All Habs 2010 NHL Amateur Draft Kit

June 25th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
The 2010 NHL amateur draft is upon us. All Habs wants to help you get ready, starting with a brief overview, player previews, and prospects currently in the system.

It's fair to say that Bob Gainey and Trevor Timmins have done a very good job re-stocking the Canadiens talent pool that had been depleted prior to their arrival. The Gainey/Timmins team has not always followed popular opinion, but their selections have often received praise from experts.

The Hockey News ranks the Canadiens fourth in the NHL in terms of draft success since 2006. THN's handicapping system takes into account draft position and future watch grades.

The Canadiens also rank high, second overall in the NHL, in terms of the number of drafted players still active in the NHL. Development of those draft picks may be an issue with the Habs being in the middle of the pack, 13th overall, when calculating number of players drafted who are still with the team.

But there is a new man at the helm for the Canadiens. It will be interesting to see how Pierre Gauthier handles the draft, having recently dismissed five of his amateur scouts.

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