One bad 5th round pick and everyone is going wild. Let it go, so he picked a 6'6 player who can't skate. Oh well.
Its not even like a pick can be called a bad pick until it doesn't pan out and as a fifth rounder there's certainly no harm taking a wild swing... looking at the rookie tournament Knodel wouldn't have to do much to be a standout.
Just wait and see. In the long run he will pan out and you will be wearing his jersey. By the way, what's the deal with Retired # 5 for the Leafs?
#5 belonged to Bill Barilko. Barilko was a young defenseman for the Leafs who scored a spectacular overtime goal to win the 1951 Stanley Cup over the hated Canadiens. (It was the Leafs' 4th cup in 5 years... probably the greatest era in Leafs' history.) Barilko then went on a fishing trip in Northern Ontario with a friend. Their small plane disappeared and wasn't found until 1962 when the Leafs next won the Cup.
That 11 year gap was considered a very long time in those days. Little did they know!
At any rate, Barilko's number was retired and has never been used since. There is a song "50 Mission Cap," by the Tragically Hip, about the story.