Historical Review of Draft Results
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Welcome to the 2008 edition of the Atlanta Thrashers Draft Review. It is a comprehensive study of the draft history of the Atlanta Thrashers NHL Hockey team. This is the first version of this study to be produced by myself.
Follow the links and you will see where I review the last 10 years of the Atlanta Thrashers draft history, grade every player on their performance as a hockey player, and then dissect that information into seven (7) key analysis groups so that I can measure the success of the organization in terms of: Draft Year, Draft Pick, Draft Round, Player Age When Drafted, Drafting by Position, Developmental League and Nationality.
"... grade every player on their performance as a hockey player... ". This is very important and I will devote an entire chapter (the 'Player Grading System') of this review to that goal. For now I will limit my comments to a single, pertinent point: This study is concerned with the organizations ability to draft talent - how that player played for the Thrashers or what 'value' that player had in relation to trades made (for example) is irrelevant.
While every page of this review will have some of my commentary on it, I am leaving much of the analysis open for discussion. Take from it what you will. The data set is, as of yet, small but there is ancillary work that could be done so feel free to go to town with it.
"... It is, after all, my work." Please keep that in mind, not just for purposes of copyright, but for purposes of simple etiquette as well. Feel free to critique - just don't be an ass about it.
Chapter links can be found below. The study is best read by following the links in order.
Without further ado, I invite you to read and enjoy, the Atlanta Thrashers Draft Review (2008) Edition.
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.