Re: Phil Kessel
posted at 1/25/2010 11:20 PM EST
depending on the draft, at most
picks 1-7 are the only ones in sure fire range. Usually way less, this coming draft, only 3, Hall Fowler and Sequin.
It's a whole different story from a 10+ overall pick rather than a 1-5 pick.
After that, it's a total crap shoot. You get guys like Hunwick who was drafted in the SEVENTH
round and you get players who crap out who were first rounders.
Since 2000 they haven't had many high first round picks, yes they blew it with the couple of 7 and 8 overall they had, but don't forget, central scouting had them picked that way, too.
2000 lars johnsonn and martin samuelson
lars was 7th overall - they blew that one, lots of good picks behind him
samuelson was 27th
2001 shane morrison/ marginal dman with washington
2002 hannu toivonen/ we all know how this turned out
2003 mark stuart/ 3rd pair dman
2004 traded to wash for rental players
Blake Wheeler was the 5th overall pick that year. And he came here rather than playing for the Coyotes
2005 matt lashoff/ seems to be poised for ahl career
22nd overall, and we dumped him for Recchi. I call that a win actually.
2006 phil kessel
got 2 1st round picks for him, I'll be open minded, and the jury is still out depending on which picks we get.
2007 zack hamill/ see matt lashoff
8th overall - they blew it.
2008 joe colbuorne/ not even averaging a point a game in college
what kind of math are you using? He has 23 points in 22 games.
2009 jordan carron/ has played 5 games this season scouting report says big but not a fast skater. we already have enough players like that.He's played 25 games this year, not 5.He has 26 pts in 25 games.You did not notice he was traded, 20 games with one team and 5 w/ another.