Lombardi Vs The NHL
You know, there’s just so much “business” crap I can take on a daily basis (Agents who don’t return phone calls when I have a quarter million dollars to offer their untalented clients. Actresses who take nude photos, then cry when they show up on the internet and wonder why they can longer get a job at Disney.)
Sometimes my mind just wanders while some snowball is droning on an on about her lipstick shade. I think about useless topics like, “What are Dean Lombardi’s draft picks vs the rest of the league?”
Now of course, I know I don’t have ANY time to look this completely useless crap up, but the kids went to bed early, the wife has a headache (take a f**king aspirin and get naked, bitch!), and the Ducks were blowing out the Ca-Sucks (which the Kings couldn’t seem to do), so here I am, completing this shortly after midnight instead of getting some much needed sleep.
What we all do for the love of the game.
So here it is. A history of Dean Lombardi (and his staff) Draft Picks Vs The Rest of the NHL during the same period 2006-2010 of players who have played 24 or more games in the NHL.
The Blues can pick, the Islanders should have won a cup already, Vancouver is brutal, Boston and Chicago got the best players.
11) Jonathan Bernier – developed for 4 years then traded for Matt Frattin who is then traded for Marian Gaborik whom Lombardi could have signed TWICE for nothing.
17) Trevor Lewis – pick acquired in the (late) Pavol Demitra/Patrick O’Sullivan deal. Still with the team as a 3rd/4th line winger ahead of Chris Stewart and Claude Giroux
74) Jeff Zatkoff – developed for SIX YEARS then tossed aside and happily picked up by Pittsburgh. (has not played in 24 games)
4) Thomas Hickey – developed for FOUR YEARS then GIVEN AWAY
52) Oscar Moller – not developed enough and disappears from the NHL faster than a Malaysian Airliner
61) Wayne Simmonds – 3 years with the Kings and traded for Mike Richards. He’s scored more than 3 times the amount of goals.
95) Alec Martinez – 7 years later and he’s finally out of Sutter’s doghouse. Aren’t you so glad you waited SEVEN YEARS for him to develop?
109) Dwight King – a solid 3rd liner, especially for where he was picked. Given Trevor Lewis was selected 17th, King is a steal.
2) Drew Doughty – glad he picked Doughty over Pietrangelo or Bogosian. Can you imagine? It would have been Brian Boyle over Corey Perry all over again!
13) Colten Teubert – Well, he gave up TWO 1st round draft picks to draft him bypassing Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson.
32) Slava Voynov – Imagine if Lombardi HAD drafted Karlsson instead of Teubert. He’d be considered a “genius”
123) Andrei Loktionov – remember when everyone thought he was going to be so great. He’s in CAROLINA now. How bad do you have to be to be wanted by Lou Lamoriello only to be a Russian dispatched to Carolina?
5) Brayden Schenn- packaged in a deal for Mike Richards. Lombardi couldn’t wait for Schenn to develop (or was the impatience of Tim Lie-weekly?) He too has scored more goals than Mike Richards.
35) Kyle Clifford – hasn’t quite developed into that “power forward” now has he. Maybe one too many punches to the brain?
84) Nic Deslauriers – 5 years later and he finally made his NHL debut… with Buffalo ((not enough NHL games to be considered hits or misses yet)
96) Linden Vey – Jury still out (not enough NHL games to be considered hits or misses yet)
186) Jordan Nolan – has made an impact upon his arrival. An absolute steal in the 7th round… if a steal in the 7th round is such a thing.
15) Derek Forbort – he’s following in the footsteps of Thomas Hickey, leaving an absolute ZERO impression in Manchester. Not that anyone in that years’ draft after him has made any sort of impact anyway. (has not made his NHL debut yet)
47) Tyler Toffoli – Oscar Moller Part Deux? Jury still out.
Okay, let’s review:
16 PLAYERS IN THE NHL
IMPACT PLAYER: (1)
1ST/2ND LINE: (2)
Wayne Simmonds (traded)
Brayden Schenn (traded)
3rd/4th LINE: (7)
Andrei Loktionov (traded)
1st/2nd D-Man (1)
3rd/4th D-man (0)
5th/6th D-man (1)
Thomas Hickey (released)
Colten Teubert (traded)
Starting Goaltender (1)
Jonathan Bernier (traded)
THE REST OF THE NHL 2006-2010
ANAHEIM DUCKS (12)
Matt Beleskey, Eric Tangradi, Brandon McMillan, Justin Schultz, Eric O’Dell, Jake Gardiner, Sami Vatanen, Kyle Palmieri, Peter Holland, Cam Fowler, Emerson Etam, Devante Smith-Pelley
ATLANTA THRASHERS/(WINNIPEG JETS) (4)
Bryan Little, Zach Bogosian, Evander Kane, Alexander Burmistrov,
BOSTON BRUINS (6)
Phil Kessel, Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic, Joe Colborne, Jordan Caron, Tyler Seguin
BUFFALO SABRES (11)
Jhonas Enroth, Mike Weber, Paul Byron, Corey Tropp, Luke Adam, Tyler Ennis, Tyler Myers, Zach Kassian, Marcus Foligno, Brayden McNabb, Mark Pysyk
CALGARY FLAMES (5)
Keith Aulie, Mikael Backlund, Lance Bouma, T.J.Brodie, Tim Erixon
CAROLINA HURRICANES (8)
Jamie McBain, Brett Bellimore, Drayson Bowman, Brandon Sutter, Zac Dalpe, Zack Boychuk, Justin Faulk, Jeff Skinner
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (6)
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Ben Smith, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Pirri, Dylan Olsen,
COLORADO AVALANCHE (10)
Chris Stewart, T.J. Galiardi, Kevin Shattenkirk, Jonas Holos, Mark Olver, Tyson Barrie, Stefan Elliott, Ryan O’Reilly, Matt Duchene, Michael Bournival
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (12)
Derek Dorsett, Tom Sestito, Steve Mason, Derek Brassard, Jakub Voracek, Cam Atkinson, Matt Calvert, Nikita Filatov, David Savard, John Moore, Dalton Prout, Ryan Johansen
DALLAS STARS (7)
Richard Bachman, Luke Gazdic, Jamie Benn, Philip Larsen, Tomas Vincour, Reilly Smith, Alex Chiasson
DETROIT RED WINGS (8)
Cory Emmerton, Shawn Matthias, Jan Mursak, Joakim Anderson, Brendan Smith, Gustav Nyquvist, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan
EDMONTON OILERS (11)
Theo Peckham, Jeff Petry, Linus Omark, Riley Nash, Sam Gagne, Jordan Eberle, Teemu Hartikainen, Anton Lander, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, Martin Marincin, Taylor Hall
FLORIDA PANTHERS (12)
Michael Frolik, Keaton Ellerby, Michal Repik, Evgeny Dadonov, Matt Barkowski, Colby Robak, Jacob Markstrom, Scott Timmins, Drew Shore, Dmitri Kulikov, Erik Gubrandson, Nick Bjugstad
MINNESOTA WILD (12)
James Sheppard, Cal Clutterbuck, Colton Gillies, Justin Falk, Cody Almond, Marco Scandella, Eric Haula, Darcy Kuemper, Nick Leddy, Mikael Granlund, Johan Larson, Jason Zucker
MONTREAL CANADIENS (9)
Ben Maxwell, Ryan White, Yannick Weber, P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty, Ryan McDonagh, Louis Leblanc, Brenden Gallagher, Jarred Tinordi
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (11)
Blake Geoffrion, Andreas Thuresson, Nick Spaling, Jonathan Blum, Andres Lindback, Roman Josi, Colin Wilson, Gabriel Bourque, Craig Smith, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis
NEW JERSEY DEVILS (10)
Vladimir Zharkov, Matt Corrente, Matt Halischuk, Nick Palmieri, Adam Henrique, Mattias Tedenby, Jacob Josefson, Eric Gelinas, Alexander Urbom, Jon Merrill
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (16)
Andrew MacDonald, Jesse Joensuu, Kyle Okposo, Jared Spurgeon, Matt Martin, Kevin Poulin, David Ullstrom, Matt Donovan, Travis Hamonic, Aaron Ness, Joshua Bailey, Calvin deHaan, Casey Cizikas, John Tavares, Nino Niederreiter, Brock Nelson
NEW YORK RANGERS (10)
Artem Anisimov, Bob Sanguinetti, Carl Hagelin, Dale Weise, Tomas Kundratek, Evgeny Grachev, Derek Stepan, Michael Del Zotto, Roman Horak, Chris Kreider
OTTAWA SENATORS (13)
Erik Condra, Kaspars Daugavins, Eric Gryba, Nick Foligno, Jim O’Brien, Derek Grant, Zack Smith, Patrick Wiercioch, Erik Karlsson, Robin Lehner, Jared Cowen, Jakob Silfverberg, Mike Hoffman
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (9)
Andreas Nodl, Claude Giroux, Patrick Maroon, James Van Riemsdyk, Zac Rinaldo, Luca Spisa, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Eric Wellwood, Tye McGinn
PHOENIX COYOTES (9)
Chris Summers, Benn Ferriero, Peter Mueller, Kyle Turris, Michael Stone, Viktor Tikhonov, Jordan Szwarz, Mikkel Boedker, Oliver Ekman-Larsson
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (9)
Chad Johnson, Brian Strait, Jordan Staal, Dustin Jeffrey, Jake Muzzin, Luca Caputi, Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres, Beau Bennett
SAN JOSE SHARKS (10)
John McCarthy, Ty Wishart, Jamie McGinn, Frazer Mclaren, Justin Braun, Nick Bonino, Logan Couture, Jason Demers, Tommy Wingels, Charlie Coyle
ST LOUIS BLUES (11)
Erik Johnson, Patrick Berglund, Anthony Peluso, Aaron Palushaj, David Perron, Lars Eller, Ian Cole, Alex Pietrangelo, David Rundblad, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (10)
Dana Tyrell, Alexander Killorn, Mark Barberio, James Wright, Steven Stamkos, Richard Panik, Carter Ashton, Victor Hedman, Brett Connolly, Radko Gudas
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (10)
Viktor Stalberg, Korbinian Holzer, James Reimer, Nikolai Kulemin, Jiri Tlusty, Carl Gunnarsson, Matt Frattin, Jimmy Hayes, Luke Schenn, Nazem Kadri
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (4)
Michael Grabner, Cody Hodgson, Kevin Connauton, Jordan Schroeder
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (10)
Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Nicklas Backstrom, Karl Alzner, Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Cody Eakin, Dmitri Orlov, Marcus Johansson