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I remember in NHL 13, I believe, where there would be like a half-dozen to a dozen "Rest of World" prospects every draft in BAGM, mostly from China or North Korea. They toned it down in recent years (NHL 15 for PS3 rarely has any ROW prospects; not sure about PS4/XB1).
At least the China part doesn't seem so far-fetched now.
Sigh this is going to be one long ass season...
- Anaheim and Los Angeles are going to rag-doll us every game.
- The team that embarrassed us in the playoffs just got a year of experience to their young talented core (Gaudreau-Monahan). Added a stud defensemen from Boston and not to mention getting their Norris-caliber captain back.
- Edmonton drafted Crosby 2.0, got bigger on D and might finally have a legit netminder to go with their scary Top-6 forwards. Oh and the overhaul of management, Chiarelli is a magician, Benning is a sitting duck. McLennen will have a much better system than Eakins (who has resorted to coaching in the AHL)
I guess it's just us and San Jose hanging out. Reminds me of the TD Commercial.
“It's all about what the market will bear,” Canucks president Trevor Linden said on the draft floor Saturday morning.
“Trust me, we've worked on this, (general manager Jim Benning has) been on the phone for the last three weeks gauging the landscape of the goaltending market, and it was hard to judge with Talbot being there and Lehner,” Linden continued.
“I think with one year until free agency, that plays a part in that. Talbot seemed like he was the guy that had the most interest from various teams. That's just the market.”
The claim that Lack went for roughly market value holds up under closer scrutiny. A handful of recent trades featuring roughly comparable goaltenders such as Jhonas Enroth, Ben Scrivens, Devan Dubnyk and Michal Neuvirth netted the trading teams a package based mostly around a third-round pick.
Unfortunately we'll all just continue to see that lehner went for a first and lack for a seventh.
Goes to show how much value club controlled years has on a players worth these days with the salary cap in place. I think if lack or Talbot were even a year younger they cound have returned a 1st rounder also all other things equal.