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Rangers 2002 draft evaluation

The Rangers selected nine players in the 2002 NHL entry draft.

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That's kind of depressing to look at.

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we were very luck to get an NHL caliber player in that HORRIBLE draft.

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I really dont understand why this is brought up. What does it mean? I could see if we looked at lasts yearsdraft but what does 2002 have to do with this years draft

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I really dont understand why this is brought up. What does it mean? I could see if we looked at lasts yearsdraft but what does 2002 have to do with this years draft

Five years down the road is usually a good indicator of how a team fared in a draft.

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I really dont understand why this is brought up. What does it mean? I could see if we looked at lasts yearsdraft but what does 2002 have to do with this years draft
Because it is often said that the best way to evaluate a draft is to look back on it 5 years later.

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Wow what a difference in the franchise between then and now. One of the last years of the ugly days being a Rangers fan.

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2003 was the last but still a decent draft with Dawes, Baranka and possibly Jessiman being a 3rd liner.

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great write-up by Leslie...although hopefully we'll have some more positive drafts to write about in the next five years

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Some real blasts from the past. Jonasen, Guenin, Taylor Walsh. Good times.

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Prucha is the man! cant believe we got him so low

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Prucha is the man! cant believe we got him so low
If by "the man" you mean greatest export of the Ranger boards on the trade proposal boards, then yes. You are correct.

The fact that 1 guy has even played a single NHL game as a Ranger is pathetic. It's one thing to not draft quality guys and have a bad draft, but how poor can your scouting be when 8/9 guys drafted aren't even good enough to get 1 game in the NHL? i mean we could have taken the next Colton Orr and it would have looked good compared to the rest of the crap they took.

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Jonasén was my pet-pick. The guy I really wanted to see make the team. He looked like he could have been an NHL-er at the time...

He just signed with MoDo this year after playing in the Allsvenskan, so he's moving up in the world!

I had no idea that Kimi Hirschovits had turned out to be so good in Finland! That's a big shock to me that he actually turned into a player even out there: I expected him to remain a decent 3rd-line centre in Finland.


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If by "the man" you mean greatest export of the Ranger boards on the trade proposal boards, then yes. You are correct.

The fact that 1 guy has even played a single NHL game as a Ranger is pathetic. It's one thing to not draft quality guys and have a bad draft, but how poor can your scouting be when 8/9 guys drafted aren't even good enough to get 1 game in the NHL? i mean we could have taken the next Colton Orr and it would have looked good compared to the rest of the crap they took.
You shouldn't denigrate Prucha because the rest of the draft was so poor. To get a 2nd/3rd-liner with his finishing touch out of a 7th-round pick is pretty stunning.

What is sad, though, is that the Rangers had to rely on a 7th-rounder at all to salvage that horrid, horrid draft.

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If by "the man" you mean greatest export of the Ranger boards on the trade proposal boards, then yes. You are correct.

The fact that 1 guy has even played a single NHL game as a Ranger is pathetic. It's one thing to not draft quality guys and have a bad draft, but how poor can your scouting be when 8/9 guys drafted aren't even good enough to get 1 game in the NHL? i mean we could have taken the next Colton Orr and it would have looked good compared to the rest of the crap they took.
Not so much...go through the draft...after the 1st round (where the Rangers didn't have a pick), Rounds 2-9 (240 players), you missed out on the following:

Jarrett Stoll
Duncan Keith
Matt Stajan
Jiri Hudler
Matt Lombardi
Paul Ranger
Ryan Craig


Blueshirt Bulletin had an interesting take...on average, 1.5 players from 9 rounds over the last ten years had made the NHL...w/ Prucha & Guenin, the Rangers were actually above average.

And the jury is still out on Nystrom, the Ranger's 1st round pick (who had a shoulder injury if I remember correctly). But the following players of note where available in the 1st round if the Rangers held their pick (and didn't use it on Bure):

Nystrom
Ballard
Eminger
Semin
Higgins
Steen
Cam Ward
Toivonen

It was basically a pretty crappy draft w/ the picks the Rangers had going in.

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Bored

But I was bored, and this might need some tweaking, but here is a hypothetical lineup of all original Ranger draft picks currently playing in the NHL:

Prucha-Savard-AK27
York-Weight-Amonte
Moore-Marchant-Callahan
Hollweg-Malhotra-Lundmark

Defense:
Zubov-Zidlicky
Johnsson-Tyutin
Miller-Norstrom

Goalie:
Lundqvist
Holmqvist/Labarbara/Cloutier

I wonder which team could put together the best draft pick only team.

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And the jury is still out on Nystrom, the Ranger's 1st round pick (who had a shoulder injury if I remember correctly).

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Eric Nystrom was selected w/ the 10th pick in that years draft by Calgary. That pick was originally owned by the Rangers but was a part of the Bure package.

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Ok i think the pick we gave up that hurt us was the first rounder we gave to hartford in the verbeek trade that hartford used to draft Jean-Sebastien Giguere .

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Ok i think the pick we gave up that hurt us was the first rounder we gave to hartford in the verbeek trade that hartford used to draft Jean-Sebastien Giguere .
just because u give up the pick, dont mean u would draft the same player as the other team unless that is the best player available at the pick, but teams have different needs.

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