Flo The Action wrote:
you went back too far. You should of only evaluated it under the Murray leadership since that is under this regime.
Murray took over just before the 2007 draft. Assuming 3rd rounders take 4+ years that means 2008 (Smith), 2009 (nobody), 2010 (Culek), 2011 (nobody). Really pushing it to 2012 you add Driedger and Maidens. So Smith and Driedger. While you know I love reminding every one that Driedger has a career NHL SV% of .000 his .903 in the AHL is OK but not earth shattering. Too early to decide on Driedger so that leaves Smith out of two picks, and if you throw in Maidens (who definitely didn't turn out) that, again, leaves you with 1 out of 3 picks.
The numbers stand.
What was your point again, I genuinely forgot.
Point was that less than a third of 3rd round picks ever turn into NHL players, whereas Prince already is there. In my opinion he was at the very least a third liner. Capuano seems to disagree as he's putting him out there with Tavares. Good luck keeping up.
Regardless. Prince, by even suiting up for a bunch of games and scoring a few points, has already gone way further than half of the third rounders. Sure, sometimes lightning strikes, but the odds of that are very low. Odds are 50/50 that after spending 4-5 years developing that third round pick he will end up not playing anywhere. Meanwhile Prince was contributing at $700K right now.
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