the Dogsalmon wrote:when i look at GMMG's drafting philosophy i am led to believe that he..."has no philosophy"...i think its mostly about dazzling us with bullshit...what GM is their right fucking mind wastes drafts on the la Senza league(US College hockey) and passes up WHL players...he has fucked up and need an excuse...we hear it in the business world all the time...bafflegab...i fail to see what great idea his drafting spawns from...tried and true works 99% of the time
A really strong year at by any team the draft produces 3 or 4 NHL calibre players in 7 selections, and that doesn't happen on a year to year basis for any team. I'd say tried and true works more like 30% of the time. I don't know the total number of NHL'ers produced in an average draft but it's safe to say it's lower than 99%
so i cannot help but stress about picking outside the box all the time..
Agreed there...I often get the feeling MG makes moves with an eye towards proving what a genius maverick he is - the Luongo captaincy being the most grating example. He seems to be getting a rep for going off the board at the draft, too.
Then again, maybe I'm just imagining it. I'm too tired right now to sift through MG's draft record and see where his picks were rated at the time.
At least we didn't take Jankowski