At the end of the day, the draft is full of misses more than it is of hits. Even a '14 pick like Valiev eventually did make it to the NHL with the Habs and he's 60th overall from that class in games played which means that he was picked around where he should have been... Roughly speaking anyways. If the numbers suggest that we can expect slightly more NHL talents by going the draft+1,2 route, that won't become apparent immediately, and with the ways numbers work, it may never actually take place. But there's enough numbers to put solace in our guys' thinking. A 1% edge is still worth it. Also any idea on Brinson Pasichnuk? He, Coghlan and Kovacevik were overage guys I liked last draft..