5 years after being drafted...

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  1. sonnytheman

    sonnytheman Registered User

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    I guess its true what they say after a player is drafted..."in 5 years...".

    The draft 5 years ago was the 1998 draft, let's see the players breaking out who came out from that draft:

    Alex Tanguay................................ (3rd in league scoring)

    Mike Ribeiro .................................. (61 pts, leads team in scoring)

    Michael Ryder................................ (22 goals, 57 pts, 2nd in team scoring)

    Pavel Datsyuk ............................... (25 goals, 61 pts, 2nd in team scoring)

    Mark Bell ..................................... (20 goals, 2nd in team scoring)

    Mike Van Ryn ............................... (33 pts....2nd in team scoring!)

    Jonathan Cheechoo ...................... (25 goals)

    Brian Gionta ............................... (19 goals)

    Andrew Raycroft ........................... (25 wins, .929 %, 1.97 gaa)

    Trent Hunter ................................ (24 goals, 47 pts, leads team in scoring)



    And to a smaller extent (as far as breaking out):
    Rico Fata
    Manny Malhotra
    Josef Vasicek





    This proves that patience is key....next year I expect the 1999 draft class to bust a move.
     
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    Sweet, that means Havlat will break out next year
     
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    Havlat breaking out...theres a scary though :eek:
     
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    Luca Cereda too!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!! :rolly:










    :cry:
     
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    ...mean while Gomez goes right on ticking... :yo:
     
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    Josef Vasicek's play actually has broken out, his numbers just haven't. I'll expect that to come along next season.
     
  7. Evilo

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    Add Milan Kraft!
    Selected 23rd, he was the best forward in the WJC the followin game, captaining Czech Republic to the Gold Medal, and he's finally breaking through.
    So far, he has 34 points in 58 games while only getting 15 minutes of icetime.
    He has a point a game in his last 15 games.
     
  8. Big McLargehuge

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    Add to the list...

    Milan Kraft 16 goals 18 assists 34 points in 58 games(4th on Penguins)

    Not bad considering his former career highs were 8 goals 8 assists and 16 points in 2001-02(in 10 more games).

    edit: damn you evilo :p
     
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    WTF?

    Where the hell is Dmitri Kalinin?
     
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    Where is Brad Stuart?
    68 Games 6 Goals 27 Assists for 33 Points
     
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    He'd already pretty much broken out..
     
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    You mean the 26th highest scoring defenseman in the league?

    Also give 6 year for defensemen to find their game and 7 for goalies as a rule of thumb.
     
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    Christian Backman?

    PrussianBlue
     
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    Brad Stuart should be there.

    Robyn Regehr too.
     
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    Bryan Allen has had a break out year, doesn't neccessarily reflect that in the stats, but he's improved greatly this year. He's been playing 20 minutes a game, and been a key penatly killer.
     
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    Lobstertainment Oh no, my brains.

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    Yeah go Cereda :cry:
     
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    basically, i meant players that were either unheard of before this year, or whose stats and quality of play have jumped up quite a few notches. That's why a guy like Stuart isn't there, he was great 2 years ago

    Now Backman, I haven't seen play, so that could be another guy
     
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    Alex Tanguay you hadn't heard of before?

    Sure the fact he is top 5 in league scoring is impressive but I don't think he's "broken out" this year.. his breakout occurred a few years ago in the playoffs
     
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    Being underrated, where he usually is.
     
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    hmmm...this '5-year plan' theory presents a potentially interesting scenario for next season, if there is one...

    here's a quick sampling of guys i threw together from the 99 draft who are at a certain stage in thier development, and who based on their past 12 months one might theoretically expect a bust-out of some sort from next season...i've left out the guys who are arguably already there (jackman, havlat, zetterberg, comrie, etc) and tried to focus more on 'under the radar' types (some of them in terms of 'when' they'll break out, not in terms of 'if') who might otherwise emerge as sleepers for one reason or another...

    purely hypothetical obviously, there's a lotta different issues with a lotta these guys, but how many of this year's bust-out's could people have expected with any degree of certainty?

    pat stefan - highly unlikely in my view, but ya never know
    the sedins...the bust-out's already in progress i'd argue but might put up some serious numbers and be the guys they were drafted to be
    pavel brendl...hey, was looking alright before the collarbone injury, could be his year
    taylor pyatt...ehhhh, power-forward, i'd give him another year or two
    ollie saprykin...might finally find some consistency, and matching numbers
    jani rita...intriguing case, could go one way or completely the other
    jeff jillson...see pyatt
    dave tanabe...might rack up the points his talents suggest he can
    kon koltsov...looks good, could do something with greater responsibility on an improving team
    steve mccarthy...being brought along slowly which is fine for a rearguard, might put it all together
    milan bartovic...won't do anything gaudy but compares well to a guy like koltsov imho
    jordy leopold...watch him blossom next year
    alex semenov...might find a consistent physical game, could be scary to play against
    branko radivojevic...his time is now
    matt weinhandl...see radivojevic, perhaps a smidgeon behind in terms of development
    ryan miller...could he do a 'raycroft' and settle the sabres crease question once and for all?
    marty prusek...sleeping giant in net according to many, could get his chance and run with it.
    mike leighton...been good this year, could step it up another notch
    marty erat...been great, could seriously explode with the right linemates
    radim vrbata...c'mon, this guy's gotta bounce back

    i'm sure i've ommitted plenty of worthy inclusions, but that smattering doesn't seem THAT unrealistic if ya think about it.
     
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    Add Jamie Lundmark to the list.
     
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    It's Kris Beech's make or break season next year.
     
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    1998 was a VERY good draft year. Don't expect the 99 crop to ever reach anywhere near that level of play. It was one of the worse draft of the 90s, IMO.
     
  25. Mr.Brownov*

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    With the exception of Marty Havlat and perhaps Jordan Leopold.
     
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