I'm not talking about the whole Daigle-Pronger thing, because anybody who said we didn't want to draft Daigle would have been out of their mind. But players who, at the time of the draft, you were exceedingly pissed off we didn't take. It may or may not have turned out bad in the end.
Here are a few of mine:
2005: We picked Brian Lee at number 9 overall, when I was really hoping for Marc Staal. Got that one right.
2007: We picked Jim O'Brien at number 29, when I was hoping for one of two offensive powerhouses in...Simon Hjalmarsson or Aaron Palushaj. Woops.
2011: Wish we picked Couturier, like a lot of people did. Guess we'll have to wait and see on that one, I think Zibanejad will be very good still.
2012: Hoping for Teravainen. Still have to wait and see.
I wasn't even following hockey at the time of the 2002 draft, but looking back, we took Jakub Klepis and we could have gotten Cam Ward or Duncan Keith. I'll just assume that at the time, Klepis looked like a better prospect.
2008- I didn't know much about prospects at the time but I was really hoping for Tyler Cuma... cause he was on the 67s... we ended up with a certain Swede :laughing:
2009- I really wanted Paajarvi-Svensson over Cowen. Glad I was wrong on that one!
2011- Couturier over Zbad, we'll see how this turns out.
2008 was the first draft that I watched, so I'll start from there
2008- I was actually hoping for us to pick a goalie in Chet Pickard, but we drafted Erik Karlsson. At the time I was upset because I had no clue who in the world Erik Karlsson was. My bad.
2009- I was hoping for us to pick MPS. I did like Cowen, but I was a bit unsure how he would develop after his knee injury made him drop down a few spots. Again, my bad.
2010- I was actually hoping that we went with a local boy in Tyler Toffoli. We ended up trading the pick for David Rundblad, who was then traded for Kyle Turris. Well, Toffoli is looking like a decent prospect, and we didn't really pick anyone so I can't say much about this.
2011- I was screaming in joy when the Isles picked Ryan Strome in front of us. I was certain that we'd take Couterier, but Tim Murray goes up the podium and says Mike Zibanejad. Zibby is a great prospect, but I'm not quite sure how he'll pan out. Couterier wouldn't have been bad I guess.
2012- Wanted Cody Ceci, and got Cody Ceci. First time the Sens management and I wanted the same player
Like many other posters, I was caught up in MPS hype in 2009 and was absolutely thrilled when he was on the board. Then we picked Cowen.
Oh well, MPS went to my second favourite team and we got the better player in the long run.
2010 I wasn't too invested in any prospects.
2011, I wasn't really hyped on anybody. I wanted Couturier, but wasn't necessarily upset with Zibanejad.
For the 2012 draft:
Would've been happy with Ceci, Maatta, or Lindholm. We walked away with Ceci.
Would've wanted to take Calle Andersson in the third, we took Driedger instead.
Wanted to nab LaLeggia with a late round pick, ended up going to the Oilers.
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Last edited by CanadianHockey: 07-25-2012 at 09:03 PM.
Also if we draft Couturier we probably never trade for Turris who very possibly could be the better player (but we keep Rundblad), and Zibanejad could fit better into our team as a Mike Fisher type player with higher offensive upside, IMO.