Island Nucklehead wrote: Betamax wrote:
Of the 2003 NHL Draft Class, how many were considered potential "Generational" talents? Versus the 2008 NHL Draft Class?
Who the fuck cares? Again the goal posts move. I'll bring you back, the point is (and remains, as per Blob) that there is more to this draft than just McDavid and Eichel.
duh, my cyber bro Blob missed the point. My contention, as supported by a recent NHL.COM article (THAT is a credible site is it not? ..... among many other articles from credible sources cited earlier) ......................
The conclusion of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center signals the official opening of the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes for the 2015 event at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
In a draft that looks to be loaded with talent across the board, McDavid of the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League and Eichel, who will be a freshman at Boston University in Hockey East, will be the two headliners.
that there were two that stood out from the crowd Generational talent although some would say one. i.e. As far as I know, as deep as the 2003 Draft Class was in quality, none of the prospects at the time were considered potential "Generational" Talents like in 2005 Draft with Crosby or the 2008 Draft with Stamkos and Doughty.
By your logic everyone should've traded their 2005 picks if they didn't think they'd be in the hunt for the "Crosby sweepstakes", no need for plugs like Kopitar, Neal, Letang, Vlasic, Niskanen or M. Staal.
duh, my logic was that drafting in the top 2 would virtually guarantee a Superstar level talent ... which has not been common in the Canucks' history, right?
Whereas in the 2005 Draft, there were a lot of landmines, busts and journeymen players.
I mean, the Canucks' Drafting Records writes for itself. They had the chance to draft Kopitar back in 2005 right?
But they didn't.
So yeah, the prosecution rests. If this draft is, as proclaimed by the experts, the deepest draft since 2003 (that is, if you're still with me, deeper than 2008), with MANY potential franchise players, then the Canucks should be keeping their pick, even if they aren't in the running for McDavid or Eichel. Tell me I'm wrong.
With Canucks' Drafting pedigree as seen in four and a half decades of drafting .......... if they are not drafting at the top ........... do you seriously have confidence in their ability to draft a "franchise player" with a later pick?
Sadly, history does not support such optimism.