18th : Zack Kassian, Carter Ashton, Louis Leblanc, Peter Holland, David Rundblad
65th : Taylor Doherty, Chris Brown, Marcus Foligno, Michael Latta, Edward Pasquale
79th : Alexander Avtsyn, Ben Hanowski, Mikko Koskinen, Jimmy Bubnick, Mattias Lindstrom
109th : Linden Vey, Cassidy Mappin, Alexander Velischek, Thomas Larkin, Michal Hlinka
138th : David Savard, Anders Lee, Jonathan Johansson, Peter Andersson, Curtis McKenzie
168th : Gabriel Dumont, Benjamin Casavant, Andrej Kudrna, Bjorn Krupp, Jeremy Price
198th : Andrej Nestrasil, Hubert Labrie, Mathieu Populus, Gabriel O'Connor, Martin Olsson
I've been keeping track of this since 2002. Immediately after the draft, so I knew how far a player could fall to pick him, I chose what player I would have chosen for each pick. Let's just say I'm happy Timmins is that guy who makes the choices.
18. Jordan Schroeder F
65. Taylor Beck F
79. Cody Eakin F
109. Patrick Wey D
139. Jerry D'Amigo F
169. Erik Haula F
199. Danny Mattson F
211. Pekka Jormakka F
Let's have some fun, and compare our picks vs Timmins pick
While i dont entirely agree with your post i do on some levels. I can make my own list of players i wanted and they could be the best players out of the draft but i haven't seen over 80% of the players play i real life and would just make pure guesses off of projection and hype. But i have no problem with people making a list and trying to gain bragging rights in the future
Here's what I would've done....
18 - I would've taken Moore over Schroeder or Leblanc.
** - I woul've tried to trade for another first rounder, which seems like it would've been rather easy on Friday night considering the volume of 1st rounders that were moved. Would've tried for Leblanc, Caron or Palmieri with the second 1st.
65 - Joonas Nattinen is definately a good pick - Promising size for a future center.
79 - Ryan Bourque
109 - Olivier Roy
After that, I would just take random players pretty much.. probably another goalie and a couple of defenders.
We didn't have a 2nd round pick to give like pretty much every team that traded for a 1st rounder. Unless I'm mistaken..
Did not have enough information this year to make a decent monday morning quarterback session. Maybe I'll try anyways.
Its a fun game and I'm sure the original poster just phrased it wrongly. Some of you guys should really do some breathing sessions and try to have some fun instead of trying to be preachy habs ultras.
Anyways, last draft I did that was in 2006 and I'm still looking at my fantasy picks. I mainly did it based on magasines evaluation, post draft reading and hype so its really not different than a pool amongst friends. Its a lot of fun!
My last list went like this:
Habs pick - My choices (in 2006)
David Fischer - Patrick Berglund
Ben Maxwell - Nigel Williams
Mathieu Carle - Jesse Joensu
Ryan White - Jonah Anhenlov
Pavel Valentenko - Andrei Popov
Cameron Cepek - No pick from me (I had no idea at this point)
And on the plus side the team could save a lot of money by firring everyone in the scouting department and letting you work from your home computer.
It would have worked out even....I wanted Mike Green in '04 after Top Prospects Game. Hands down, I thought he was best player there. In '03 I wanted I wanted Parise. I attended the World Juniors in Halifax that year, I thought Parise was a sure fire 30 goal guy. That was back in the trap dominated NHL. I liked Seabrooke that year also. For some reason I did not care for Dustin Brown that year. In '05 I wanted Marc Staal, Timmins got me on that one. In '02 and '07 it was a wash...I would have chosen Higgins and McDonagh. Leaning towards Perron over Patches, I thought we needed goals. But it was so close didn't matter to me much at that point. Perron was 19, with only 1 year of QMJHL under his belt also. That was a slight negative to me about him. In '06 I didn't care for Fischer because he gave bad interview and I knew he was 5 years away and #4 d-man at most upside. Was leaning towards Foligno. Looks like I would have missed Giroux also. But Timmins also has the advantages of others scouts for advice, he's at the combine and does the interviews.
Am I the only one that think there must be a problem with Schroeder? You don't drop that much when you're ranked that high. Must be a reason he was passed over so many teams after the good combine he had.