Why did everyone pass on Steen in 2002?

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  1. beerman

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    MY team took Boyd Gordon instead, and while he looks to be a promising hard worker type....I can't believe that we could have grabbed Steen that late in the draft? :banghead:

    We would have come away with Eminger, Semin, and Steen :amazed:
     
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    Woulda shoulda coulda

    Every team has these kind of regrets, that's the draft for ya ;)
     
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    I really have no clue.... It's not like he can't play defense...hell he's very solid defensivly ...and he's physical...IDK....Steens size probally...5-11 isn't big and in 2002 GM's seemed to get so upsessed in the fact that it wasnt a good draft and shot for the moon while great players like Slater and Steen along with Hudler dropped. Babchuk shouldn't have gone 13th overall....he fell as well.
     
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    Gordon should be a good one.
     
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    The simple answer is that other teams fancied other prospects moreso than Steen.

    If I recall the book on 2002 was that the top 7 or so were fairly consensus but that the guys ranked 10-40 were fairly interchangeable. Likely meaning that every team's list was vastly different.

    Change the draft order and Steen might have gone top 12.
     
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    Gordon 1 goals 4 assist in the NHL and 5 goals and 17 assist in the AHL(oh wait make that 6 and 18 as he's 1+1 in game 1 of Portland's playoff series)..

    Steen..umm he hasn't played pro hockey

    Stop crying..not by any means saying Gordon will be a beter player than Steen but Gordon's no bust scrub pick..he's gonna be a hell of a player in due time. Besides w ehave enough pure offensive talent. I'd like some MORE offensive talent with hard nose defense like Gordon.
     
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    Steen has played pro hockey - just not in North America.
     
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    Gordon should be a gooder. It was pretty cool to have him and Brooks Laich with the Caps, as my mom's boss is Brooks' dad, while Boyd is one of my cousin's friends.
     
  10. leafaholix*

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    Steen's developed a lot since the draft... so it's understandable.
     
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    You know what I ment :confused:
     
  12. leafaholix*

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    The AHL isn't that much better then the Swedish Elite League, if at all.

    Also consider that Steen's been playing at the highlest level in Sweden for the last 3 years.
     
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