Tuesday, June 17, 2008

If You're Looking for Great NHL Draft Coverage

Look somewhere else.

I mean seriously, I've been absolutely overwhelmed by the tremendous coverage being undertaken by the good blogocitizens of these parts. Lowetide has four draft week posts already. This is a great quote taken from Draft Week Post 3:

The 2002 trade that saw them send Jochen Hecht to Buffalo for 2 second-rounders featured Darcy Regier looking like he was about to pass out with glee on the draft floor. Seriously. (Lowetide)


In Draft Week post 2 Lowetide gives us Desjardins NHL Equivilents on some of the top prospects heading into the draft and Draft Week post 1 gives us some insight into where Kevin Lowe likes selecting his players from.

YKOil has done so much on the draft in the last two months I have barely scratched the surface. I think there must be 100 odd hours of work at play there.

On the Flames side MG has done a couple fantastic draft posts. One is a 5 year review and one is a preview for the upcoming draft. I think in the review MG is actually a bit too kind to Sutter as his performance review is pretty bad by the numbers.

Hoping to get a Flames/Oilers draft comparison done here in the next couple days. Wish me luck...

4 comments:

hellohockeyfans said...

Thanks for the kudos!

I think in the review MG is actually a bit too kind to Sutter as his performance review is pretty bad by the numbers.

Perhaps, although I had a couple of good reasons:

1.) I've been real hard on Sutter the last 6 months or so. I want to avoid becoming, or seeming like, some sort of hard-line ideologue when it comes to evaluating his performance as GM.

2.) Outside of 2003 and 2004, it probably isn't fair to be critical or damning since the returns on those drafts are still up in the air.

therealdeal said...

2) I agree, but right now it looks like 1 home run and a lot of strikes.

Name change?

MetroGnome said...

Nah. I have two google accounts; my personal one and the one associated with the blog. Sometimes I fail to log out of the latter after checking the mail.

therealdeal said...

I have a couple accounts too. Luckily your second one has at least a relation to your blog so you don't need to delete and then re-write your input.