The article offers some insight to the outlook of the 3 young players we acquired at the deadline. The most interesting thing in the article, in my opinion, is the Jason Karmanos' comments about how this years draft class is rather strong, similar to the class of 2003. I thought I had heard that this class was relatively weak outside of the top ten? Maybe not, but if you look at our 2003 draft, other than Eric Staal, we completely struck out. Other than Danny Richmond and Kevin Natsiuk, I haven't even heard of the other draftees by the Canes. We all know that neither Richmond and Natsiuk turned into anything serviceable for us.
I just hope that our scouting staff has improved and will actually pick some players that will develop into NHL regulars for us instead of the duds we got in rounds 2-7 in 2003.