this is just horrendous asset management. Why are we selling low here? Were better off holding on to him and seeing what can happen. guy has been an all-star at every level he has played at. What the hell are they thinking. At least give him a legit shot and see what he has got. give him 20 games or something like they did Lisin...dont just give up on a prospect who has been an offensive machine at every level.
2006: Sanger - bust
2005: Staal - good pick
2004: Monty, Korps - busts
2003: Jessiman - bust
2002: No first round pick
2001: Blackburn - injured
2000: No pick
1999: Brendl, Lundmark - busts
1998: Malhotra - bust
1997: Cherneski - injured
1996: Brown - bust
1995: no pick
1994: Cloutier - bust (a bad starter is nothing to waste a pick on)
So since the Cup, we managed to draft one good player (Staal) and a couple bad ones who aren't worth it.
Everyone now has big hopes for the kids drafted post 2007, but it's really too early to judge 19-21 year olds.
To be fair, Del Zotto I think has already proven some real NHL talent. He outscored Drury this year, and posted 9 goals as a 19 year old rookie defenseman. The others aren't guaranteed to be anything yet, but I think Del Zotto can be declared a good pick.
On a more depressing note, Cherepanov was considered to be a sure shot as a quality NHL player.
not completely upset with losing sangs. i for one hated the pick back in 2006. but i do hope we get some value, although i know it will be small.
he never showed anything at all in the few games he played with the big club. every game he looked lost. it was never a case of "yea he looked bad defensively but man he can pass" or something like that. not to say his whole NHL potential/career can be judged on those few games, but nothing impressed me at all. so no big loss to me. just another example of pre-lockout terrible drafting.
anyone else hearing its for the canes 6th this year and the caps 2nd next year?
No clue, but I'd be OK with that. I'd of traded Sangs straight up for a 2nd.
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