Originally Posted by Big Ev
Right, but you still didn't address your previous poor comment which was "Since teams didn't pick Grigorenko, they weren't going with their gut or instinct, thus they won't have success".
All I need to know from your posting history is you have a strong Q bias and you haven't really seen much of the other players in any other league.
I'm done here.
You are totally right that I have a Q bias which is why I am so high on Grigorenko. But I also think that he was superior to Huberdeau & Couturier in their draft year which indicates me that he shouldn't have been drafted before #12. Also, I do not think that drafting defenseman, especially defensive-2way D (IE: Murray,Reinhart,Trouba,McIlrath) with a top15 is a good thing when there is always someone with better offensive upside. History has shown that top offensive players are usually drafted in the early part of the first round.
I didn't explain myself correctly when I said that ''teams going the safe route are not going to succeed''. My original thought, that I should have written, was that : Teams who draft based on their depth needs or by ''playing it safe'' lower their chance at success.
As an exemple, I do not think that Columbus made a mistake by drafting Zherdev or Filatov a couple years ago. They both had a crazy amount of upside that justified their pick. Even thought the Leafs turned Schenn into JvR this summer, I still think to this day that drafting Luke Schenn #5 was a big mistake. Schenn never had the skills to become a franchise/top pairing defenseman. Had I been part of the Leafs organization, I would have felt good drafting Filatov knowing that he could become a superstar than drafting a player with no flavour like Schenn.
I'm not sure if this is any clearer..
16 team dynasty. Daily starts. 6F 4D 1G
F: RNH, Perry, Parise,Brown, Lecavalier, Williams,
D: Chara, Doughty , Edler, Fowler
Prospects: J.Huberdeau, D. Brunner, C.Eakin, J. Merrill,
12 team H2H, keep 17 + all farm
Daily starts 3C,3LW,3RW,6D,2G
LW- Vanek,Benn,Tanguay,Moulson, Baertschi