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Dispelling Myths: Are top 3 picks a crap shoot?

By , January 20, 2010 9:40 pm
Drafting high is no guarantee... but is it pretty close? Or a crap shoot?

Drafting high is no guarantee... but is it pretty close? Or a crap shoot?

For a post elsewhere, I did some research to see how the top 3 picks were turning out, and thought it might be an interesting post to talk about here, given that there is a lot of worry that even if we do pick in the top 3, the pick could be a dud. That is a valid concern, but I got to wondering just how often a top 3 pick is a dud. Is it blown out of proportion because we’ve seen it happen a few times in the last 30 years, or does it happen quite regularly still? I chose the top 3 to look at, because, as it stands right now, the worst we could pick is #3 and the best we could pick is number 1. Of course, that could change depending on where we slot when the season is over. The purpose of this post though is to help determine if: top-3 picks are commonly that much of an unknown, are overrated, or are game changers.

Top-3 Picks Of The Last 10 Years

Here is a list of the top-3 draft picks from each year from 2000 to 2009 in the NHL.
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Tankwatch

By , January 17, 2010 10:45 am
The Taylor Tank

The Taylor Tank

So Mr. Majestyk brought up a question in one of the GDT threads asking how other teams have done in the same 15 game period that the Oil have gone 1-13-1 in. I decided to whip up a post figuring out what pace team’s are on, and how many points they are on pace for if they maintain that for the remainder of the season. Now obviously, paces will change, so take this with a grain of salt, but i thought it would be interesting to look at.


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