Re: Do You Have Hope For The Draft
posted at 6/5/2010 11:59 PM EDT
Honestly neither those two drafts, nor last years were really that deep. Second, they drafted players in positions the team was already deep at for future
This draft is much
deeper. This draft is probably as deep as the 2003 draft that got us Stuart & Bergeron.
Del Zotto's got a shot that's hard and accurate, skates well too but is clearly an offensive
defenseman. Not yet even a two way defenseman at the NHL level, he may be eventually.
2008 Draft, only one person has played even a full season. Del Zotto, note that the Rangers finished out
of the playoffs while the Bruins finished higher. No player in the second round has played even a single game, 5 guys drafted above him have played less than half a season if they've made it to the NHL at all.
2009 Draft, exactly 8 players in the entire round played even 1 NHL game. and only 1 person in the 2nd round. And when the Bruins drafted Caron they knew he was 1 or 2 years away from being in the NHL in their most deep position
. The only guy drafted below Caron to play the season in the NHL had 8
goals. Do you really think that would have tipped the balance for the Bruins?
2007, can probably be called a 1st and 2nd round bust, Cross has had more knee surguries than Sturm, and Hamill has had enough injuries that his doctors can probably recognize an xray of any part of his body. Subban would have been nice but he had a huge amount of luck to go with his advancement. He jumped over guys who were injured (iirc the Hab's had 4 injured D at one point in the playoffs) and was brought up over the more offensive minded Yannick Weber who had playoff experience. A lot of people thought Cross would go in the first round, but he did slip. I don't recall mention of Subban's name but wouldn't cry if he was a Bruin next year, or the year after.
I don't know how much attention you paid to the last two drafts, but there was not
as much talk about as many players. Last year they talked about the top 5 guys and that was about it. This year I've seen 20+ guys mentioned all over the internet by media, bloggers and such. All indicators point to this being a much, much deeper draft than last years. Depending on the teams and their needs, we could honestly see some of the 3rd round guys playing in the NHL next year.
So yes, I've looked at about 40 different prospects pieces across the internet, and there's about 8 or 9 I want in Boston who I think might still be available in the second round.
In Response to Do You Have Hope For The Draft
In 2008 the Bruins drafted (AJHL)Joe Colborne ahaead of Jordan Eberle,Michael Del Zotto,and John Karlson.In 2007 Bruins drafted Zach Hamill in the first round and overlooked PK Subban,Wayne Simmonds and David Perron.In 2005 Boston's first round pick was bust Matt Lashoff,instead of Steve Downie,TJ Oshie,Paul Stastny,and Mason Raymond.In 2004 Boston's first choice was Mark Stuart,..but they passed on Mike Richards,Corey Perry,Ryan Kesler,and Louis Erikkson.Finally in 2002,Bruins went for complete bust G Hannu Toivevin when they could have had Matt Greene,Trevor Daily,or DUNCAN KEITH.One more..In 2001 Boston first rounder was Shaone Morrison.when the could have had Mike Cammalleri,Tomas Plakanec,Colby Armstrong,DEREK ROY,or Jason Pominville. I hope PC works some trades after the second pick.
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