May 16, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>hanson493</b></div><div>I hate these hindsight lookbacks... First, barzal gets stuck behind bergeron and krejci. he might not even make the team as a prospect, his development might get stunted. Connor sure thats a miss. they went debrusk and senyshyn instead if you truly want to play that game: strome, zacha, and crouse shouldnt have been taken barzal, konecny, and connor should have.
Chabot is an offensive dman, hes not a 2 way guy. Bruins at the time had krug. no reason to draft chabot, they were looking for a chara replacement. Every team could have had aho as well. so i mean the drafts all a crapshoot. I wanted Connor myself but i see why they went with debrusk instead.</div></div>
Obv every team would draft way better with hindsight (eg: Leafs and the Tyler Biggs pick). But this is an extreme example, given that the Bruins took two busts and a second liner immediately before a number one center, a top-line winger, and a top pairing D-man. Just insane to think how picking those three could of altered the Bruins past five years.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhavikp27</b></div><div>Barzal, yes. Connor and Chabot, tell me you were taking them at #14 and #!5 back in 2015.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Shane_Kelly</b></div><div>This argument is honestly so flawed. Cause it would change how the next couple of seasons would go aka no Mcavoy most likely.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>shmoeman</b></div><div>Well if every team had hindsight in the 2015 draft, Chabot, Barzal and maybe even Connor wouldn't even be available for the Bruins to draft. This is such a dumb narrative</div></div>
This wasn't an argument, just a for fun look at how things could of played out differently. Yes all teams could draft better with hindsight, but it's insane how Boston missed on three straight picks that were immediately followed by a 1C, a 1LW, and a 1LHD (DeBrusk is pretty solid but still). And yes of course the Bruins roster would of played out differently, but they would be significantly better than they are now if they had simply drafted three players three spots earlier. Barzal would be able to replace an aging Bergeron, Connor replaces an aging Marchand, and Chabot replaces Krug.