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The 2009 NHL Draft is 28/30... Impressive only 3 seasons later

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04-21-2012, 11:11 PM
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The 2009 NHL Draft is 28/30... Impressive only 3 seasons later

I can't imagine anybody could have expected this... But besides Jordan Schroeder and Philippe Paradis the 2009 NHL draft has produced 28 NHL players out of its 30 first picks and 35/40 of it's first top 40...

To put that in comparison 2003 has 37/40 for it's first top 40.

I think that this draft is/was slightly underrated.

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04-21-2012, 11:22 PM
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very underrated

already a lot of great late round gems in Brayden McNabb, David Savard, Craig Smith, Marcus Foligno, Gabriel Bourque, and Marcus Kruger

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It's only a matter of time until Schroeder makes his NHL debut, too.

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04-21-2012, 11:26 PM
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It's only a matter of time until Schroeder makes his NHL debut, too.
Agreed. I hear (only saw 2 Wolves games when I was home in Chicago and totally forgot he was on the team), that he has made some progress.

Paradis isn't exactly bad either. His final season with PEI was bad but not abysmal, didn't produce a ton with Rockford, but he has NHL size and if he develops he could pull a Hugh Jessiman (or pray to God that Chicago gets a ton of injuries)

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The thing I find funny about Paradis is how quickly the Hurricanes gave up on him after he was picked. Kind of another one of those WTF Paul Rutherford moments.

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I was there. I met Victor Hedman.


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A great draft year... and I think everybody knew it at the time, too. I get the same impression, thus far, from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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I was there. I met Victor Hedman.

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Meeting someone isn't the same as creepily taking a photo of someone over the shoulder of a stranger.

Kidding kidding.

He seems like a nice guy. 2009 was "my" draft year (everybody has that strange euphoria when players their age are finally being drafted... surreal and exciting feeling).

My favorite draft ever at least for that sentimental aspect.

I just hope Paradis and Schroeder can make it essentially one of the most solid drafts ever.

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Matt Hackett, Darcy Kuemper, and Erik Haula. Good draft for Minnesota.

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Schroeder is definitely gonna play a game next year.

2009 is decent, but what sets 2003 apart still is the quality of the players from that draft. Multiple superstars opposed to just NHL'ers.

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Schroeder is definitely gonna play a game next year.

2009 is decent, but what sets 2003 apart still is the quality of the players from that draft. Multiple superstars opposed to just NHL'ers.
Yeah that's what makes this draft solid and deep compared to a superstar draft like 2003.

But in 5 years we could be seeing a lot of superstar NHL players come from the 2009 draft..

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Definitely one of the better drafts for Nashville: Ellis, Smith and Bourque already making a difference this year, and Ekholm just won the Salming trophy for defender of the year in Sweden this year.

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Caps got Johansson, Orlov, and Eakin from that draft.

Great draft!

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Sami Vatanen was also drafted in 2009. He might not play in the NHL yet, but he is a very promising player. Injury problems are his biggest concern at this point, hopefully he can overcome them.

2009 is definitely an underrated draft.

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I thought John Tavares didnt do anything better than Jordan Schroeder? What happened

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Avs had a solid draft! Duchene, RoR are already making a name for themselves and Elliott, Barrie made decent strides in the NHL too. Tho the two are still a few years away from making a tremendous impact you can see their part in the team down the road.

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I thought John Tavares didnt do anything better than Jordan Schroeder? What happened
It keep waiting for Kadri to be your #1 center. Haha.

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The thing I find funny about Paradis is how quickly the Hurricanes gave up on him after he was picked. Kind of another one of those WTF Jim Rutherford moments.
Fixed.

But hey, at least we got Tlusty out of that epic level ****up. He's actually been a decent 3rd liner for us since getting here (didn't know he had as good a defensive game as he does) and had a long stretch towards the end of the season that's led many Canes fans to think he can be a top sixer long term.

And Dumoulin (selected #51 by the Canes) will almost certainly get a few games in the NHL next season. Whether that's a McBain end of season type deal or a Faulk full season look depends on him.

But how the Canes managed to screw up such a deep draft so badly is beyond me. Dumo is the only legit NHL prospect of the bunch, though at least Rissanen and Kivisto aren't quite bust level yet, unlike the rest of their other 3 selections.

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I can't imagine anybody could have expected this... But besides Jordan Schroeder and Philippe Paradis the 2009 NHL draft has produced 28 NHL players out of its 30 first picks and 35/40 of it's first top 40...

To put that in comparison 2003 has 37/40 for it's first top 40.

I think that this draft is/was slightly underrated.
De Haan went 12th overal in that draft.This season was his rookie yr in the AHL.
He is a good bet, to make the Isles roster next season.

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For reference http://www.eliteprospects.com/draft.php?year=2009

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Paradis probably won't play in the NHL.

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Vincour has been better than Glennie.

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watch out for 5th rnd steal jerry d'amigo, you may remember him torching the world juniors a few years ago, kids really taking his game to the next level in recent months. hes got 4 goals in 2 games so far in the playoffs for the marlies. Hes well on his way to developing into a solid nhler

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Alex Chiasson is another good early 2nd round pick... Pretty jealous actualy.

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Cowen, Silfverberg and Lehner. Should be good returns in a few years.

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