monsterdash, on 05 April 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:
I would point out one thing from your post: look at the draft dates for the players you've mentioned. How many are from this century?
I've always wanted to say that in a post.
I believe the Canucks have done quite well since 2001.
2001 - !st Umberger, 5th Bieksa
2004 - 1st Schneider, 3rd Edler, 9th Hansen
2005 - 1st Bourdon, 2nd Raymond
2006 - 1st Grabner,
2008 - 1st Hodgson, (start of the Gillis era)
2002 - 1st Hudler, 2nd Fleischmann, 3rd Filppula, 9th Ericsson
2003 - 2nd Howard, 4th Quincey
2004 - 3rd Franzen
2005 - 1st Kindl, 2nd Abdelkader, 5th Helm,
2006 - 2nd Emmerton, 2nd Matthias
Maybe I've missed one or two lesser lights from Detroit. I don't see a lot of later picks in the last while that have panned out for Detroit. I don't know about whether Detroit has managed to sign any UFA's like Tanev, but if he is included in the Canucks' tally then it starts to look a lot better for the Canucks.
Following the Canucks since before Don Cherry played here.