Historical Review of Draft Results
Years 1989 - 1993
Please reserve comment for a future post wherein I will request commentary on the review as a whole.
Semenov came in as an over-ager and played two years in Edmonton before bouncing his way around the league for a total of 362 NHL games. Beranek played some 531 games, mainly in Edmonton (twice) and Pittsburgh. Neither would ever be better than a 'journeyman' calibre player.
White played 220 NHL games but never really established himself as he was a smallish speedster during the reign of the dinosaurs. Payne and Martini played a few games in the NHL... and that is about it.
Ugly, ugly, ugly. This is the one-year the scouts should have signed their paycheques back over to the team. Hard to say if any of these picks could make a cup of coffee, let alone find their way to Edmonton to play a hockey game. I really cannot find worse things to say about this draft year, but I should. Drafts like this kill a team.
THIS is the worst draft in the history of the Edmonton Oilers.
Oliver was too one dimensional to last long in the NHL and topped out at 233 NHL games (last played in Dallas). Wright mostly covered the bet and strung together some good years with several teams (613 NHL games). Rucinsky would go on to play over 900 NHL games and was a proven skill-player for a lot of years. Of the three, only Oliver played a large number of games for the Oilers.
None of the other draftees made the NHL. As an aside, Vegar Barlie is, imo, the coolest name in the history of the team.
Hard hitting Maltby would eventually find a home in Detroit and would parley his 'journeyman' talent into a long career and a couple of Stanley Cups (917 NHL games and counting). Maltby was one of the 'journeyman' players promoted to a 'solid' player ranking in the 2003 review.
Hulbig, Intranuovo, Gage and Tuomainen were barely blips on the NHL radar screen but compared to the rest... at least they blipped. Another year of suspect scouting. Another poor draft year.
Best Oiler draft year in ages. Satan and Arnott have had too many good years to ignore and have been upgraded to a 'star' ranking as of this review. Both players will probably top 1,000 NHL games played. Most of those played with other teams.
Vyborny had some good years with the Blue Jackets and has been upgraded to 'journeyman' status while Norton has passed the 'cup of coffee' stage of his career and is what he is - a borderline NHL player. Stadujar retired early from injuries while Byakin and Kerch were just over-aged.
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
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