Am I too far off in saying this? Some might remember a few months ago I posted something along the lines of, 'Is it just me, or does this coming draft year seem to really stink?'. While I know it's mostly a European draft, and there are some good picks near the top like any other year.. But is it just me, or does this draft look even worse than 2002 looked leading up to it? Perhaps I don't get as excited over guys like Andrew Ladd or Enver Lisin as I should. Looking back in 2002, perhaps we underrated the draft - many of the prospects from that draft are either just poised to be starting their NHL careers, or are already underway. And I must say, I'm getting more impressed with 2002 as weeks go by. But as for 2004, it just doesn't 'stir the senses', for the lack of better words. Yes, Ovechkin is a stud prospect that's on par with most 1st overall picks to have come down the pike. But even he is somewhat dissapointing fans lately, and guys beyond him such - even in the top 10 - aren't looking like they were 'supposed to', if you catch my drift. In fact, I think one could go so far as to compare this draft with 1999. Am I alone on this one?