Historical Review of Draft Results
Results by Position Played 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. Please note that some 5 players are listed as having no designated playing position. That is not entirely true. Those 5 players are actually identified as 'Forwards' on their player-profiles. Lacking better information I was forced to leave them as non-designated for purposes of this study.
Note the percentile scores in the second column on the left-hand side of the table. Those scores are generated in a fashion similar to that of the previous study on player-age. The 5 non-designated players could represent a signifigant variable IF all of them played the same position. I expect that is not the case and so I am not too worried about it.
I cannot see anything of real import in these results. I can tell you that the team doesn't seem to have much luck drafting defensemen but I cannot tell you why. Coburn and Enstrom will, after time has passed, juice the score a bit but not enough to turn it around. This is the kind of thing that you hope a management team takes notice of, focuses on... and then fixes. Good luck with that.
And yes, LW seems to be a legit competency.
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Introduction
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results Summation
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Yrs 1999 to 2003
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Yrs 2004 to 2008
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By Year
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By Round
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By Pick
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By Age
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By Position
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By League
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Draft Results By Country of Birth
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Player Grading System
Atlanta Thrashers 2008 HRDR - Graded Players Summary
Have a great evening everyone.