1995 nhl draft

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  1. neg marron

    neg marron Registered User

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    this was not a very good draft the scouts to me in a sense were kinda clueless

    just look at the first round iginla and skyora are not even in the top 10


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    At the time Iginla had a HUGE knock on his skating.
     
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    It's always easier in hindsight. I don't think there is any one expert who has never been wrong in predicting what a 17/18 year old kid is going to become.

    Sykora in particular was rated as a top 10 guy, but he had suffered a significant (shoulder?) injury prior to the draft. So teams were a little worried about drafting damaged goods.

    Terry Ryan was coming off of a monster season, as was Chad Kilger. Aki Berg was a consensus #3 pick IIRC. Steve Kelly put up comparable numbers to Iginla that year in the WHL.
     
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    If you'd seen the goal that Terry Ryan scored in the 1995 CHL All-star game, you'd have taken him 8th overall, too. He had probably the most dominant power-forward season any 17 y/o not named Lindros has had in the last 20 years. His total failure as a prospect still mystifies me - the guy had Gary Roberts written all over him at the time. He probably could have overcome his skating, but concussions and a total lack of conditioning/committment did him in.

    I don't recall that big of a skating knock on Iginla - he was just viewed as a solid all-around guy with a more limited (50-60 point type) upside. At the time, it wasn't felt that he had either the skill or the toughness of Ryan and Doan. He didn't explode until the following season.

    Sykora was injured and didn't play after New Year's that season, which hurt his stock. He was still pegged as a top-10 lock going into the draft, but had a rather shocking fall on draft day as GMs worried about his size/grit and his injury.
     
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    I think another knock on Sykora was that Radek Bonk(who was drafted in 94) the year before played well in the IHL but didn't translate that success in his first year in the NHL. Alot of people labelled him Bonk part 2.
     
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    I really like this draft alot, I don't see where you see a bad draft...this is alot of stars here we are talking about.

    Bryan Berard
    Wade Redden
    Shane Done
    Daymond Langkow
    Jarome Iginla
    J-S Giguere
    Jay Mckee
    Martin Biron
    Petr Sykora
    Denis Gauthier
    Marc Denis
    Brian Boucher
    Alexie Morozov
    Georges Laraque
    Marc Chouinard
    Jochen Hecht
    Brad Isbister
    Alyn McCauely
    Sami Kapanen
    Vesa Toskala
    Marc Savard
    Michael Handzus
    Miikka Kiprusoff
    Jan Hrdina
    Brent Johnson
    Brent Sopel
    Peter Worrell
    Filip Kuba
    Daniel Markov
     
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    Berard did good in NHL, even better than Iggy the first couple of NHL seasons or so. Calder Trophy winner over Iggy and all.
     
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    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    WOW, I thought Toskala was younger than that!
     
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    95 was a pretty good draft from an overall perspective, it was a dreadful one for the habs.
     
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    Berard would have definitely developed into one of the most dominant offensive defensemen in the NHL if he wasn't hurt.
     
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    This is also one of the problems of a 17 year old entry draft....

    It should be 18 or 19...
     
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    Agreed, he still put up huge points with one and a half eye.
     
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