Take a player who didnt play his draft year over a player who destroyed his draft year. Not only that, but both were team mates the year before, so there is questions about how much Yakupov boosted Galys numbers. No way in hell theyd take Galy. Stu would get roasted
I agree with the sentiment that Gally was not the right choice at the time. In retrospect, he might have been. We will see in the coming years. Certainly hope we can get that falling centerman the one poster speaks of.
For the past 3 years we have taken the clear BPA at 1st overall and that's how good teams draft.
Hall vs Seguin was a lot closer than RNH vs field or Yakupov vs field. That's the only one where there was some wiggle room, but even then most scouts had Hall at #1.
Habs fan here to clarify that he is not playing wing. He took Ellers position on the third line in game 2 with Bgally and Prust. Btw I'm not here to say gal is better or start a fight you guys made the right choice at #1.
Should have taken Seguin over Hall
Trade Gagner for a second
Buy out Smyth, Horcoff, Habby and a few others
Taken Galchenyuk (who has had lots of injury problems) over Yakupov after only 5 nhl games
Landeskog or Huberdou over Nuge
this board is never happy
but we second guess way too much, Yakupov is barely 5 games into his career.
I imagine at some point in time some poster will complain about not draft Andrew Shaw over the 5 players we took before the hawks drafted him