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This Year's Draft


The Senators are amassing draft picks in a draft year where the only sure-fire first rounders who are NHL-ready are Adam Larsson and Gabriel Langeskog.  In the World Juniors, Sean Coutourier looked like a player who is a couple of years away from the NHL. Once you get past the first round, the size of a large part of the forward prospects is frighteningly small, and the last thing we need is another small forward.

So that leaves us with Bingo, Free Agency or the trade route to find some scoring for next year. Overlooking all the potential scorers in the past few years at the draft table in favour of Karlsson, Cowen and Rundblad was in my judgement the most fatal error BM and the management of this team committed. Not that they shouldn't have drafted any of those three... but certainly not all three of them.

A couple of years ago this hockey pool wizard friend of mine showed me a list of comparables of second line centres stats, and Mike Fisher was among the best in the league stats-wise... and I'm not knocking the Fisher trade... It was just interesting to me that nobody realized that even though FIsher is overpaid, he was among the league leaders stats-wise for second line centres.

Anyways, what I'm left wondering is... is all of these draft picks going to fulfill what we are missing? What we really need is a genius GM and management team who can pick us a few hidden gems.


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