy who needs to play with Heart (Zalesak)
- 2nd/3rd liner 30pt player (Samuelsson)