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Rangers Overall Draft Grade

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10 3 2.16%
9 6 4.32%
8 38 27.34%
7 57 41.01%
6 17 12.23%
5 5 3.60%
4 6 4.32%
3 2 1.44%
2 0 0%
1 5 3.60%
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06-21-2008, 05:43 PM
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Rangers Overall Draft Grade

Just curious as i dont know much about del zotto and our other picks...What grade 1-10(one being the worst..10 best obv) would you give us overall. i just wanna know what the overall feeling for our draft picks are.

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06-21-2008, 05:46 PM
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I say 10, to average out Inferno's imminent 3.

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06-21-2008, 05:49 PM
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Would be great if folks could post links to draft grades articles as they become available. I haven't found any yet.

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06-21-2008, 05:52 PM
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8.5 out of 10

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6.5-7 is my rating.

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06-21-2008, 06:21 PM
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06-21-2008, 06:23 PM
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im pretty happy about the potential with this draft class. with what i hear about grachev he could come away as a potential steal, especially if we get him to come over and play here. and del zotto sounds to be a pretty solid pick, now hes just gotta get the mental aspect of his game higher so he can really stand out the way he was projected to at the beginning of the year.

overall i say 8. we still need that scoring winger....

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06-21-2008, 06:42 PM
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8- overall better than last year I think.

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06-21-2008, 06:47 PM
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This is the first draft I've bothered to put even the smallest amount of research on before-hand, so there were certain players I was interested in. I guess I'd have to say a 7 atm.

I wanted a scoring winger, and though we passed on the ones I wouldn't preferred (Tedenby and Petrov) its possible Stepan could become that. Granted, with Petrov, I thought we could nab him in the 3rd and thought it'd be a good idea to gamble on him falling, so I can't fault the Rangers for not taking him in the second.

We can't have too many offensive defensemen, so long as they can play defense, and Del Zotto is an intriguing pick. He could be awesome in a few years.

I guess the only thing I didn't like was trading Bourret to get that late 3rd rounder, for some defensemen out of nowhere. I guess I'm happy they didn't go for some physical defenseman who can't do anything else and could be some bottom-pairing guy. I don't know enough to pass judgement on the later rounds. Anyway, this could be an 8 or 9 later, depending on how these guys develop.

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06-21-2008, 06:55 PM
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I voted 3. I am fine with the Del Zotto pick, but don't see much to be joyful about after that. The Rangers sat on their hands and did not start trading up to improve until too late. They therefore missed on a bunch of very good prospects. Not that I have any idea how any of these kids will pan out, of course

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06-21-2008, 07:02 PM
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It's impossible to judge this draft right now...

If in 5 years we have 2 NHL players that's a success..I just don't see any other way to judge a draft class..Did we add some nice assets in the system? maybe, we did but nobody can say for sure right now...

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06-21-2008, 07:15 PM
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I'd like to thank "DevFan-RU-" for taking the time to offer his opinion in this poll. A 1 is very insightful and probably not biased at all.

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06-21-2008, 07:18 PM
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I think it was a mediocre draft. Seems to me that they took a huge gamble on their 2nd rounder again for the 2nd time in as many years. I guess they see something in the guy they like enough to go after him, and I hope they are right.


Overall again though I think it was just mediocre.

Their pick of Del Zotto has me scratchng my head a little with Carlson still on the board. Maybe they didn't like Carlson at all though? I am pretty certain though that the Rangers didn't think at all they were going to draft Del Zotto though. Clark mentioned to Blueshirt Bulletin that they were looking to advance in this draft. I guess they had someone in mind, but for whatever reason it didn't happen. Maybe they got outbid, or maybe thier player was already gone by the time they were up to the team they were trying to deal with? One thing is certain to me though, I don't think they had any intentions on drafting Del Zotto becuase they didn't have a jersey with the guys name on it. I would love to know who they really were targeting in this draft. Maybe it will come out in an interview later on.


After last off-season though, this one seems to be starting off quite the opposite. Last year they had Cherepanov fall on their laps. This year they draft a player that is strikingly similar to one already in the system.

I also have the feeling that the July 1 will not be at all like last years also. Larry Brooks reporting that they don't intend to basically re-sign any of their UFA's. Definately leaves me scratching my head a little here. The glaring problem that I see here though is supply and demand driving the value of this UFA class through the roof! I have a feeling the Rangers are going to miss the boat somewhat in this off-season, and we are going to see a lot of kids in the system next year from Hartford.

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I think it was a mediocre draft. Seems to me that they took a huge gamble on their 2nd rounder again for the 2nd time in as many years. I guess they see something in the guy they like enough to go after him, and I hope they are right.


Overall again though I think it was just mediocre.

Their pick of Del Zotto has me scratchng my head a little with Carlson still on the board. Maybe they didn't like Carlson at all though? I am pretty certain though that the Rangers didn't think at all they were going to draft Del Zotto though. Clark mentioned to Blueshirt Bulletin that they were looking to advance in this draft. I guess they had someone in mind, but for whatever reason it didn't happen. Maybe they got outbid, or maybe thier player was already gone by the time they were up to the team they were trying to deal with? One thing is certain to me though, I don't think they had any intentions on drafting Del Zotto becuase they didn't have a jersey with the guys name on it. I would love to know who they really were targeting in this draft. Maybe it will come out in an interview later on.


After last off-season though, this one seems to be starting off quite the opposite. Last year they had Cherepanov fall on their laps. This year they draft a player that is strikingly similar to one already in the system.

I also have the feeling that the July 1 will not be at all like last years also. Larry Brooks reporting that they don't intend to basically re-sign any of their UFA's. Definately leaves me scratching my head a little here. The glaring problem that I see here though is supply and demand driving the value of this UFA class through the roof! I have a feeling the Rangers are going to miss the boat somewhat in this off-season, and we are going to see a lot of kids in the system next year from Hartford.
Maybe 'cause they thought he'd be long gone...?

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06-21-2008, 07:27 PM
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you guys do realize our highest pick was number 20 overall right? Essentially we took the BPA at each pick, how did we not atleast do well??? list the players we would have rather taken at each spot, and none of them are cant miss, lets be realistic we did well with what we had

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I think it was a mediocre draft. Seems to me that they took a huge gamble on their 2nd rounder again for the 2nd time in as many years. I guess they see something in the guy they like enough to go after him, and I hope they are right.


Overall again though I think it was just mediocre.

Their pick of Del Zotto has me scratchng my head a little with Carlson still on the board. Maybe they didn't like Carlson at all though? I am pretty certain though that the Rangers didn't think at all they were going to draft Del Zotto though. Clark mentioned to Blueshirt Bulletin that they were looking to advance in this draft. I guess they had someone in mind, but for whatever reason it didn't happen. Maybe they got outbid, or maybe thier player was already gone by the time they were up to the team they were trying to deal with? One thing is certain to me though, I don't think they had any intentions on drafting Del Zotto becuase they didn't have a jersey with the guys name on it. I would love to know who they really were targeting in this draft. Maybe it will come out in an interview later on.


After last off-season though, this one seems to be starting off quite the opposite. Last year they had Cherepanov fall on their laps. This year they draft a player that is strikingly similar to one already in the system.

I also have the feeling that the July 1 will not be at all like last years also. Larry Brooks reporting that they don't intend to basically re-sign any of their UFA's. Definately leaves me scratching my head a little here. The glaring problem that I see here though is supply and demand driving the value of this UFA class through the roof! I have a feeling the Rangers are going to miss the boat somewhat in this off-season, and we are going to see a lot of kids in the system next year from Hartford.
or maybe they didnt know if they were moving up, down, staying in place, how at # 20 can you think your guy will be there for sure?

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Relative to the talent of this draft, I'd say it's an eight, but relative to the talent we drafted, I'll give it a seven. Del Zotto's a project, but looks like he has potential. More Russians are always interesting, Weise is a big kid, and uhh, those are the only draft picks that I know anything about.

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you guys do realize our highest pick was number 20 overall right? Essentially we took the BPA at each pick, how did we not atleast do well??? list the players we would have rather taken at each spot, and none of them are cant miss, lets be realistic we did well with what we had
From what I've read, a lot of people do not think that we took the BPA each time. People become particularly enamored with certain players, and when that player is available and we don't grab him, people are disappointed.

I think we did well for ourselves. I understand where the doubters are coming from, I just respectfully disagree.

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where's the beef on the backline?

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7.5, but I'll round it up to a 8. Potential to be a 9 if multiple players pan out, but could also be a 6 if some of the mid-rounders bust.

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Eh, maybe a 7.5 if I could rank it that way. Del Zotta is a big talent, but has question marks. Still, best player available and if he puts up 60 points and throws big hits in the NHL, then fans will like him.

Other guys seem ok. Some good shots at talent and a few players who were projected to go earlier based on their talent.

Nothing really exciting overall, but it seems like a solid draft. For the people calling for a physical defenseman, the Rangers already have guys who use their size effectively on defense, and I don't think there were any really good physical defensemen left that were worth taking over a talent like Del Zotto. Carlson? I bet you he ends up as an OK 2nd pairing defenseman who is pretty physical, but doesn't create a real impact on the game.

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I say 10, to average out Inferno's imminent 3.
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I'm not up on any of the guys drafted in the later rounds, but I'm pretty disappointed that they went with Del Zotto instead of Carlson. He just seemed like he was the exact player that we needed, and granted he probably wouldn't step into the league for a couple seasons, I don't think Del Zotto makes sense.

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LOL!

good call!
Does that mean you voted 1 to counter balance the counter balance? (To the best of your ability)

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Does that mean you voted 1 to counter balance the counter balance? (To the best of your ability)
hah, no.

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