Best 3 or 5 year period for NHL draft????

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  1. trahans99

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    What is the best 3 year period for drafts in a row?
    I think the worst 5 year is from 1992 to 1996 and the best from 2000 to 2004 or 2001 to 2005.

    2000: Heatley
    2001: Kovalchuk, Spezza
    2002: Nash
    2003: top 4 and really most of 1st round
    2004: Ovechkin, Malkin
    2005: Crosby, Brule, Latendresse etc ... etc....

    I think 2003-2005 maybe one of the best 3 years in a row ever. Of course 79-82 is pretty remarkable especially for Edmonton alone.

    Any thought anyone???
     
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    2003: Let's wait and see who's good and who's a bust if there is any...
    2005: Let's see if these players are still up there(other then Crosby) when the 2005 draft rolls around..anything can happen.
     
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    2000-2002 is a really outstanding three year stretch to me. Early top 10 (in draft order) for each year:

    2000: Dipietro, Heatley, Gaborik, Klesla, Hartnell, Orpik, Frolov, Volchenkov, Williams, Martin

    2001: Kovalchuk, Spezza, Svitov, Weiss, Chistov, Komisarek, Ruutu, Hamhuis, Hemsky, Grigorenko

    2002: Nash, Lehtonen, Bouwmeester, Pitkanen, Whitney, Lupul, Eminger, Semin, Grebeshkov, Steen

    However, without doing too much research I'll nominate 1988-1990 and let someone else argue otherwise. Top 10 for each in no particular order:

    1988: Modano, Selanne, Recchi, Roenick, Linden, Brind'Amour, Amonte, Blake, Mogilny, Gelinas

    1989: Sundin, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Holik, Guerin, Foote, Bure, Konstantinov, Reichel, Kolzig

    1990: Jagr, Brodeur, Nolan, Tkachuk, Hatcher, Weight, Zubov, Bondra, Sydor, Ricci
     
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    Those are three nice drafts. Can't argue with that.
     
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    I know it's six years, but 1979 to 1984 averaged 5 or 6 current or future Hall-of-Famers a year. 1979 is consensus as the best draft ever, even though there were only 6 rounds. 1980 produced Savard, Murphy, Coffey, Kurri and others. 1981 had Francis, Hawerchuk, Chelios, Fuhr and more. That would be the best three-year stretch, but 1982 to 1984 was incredible, too.
     
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    Amazing.

    PS: Rough count, but I think over 50% of those 30 players have a Stanley Cup ring :eek:
     
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    But the 3 year span from 2000 to 2002 their are players who havent proven themselves unlike the one from 1989 era. So in 10 years you can look from retrospect.
     
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