Ice Hockey: does the draft do anything for your team right away

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posted on Apr, 16 2003 @ 09:14 PM
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nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo it takes more then a couple that is why hockey is slower then foot ball and you dont see grate players the draft and the team keeps them p[laying college kinda because they play all the people that they did the year before so come on give me a brake let them play



Ben

posted on Apr, 17 2003 @ 10:24 AM
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It really depends on who you pick on the draft and how big they want it. A couple of players last year made a huge impact on the league. One was clinton Portis for denver he had an outstanding year, and same with Shockey. If you find a diamond in the ruff like these players, they can have an impact on the league right away, while other players it will take some time. The QB's will take a little longer to adjust. Harrington and Carr seem to get the hang of it during the end of the season, should be fun to see where they are at this coming season. It all depends on who you pick in the draft and what stops you have open for them.
Some of the WR's coming into this draft could make a huge impact on teams like the Lions and the Texans.

In hockey the draft is totally different it takes the players a lot longer to get the hang of it. That is why most of the rookies get sent down to the farm clubs to build up their skills, unless they are very good, and they have an open spot to put them in to grow. It doesnt seem like their are as many hockey players drafted as there are football players. Hockey players do take longer time, but then when the do come into the league and play as a starter they make a impact. When they start of right from the draft they make an impact but not as great. Take Blackburn from the Rangers for example. He is playing very solid goaltending right now, and he is only 19 years old and he already has a huge impact on the Rangers. He played in 18 staright games during this season. Last year he spent most of his time in the Farm club building his skills and look at him now. It does take more time for hockey players, but in the long run they have greater impact than football players.

[Edited on 4/17/2003 by Ben]



posted on Apr, 17 2003 @ 04:33 PM
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that is what i said in football you can take a plaer and let him play but in hockey you get nothing for a coul of years i mean really what does that do for anyone nothing just what and let them play



posted on Apr, 17 2003 @ 05:49 PM
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Another reason you dont see as many drafted rookies make an impact on the team in their first year is simply less jobs available in hockey than in football.

In hockey you usually dress 12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies, thats only 20 players compared to an NFL team which carries a roster of 53.



posted on Apr, 17 2003 @ 09:06 PM
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"Take Blackburn from the Rangers for example. He is playing very solid goaltending right now, and he is only 19 years old and he already has a huge impact on the Rangers. He played in 18 staright games during this season. Last year he spent most of his time in the Farm club building his skills and look at him now."

umm - not quite....he played 18 straight simply because richter got injured and we didn't have another goaltender good enough to play in the nhl down in hartford. Last year was his rookie season, he spent teh ENTIRE season in new york. he will not be eligible to go to Hartford until may when he will turn 20. he has spent no time down in the minor league simply because it is not allowed. he will most likely spend all of next season in hartford if richter decides he wishes to fulfill the last year of his contract. blackburn needs some time down in hartford - he's not ready for the NHL, he needs to hone his skills in the minor league first. So - umm...you were.....close.


Ben

posted on Apr, 18 2003 @ 07:50 AM
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Yeah i knew that he played 18 staright cause of the whole Richter thing, but that still is pretty amazing for a 19 year old. I wasnt quite sure with the whole farm club thing, cause last year i didn't see him to much in a Rangers uniform. He is a good goalie right now and iam sure that when Ricther gets back from the injury, Blackburn will go down to Hartford to get a lot of practice in. In time Blackburn will be a very good goalie.



posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 11:50 AM
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you want young talk max afingonifa he is close to being the fastes in the leage and has pricigon stick handaling i mean comeon he is the futer



posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 04:43 PM
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yeah - i really do hope he'll be a good goalie - he's a nice guy. and i'm a rangers fan - so i'd like to see him as our future starter.



posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 08:46 PM
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sabers fan no joke looke for us next season

[Edited on 4/20/2003 by Ben]


Ben

posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 10:33 AM
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its going to take a little longer for the sabres to get back into things. Next season is going to be a rebuilding season. Dont forget that the sabres lost a lot of people before the trade deadline most of them were their star players. Including their captain.



posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 12:47 AM
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it will be interesting to see what happens with the sabres over the summer. most likely they will not be right on top next season, as they are starting a forced rebuilding.

do you think miro satan will still be there next season?


Ben

posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 09:50 AM
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the sabres should do everything in their power to keep Satan in buffalo, if he leaves who will be their big scorer. Right now he is the best player on their team, and if he were to leave the Sabres would then have some bigger holes to fill.





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