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05-23-2006, 09:54 PM
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Fun fact for those that think Habs draft too many Euros.

Since 1991, only Vancouver (21%) has drafted less percentage of Euros than Montreal (24%).

Nashville is the only team with more than 50%+ Euros (52%). Detroit (46%), Ottawa (45%), San Jose (41%), and Boston (41%) complete the top 5.

Source: The Hockey News.

Interpret as you want.

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05-23-2006, 10:03 PM
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90% of the population knows that statistics are crap..

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05-23-2006, 10:13 PM
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90% of the population knows that statistics are crap..
That's because 66.29% of all statistics are made up.

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That's because 66.29% of all statistics are made up.
More like 30%

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well it's well known that french canadians = euros !
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run and hide !

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and i'm 110% sure that this thread is a waste of time

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More like 30%
+/- 4.5%

19 times out of 20

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More like 30%
IT'S BAAAAACK!

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Actually pretty cool stat.

Thanks

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goes to show that Europeans could make a team successful, but apparently... not very playoff successful... but whatever thats all ********.

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goes to show that Europeans could make a team successful, but apparently... not very playoff successful... but whatever thats all ********.
There are tons of exceptions..

Forsberg...Listrom...etc etc
Koivu is another European that gives his all...i think some people have been listening to the crap that comes out of Cherry a little too much

look at the way Ovechkin plays...I bet come playoff time he's going to be just as good a player if not better...kid's got it all to suceed if he continues playing with the kind of determination, work ethic, but most of all fun for the game he's shown

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Thats still too many euros......

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05-23-2006, 11:16 PM
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the problem is 99% of the North americans we draft sucks

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05-24-2006, 08:31 AM
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Thats still too many euros......
I hope you're joking

What difference does nationality make as long as the Habs draft the BPA?

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I don't care how many Euros they do or don't draft. I just want to see them draft more Markovs and a whole lot fewer Linharts. As long as they're picking the right ones, then they can be from Chile or Antarctica for all I care.

In the last several years, I'm pleased so far with: S.Kostitsyn, Halak, Korpikari, Lindberg, Emelin, Streit, Grabovsky, Plekanec, Perezhogin...

Jury out on: A.Kostitsyn, Korneev (for where he was picked), Mikus

Disappointed with: Linhart, Ujcik, Jarventie

That's actually looking like a pretty good European draft record. I think in the years before the recent stretch, that's when we really struggled more at the European drafting. (Puurula, Chvojka, Eneqvist, Balej*, Hossa*, Buturlin, Hyytia, Tarasov, Kruchinin, Bashkirov, Mikkola, Razin, Sidulov, Sidyakin, Kubos, Ygranes, Baldi, Vertala, Staal, Anger, Hohenberger, Guren... a lot of busty names going up against the lone Markov in those days...)

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I don't care how many Euros they do or don't draft. I just want to see them draft more Markovs and a whole lot fewer Linharts. As long as they're picking the right ones, then they can be from Chile or Antarctica for all I care.

In the last several years, I'm pleased so far with: S.Kostitsyn, Halak, Korpikari, Lindberg, Emelin, Streit, Grabovsky, Plekanec, Perezhogin...

Jury out on: A.Kostitsyn, Korneev (for where he was picked), Mikus

Disappointed with: Linhart, Ujcik, Jarventie

That's actually looking like a pretty good European draft record. I think in the years before the recent stretch, that's when we really struggled more at the European drafting. (Puurula, Chvojka, Eneqvist, Balej*, Hossa*, Buturlin, Hyytia, Tarasov, Kruchinin, Bashkirov, Mikkola, Razin, Sidulov, Sidyakin, Kubos, Ygranes, Baldi, Vertala, Staal, Anger, Hohenberger, Guren... a lot of busty names going up against the lone Markov in those days...)
I'm really wondering if those players are asked if they even consider playing in the NHL or do our scouts draft them anyway and hope one day they'll change their minds...'Cause in your list of previous drafts, there's some good players out there, Eneqvist, Buturlin, Staal, Mikkola but most of them never wanted to play here so why should we lose a pick in drafting them??? We are always talking about when you have a choice between 2 players of equal talent, 1 French and 1 other, we should always go with the French one. Well, it may be time to think differently, 'cause now if you have a choice between 1 Euro and 1 other of equal talent, we should nowadays go with the other, more chances the guy will actually want to play here since there's no real other places for him......

My take, don't stop drafting Euros but focus on the exceptional ones, the ones with the biggest upsides but then a grinder for a grinder, I would take the canadian or american one way before.....

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05-24-2006, 09:08 AM
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My take, don't stop drafting Euros but focus on the exceptional ones, the ones with the biggest upsides but then a grinder for a grinder, I would take the canadian or american one way before.....
Presumably with the new 2-year signing window, this will become the default model anyway. While the ones who do want to come over will just be signed as free agents when they are ready.

And sneakily, subtly, all those American players who will get the longer free passes due to their NCAA plans will start to become the new European depth draftees. A ploy to make the game more US-friendly?

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90% of the population knows that statistics are crap..

There are three kinds of people: Those who can count and those who can't!

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Year after year , the number of draftees that are going to play in the NHL for the team that selected them , is something around 1.5 player per draft .

I think that those who are complaining for the high number of Euro picked by the Habs , is more refering at the first choices ; those who have the best chance to be Habs one day .

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