Re: Welcome to the Bruins Dougie Hamilton
posted at 6/25/2011 12:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Welcome to the Bruins Dougie Hamilton
Because no one can seem to do their own research, here's another block of draft results: 2004: #3 Cam Barker (traded), #9 Ladislav Smid (traded), #10 Boris Valabik (traded and awful) 2005: #3 Jack Johnson (traded), #9 Brian Lee (not impressive), #10 Luc Bourdon (out of hockey) 2006: #1 Erik Johnson (traded) 2007: #4 Thomas Hickey (AHL), #5 Karl Alzner (no impact yet), #10 Keaton Ellerby (who?) 2008: #2 Doughty (beast), #3 Bogosian (stock falling), #4 Alex Pietragnelo (no impact yet), #5 Luke Schenn (whipping boy here until this thread was created, I'm a fan of his, I think he'll turn into a hard hitting defensive d-man similar to Derian Hatcher). 2009 and 2010 are too soon to be judged. If we combine these years with the ones previous listed 2000: #4 Rusty Klesla #7 Lars Jonsson 2001: #8 Komisarek 2002: #3 Bouwmeester, #4 Joni Pitkanen, #5 Ryan Whitney 2003: 7,8,9: Suter, Coburn, Phaneuf we have 23 defensemen listed with only Suter and Doughty (and maybe Schenn, possibly Bogosian if he can fix his issues) playing for the team that drafted them and playing well. There are your facts, boys and girl. You, too, can use the internet to do research. Instead of attacking me, bring the facts. That's what I do.
Posted by Not-A-Shot
Much too lazy to put the time and effort you obviously have into this. You must have started as soon as it was clear the Bruins were targeting a defenseman.
The stat I'd like to see, and I'm sure you have it in your notes somewhere, is how many players drafted in the top ten in the last ten years made an impact with the team they drafted. Then see how many where forwards and defensemen. If there is a statistically significant difference then there is something to this.
All I've seen so far from both sides of this is citing random examples. Means nothing.
Since the only sane people in the world to do the above either work for central scouting or a NHL team, I'm going to assume they did that and Dougie Hamilton is a good pick.
For the record....I think this is a huge pick for the B's. I liked him half way through last season, but as the Leaf's climbed and Hamilton's stock rose, I didn't think there was much chance. Considering the Bruins depth at forward this is a great pick.