Periodically, as a new sports fan, little bits of the hockey lexicon sound funny to my ear, and I’ve recently taken a shine to the phrase, “The draft pick that later became ‘player x'”.  I read this recently in reference to the trade that indirectly brought Ryan Miller to the Sabres.  “We traded x for y and the draft pick that later became Ryan Miller”.  I like how it implies that the draft pick is a more tangible concept than the pre-drafted player; as if Crunchy sprouted out of a seed that Darcy planted when he chose him at the draft.

When I think about it this way, the draftees take on a “Jack and the Beanstalk” quality.  Darcy is Jack, and the draft picks are potentially magical beans.


4 Responses to “Silly”

  1. 1 blitzen June 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Speaking of giants and beans and the draft, I am trying at this moment to send you some pics of your beanstock of a giant draftee.

  2. 2 Jennifer June 29, 2008 at 8:42 am

    That’s a really great way to explain and understand trades/draft picks.

    Wonder how many other fairy tales can be related to hockey?

  3. 3 Katebots June 29, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    kate, where are you??????????? the wilderness misses you!!!!!!! drive back, IMMEDIATELY!

    love, the hamburglar

  4. 4 elise June 29, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    oops. you were still signed in…

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