Toughest Draft Class Ever?

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    There have been a bunch of threads about various teams and various unique draft classes they have assembled (late round gems, 1st round prowess, etc...)

    I was browsing through various teams draft history and I stumbled across the Red Wings' '83 draft (notable for Yzerman being selected #4 overall). But the guys they picked at #46, #88, and #186 stand out as well.

    Bob Probert - 3300 PIMs/#5 all time
    Joey Kocur - 2519 PIMs/#17 all time
    Stu Grimson - 2113 PIMs/#40 all time
    Three guys with a PIM total of 7932!! Toss in Stevie's 900+ and it jumps to 8838

    Any other big ones out there?
     
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    What were the draft situations of the Broadstreet Bullies?
     
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    `69- Clarke, Schultz, Saleski

    `78- Wilson, Linesman, Cochrane
     
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    As a year 1988 is pretty impressive. It has 7 players with over 1000 penalty minutes in the NHL:

    Tie Domi (3406)
    Rob Ray (3207)
    Jeremy Roenick (1345),
    Rob Blake (1235)
    Troy Malette (1226)
    Darin Kimble (1082)
    Tony Twist (1121)

    Honourable mention goes to Link Gaetz with 412 pm's...in 65 games (that's on pace for a 500 pm season)!

    The draft also had a number of other pretty gritty characters like Linden and Brindamour
     
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    LOL I just looked at the rest of the '83 draft and there are 18 players outside of the 3 the Wings drafted with 1000+ PIMs. 7 in the 1st round alone.
    John MacLean - 1333
    Cam Neely - 1241
    Adam Creighton - 1077
    Dave Gagner - 1016
    Bob Errey - 1005
    Gerald Diduck - 1612
    Jeff Beukeboom - 1890, these are the 1st rounders
    Claude Lemieux - 1756
    Sergio Momesso - 1557
    Frank Musil - 1241
    Peter Taglianetti - 1106
    Marc Bergeven - 1090
    Esa Tikkanen - 1077
    Garry Galley - 1218
    Kevin Stevens - 1468
    Dave Lowry - 1191
    Rick Tocchet - 2970
    Joe Reekie - 1326
    Probie, Joey, and Grim
    and honorable mentions to John Kordic - 997, Wayne Presley - 953, and Stevie Y - 906.

    That's just nuts. Time to find ERR - 22 in a draft. :D
     
  7. Wow just looking at the '78 draft an noticed it's pretty huge in the PIM department.

    Chris Nilan(MTL)-3043 PIM
    Behn Wilson(PHI)-1480 PIM
    Ken Linseman(PHI)-1727 PIM
    Brad Marsh(ATL)-1241 PIM
    Larry Playfair(BUF)-1812 PIM <=The Irony is too much.
    Al Secord(BOS)-2093 PIM
    Curt Fraser(VAN)-1304 PIM
    Stan Smyl(VAN)-1556 PIM
    Glen Cochrane(PHI)-1556 PIM
    Keith Acton(MTS)-1172 PIM

    Honorable mentions to Craig MacTavish(BOS)-891 PIM, Paul McLean(STL)-968 PIM, Jim Nill(STL)-854 PIM, Don Maloney(NYR)-815 PIM.
     
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    And '82 has 8 such 1st rounders and 23 total (not going to name them all) but notables with 2000+ Scott Stevens, Ken Daneyko, Pat Verbeek, Kevin Dineen, and Ulf Samuelsson.
     
  9. I added up all the players who ammassed over 800 PIM and the entire class of '83 spent 35,962 minutes collectively in the box. Just wow.

    The class of '82 beat out the after year with a total of 38,016 PIM.
     
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    1979 wins. Twelve 1000+ PIM 1st rounders alone, 4 of them being 2000+ PIM guys. I think 22 total for the draft but that 1st round has to be the toughest draft round ever. Two 3000+ PIM Hunters.

    Them were rough and tumble days.
     
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    Player Name -- [email protected] -- Drafted By -- Round -- GAMES -- PIM -- PIMs per 82 Games
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    Peluso Mike -- 190 -- NJ -- Round 10 -- 458 -- 1951 -- 349
    Ewen Todd -- 168 -- EDM -- Round 8 -- 518 -- 1911 -- 303
    Roberts Gary -- 12 -- CGY -- Round 1 -- 1029 -- 2357 -- 188
    King Kris -- 80 -- WAS -- Round 4 -- 849 -- 2030 -- 196
    Corson Shayne -- 8 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1156 -- 2357 -- 167
    Mellanby Scott -- 27 -- PHI -- Round 2 -- 1291 -- 2361 -- 150
    Finn Steven -- 57 -- COL -- Round 3 -- 725 -- 1722 -- 195
    Carkner Terry -- 14 -- NYR -- Round 1 -- 858 -- 1586 -- 152
    Smyth Greg -- 22 -- PHI -- Round 2 -- 229 -- 783 -- 280
    Halkidis Bob -- 81 -- BUF -- Round 4 -- 256 -- 825 -- 264
    Svoboda Petr -- 5 -- MTL -- Round 1 -- 1028 -- 1545 -- 123
    Houda Doug -- 28 -- DET -- Round 2 -- 561 -- 1104 -- 161
    Iafrate Al -- 4 -- TOR -- Round 1 -- 799 -- 1301 -- 134
    Chychrun Jeff -- 37 -- PHI -- Round 2 -- 262 -- 744 -- 233
    Severyn Brent -- 99 -- PHO -- Round 5 -- 328 -- 825 -- 206
    Samuelsson Kjell -- 119 -- NYR -- Round 6 -- 813 -- 1225 -- 124
    Benning Brian -- 26 -- STL -- Round 2 -- 568 -- 959 -- 138
    Dirk Robert -- 53 -- STL -- Round 3 -- 402 -- 786 -- 160
    Thomson Jim -- 185 -- WAS -- Round 9 -- 115 -- 416 -- 297
    Leach Stephen -- 34 -- WAS -- Round 2 -- 702 -- 978 -- 114
    Yawney Trent -- 45 -- CHI -- Round 3 -- 593 -- 783 -- 108
    Cavallini Paul -- 205 -- WAS -- Round 10 -- 564 -- 750 -- 109
    Agnew Jim -- 157 -- VAN -- Round 8 -- 81 -- 257 -- 260
    Mackey Dave -- 224 -- CHI -- Round 11 -- 126 -- 305 -- 198
    Sabourin Ken -- 33 -- CGY -- Round 2 -- 74 -- 201 -- 223
     
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