I have almost completed a very extensive draft spreadsheet.
So many times we talk about teams that are perceived as teams that have great records at drafts. Is it true?
So I have compiled each teams draft picks and compiled how many games they have played in the NHL. I did it by year and team not by player but by games played.
There are some obvious things it won't do. It want take into account the difference between a Jarome Iginla and a Ryan Smyth but so much of these things are opinions anyway.
It won't track what happened to those players after they were drafted, were they traded etc but again that tracks more a GM's success than drafting.
Once I have completed the results I will post them here.
Some obvious findings - New Jersey is the best team in drafting by far. This is probably not a surprise for any of us.
The Oilers were a bad drafting team in the 90's, not the worst mind you but the stats still are not pretty and no there is not other team in the whole 90s that had a draft year that not one player played an NHL game :mad: Though there was a team that came close and a team that possibly may tie our record but it is too early to tell. The year for the Oilers was 1990.
I can also tell you the best draft years in the 90's and what were the duds.
It should be fun and of course the results could change over time as many of the players drafted in the late 90's are just starting their careers. I looking forward to comparing the Prendergast/Lowe era to the 90's era of Fraser/Sather. Right now it is obviously impossible to tell.
Edited because I put Jason Iginla, instead of Jarome
Last edited by hockeyaddict101: 07-20-2004 at 10:20 PM.