Price is way up there. Goalie 5th overall? You kidding me? But lo and behold, he's got pure ice running through his veins. has his bad moments, but doesn't let them weigh him down... absolutely a requirement for playing in Montreal. You can't buy that kind of confidence... was worth the 5th overall for sure.
Looks like Kadri is actually arriving too.. all of HFBoards, including a llot of Leaf fans, might be eating crow for a few years on that one.
He's not really a top-end talent but when he got drafted it was soo off the chart and they were like ''Gretzky love this kid, he's so big and talented'' and so on... I couldn't believe a High Schooler was picked so high. Im not even sure if he was ranked in the 1st round and still got pick 5th overall.
Carey Price. Not that I didn't expect him to be good, but I really thought it was a bonehead move for Montreal to draft a goalie. I think a lot of guys thought Brule would be a better fit. Good job by the Habs in that case.
I thought Kadri would be too soft to translate to the NHL, but he's doing well this year.
A lot of Oiler fans hated the Dubnyk pick, but he's looking pretty good as our number one, so he probably could sneak into this discussion.
Kari Lehtonen too, I thought Atlanta was crazy for drafting him 2nd overall. Looks like they were crazy for trading him now.