NHL Drafts Top-10: The Tale of Missed Opportunities

This is a continuation of a previous article on this blog about the Drafts redone for those years. This time around though, we will look at the teams who have clearly missed out on some great picks, selecting the wrong player(s), and how many times those teams blew up opportunities. That said, hindsight being 20-20, every single NHL team messes up at the Draft as they’re not comparing talents at the time, but rather they’re trying to determine, to the best of their abilities, the ceiling those young men will reach in their development. Lots of room for errors at the Draft… as we’ve all seen. As looking at all 30-31 teams for even just the first round would be quite the undertaking, we’ll only focus on the Top-10 once again.

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2003 to 2017 NHL Drafts Top-10 redone

This Coronavirus is causing quite the commotion everywhere in the world, including in Canada and the United States. You can’t turn a TV Channel, listen to the radio or browse the internet without hearing about it… and that’s a good thing. Just recently, the NHL announced the postponement of the NHL Draft which was supposed to be held in Montreal this year. With local product Alexis Lafrenière ranked number one, it would have been a great venue for his to be named to a NHL team. The date and format are still up in the air at the time of writing this, as is the rest of the season and the playoffs.

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