Originally Posted by yougo
Pretty sure you are wrong here. It didn't take 3 years for Minnesota to regret drafting Pouliot ahead of Price. Same with the Rangers and McIlrath over Fowler,Tarasenko. Also I'm certain it didn't take the Leafs 3-4 years to regret their Kadri pick over Kulikov or Ellis.
When you're drafting 18 year olds, yes it takes that long to decide whether or not a pick has turned out. This isn't the NBA of NFL draft. The sooner fans realize that, the better.
The Rangers one is a very, very poor example as well since it has only been 2 years since that draft and neither McIlrath or Tarasenko has played in the NHl, while Fowler has not knocked anybody's socks off.
You know why nobody is regretting passing on Grigorenko? Because every single team knew his production would be where it is at right now. Everybody in the world know he would tear up that league this year. That's not what drafting's about. But keep on thinking that.