2005-06 Panthers

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  1. BBruins7719428

    BBruins7719428 Registered User

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    Has anyone noticed how many first round draft choices suited up for the Florida Panthers during the 2005-06 season? Has there ever been a team with more first rounders playing for them during a single season?

    Gary Roberts 12th overall 1984
    Martin Gelinas 7th overall 1988
    Chris Gratton 3rd overall 1993
    Richard Jackman 5th overall 1996
    Olli Jokinen 3rd overall 1997
    Roberto Luongo 4th overall 1997
    Mike Van Ryn 26th overall 1998
    Branislav Mezei 9th overall 1999
    Mikhail Yakubov 10th overall 2000
    Stephen Weiss 4th overall 2001
    Lukas Krajicek 24th overall 2001
    Jay Bouwmeester 3rd overall 2002
    Petr Taticek 9th overall 2002
    Nathan Horton 3rd overall 2003
    Anthony Stewart 25th overall 2003
    Rostislav Olesz 7th overall 2004
     
  2. RECsGuy*

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    Goes to show that no draft position is necessarily better than any other, unless there is a generational talent available. It's all about scouting, which is big part of why that squad and 9 others comprise Florida's decade-long playoff drought.
     
  3. ricky0034

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    off the top of my head this years Washington Capitals team was close(looked them up and 15 first rounders played for them,that Florida team had 16 play for them)

    Jason Arnott 7th overall 1993
    Marco Sturm 21st overall 1996
    Scott Hannan 23rd overall 1997
    Dave Steckel 30th overall 2001
    Alexander Semin 13th overall 2002
    Boyd Gordon 17th overall 2002
    Eric Fehr 18th overall 2003
    Alexander Ovechkin 1st overall 2004
    Jeff Schultz 27th overall 2004
    Mike Green 29th overall 2004
    Nicklas Backstrom 4th overall 2006
    Semyon Varlamov 23rd overall 2006
    Karl Alzner 5th overall 2007
    John Carlson 27th overall 2008
    Marcus Johansson 24th overall 2009
     
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    I honestly don't think its uncommon that a team has alot of 1st rounders. This years Leafs had 10 I think. Panthers 16 might be the record though.

    The penguins 05-06 had 12 and 13 or something the year after.

    Its hard as before the 90s expansion there werent 26 to 30 1 rounders.

    Quebec in '95 had 15 top 25 picks.

    The 86 Habs had 15 top 30s.
     
  5. tarheelhockey

    tarheelhockey Highest Boss

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    You gotta figure, an average draft sees about 20 NHL regulars drafted in the first round. Lay that out over a decade or two, and there are 200-400 first-round picks in the league at any given time, right? So across 30 teams, that would mean an average of 10 per team? That makes 15-16 not seem so extreme.

    I just glanced over Carolina's roster. Jim Rutherford runs this team like a bag lady picking over other people's trash, but he still managed to dress 13 first-rounders this year.
     
  6. vadim sharifijanov

    vadim sharifijanov ugh

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    the canucks of the last ten years have usually hovered around 10-14 first rounders. i think they peaked at 15 in '02:

    sedin
    sedin
    naslund
    bertuzzi
    cloutier
    linden
    jovanovski
    ohlund
    cassels
    lachance
    allen
    todd warriner
    drake berehowsky
    denis pederson
    mike brown

    they had 13 this year. but as others have said, i don't think that's rare. even among first round busts, they tend to stick around for a while and play a handful of games as reclamation projects, so they juice the numbers a bit.
     
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    First round pick doesn't mean much 10+ years after the fact.
     
  8. zeus3007*

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    Untrue...development also has a big part in it, and some teams just can't develop talent.
     

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