wprager wrote:I hope the balls fall our way 27 days from today. We haven't had great luck picking in the top 10 but outside the top 3:
Lee (coulda had Kopitar, Marc Staal
Cowen (Kreider, Ellis, Palmieri)
Zibanejad (this one's close -- Scheifele, Brodin)
P.S. I did not realize that the Sens ever drafted two 1st overall in a row: Berard and Phillips. Berard, of course, would not sign so we traded him for Redden.
Zbad was fine in that spot. I don't know why you'd criticize that pick. Scheifele, if I recall, was an off-the-board pick.
You're always going to find a player that they could have drafted. I think that's a bit of a fool's errand.
Did I criticize that pick? I said we haven't had great luck in the 4-10 range with Cowen and Lee. Zibanejad, as I said, is very close. He was certainly a better pick than Strome, who was taken ahead of him. With Couturier I think he was rushed at first, and then slotted in as a defensive specialist. So Zibanejad is certainly better on the O-side of the ledger. Scheifele has had better offensive stats, but because of injuries, not a huge difference. Brodin? The way SD drools over him you'd think he was better.
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