Re: The Hamilton Question
posted at 1/17/2013 9:23 AM EST
A question for you guys.
You guys say drafting and evaluating talent is a bit of a crap shoot, an inexact science.
And I agree with that.
You're willing to forgive the Bruins scouting for drafting a guy who can't skate (Reul).
Obviously I'm not a pro scout - so how come I'm held more accountable for my likes & dislikes & picks? Why should I be held to a higher standard than them?
So far I've been totally wrong on one guy, Camara.
I've published my alternate picks & evaluations in the prospects thread, but I'll put them in here again.
2010 1 2 Tyler Seguin C *LOVED* the pick,
2010 2 32 Jared Knight RW Did not like this pick, would have taken Tyler Toffoli
2010 2 45 Ryan Spooner C Did not like this pick, would have taken John McFarland
2010 4 97 Craig Cunningham LW 2010 5 135 Justin Florek F
2010 6 165 Zane Gothberg G 2010 7 195 Maxim Chudinov D
2010 7 210 Zach Trotman D
2011 1 9 Dougie Hamilton D *LOVED* the pick, hard worker in camp
2011 2 40 Alexander Khokhlachez LW agree with this pick, hard worker in camp
2011 3 81 Anthony Camara LW didn't like the pick, did not impress me in camp, would have taken Joshua Leivo
2011 4 121 Brian Ferlin RW agree with this pick, raw talent from FLA
2011 5 151 Rob O'Gara D didn't like the pick, would have taken Darren Kramer from WHL Spokane Chiefs
2011 6 181 Lars Volden G hated this pick, was horrible at camp, would have taken Mitchell Theoret from the ice dogs
2012 1 24 Malcolm Subban G *LOVED* this pick
2012 3 85 Matthew Grzelcyk D Hate this pick (size), would have taken Josh Anderson from the London Knights
2012 5 131 Seth Griffith F Hate this pick (age, size), would have taken Connor Brown from the Erie Otters
2012 5 145 Cody Payne F Agree with this pick
2012 6 175 Matthew Benning F Hate this pick (nepotism) would have taken Colin Smith from Kamloops Blazers