Historical Review of Draft Results
Results by Position when Drafted
Please reserve comment for a future post wherein I will request commentary on the review as a whole.
At issue here is the ability to isolate 'position-played' as a factor in evaluating the ability of an organization to draft players. To do that it is important to modify the player-grade scores such that a single 'Hall of Fame' player does not skew the results of a single 'position' category entirely. Since all positions will be treated as equal, for purposes of drafting, no other modifications to the grading scores are required.
The grading scores are organized and summarized in the table below:
The percentile scores in the second column on the left-hand side of the first table are generated in a fashion similar to that of the previous study on player-age.
It does appear that the organization has a distinct ability to draft Centers; the raw data and percentile scores are both off the charts.
Question: I thought we sucked at drafting goalies? Answer: We do.
Don't let the decent score rating (only a -60) fool you, the Oilers organization has not drafted a single goaltender of any note since Fuhr. That is, for those keeping score, 26 years of blech. Maybe if Markannen had won the Cup?
Of course, as a co-worker of mine pointed out, the Canucks have never drafted a decent goaltender. Ever. Sucks to be them.
Question: Are we really that bad at drafting defensemen? Answer: Kinda.
The team scores low in this category but that is, as much as anything, due to the fact that it is an amalgamated number - there is no division between right and left-side defensemen. Be nice to know that sort of thing.
Look at the prospects portion of the chart. 2 'solid' prospects and 4 'borderline' prospects, all drafted in the last four years. If the majority of them have decent careers this score changes for the better in a big way.
Question: Hemsky is a LW? Answer: No. And Yes.
I took what I had for information for the year they were drafted. The position a player plays in the NHL is not always the same as that they played when developing in juniors and then the minors.
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Introduction
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results Summation
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Yrs 1979 to 1983
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Yrs 1984 to 1988
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Yrs 1989 to 1993
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Yrs 1994 to 1998
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Yrs 1999 to 2003
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Yrs 2004 to 2007
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By Year
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By Pick
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By Round
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By Age
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By Position
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By League
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Draft Results By Country of Birth
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Player Grading System
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Graded Players Summary
Edmonton Oilers 2007 HRDR - Data Set Changes
Have a great evening everyone.