This thread title is a little misleading. If by "This Year" you mean 2012 then it's incorrect. This year would be the 2013 Draft Class....
I would grade it as a B, no more, no less.
Yakupov, Galchenyuk, Grigorenko, Rielly, Dumba, Ceci and Teravainen all have the potential to become very good fantasy assets (from a pure production level) but after that the talent drops off to "solid fantasy assets" including the likes of Murray, Reinhart, Dumba, Trouba, Lindholm, Ceci and so on.
I think where this draft class did well was in the goaltending area. I have little doubt that Vasilevski becomes a stud while Subban, Dansk, Murray and Stolarz have promising upside.
I also like a lot of the post 1st round picks too: Finn (TOR), McCabe (BUF), Aberg (NSH), Collberg (MTL), Bozon (MTL), Kosmachuk (WPG), Vesey (NSH), Richard (TBL), Hudon (MTL), Griffith (BOS), C. Brown (TOR), Djoos (WSH), among many others.
"If you lose the last game of the season, no one gives a shit"
Last edited by Dean Youngblood; 01-09-2013 at 12:36 PM.