Comments on: Draft is fastest route to top. Why not explore it???
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:38:01 +0000hourly1By: Kraut182
Mon, 28 May 2007 21:49:53 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15456#comment-223184But that's just not true about Buffalo, the only one of their draft picks that was really high was Vanek. He was only a 5 overall, and was the only time Buffalo drafted in single digits in the last 10 years.
Buffalo's good because they made good mid-round draft picks, good trades and good mid-level signings. Any team with a really good GM and a little bit of luck can do what Buffalo did. You don't need to spend "2-3 years in the tank of the league."
Sun, 27 May 2007 13:32:51 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15456#comment-223183I didn, t suggest basing the whole draft at one position. I was refering to the 1st round pick which was pretty obvious. I also would pojnt to Ottawa and Anaheim being contenders for awhile now, Spezza was the only real early pick recently for the sens. Gtzlaf, Perry, Penner are not guys picked early in the 1st round, showing that u dont need a top 10 pick to aquire great talent. I will once again state, that u need good, young cheap players under the salary cap, to go with high priced, solidly producing vets. Pat Quinn did draft well, which i mentioned, but JFJ appears to have some pretty good prospects.
Wed, 23 May 2007 20:39:15 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15456#comment-223182The Leafs have very good Major Junior scouting. Just by looking at who we've drafted in the past years: Kyle Wellwood, Carlo Coliacovo, Ian White, Matt Stajan, Justin Pogge, Jeremy Williams, John Mitchell, Phil Orescovic and James Reimer. Not a bad collection of prospects. All taken from Major Junior. So I suggest taking a guy like David Perron out of Lewiston. If anyone is watching the mem cup, you can see this kid is on FIRE. I wouldnt be surprised if he moves up in the draft after his play in the Mem cup. -wdf