The thing is let's say that he isn't quite as good as the 3 - 4 players drafted before him. He's still a year younger than they are and his rights are guaranteed for at least another 3 years. So he's deserving of a top 5 pick while being a full year developmentally behind the other players -- and some definitely believe that he's good enough to compete with them. Ultimately he has more potential to bring a team continued success if he's as good as most say (and he wouldn't have been granted exceptional status if he wasn't a great player ready to play in the OHL a year before he should be eligible).
I enjoy the "because you saw a couple clips" thing. Nice touch.
Just stating what you brought up.. and you'll never make me believe you actually watched Sean Day at all other then the few clips posted in the media.
I was shocked that he fell to 20, but I didn't think he'd go top 10 or anything. I'm just surprised that he wasn't picked 16-19 by some of the better OHL teams. I'm going to do a little scouting report on some of the picks (mainly the ottawa guys) a bit later.
A lot of the mocks had him going 13 or 15 as well.
Konecny alone gives the team a great weapon it didn't have last year. Combined with the (likely) case than Monahan returns, as well as a year's experience for all the rookies, the team should be significantly improved already. All it needs is a decent goalie and I'd peg them as a playoff team.