Sunday, June 15, 2008

As we head to the draft...some history

We’re in the home stretch for the draft, and it’s time to look ahead. We do that first by looking back with some quick facts about Capitals drafting in this administration. Here’s the tale of the tape…

Total number of picks: 102

Total number of picks having played in NHL: 29

Total number of games NHL experience: 3,139

Total scoring: 456-701-1,157, -127

Average “line” (G-A-P, +/-) per 82 games: 12-18-30, -3

Number of picks with at least one season (>=82 games) experience: 13

Draft with most picks with NHL experience: 1999 (six of ten picks)

Draft with fewest number of picks with NHL experience: 2005 (none of seven picks; we do not count the last two drafts)

Best draft (scoring): 2004 (average line: 29-32-61, +2…of course, that is the Ovechkin draft)

Number of 1st round picks/with NHL experience/with at least one season: 15/11/10

Number of 2nd round picks/with NHL experience/with at least one season: 17/9/2

Number of 3nd round picks/with NHL experience/with at least one season: 8/2/0

Number of 4th round picks/with NHL experience/with at least one season: 13/2/0

Number of 4th+ round picks/with NHL experience/with at least one season: 49/5/1

Lowest overall pick with NHL experience: 221 (John Oduya, 2001)

Lowest overall pick with experience with Caps: 220 (Mike Farrell, 1998)


As we inch toward Friday night, it might be useful to keep this history in mind.


1 comment:

Spunky said...

"As we inch toward Friday night, it might be useful to keep this history in mind."

Why? It (almost) all sucks. Why keep it in mind? To annoy ourselves?

Of particular distastefulness are:
-- Total scoring: 456-701-1,157, -127
and
-- Total number of picks: 102 / Total number of picks having played in NHL: 29

BLEH.