That is a flat out lie and you know it. In fact, the best teams in the NHL all have 3, 4, 5 guys off of this list. How many do we have? 1. Kronwall and he is a borderline guy.
Boston is/has built around rask, Horton and other.
Pitt: Crosby, malkin, Orpik, Fluery, Staal who became Sutter.
Wash: Ovechkin, Green, Carlson, Backstrom
carolina: Staal and Sutter who became Staal
Florida: Weiss and Goc
etc etc etc.......
I you don't see that you are either blind, a fool, and just trying to argue. Either way doesn't matter. In todays NHL you build through the draft and then keep your own talent. You can't miss in the 1st round. If you do you will dry up in time.
When you say things like this, you really make yourself look foolish. 1 or 2 pr draft? LOL! I am not sure to debate with you or ignore you after that. That is so wrong it isn't even funny. But since you like to post I will answer.
here are the 1st round stars out of each draft from 2000 through 2009. The drafts after that are in the still to soon to know grou.
2000: Heatley, Gaborik, Klesla, Hartnell, Orpik, Boyes, Williams, Kronwall-8 that really made it.
2001: Kovolchuk, Spezza, Weiss, Goc-4 the worst year
2002: Nash, Bouwmeester, Semin, Ward-4 the worst year
2003: (this years draft is believed to rival this draft) Floury, Staal, Horton, Vanek, Michalek, Suter, Phaneuf, Carter, Brown, Seabrook, Parise, getzlef, Kesler, Richards, Perry-15 stars
2004: Ovechkin, Malkin, Ladd, Smid, Stafford, Zajac, Schneider, Green-8
2005: Crosby, Ryan, Johnson, Price, Kopitar, Hanzel, Rask, Oshie-8
2006: E Johnson, J Staal, Toews, Backstrom, Kessel, Okposo, Giroux, Bergland-8
2007: Kane, van Riemsdyk, Voracek, Couture, Sutter, McDonugh, Pacieretti-7
2008: Stamkos, Doughty, Bogosian, Schenn, Boedker, Myers, Karlsson, Del Zotto, Eberle, Carlson-10
2009: Tavares, Hedman, Duchene, Kane, Schenn, OEL-6
That makes 78 in 10 years, or a 8 star per year average. Yes you get a stinker year once in a while and you get a loaded year once in a while-like this year.
Of the names listed above, how many are under 6 ft tall? 1 or 2. Giroux is the only one off of the top of my head. The game is getting bigger and will continue to do so. yes a smaller guy can play, but the odds are very much against him. we need players with the odds in our favor that can become stars to lead this team over the next 15-20 years.
Yes. I didn't even get to that part yet. Diabetes is something that robs many of their strength. In the NFL-where this is common, once a guy develops it, they tend to have very short careers. No it is not a sure fire kiss of death, and depending on what type of diabetes it can be controlled and guys can have long careers. But again, this is a very deep draft filled with talented players. Why should we take that risk? we need some sure fire home runs this year. Like we did in 1983. Yzerman, Ysebert, Probert, Klima, Kocur, Grimson all in the same draft. All forwards and as a group gave us everything a team needs: speed, skill, size, toughness, leadership.