Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NHL Entry Draft (2010) - Burnin' Nash Bridges



Before I finish up my full 1st round draft review I wanted to remark on the Nash trade.

------

2003

Oilers trade the #17 (Parise) to New Jersey for the #22 (Pouliot) and the #68 (JF Jaques)

In one of the deepest drafts in recent memory the Oilers drop 5 spots in exchange for a pick at the very end (another 46 spots later) of the 2nd round.

2007

Oilers trade the #30 and #36 to Phoenix for the #21 (where they take Riley Nash)

In an average draft year (2007 had good front-end and petered out after that) the Oilers move up 9 spots in the draft in exchange for an early 2nd rounder.

2010

St. Louis trades the 2009 #17 overall pick (David Rundblad) to Ottawa for the 2010 #16 overall pick (Vladimir Tarasenko); in the next round Edmonton trades the 2007 #21 overall pick (Riley Nash) to Carolina for the 2010 #46 overall pick (Martin Marincin)

As much as I know some bloggers don't like Nash (lookin' at Ben) I find it hard to believe that he was worth THAT MUCH less than Rundblad.

------

While it looks like the Oilers team management has finally learned how to draft properly (more or less consistently) it does not appear true that the Oilers team management has learned a thing about how to:

a. value, as assets, their players and prospects;
b. maximize said player/prospect values; and
c. trade said players/prospects when value is high

Yay! for us.

------

Have a great evening everyone.

6 comments:

Sean said...

In regards to selling high, think the Oilers should consider keeping Souray till the deadline?

Lowetide said...

Excellent point.

王瑞 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德.................................................................

美恭美恭美恭 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

智超智超 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................

美方 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................