Re: CAPS, CAPS, CAPS - Win or Last Game Tonight at 8pm @ Verizon Center?
Date: May 14, 2013 07:02AM
good riddance Wrote:
> Tired of hearing about hockey. Hate their owner
> anyway, Leonsis sucks. I hope they never win a
> playoff series under him.
Two of the worst general managers: George McPhee and Ernie Grunfeld. McPhee blew up the team, stockpiled draft picks, the team got lots of high selections (Ovehkin, Backstrom, Alzner) but never hit on second round or later picks (unless you want to call Holtby a hit). Then he got desperate and started giving away second round picks to rent players for a couple of months (Arnott, Belanger, Corvo). Here is a list iof the great draft picks McPhee has made.
1999: Kris Beech (7th overall)
2000: Brian Sutherby (26th overall)
2002: Steve Eminger (12th overall), Alexander Semin (13th overall), and Boyd Gordon (17th overall)
2003: Eric Fehr (18th overall)
2004: Alexander Ovechkin (1st overall), Jeff Schultz (27th overall), and Mike Green (29th overall)
2005: Sasha Pokulok (14th overall) and Joe Finley (27th overall)
2006: Nicklas Backstrom (4th overall) and Semyon Varlamov (23rd overall)
2007: Karl Alzner (5th overall)
2008: Anton Gustafsson (21st overall) and John Carlson (27th overall)
2009: Marcus Johansson (24th overall)
2010: Evgeny Kuznetsov (26th overall)
2011: None (pick traded to Chicago Blackhawks for Troy Brouwer)
2012: Filip Forsberg (11th overall) and Tom Wilson (16th overall)
Most are journeyman. Several never made it to the NHL. The first picks in 2008 and 2012 are already gone. Only Ovechkin can be considered a star.