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12 minutes ago, Viper007 said:

Now do it for all 30 other teams and see how well they did and then compare.  That's how you get your answer.  Do your own research.

Lol I don’t care how other teams do their drafting. I’m talking about Benning. I did my research and concluded he’s not a good drafter

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Just now, ken kaniff said:

Lol I don’t care how other teams do their drafting. I’m talking about Benning. I did my research and concluded he’s not a good drafter

You have to compare to other teams to determine if he's a good drafter or not.  Just shows how much you know regarding drafting.

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Just now, Viper007 said:

You have to compare to other teams to determine if he's a good drafter or not.  Just shows how much you know regarding drafting.

No you don’t have to compare anything. If other teams have poor or good drafting it means nothing. 
 

I’m looking at Benning alone. And even if I was comparing to other teams he isn’t all that good either

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1 minute ago, ken kaniff said:

No you don’t have to compare anything. If other teams have poor or good drafting it means nothing. 
 

I’m looking at Benning alone. And even if I was comparing to other teams he isn’t all that good either

No team hits on every draft pick.  Your expectations are out of whack.

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Just now, Viper007 said:

No team hits on every draft pick.  You're expectations are out of whack.

I never said to hit on every draft pick but in all the years he’s been GM we have 5 maybe 6 players drafted by him that made this team. That’s not good

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Just now, ken kaniff said:

I never said to hit on every draft pick but in all the years he’s been GM we have 5 maybe 6 players drafted by him that made this team. That’s not good

Just because they're not playing on this team doesn't mean he's not a good drafter.  You're missing draft picks like Forsling also.  Players who are playing on other teams.  Draft picks/players are assets.  You didn't even put in Tryamkin who would also be playing if he wasn't in the KHL.

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"If you want to take something simple out of this to remember for the future, it’s that an average draft class produces about 60 NHL players (between 51 and 69), and about 40 of them (between 36 and 49) will go on to play a significant career in the NHL (at least 300 games played). Those numbers are likely lower than what most expected, and they don’t even take the quality of the player into consideration – a Hall of Fame player is worth the same as a fourth line grinder in this analysis."

https://dobberprospects.com/2020/05/16/nhl-draft-pick-probabilities/ 

 

 

So from 210 players chosen, about 150 to 170 will not make it as NHL players depending on what your criteria is.  

To put it another way, you can expect less then 2 players (closer to 1 player) per team out of each NHL draft to play 200 games or more in the NHL.  

 

 

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His best work was in Buffalo.  So many amazing players made whilst he was the director of scouting.  He definitely earned his reputation as a good talent ID from his days there, even if it is twenty years gone by now.

As for his work here, he's definitely done a decent job, although not to the extent that he is this guru some of his stans seem to think he is.  Probably average, maybe slightly above average.  We learn more and more each year as his draftees either make the team or get cut loose.

To be honest, it's always been tough to judge him because he seems so averse at times to keeping picks.  Since the very first draft he was here when he chucked a 2nd and 3rd for Vey and Dorsett, respectively, it seems every draft that's followed, we've always been missing picks.  It makes you wonder how good/comprehensive his drafts could be.
 

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4 minutes ago, Viper007 said:

Just because they're not playing on this team doesn't mean he's not a good drafter.  You're missing draft picks like Forsling also.  Players who are playing on other teams.  Draft picks/players are assets.  You didn't even put in Tryamkin who would also be playing if he wasn't in the KHL.

Tryamkin would maybe be playing. Or he could have been a bust. We’ll never know.

 

If they were good draft picks why would he give them away for next to nothing? 

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