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#21 CarpathianForest

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:06 PM

All the legalese is so circular and confounding that it reminds me of this:



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#22 Devilsfan118

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:20 PM

All the legalese is so circular and confounding that it reminds me of this:




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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:44 PM

And to think in December we were well on our way to Adam Larsson.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:51 PM

And to think in December we were well on our way to Adam Larsson.


we were well on our way to losing our dignity. no rookie is worth being the lottery winner.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:57 PM

And to think in December we were well on our way to Adam Larsson.


Except he's probably not going 1st anymore. RNH seems to be the new favorite. Then again if it's the Oilers picking first again, they might go for Larsson just because they already have a handful of young forwards and could use a boost on D.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:58 PM

we were well on our way to losing our dignity. no rookie is worth being the lottery winner.


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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:05 PM

Can't wait to see how we do tomorrow.

Weird I just saw our last top 10 pick was back in 96 when we picked Lance Ward at 10th. In all fairness it was somewhat of a weak draft.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:07 PM

The new NA rankings give me hope. They have strome as 8th, but as we know, they don't mean squata
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:11 PM

Can't wait to see how we do tomorrow.

Weird I just saw our last top 10 pick was back in 96 when we picked Lance Ward at 10th. In all fairness it was somewhat of a weak draft.

Was looking at something similar over the weekend. Top 10 picks for the Devils:
1996 - 10th: Lance Ward
1991 - 3rd: Scott Niedermayer
1989 - 5th: Bill Guerin
1987 - 2nd: Brendan Shanahan
1986 - 3rd: Neil Brady
1985 - 3rd: Craig Wolanin
1984 - 2nd: Kirk Muller
1983 - 6th: John MacLean
1982 - 8th: Rocky Trottier
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:14 PM

Was looking at something similar over the weekend. Top 10 picks for the Devils:
1996 - 10th: Lance Ward
1991 - 3rd: Scott Niedermayer
1989 - 5th: Bill Guerin
1987 - 2nd: Brendan Shanahan
1986 - 3rd: Neil Brady
1985 - 3rd: Craig Wolanin
1984 - 2nd: Kirk Muller
1983 - 6th: John MacLean
1982 - 8th: Rocky Trottier



Some hits and misses in there, but thank god mostly hits. Since Lou took over he had 2 hits and 1 miss, but the 2 hits were pretty big ones, especially in 91 which I believe he traded up for.
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#31 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:15 PM

Can't wait to see how we do tomorrow.

Weird I just saw our last top 10 pick was back in 96 when we picked Lance Ward at 10th. In all fairness it was somewhat of a weak draft.


Not even "somewhat". That was literally one of the worst drafts ever.
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#32 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:23 PM

never underestimate LL's skills. He will trade down, pick two random kids from the bottom of first round and make them the superstars of the future. this draft is a gold mine for the devils organization where there are no clear favorites.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:25 PM

never underestimate LL's skills. He will trade down, pick two random kids from the bottom of first round and make them the superstars of the future. this draft is a gold mine for the devils organization where there are no clear favorites.



When has he done that?

Not even "somewhat". That was literally one of the worst drafts ever.



Haha I was being nice but there were some decent players in there, but yeah compared to the years before and after it was a dud of a draft.
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#34 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:30 PM

ummm there is this new thing called brodeur and parise.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:34 PM

ummm there is this new thing called brodeur and parise.



They traded up to 17th from 22nd with the Oilers as well as their 68th pick.

Brodeur they traded down for and are correct in that.

Therefore, Lou has done that once in 23 years.
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#36 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:39 PM

yea, and it worked out ok for us so far. we also have quite a few undrafteds that worked for us, i have faith in the scouts to make magic.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:44 PM

Just spent a lot of time here at work staring at our draft history and it's real interesting to see who was picked where and how many guys never cracked an NHL lineup. Can you believe we drafted Vadim Sharifijanov 26 picks before eventually drafting our all time leading scorer, Patrik Elias? This makes you realize how important drafting is and that you can get solid players in late rounds as well. Take a look...


http://www.hockeydb....dr00007066.html
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:49 PM

yea, and it worked out ok for us so far. we also have quite a few undrafteds that worked for us, i have faith in the scouts to make magic.



There was a stretch where our scouting department was underperforming, but they have picked it up a little in the last couple of years. This year should be a gimmie but I am anxious to see where we end up in the draft order.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

Just spent a lot of time here at work staring at our draft history and it's real interesting to see who was picked where and how many guys never cracked an NHL lineup. Can you believe we drafted Vadim Sharifijanov 26 picks before eventually drafting our all time leading scorer, Patrik Elias? This makes you realize how important drafting is and that you can get solid players in late rounds as well. Take a look...

http://www.hockeydb....dr00007066.html


Sharifjanov was a stud when he was coming up. He had language problems and had trouble adjusting to our system. The Russian players especially seem to be more crapshoots than other guys unless they're just 100% surefire.

I think Kovy is the only #1 overall thats ever played for the Devils.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

Sharifjanov was a stud when he was coming up. He had language problems and had trouble adjusting to our system. The Russian players especially seem to be more crapshoots than other guys unless they're just 100% surefire.

I think Kovy is the only #1 overall thats ever played for the Devils.



He had a ton of potential but he turned out to be a wreck. He was lazy and later admitted he used steroids when playing professionally which many have said contributed to gaining his job in the NHL in the first place.
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