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It's 2001..and THN does a re-selection of the top 20 picks from 1995.(good for a LOL)

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02-11-2009, 12:25 AM
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It's 2001..and THN does a re-selection of the top 20 picks from 1995.(good for a LOL)

From the Nov, 30th 2001 issue.

The actual first round.. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1995e.html

THN in 2001:

1. Petr Sykora
2. Jarome Iginla
3. Wade Redden
4. Kyle McLaren
5. Sami Kapanen
6. Shane Doan
7. Jay McKee
8. Martin Biron
9. Marc Savard
10. Radek Dvorak
11. JS Giguere
12. Brian Boucher
13. Miikka Kiprusoff
14. Jan Hlavac
15. Daymond Langkow
16. Bryan Berard
17. Michal Handzus
18. Denis Gauthier
19. Filip Kuba
20. Shane Willis

Just though that this would be good for a few laughs since some on HF love to re-do drafts only a few years later.

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02-11-2009, 12:32 AM
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Hooo....wow. I really don't have all too much I can add to this, but...seriously? Who the **** is Shane Willis?

Edit: Looked the guy up, apparently in 00-01 he had 20 goals and 24 assists in 73 games, in his first full year in the NHL. After that, played a total of 92 NHL games, with 11 goals and 19 assists.

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Hooo....wow. I really don't have all too much I can add to this, but...seriously? Who the **** is Shane Willis?
He was actually a really good young kid for the Hurricanes before Scott Stevens and Ulf Samuelsson scrambled his brains and ended his NHL career

His rookie season stats were good for the "dead puck era"

73GP 20G 24A 44 Pts

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Willis is one of the guys Stevens killed.

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He was actually a really good young kid for the Hurricanes before Scott Stevens and Ulf Samuelsson scrambled his brains and ended his NHL career

His rookie season stats were good for the "dead puck era"

73GP 20G 24A 44 Pts
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Willis is one of the guys Stevens killed.
Yep, just looked it up, with an edit.

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Hahah, Shane Willis. That's great. I remember watching him play here in P.A. Wasn't that bad of a player imo.

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Willis had damn good potential.

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lol sykorra what a bust

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lol sykorra what a bust
I'll gladly take a Petr Sykora 18th overall in every draft if I'm lucky. If you want to call somebody a bust, how about Terry Ryan/Teemu Riihijarvi, Jeff Ware, and Brad Church who were selected before Sykora.

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Just though that this would be good for a few laughs since some on HF love to re-do drafts only a few years later.
Definitely hilarious after seeing some recent "re-do the 2008 Draft" posts recently.

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Sykora was coming off two seasons where he had 60 goals, 89 assists for 149 points in 152 games regular season games and 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 48 playoff games. He was 24 years old at the time. Dead puck era as well.

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The only reason I know who Shane Willis is

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Holy ****. How many players careers have Stevens ended?

He's one of a kind, but I feel sorry for the guys that had to quit hockey because of his hits..

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Shane Willis was my favorite player for Carolina. Actually finished third in the Calder voting behind Havlat in the 1999-2000 season, IIRC.

He had star potential and it ended with a hit in a decided playoff game with about :17 seconds to go. Questionable only because it served no real purpose, but not in delivery.

Had that been the only time that he got his eggs scrambled it might not have been the end of him, but when Bryan Marchment elbowed him in the head the next season and was suspended for 6 games as a result.... that did it. It was his second major concussion in as many years and it totally sapped his hockey ability. Stevens never touched the puck at the RBC again without drawing a chorus of boo birds for this hit and the hit on Ron Francis.

The guy was a pure sniper. As pure as they come. He could pick corners and his slap shot was the hardest on the team. An absolute shame that a needless hit and a cheap shot ended what would have been a long and productive career.

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And in 2009?

My stab:

1. Jarome Iginla (11)
2. Shane Doan (7)
3. Marc Savard (91)
4. Petr Sykora (18)
5. Wade Redden (2)
6. JS Giguere (13)
7. Daymond Langkow (5)
8. Bryan Berard (1)
9. Miikka Kiprusoff (116)
10. Jochen Hecht (49)
11. Radek Dvorak (10)
12. Chad Kilger (4)
13. Peter Schaefer (66)
14. Sami Kapanen (87)
15. Filip Kuba (192)
16. Jan Hrdina (128)
17. Michal Handzus (101)
18. Georges Laraque (31)
19. P.J. Axelsson (177)
20. Denis Gauthier (20)

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Shane Willis was my favorite player for Carolina. Actually finished third in the Calder voting behind Havlat in the 1999-2000 season, IIRC.

He had star potential and it ended with a hit in a decided playoff game with about :17 seconds to go. Questionable only because it served no real purpose, but not in delivery.

Had that been the only time that he got his eggs scrambled it might not have been the end of him, but when Bryan Marchment elbowed him in the head the next season and was suspended for 6 games as a result.... that did it. It was his second major concussion in as many years and it totally sapped his hockey ability. Stevens never touched the puck at the RBC again without drawing a chorus of boo birds for this hit and the hit on Ron Francis.

The guy was a pure sniper. As pure as they come. He could pick corners and his slap shot was the hardest on the team. An absolute shame that a needless hit and a cheap shot ended what would have been a long and productive career.
You say needless, I say necessary. You play the game for 60 minutes, not 59 minutes and 45 seconds. This was game one and he felt he had to set the tone for game two. I remember debating this on these same boards in 2001. Willis was the one putting himself in the vulnerable situation. He could have let the clock run out, thats basicly what you were asking Stevens to do.

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look at the two goalies the sharks drafted in rounds 4 and 5...

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Hahah, Shane Willis. That's great. I remember watching him play here in P.A. Wasn't that bad of a player imo.
didnt he score into his own empty net for Hershey in 03-04?

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LOL What a hit. I miss Stevens.

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And in 2009?

My stab:

1. Jarome Iginla (11)
2. Shane Doan (7)
3. Marc Savard (91)
4. Petr Sykora (18)
5. Wade Redden (2)
6. JS Giguere (13)
7. Daymond Langkow (5)
8. Bryan Berard (1)
9. Miikka Kiprusoff (116)
10. Jochen Hecht (49)
11. Radek Dvorak (10)
12. Chad Kilger (4)
13. Peter Schaefer (66)
14. Sami Kapanen (87)
15. Filip Kuba (192)
16. Jan Hrdina (128)
17. Michal Handzus (101)
18. Georges Laraque (31)
19. P.J. Axelsson (177)
20. Denis Gauthier (20)

Redden and sykora ahead of Giguere? Langkow and Berrard ahead of Kipper???????

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didnt he score into his own empty net for Hershey in 03-04?
I meant Prince Albert. WHL.

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Stevens hits him just outside the blue line, and his stick ends up close to Brodeur. That's what I call airtime.

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And in 2009?

My stab:

1. Jarome Iginla (11)
2. Shane Doan (7)
3. Marc Savard (91)
4. Petr Sykora (18)
5. Wade Redden (2)
6. JS Giguere (13)
7. Daymond Langkow (5)
8. Bryan Berard (1)
9. Miikka Kiprusoff (116)
10. Jochen Hecht (49)
11. Radek Dvorak (10)
12. Chad Kilger (4)
13. Peter Schaefer (66)
14. Sami Kapanen (87)
15. Filip Kuba (192)
16. Jan Hrdina (128)
17. Michal Handzus (101)
18. Georges Laraque (31)
19. P.J. Axelsson (177)
20. Denis Gauthier (20)

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The guy was a pure sniper. As pure as they come. He could pick corners and his slap shot was the hardest on the team. An absolute shame that a needless hit and a cheap shot ended what would have been a long and productive career.
Its a shame what happened, but it wasn't cheap or needless. Its a playoff series and you play until the game is over. Anyone prone to head injury won't last long in the NHL with the habit of not looking where they're skating.

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From the Nov, 30th 2001 issue.

The actual first round.. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1995e.html

THN in 2001:

1. Petr Sykora
2. Jarome Iginla
3. Wade Redden
4. Kyle McLaren
5. Sami Kapanen
6. Shane Doan
7. Jay McKee
8. Martin Biron
9. Marc Savard
10. Radek Dvorak
11. JS Giguere
12. Brian Boucher
13. Miikka Kiprusoff
14. Jan Hlavac
15. Daymond Langkow
16. Bryan Berard
17. Michal Handzus
18. Denis Gauthier
19. Filip Kuba
20. Shane Willis

Just though that this would be good for a few laughs since some on HF love to re-do drafts only a few years later.
Would Dallas trade him again knowing what we know now? Ya the trade brought us a cup but the question remains would he if helped more so than Nieuwendyk......

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I still wonder how different Berard's career would have been if he doesn't have the eye injury. Such a shame. He has managed to keep his career going, and that's amazing in itself, but IMO he could have been more without the eye injury. IIRC correctly Leaf fans were pretty excited about the young man.

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