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08-12-2006, 05:33 PM
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Best draft ever

Simple question, who has had the best draft? I don't mean anyone who was a bust or anything like that. Who got the most good players out of a draft who had decent careers? Lets put a limit on when they draft was, lets say 94 and before?

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08-12-2006, 05:50 PM
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I don't know if it's the best, but the Wings draft in '89 was darn good.

1989
11 C Mike Sillinger
32 D Bob Boughner
53 D Nicklas Lidstrom
74 C Sergei Fedorov
95 C Shawn McCosh
116 R Dallas Drake
137 D Scott Zygulski
158 D Andy Suhy
179 Bob Jones
200 D Greg Bignell
204 L Rick Judson
221 D Vladimir Konstantinov
242 R Joe Frederick
246 G Jason Glickman

Future hall of famers in Fedorov and Lidstrom. Konstantinov was a heck of a player. Boughner, Drake and Sillinger all had very solid careers.

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In 79 the Oilers drafted Lowe, Messier and Anderson- a pretty good strike by my estimation.

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08-12-2006, 10:11 PM
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1987
9 D Bryan Fogarty <-----meh
15 C Joe Sakic <---------the reason it was our best
51 D Jim Sprott
72 C Kip Miller <--------third line has been
93 D Rob Mendel
114 G Garth Snow<-----backup now GM
135 F Tim Hanus
156 Jake Enebak
177 Jaroslav Sevcik
183 C Ladislav Tresl
198 W Darren Nauss
219 G Mike Williams

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08-12-2006, 10:46 PM
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Though that 1989 draft by Detroit is hard to beat, the Habs didn't do too bad in '87:

17 C Andrew Cassels
33 L John LeClair
38 D Eric Desjardins
44 D Mathieu Schneider
58 G Francois Gravel
80 D Kris Miller
101 Steve McCool
122 G Les Kuntar
143 L Robert Kelley
164 Will Geist
185 Eric Tremblay
206 D Barry McKinlay
227 R Ed Ronan
248 Bryan Herring

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08-12-2006, 11:01 PM
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The Islanders have had a few:

1974
Clark Gillies-hall of famer
Bryan Trottier-another hall of a famer
Brad Anderson
Carlo Torresan
Sid Prysunka
Dave Langevin
Dave Inkpen
Jim Foubister
Bob Ferguson
Murray Fleck
Dave Rooke
Neil Smith
Stefan Persson-possibly one of the most underrated players of all time, was always in Potvin's shadow
Dave Otness
Jim Murray
Mike Dibble
Brian Bye
Martti Jarkko
Ron Phillips










1993

Todd Bertuzzi
Bryan McCabe

Vladimir Chebaturkin
Warren Luhning
Tommy Salo
Peter Leboutillier
Darren Van Impe
Rod Hinks
Daniel Johansson
Stephane Larocque
Carl Charland

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1979
21 D Kevin Lowe
48 C Mark Messier
69 F Glenn Anderson
84 L Max Kostovich
105 C Mike Toal
126 R Blair Barnes

1980
6 D Paul Coffey
48 Shawn Babcock
69 R Jari Kurri
90 F Walt Poddubny
111 Mike Winther
132 G Andy Moog
153 G Rob Polman-Tuin
174 Lars-Gunnar Pettersson

1981
8 G Grant Fuhr
29 F Todd Strueby
71 R Paul Houck
92 Phil Drouillard
111 D Steve Smith
113 F Marc Habscheid
155 Mike Sturgeon
176 D Miloslav Horava
197 F Gord Sherven

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1984 was a pretty good year for the Habs as well, particularly their first few picks and their last pick has some hockey blood in the family:

5 Petr Svoboda
8 Shayne Corson
29 Stephane Richer
51 Patrick Roy

54 Graeme Bonar
65 Lee Brodeur
95 Gerry Johannson
116 Jim Nesich
137 Scott MacTavish
158 Brad McCaughey
179 Eric Demers
199 Ron Annear
220 David Tanner
240 Troy Crosby

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Los Angeles Kings

1984 - 2 Future Hall of Famers:

Craig Redmond - 191GP-16G-68A-84P
Brian Wilks - 48-4-8-12
John English - 3-1-3-4
Tom Glavine - Did Not Play - Future Hall of Famer
David Grannis - DNP
Greg Strome - DNP
Tim Hanley - DNP
Shannon Deegan - DNP
Luc Robitaille - 1431-668-726-1394 - Future Hall of Famer
Jeff Crossman - DNP
Paul Kenny - DNP
Brian Martin - DNP

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08-12-2006, 11:30 PM
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Quick question, who was Montreal's head scout when they were drafting talent like they had a crystal ball and why did they all of a sudden get so bad at it?

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Quick question, who was Montreal's head scout when they were drafting talent like they had a crystal ball and why did they all of a sudden get so bad at it?
That's a pretty tough question. I recall Doug Harvey came on with the Habs as a scout in the mid-'80s at some point but as of right now, that's about all I can remember...

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In terms of total volume of NHLers, the most impressive draft is from the Devils in 1990. 10 guys who spent at least 3 full seasons in the NHL. Aside from Martin Brodeur, most weren't great (Zelepukin, Dunham, and Modry the best three) but to get that many players to the NHL from one draft is absolutely stunning.

Doesn't match up with Detroit's 1989 draft, but deserves a mention.

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1979
21 D Kevin Lowe
48 C Mark Messier
69 F Glenn Anderson
84 L Max Kostovich
105 C Mike Toal
126 R Blair Barnes
Three should be hall of famers in one draft? And from the 21st, 48th and 69th positions?

Don't know of a better one.

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Three should be hall of famers in one draft? And from the 21st, 48th and 69th positions?

Don't know of a better one.
Looks like a toss up between the Oilers and Red Wings.

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Id say the Red Wings slightly..Lidstrom, Federov and Konstantinov...damn..Oilers are also extremely close; this is merely preference.

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I give Detroit the edge due to the quality role players. Sillinger, Boughner and Drake.

And, 79 was a far stronger draft than 89.

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The Islanders have had a few:

1974
Clark Gillies-hall of famer
Bryan Trottier-another hall of a famer
Brad Anderson
Carlo Torresan
Sid Prysunka
Dave Langevin
Dave Inkpen
Jim Foubister
Bob Ferguson
Murray Fleck
Dave Rooke
Neil Smith
Stefan Persson-possibly one of the most underrated players of all time, was always in Potvin's shadow
Dave Otness
Jim Murray
Mike Dibble
Brian Bye
Martti Jarkko
Ron Phillips
Dave Langevin should also be highlighted here, very solid D man.

16 names on the cup from this draft (4x4), very impressive.

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Red Wings 1983

Steve Yzerman
Joey Kocur
Bob Probert
Peter Klima
Stu Grimson

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Two of the deeper drafts I've seen...

The 1980 Hawks, several good forwards and a pretty good comic...

3 F Denis Savard
15 D Jerry Dupont
28 F Steve Ludzik
30 F Ken Solheim
36 Len Dawes
57 C Troy Murray
58 F Marcel Frere
67 C Carey Wilson
78 R Brian Shaw
99 Kevin Ginnell
120 F Steve Larmer
141 Sean Simpson
162 G Jim Ralph
183 D Don Dietrich
204 R Dan Frawley

1983 Sabres, two excellent goaltenders and some other good players...

5 G Tom Barrasso
10 R Normand Lacombe
11 C Adam Creighton
31 F John Tucker
34 R Richard Hajdu
74 G Daren Puppa
94 D Jason Meyer
114 D Jim Hofford
134 C Christian Ruuttu
154 D Don McSween
174 D Tim Hoover
194 D Mark Ferner
214 D Uwe Krupp
234 G Marc Hamelin
235 Kermit Salfi

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