That being said, the Blueshirts claim they wanted old school Canadian grit and frankly that is exactly what they got. Whether it is what will help the franchise in the long term, well we'll have to see, won't we?
If you haven't seen or read we drafted:
Name Round Overall 2009-10 Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Born BirthplaceAnd we dealt Bobby's World to Carolina for the sixth round pick which we spent on that Swedish nobody and for a second rounder next year. The writing has been on the wall for Bobby when the team drafted MDZ and signed Matt Gilroy. The poor kid got a guest spot on Broadway but was banished right back to Hartford after five quick games. It is pathetic when you think about the Rangers dealing the 21st overall pick in '06 away for a second and a sixth. Claude Giroux was picked 22nd, do you think the Flyers would trade him away for that right about now? Glen Sather has made so many solid trades over the last year that it is hard to get too pissed.
Dylan McIlrath 1 10 Moose Jaw (WHL) D 64 212 4/20/92 Winnipeg, MB
Christian Thomas 2 40 Oshawa (OHL) RW 59 162 5/26/92 Toronto, ON
Andrew Yogan 4 100 Erie (OHL) C/LW 63 205 12/4/91 Coconut Creek, FL
Jason Wilson 5 130 Owen Sound (OHL) LW 62 205 4/15/90 Richmond Hill, ON
Jesper Fasth 6 157 HV 71 Jr. (SWE-Jr.) RW 511 165 12/2/91 Nassjo, Sweden
Randy McNaught 7 190 Saskatoon (WHL) RW 64 222 8/5/90 Nanaimo, BC
It is in his signings that he has doomed the team to mediocrity so let's accept what happened in L.A. as something to (possibly) dread another day and start focusing on next Thursday. Will Marc Staal hit the market? It's possible. Will Shelley? Will Glen overpay for Frolov?
See! There are plenty of worse things to worry about right now than draft picks and with good ole Glen you know something is going to happen, it is just a matter of what ...