All held true to form for the first 18 picks of the 2001 NHL Entry
up where people didn’t think they would. Then the 19th pick brought the
big surprise. The Boston Bruins selected Kamloops Blazers right wing
Morrison. Most if not all experts had Morrison as a second round
not later. Yet the Bruins made him there pick in the high teens.
Sharks took German center Marcel Goc. Maybe not a reach, yet still
then quite a few people had him ranked.
out of there hat. They selected goalie Jason Bacashihua. They selected
Bascashihua even though goalies like Tomas Duba and Andrei Medvedev were
still available. I’m not sure which is odder, the Stars selecting
with the 26th selection or Bascashihua being taken before those other
round. They took Saskatoon winger Adrian Foster. Foster played just 5
for Saskatoon of the WHL this past season.
Munro to the Kings. Again, probably a bit high, espically considering
other netminders still left.
late first rounder was taken with pick 35 by the Ducks. Popovic fell
then any other player on draft day.
Re-Entry’s Mike Zigomanis and Kyle
were also selected in the second round.
70th overall. Many , including myself felt he was a great steal in the
2nd round. Dallas literally robbed him from all other teams at number
also must get a quick note in about Brampton defenseman Jay Harrison.
Harrison went into this season as a top 15 selection in the draft. He
terrible all season and dropped all the way to number 82 and the Toronto
Maple Leafs. If the draft was only a year ago.
I’ll be back tomorrow
surprises for the rounds completed Sunday.