NHL Allstar predictions from 2000

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    As we're shifting at the moment, I was packing up some old books and magazines and found an NHL Allstar magazine from 2000. Inside was an article on the projected 2005 Allstars containing a mixture of veterans and young talent.

    Some of the guys who were featured include:

    Marian Hossa
    Jeff Friesen (noted as a guy who in hindsight should have been 1st overall in '94)
    Jaromir Jagr
    Paul Kariya
    Peter Forsberg
    Vincent Lecavilier
    Chris Pronger
    Kenny Jonsson
    Jay Bouwmeester (noted as the next Bobby Orr)
    Mattias Ohlund
    Petr Hamrlik (noted as a future franchise goaltender)
    Roberto Luongo

    Just goes to show that it's difficult to predict how a player is going to turn out, even those at the top..
     
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    That is a list of 13 guys and they were right on at least 8 of them. I'd say that's pretty good.
     
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    Yup.. certainly shows how attrition can play a role with the likes of Pronger and Forsberg also. There was some retirement talk at some times or another due to injury, etc.

    Post note: While Bouwmeester isn't there yet, he'll get there eventually I expect..
     
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    Not a bad set of predictions BUT not very risky. And where they took risks, it didn't pay off.

    No brainers! even back then.

    Both equally good, one is in the NHL, one CHOSE to go back to Europe.
    Neither are clearly all-stars, but each could be a marginal all-star pick.

    As many thought, nothing original, and off the mark clearly.

    Along with Jonsson, a gutsy call, but in this case WRONG.

    :dunno:
     
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    Wow!!! Peter Hamerlik just never panned out. It happens, I guess.

    I know when he was drafted by Boston I was somewhat intrigued by his ability but when you saw him play he was just too inconsistent.
     
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