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03-20-2009, 10:13 AM
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What was Montreal's best draft year?

In 1984 they drafted:

Petr Svoboda
Shayne Corson
Stephane Richer
Patrick Roy

and

Troy Crosby


Those four guys turned into very good NHL players, what other drafts have produced a good amount of players at this level for the Habs.

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03-20-2009, 10:19 AM
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'87 was a good one, not as good as '84 though.

Cassels, LeClair, Desjardins, Schneider as the first four picks. Plus Steve McCool who has a great name.

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03-20-2009, 10:23 AM
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1987 was also good.

-Andrew Cassels
-John Leclair
-Eric Desjardins
-Mathieu Schneider

I thought 1998 was also pretty good minus their first pick (Eric Chouinard)
Too bad 3 of these players are no longer with us..

-Mike Ribeiro
-Francois Beauchemin
-Andrei Markov
-Michael Ryder

All the drafts from 2003 till now have been pretty good as well, especially 2007 which has the potential to be outstanding...but its still too early to tell.

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1999 was pretty solid all around

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1999 was pretty solid all around
I'm still waiting for Dusty Jamieson to develop...maybe we can bring him over from the Italian League??

That was one of our worst drafts of all time. Who was responsible for that draft anyways??

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'05:
Carey Price
Guillaume Latendresse
Matt d'Agostini
Sergei Kostitsyn

Not too shabby to have four NHLers so early after a draft.

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Who was responsible for that draft anyways??
Houle. Savard took over for the '01 draft.

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1999 was pretty solid all around
I had hopes for M-A Thinnel, man was he great with Victo, and Shasby was a stud in the ECHL but couldn't seem to cut it in the AHL.

'99 looks to be the worst draft in the Habs history, a fitting end to a brutal decade of drafting.

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I'm still waiting for Dusty Jamieson to develop...maybe we can bring him over from the Italian League??

That was one of our worst drafts of all time. Who was responsible for that draft anyways??
1999 was a horrible draft year for everyone. How many first rounders are still in the NHL? Like, 4?

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Well the 1999 draft was pretty brutal period. But stud defenceman (and Bobby Orr potential according to Kareem) Jeff Fingé was drafted that year

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1999 was a horrible draft year for everyone. How many first rounders are still in the NHL? Like, 4?
About 7 still in the NHL...but ya, horrible draft year.

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Eventually, I expect 2007 to be right up there with the best of them.

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Eventually, I expect 2007 to be right up there with the best of them.
Let just hope that getting the next french big star will NOT be at the expense of that draft year......

We cannot lose PK Subban....

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1971

1971 Amateur 1 1 Guy Lafleur R Quebec Remparts [QMJHL] 1127 560 793 1353 399
1971 Amateur 7 1 Chuck Arnason R Flin Flon Bombers [WCHL] 401 109 90 199 122
1971 Amateur 11 1 Murray Wilson F Ottawa 67's [OHA] 386 94 95 189 162
1971 Amateur 20 2 Larry Robinson D Kitchener Rangers [OHA] 1384 208 750 958 793
1971 Amateur 24 2 Michel DeGuise G Sorel Black Hawks [QMJHL]
1971 Amateur 25 2 Terry French Ottawa 67's [OHA]
1971 Amateur 31 3 Jim Cahoon C U. of North Dakota [NCAA]
1971 Amateur 45 4 Ed Sidebottom D Estevan Bruins [WCHL]
1971 Amateur 53 4 Greg Hubick D U. of Minnesota-Duluth [NCAA] 77 6 9 15 10
1971 Amateur 67 5 Mike Busniuk F U. of Denver [NCAA] 143 3 23 26 297
1971 Amateur 81 6 Ross Butler L Winnipeg Jets [WCHL]
1971 Amateur 95 7 Peter Sullivan F Oshawa Generals [OHA] 126 28 54 82


2 HOF with Flower and Big Bird. That's 2 franchise players.
+ 2 useful players in Arnason and Wilson.
Sullivan played some in the WHA before joining the Jets. And Businiuk had a couple of good years with the Flyers.

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Good draft years lead to Cups:

The '83-'84 draft were a big part of the '86 Champions
-Roy, Corson, Richer,Lemieux, Momesso

The '87 -89 draft were key in winning the cup in '93
-Schneider, Desjardins, LeClair, Brisebois

The 05-'07 draft will form the core of a Championship winner.
-Price, Latendresse, McDonagh, Pacioretty, Subban, Webber

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Good draft years lead to Cups:

The '83-'84 draft were a big part of the '86 Champions
-Roy, Corson, Richer,Lemieux, Momesso

The '87 -89 draft were key in winning the cup in '93
-Schneider, Desjardins, LeClair, Brisebois

The 05-'07 draft will form the core of a Championship winner.
-Price, Latendresse, McDonagh, Pacioretty, Subban, Webber


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You can add S. Kostitsyn, D'Agostini, Fischer, Maxwell and perhaps White, Carle, Fortier to that list.

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In 1984 they drafted:

Petr Svoboda
Shayne Corson
Stephane Richer
Patrick Roy

and

Troy Crosby


Those four guys turned into very good NHL players, what other drafts have produced a good amount of players at this level for the Habs.
Don't laugh. It might bring Sidney one day in Montreal because it is his childhood dream team !

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'05:
Carey Price
Guillaume Latendresse
Matt d'Agostini
Sergei Kostitsyn

Not too shabby to have four NHLers so early after a draft.
Too early ???

All of them needed time and more time in the AHL.

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You can add S. Kostitsyn, D'Agostini, Fischer, Maxwell and perhaps White, Carle, Fortier to that list.

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Fischer isn,t doing much. Same for White ? Carle is broken. Fortier, we'll see...

Timmins we trust indeed. We either pick small, speedy two-way forwards, or American high school defenseman.

Why we picked Pacioretty is beyond me (I mean this as in he doesn't fit into the norm, he's actually someone we needed)

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I'd say 2007. With the exception of one or two players, they may all make the NHL. That's amazing! We may even get a star or two from this list.

Ryan McDonagh
Max Pacioretty
P.K. Subban
Olivier Fortier
Yannick Weber
Joe Stejskal
Andrew Conboy
Nichlas Torp
Scott Kishel

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Fischer isn,t doing much. Same for White ? Carle is broken. Fortier, we'll see...

Timmins we trust indeed. We either pick small, speedy two-way forwards, or American high school defenseman.

Why we picked Pacioretty is beyond me (I mean this as in he doesn't fit into the norm, he's actually someone we needed)

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I like that kid, Johnson, taken in the last round, last year. Another midget !

Trotter, Russell and Desharnais will be pleased to play with him.

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Fischer isn,t doing much. Same for White ? Carle is broken. Fortier, we'll see...

none of that makes sense. You've probably only seen Fischer play once or twice, if at all. You don't know what type of player White is supposed to be if you say he's "not doing much". Your comment on Carle is worth a hefty facepalm. And you probably only brought up Fortier because he was in the news yesterday

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Fischer isn,t doing much. Same for White ? Carle is broken. Fortier, we'll see...

We either pick small, speedy two-way forwards, or American high school defenseman.
You mean like Conboy, Pacioretty, A.Kostitsyn, White, Price, Latendresse, Chipchura, Stewart, Wyman, Torp, Emelin, Valentenko, Subban, O'Byrne, Korpikari, Bonneau, Heino-Lindberg, Halak, Flood, Dulac-Lemelin, Streit, Gleed, Lacasse, Paquet, Aubin, Weber, Quailer.

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All of them needed time and more time in the AHL.
Maybe, maybe not. Maybe all they need is more time period.

I don't think anyone would argue they are not legitimate NHL-level players. (Well, lots of people will argue, but not rationally.) What's often lost in the shuffle is that all of them are way ahead of the usual curve as NHLers for their age. Lats and Price especially. They're all NHL-quality players now, and still have several years of development ahead of them. Most of their draft class still are not NHL-quality players at this point.

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