lets face it... you can really only tell apart the better players from the rest by picking them say in the first 3 rounds. anything past the 3rd or 4th rounds are projects, otherwise they would have been picked earlier. tough!
here are the rangers picks rounds 1 to 3 from 1996 to 2005: (Overall pick number preeceding name)
1996: 22 Jeff Brown, 48 Daniel Goneau, 76 Dmitry Subbotin
1997: 19 Stefan Cherneski, 46 Wes Jarvis, 73 Burke Henry
1998: 7 Manny Malhotra, 40 Randy Copley, 66 Jason Labarbera
1999: 4 Pavel Brendl, 9 Jamie Lundmark, 59 David Inman
2000: 64 Filip Novak, 95 Dominic Moore
2001: 10 Dan Blackburn, 40 Fedor Tyutin, 79 Garth Murray
2002: 33 Lee Falardeau, 81 Marcus Jonasen
2003: 12 Hugh Jessiman, 50 Ivan Baranka, 75 Kenny Roche
2004: 6 Al Montoya, 19 Lauri Korpikoski, 36 Darin Olver
2005: 12 Marc Staal, 40 Michael Sauer, 56 Marc-Andre Cliche
Dan Blackburn and Stefan Cherneski are exempt due to career-ending injuries
Lets see... hmm... top prospects: M. Staal, A. Montoya, I. Baranka... only ONE top 3 Rangers pick (F. Tyutin) is currently on the roster. Congratulations!!!
yeah... kudos to the scouts, i think they should all get a heavy raise for their outstanding work
ONE EXEMPTION: CHRISTER ROCKSTROM!!! The only light at the end of the Rangers scouting tunnel.
Wow some Blasts from the past are there, what ever happend to Filip Noavk?
Domnic Morre is going to have a nice long career.
I did not see Marc Savards name on that list.
there top picks until recently have been a disater but... Look at their FA signings; Girard, late pick Lundqvist, callahan, Dubi 2nd or 3rd round and more on the way . For about 5 yrs. their front office did nothing right but times are a changing..
How was that Avery trade?
How about Ward for Mara??
They are not a cup team but there talent pool is much improved(youngsters) and they are moving in the right direction...
Gotta give credit to scouts and player development for churning out kids that can fill a hole when needed and compete for a permanent spot in the lineup. We're finally a normal NHL team again, able to dig into our own system instead of using another organization's leftovers. Fair is fair, we've gone a long way the last 2 years.