Don't like it when some people are so quick to dismiss some of our picks. I highly doubt anyone has seen the guys we drafted more than our scouting staff. Understandable why some would do this given our drafting history, and hfboards is an arm chair gm website but cmon. Very annoying. If you don't like the pick explain yourself why you don't like the pick and don't use other peoples draft list as a reason for it.
Overall I'm happy with the last couple days. I think some folks who are hating the Martinook pick will be pleasantly surprised in time. Really like the Melindy and Fejes picks as well. Getting Samuelsson is fantastic as I think he fits this teams identity perfectly and bringing Z home without giving up anything important just tops it all off.
Yes, but at this stage, these are all hope and prayer type picks, why not pick kids that have all the tools and maybe they can find the tool box.
We took an "overager" with our 2nd when plenty of younger players were on the board. I'm happy with Samuelsson and Melindy, but Martinook and Holland I'm not.
Holland was one of the players I liked in the 6th/7th round range, and since we did trade Ruopp, getting some size and nastiness was necessary.
I am happy with the pasy two days, as we added size and some offensive ability over the first two rounds, and defensemen who are gaining experience later on. Plus, the biggest issue to address, pertaining to shots on goal against was addresses through bringing Z back in the fold. One of our problem areas will be far fewer due to Z's outstanding positioning....