What Could Have BeenFebruary 10, 2009, by
In the wake of another game where the Rangers couldn’t put up a goal, and where Zach Parise put up two of his own, all I could think about was the 2003 draft. Just looking at the first round, it’s amazing how much talent came from that draft.
But yet, the Rangers missed the boat on this draft, when they took Hugh Jessiman at #12 overall. Even then, the move was questionable at best.
Now I know hindsight is always 20/20, but just looking at who came after Jessiman, it just makes you wonder who was making the decisions, what they were thinking, and what they were smoking. Let’s look at the notables here:
- #13 – Dustin Brown
- #14 – Brent Seabrook
- #16 – Steve Bernier
- #17 – Zach Parise
- #19 – Ryan Getzlaf
- #20 – Brent Burns
- #24 – Mike Richards
Sigh. Up next, the 2004 draft.