Hey guys, I've been a long time reader of the site though I haven't been posting much lately. I've been noticing some trends in the Bruins lately and figured I would share with you and maybe spark a little discussion. If Shaiza wants to move this to another thread he can of course.
But I was looking at Chiarelli's draft history and its pretty brutal. He signed in '06 but didn't draft then because of technicalities, but his draft success rate is very low.
Here are the quick stats:
Since 2007 through the 2013 he has drafted 42 players. Only 4 are in the NHL.
Of those 4, only 2 are Bruins (Hamilton and Caron.)
Of those 4, only 2 are starters (Hamilton and Seguin.)
First round picks:
Caron- What do you think?
Seguin- Budding Superstar.
Hamilton- Good young defenseman.
Subban- too soon to tell.
The only two picks that have done well were "gimmes" with Seguin at 2 and Hamilton at 9. When he has had to dig a little deeper in talent assessment, he has swung and missed.
If you like, you can read the whole article I wrote here: http://beantownlifestyle.blogspot.co...nobody-is.html.
Obviously, when it comes down to it, the Bruins have had great success under PC and have one of the deepest, most well built teams in the league. He's also made some pretty unbelievable trades.
What are your thoughts on this? Am I totally reaching here or is there something to this? Are they bad at assessing young talent, do their scouts suck, is something fundamentally wrong with their development system, or is it just plain bad luck?
I'd love to see what you guys have to say.