Wake Up call for those who think the 2006 and 2007 drafts are shallow.

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Granlund2Pulkkinen*, May 17, 2007.

  1. Hey guys.. Finn here.

    I just wanted to let those who think the 2006 and 2007 drafts are shallow know they've got a misunderstanding.

    Prior to the 2006 draft, we had 2 drafts with 3 players that could easily come into the game and dominate. Two Russians and a sly Canadian. Not to mention that that was over a 3 year span. So we got our NHL back with a blast of youthful prospects. When the 2006 draft came... we all wanted another Ovechkin or another Crosby to come screaming out and getting the calder.

    The thing is we have a mindset that every draft will hold a superstar that will rise the first year. Those 3 years and 3 great prospects kinda altered our mind into thinking that the NHL draft is a way to streamline superstars into our league.


    The truth is that the 2006 and 2007 drafts are packed with talent and depth. E. Johnson, Backstrom, Toews and Staal are all either NHL ready or already in the NHL. While Kane, Turris, VanRiemsdyk and Voracek are all definate starters in the future. We have just become accustomed with instant gradification that we have a hard time fathoming that prospects do need time to become superstars and not every draft will harvest an 'immediate high'.

    So next time you look at those prospects for the '07 draft... just remember talent is something that cannot be rushed.
     
  2. Dr Pepper

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    I still wish Dallas had a 1st. :(
     
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    there isn't superstar or generational talent, but its deep in terms of top 6 potential. It's a very deep draft.
     
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    I actually think that there's a ton of BOTTOM 6 potential, too. A lot of guys who if they don't make it at the top 6 that can slot down. A lot of safe picks, also. It's not a great draft for overall talent, but teams will find a number of NHLers if they draft well in this draft.
     
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