It almost goes without saying, but at the risk of making the Kaleta thread go way off topic, I present this thread. It just strikes me how we managed to draft so poorly for such a stretch of time. I wonder of Tommy G was really pulling the purse strings tight? Anywho, it makes why we suck now so painfully obvious: 2002 1: Keith Ballard and Daniel Paille* 2: None 3: Michael Tessier*** and John Adams*** 2003 1: Vanek 2: Branislav Farby*** 3: Clarke McCarthur 2004 1: Drew Stafford 2: Michael Funk** 3: Andrej Sekera And here's where it get's really really bad. 2005 1: Marek Zagrapan*** 2: Phillip Gogulla*** 3: MA Gragani* 2006 1: Dennis Perrson*** 2: Enroth & Weber 3: None 2007 1: Traded 2: TJ Brennan** & Drew Schiestel*** 3: Tropp ***Zero NHL games player **LEss than 50 NHL games played *Husko calls it a bad pick Just think, these are the players that should be our main core, with just a few vets left from the older core still leading. I would offer, the "Rochester core" didn't fail that bad, Vanek, Roy, Pominville, Gaustad while not ideal, wouldn't be awful if players from this era, especially 05-07, were filling out the roster behind them. Blah, what an atrocious era.