Interesting Retrospective Red Line Report 2002

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  1. Slats432

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    Wow was that guy ever in love with Hudler. Yikes. I suppose Huds still could light it up in the NHL like he has in the AHL, but most don't expect him to. He had him in the top 10 and he dropped all the way to the back end of the 2nd round. :eek:
     
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    Greensboro nc: What about this Yale kid Higgins? Is he too small to be an impact player? If not, who would you compare him to. Briere maybe?

    Kyle Woodlief: I don't think Chris Higgins will ever score 30 goals in the NHL like Briere did this year. I don't think he's talented enough at his size to be an impact player. I would view him more as a third-line high energy player.



    23 is pretty close.
     
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    Abyss GO BRUINS

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    pretty cool stuff. All that hype about Collins being a sleeper and he went in the 9th round :O
     
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    Besides a few exceptions (not many) the scouts did a great job in the 2002 draft. Most of the best players did go in the first round and the rest went in the second.

    What a weak draft in terms of depth...yuck.
     
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    He did a good job of calling picks 5-8.

    I find it interesting how the four guys going in the top four was pretty much set in stone. I can't remember it being like that since.
     
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    Wow, nice call by KW on quite a few guys!

    However, he really missed out on Higgins. 23 goals in his rookie year. I assume we can expect at least one 30-goal season from Chris before it's all said and done. ;)
     
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    The four back in 2002 are like the top five this year.

    By that I mean, you know those 4 players were going to go 1 through 4, but not sure in what order.

    This year, Johnson, Kessel, Toews, Staal and Backstrom will most likely be the top 5, but the order could be anything!
     
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    What do you mean? That these players were truly about the 5th to 8th best to come out of the draft (if so, fair enough, kudos to Kyle)?
    Or, do you mean that these players actually went around 5th to 8th in the draft? If it's the latter then it is not a "good call", since (as has been stated many times on this board) the ratings agencies are not predictors (of who will draft who or where they are expected to go). They are ratings agencies.
     
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    Wow, this guy is in love with Hudler.
     
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    To be somewhat fair, the NHL has changed quite drastically from 2002. Higgins will score 30 in all likelyhood, but it's a little easier to do so now, then it was in 2002's NHL.
     
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    good call, this report came out in the old nhl, not the new wide open nhl...


     
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    I sure hope that Fernholm turns out to be the biggest steal, but he spent this past season in the ECHL, so he still has a long way to go.

    Is there anybody on these boards who has gone back and done any review of RLR, CSB, THN, or any of the other services to see who is the best predictor of NHL success? There are a few around here who get a kick out of crunching numbers. I'd like to see the results, but I don't have the temperment (or the back issues) to do the grunt work.
     
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    Andrew Carnes, Pittsburgh PA: Where do you think forward Joffery Lupul will go, and will he be the nature goal scorer that everyone touts him as?

    Kyle Woodlief: I think Lupul will go higher than we have him ranked. We have him at No. 11, which is where we feel he should go. A couple of teams in the top 10 have expressed interest in him. He's a good natural sniper, but his skating concerns me at the NHL level.


    I'm glad to see him overcome the skating issues...now if he can just learn to create offense without a playmaker doing all the work.
     
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    I still believe in Fernholm. He has had some major troubles with injuries...I think he´ll bounce back and show what he can do.
     
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    hmm...interesting stuff. I was looking for any similar Woodlief stuff regarding the 2003 draft class. Anyone have a link? Can't seem to find it on the USA Today page. Was there a similar chat done? Does anyone know?
     
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    And that is why I get paid the big bucks.. :D

    http://cgi1.usatoday.com/mchat/20030617001/tscript.htm
     
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    Well damn, George - that was quick! You rock. :cheers:
     
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    Some of his comments about Kostitsyn just makes us think he still could turn this around and become the player he was expected to be. Maybe some people will now stop talking about the Habs making ''another mistake'' and see that Kosty, besides his illness'' was not only by Woodlief but by a lot of GM's and scouts highly recommanded but were afraid about his condition.....
     
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    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Ah, the 2003 draft. The Dave Brown saga............. :biglaugh:
     
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    Funny that he projected that the Red Wings would take Stajan but he was picked just before by the Leafs and Detroit took Hudler with the next pick.
     
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    ...and not one single word about Brent Burns...imagine that :dunno: :sarcasm:
     
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    He isn't the only person that said :dunno: when the pick was made. And even now, I don't know if you can say he was the best pick at 20.....
     

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