Damned if you do, damned if you don't. People want these Hail Mary picks and then call them busts a couple of years later.
I'm sure people hated the Henrique pick when it happened because they wanted another guy that they read 3 sentences about on the internet.
It's just common sense that if a player is a goon in junior, he'll likely be a goon when he eventually works his way to the ECHL. It's also common sense that a player who puts up a lot of points in junior is more likely to be able to do that than someone that doesn't.
Now the latter does not necessarily separate a player like Point (who scored a ton) over Quenneville (who scored less, but still plenty), and that's why, as of Friday night, I wasn't too down on the front office. But it does mean that's it's better to take a shot on Point (who people with actual scouting experience gave a first round ranking) over someone who doesn't project to be any more than a grinder if he ever makes it to the NHL (Chatham). It also means that you take a shot on players in the latter rounds who have some offensive upside, over players that are just a complete waste of space.
It's also common sense that you should be very reluctant to take a defenseman with your second round pick when the system is overfilling with defensive prospects, who your own propaganda is saying should be in the NHL in the next one or two years (if they're not there already) for the foreseeable future. Especially when there is zero scoring ability in the system.
As I said, the biggest thing with Saturday is that it shows that Lou and Conte are oblivious to what is happening around them.