Interesting look @ drafting.
Here is the authors methodology:...
The methodology, youíll be keen to know, is the same as the first study and based on baseballís batting averages and slugging percentages.
One point, or a hit, is awarded to a team for drafting a player who makes the NHL for some duration. This could be Boris Valabik. It could be Sidney Crosby. They both count as a hit. Overall batting average is then calculated.
Slugging percentage is a tad more subjective, but more revealing.
Here players are graded on a four-point system: Four going to a superstar (Evgeni Malkin); three to an impact player (David Backes); two to an NHLer (Justin Abdelkader); and one point to a guy who makes the show without establishing himself as an NHLer (remember Jason King?).
Total points are then added up and the teamís slugging percentage is computed.
L.A. fared pretty well scoring;
Full article here: NHL entry draft is more art than scienceLOS ANGELES
You donít think of the Kings as a great drafting team but their record is solid. In 2005 they had just eight picks but grabbed Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick. Worth noting: The Kings had three first-rounders in 2003. They did all right, picking Dustin Brown, Brian Boyle and Jeff Tambellini, but players like Corey Perry, Shea Weber and Patrice Bergeron were available with their last two picks. The Kings could have set themselves up for the next decade in that draft.
Average: .255. Slugging: .510. Grade: B.