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B-town Canuck

Member Since 12 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2013 12:59 PM

#10258525 **Comparing Cody Hodgson to Claude Giroux**

Posted by B-town Canuck on 22 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

Then you are delusional and have no concept of how draft picks turn out historically. Beyond the lottery picks you are basically looking at a crap shoot as to who turns out or not.

A #10 pick historically has almost no chance to be a franchise player and would be expected to fall in the fringe NHLer to Regular (bottom of the roster) player.

Here is a story that I have posted several times before that explains it. Of course, as a delusional person I would assume that your answer would be "but Hodgson is an exception and is better than his draft position indicates!" I have heard that about every Canucks 1st rounder in the past 20 years and it doesn't tend to turn out to be true.


I have seen this story play out over and over... people have ridiculous expectations, then when reality hits they blame the player, coach, management. linemates.... pretty much anyone in the organization. Instead they should be blaming their expectations that are based on nothing but fantasy.

You are dead on. I remember thinking we were going to win the cup after Petr Nedved was drafted!
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