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GDL XV Draft Notes

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Quick facts about the GDL 15 Draft that I thought were interesting:

* Jeremy Roenick drafted 2nd, which only happened in GDL04 (some nutjob took Belfour 1st). He's always been #1 pick. Meanwhile, Alexander Mogilny was drafted 1st overall, first time!

* DINO went 3rd, highest ever for him (he went 4th last two seasons)

* Mike Gartner also set a new record high, going 7th for the first time

* Winning championships improves your stock value. Members from the GDL14 winning team were drafted:

- Pat LaFontaine - 10th, new all-time high!
- Ed Belfour - 21st, highest in last 4 seasons!
- Valeri Kamensky - 52nd, new all-time high!
- Jaromir Jagr - 56th, new all-time high!
- Al Iafrate - 75th, new all-time high!
- Alexei Kasatonov - 108th, 2nd highest all-time!

:lol:

Lighter guys continue to fall in the draft, CB knowledge still adjusting GDL draft. Here are new lows for the following (weight):

- Don Sweeney (4)
- Peter Bondra (6)
- Stephan Lebeau (5)
- Nelson Emerson (4)
- Petr Svoboda (5)
- Nicklas Lidstrom (5)
- Neal Broten (4)
- Dallas Drake (4)
- Ted Donato (4)
- Cam Russell (5)

On the flip side, some heavier skilled guys continue to gain favor. Record highs for the following:

- Mark Messier (10)
- Cam Neely (10)
- Jaromir Jagr (10)
- Zarley Zalapski (10)
- Al Iafrate (11)
- Kirk Muller (9)
- Rob Blake (11)
- Steve Smith (11)


Goalies were hot again, as 21 of the top 24 goalies went above, or less than 3 spots from their GDL12-14 average. The top 6 goalies all saw a higher draft pick for 3 consecutive seasons:

- Patrick Roy (24,24,20)
- Ed Belfour (32,29,21)
- Grant Fuhr (52,33,27)
- Felix Potvin (63,60,36)
- Bill Ranford (76,58,50)
- Bob Essensa (74,61,54)

The only 3 goalies dropped this season:

- Tom Barrasso, 80th, all-time low, 8 spots down from 12-14 avg.
- Mike Richter, 100th, 2nd lowest all-time, 8.7 spots down from 12-14 avg.
- John Vanbiesbrouk, 104, 2nd lowest all-time (105 last season), 4.3 spots down from 12-14 avg.

:dal_skater_hand_grab:

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Cool stats.

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This is great, love this type of stuff.

I'd love to see a top 20 player list write up by kingraph. Roenick #1? would a goalie make top 20?

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This is great, love this type of stuff.

I'd love to see a top 20 player list write up by kingraph. Roenick #1? would a goalie make top 20?

Consider it done...since we just wrapped up a draft, I'd be happy to do a top 20 draft list as this is fresh on my mind. I'll think about it on the way home...probably will take some time, haha. Roenick NOT #1 for me though, and that's a great question about goalie! Not sure yet.

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Raph, after the impact you had with your last GDL team's stock rising, you may well be writing the exact order of the next draft. ;)

(But it will be great to see your thoughts, and I am intrigued JR is not #1? I wish we could see your Top 20 from 5 years ago because I bet he was #1 back then!)

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