Re: Welcome to the Bruins Dougie Hamilton
posted at 6/25/2011 4:15 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Welcome to the Bruins Dougie Hamilton
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Welcome to the Bruins Dougie Hamilton : I have never wanted the B's to pick a defenseman with a Top 10 pick. It's a terrible, terrible idea. Please, go look at 10 years of defensemen drafted with high picks. Examples: 2000: #4 Rusty Klesla #7 Lars Jonsson 2001: #8 Komisarek 2002: #3 Bouwmeester, #4 Joni Pitkanen, #5 Ryan Whitney 2003: 7,8,9: Suter, Coburn, Phaneuf There's just a small sample of ALL defensemen drafted in the Top 10 for four years. I didn't cherry pick or leave anyone out. Of that group, only one player is still with his team and worth a Top 10 pick, Ryan Suter. The rest have been traded and stink or traded, or stink or stunk. For the whole lot of you that are blowing ME up here. I've brought you facts. All you have is "NAS, I don't like you." This is why I'm who I am, and you are who you are. I know what I'm talking about. You're little girls in the school yard, crying because someone said they don't like NKOTB.
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I understand what you are saying. It's really all about numbers.
It is always easier to have a drafted player make your team if he is a forward, rather than a d-man, simply because there is twice as many opportunities at that position.
I looked at the years from 2005-2009, and high-drafted D-men (not named Johnson), seem to be playing important roles on the teams that drafted them.
Players like; MARC STAAL, DREW DOUGHTY, ALEX PIETERANGELO, LUKE SCHENN, ZACK BOGOSIAN, TYLER MYERS, ERIC KARLSON, and VICTOR HEDMAN all came from only about a total of about 15 players that were drafted in the top dozen, in those years. If you throw out the 2007 year, where everyone stunk, the percentage gets even better.
I don't have a problem with Boston taking a D-man with a top 10 pick. Now, if they had taken a goalie, there would have been some cursing, on my part.