A toss up between him and Thompson, who was picked about 160 picks after him.
This just about closes the books on one of the worst drafts in franchise history.
The Nilsson debacle, forget Parise, what about Bernier immediately after? or Getzlaf?
Three second round picks, all complete busts.
The names Rehak, Blaho, Blanshan, Volkov, Tunik, Chernyk. If you want to torture yourself go and look who was drafted, in most cases almost immediately afterwards.
Such high hopes going into that draft, such disgust looking back on it. You can say that plenty of teams passed on certain guys, but what was going through your mind when the Sharks gave up a first, second and fourth right after we picked Nilsson so they could take Bernier and then the Jersey Genius stepped in and stole Parise from EDM. The later rounds are no better. I rember quite vividly watching Chernyk and Tunik go into 2002 as potnetial first rounders and subsequently fall of the face of the earth on everyone's board except the Isles. The european scouts swing and a miss.
A pass on O'Sullivan because his father is a problem, how about a pass on some guys who suck!
Geez, what a disaster that draft turned out to be for the isles
I know Feltrin is no longer an isles scout and Jankowski wasn't in the organization in 2003.Do you know,are those the only 2 scouting changes since 2003?6 yrs is a long time.I'm guessing the isles have made several scouting changes.
lol, see ya later Collition. What a disgrace of a draft that was for the Islanders. Hopefully Jankowski and Company can start drafting NHL QUALITY talent, because it's becoming a real sad story that year after year none of our later picks really amount to much, if anything.