May 22, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jesus</b></div><div>Same problem the Oilers have had over the last 10-15 years</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mnwild1790</b></div><div>As a Minnesota sports fan, I feel you. It's super depressing to go back and look at previous drafts and realize what could've been.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>gretzkyghosts</b></div><div>the same comment could be made about nearly every team drafts.
The only two that really stick out are Reinhart and Nylander as the next player taken was significantly better.
I would just as soon have Ristolainen over Horvat. BTW check out how old Burns and Chara were when they suddenly became all stars. They were actually very ordinary at Ristolainen's age, and Chara was very bad.
While Klefbom is certainly better than Armia, Armia is far from a bust (Nylander), but MTL and CHI passed on him as well.
DET, LAK and FLA all also passed on Necas: OTT, WSH; and SJS all passed on Teräväinen; OTT, SJS, and CBJ all passed on Mantha; OTT, WSH, SJS and CHI all passed on Vasilevskiy (BTW if you actually watch Girgensons play he is a really good checking forward), only CHI and FLA passed on Kuznetsov, so none of those were the obvious slam dunks of Sam and Alex. The same players you are crying about Buffalo passing on were also passed over by OTT, CHI 3 times, WSH & SJS twice.
The only really bad picks were the Murray picks as other team also passed on every player you chose was passed over at least twice by other teams.
I would take Ristolainen over Horvat, Armia is actually looking OK now, Girgensons is really strong on the puck, Zadorov and Pysyk are doing well only Nylander looks really bad and the jury is still out on Mittelstadt. If Murray had only kept Zadorov, Armia, Pysyk and drafted Draisaitl and Sergachev the team would be a LOT better than they are now.</div></div>
It just blows my mind that Boston is consistently good and still manages to pull Marchand, Pastrnak and McAvoy and here we are taking Nylander at 8 OA.