Combine 2010 and 2011 Drafts into one

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  1. Qubax

    Qubax Registered User

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    I fear that the this will show that the 2011 draft is actually(while reasonably deep) much inferior to the 2010 draft in the first round especially

    Now, I think we need to base our drafting on what we know of the 2011 draftees as of today, but what we knew of the 2010 draftees as of the 2010 Entry draft....because lets be real Skinner would go higher, and possibly Seguin would go lower if we base it on today. Also, Fowler wouldn't be going so darn low.

    So here's my Top 20

    1. Hall - 10
    2. Seguin - 10
    3. Larsson
    4. RNH
    5. Johansen - 10
    6. Landeskog
    7. Skinner - 10
    8. Gudbranson - 10
    9. Niederriter - 10
    10. Couturier
    11. Strome
    12. Fowler - 10
    13. Gormley - 10
    14. Hamilton
    15. Murphy
    16. Tarasenko - 10
    17. Burmistrov - 10
    18. Schwartz - 10
    19. Connolly - 10
    20. Campbell - 10

    I'd have 13 of the Top 20 from 2010
     
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    Sean Couturier is better than Ryan Johansen.
     
  3. jukon

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    Look, it's the draft combine :laugh:
     
  4. 1. Hall - 10
    2. Seguin - 10
    3. Larsson
    4. RNH
    5. Johansen - 10
    6. Landeskog
    7. Skinner - 10
    8. Gudbranson - 10
    9. Niederriter - 10
    10. Couturier
    11. Strome
    12. Fowler - 10
    13. Gormley - 10
    14. Hamilton
    15. Murphy

    Much closer now :)
     
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    This would be my top 10 if everyone was in one draft class:

    1. Hall - 10
    2. Seguin - 10
    3. Larsson
    4. RNH
    5. Gudbranson - 10
    6. Johansen - 10
    7. Landeskog
    8. Couturier
    9. Skinner - 10
    10. Fowler -10

    This does NOT take into account anything done at the NHL level, simply how I think the draft of all the prospects would go if all combined into one draft class. I had a tough time trying to figure out where guys like Landeskog, Gudbranson, and Johansen would go, but those guys could be pretty interchangeable.
     
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    The exercise makes no sense if you're going to take into account what we now know about the 2010 class. You have a much better reading with that extra year - this inherently and heavily biases the comparison in 2010s favor.

    If you want like with like, then it's June 2010 compared to March 2011 (and even that is somewhat biased, since we're missing the playoffs and U18 for this year's class). That means you have to use the draft order for the 2010 class.

    On that basis (2010 picks in bold):

    1. Hall
    2. Seguin

    3. Larsson
    4. RNH
    5. Landeskog
    6. Couturier
    7. Gudbranson
    8. Johansen

    9. Strome
    10. Niederreiter
    11. Connolly
    12. Skinner

    13. Hamilton
    14. Burmistrov
    15. Granlund
    16. McIlrath

    17. Murphy
    18. Campbell
    19. Fowler
    20. Gormley


    I think Landeskog and Couturier are more firmly established as players with top flight potential than Gudbranson or Johansen was when they were drafted. I also suspect Strome would be more in that category than Niederreiter or Connolly (given his injury problems). In 2010, once you were past Hall and Seguin, you were into players who either were perceived to have severe drawbacks or risks (Connolly, Fowler etc), or whose upside as really top prospects was questionable (Niederreiter), somewhat speculative (Gudbranson) or very recently established (Johansen). I suspect this would put them behind the top 4 in this draft, and that Strome also might pass some of them.
     

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