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NHL 2002 Redraft

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:47 am
by rhbdken
What if teams could go back in time and think, what if we did this instead of what we ended up doing. What if we drafted him instead of who we drafted. I always ask this question to myself and see what would have happened if lets say the Oilers drafted this guy instead of who we got. Would we be a better team? I would love to see other peoples opinions on this and feel free to draft on your own bias. This is what if you use today's development from the orginal draft in 2002.

1. Columbus Blue Jackets (From Florida Panthers) - Rick Nash (Original Pick: Rick Nash)
2. Winnipeg Jets (Formerly Atlanta Thrashers) - Cam Ward (Original Pick: Kari Lehtonen)
3. Florida Panthers (From Columbus Blue Jackets) - Alexander Semin (Original Pick: Jay Boumeester)
4.Philadelphia Flyers (From Tampa Bay Lightning) - Kari Lehtonen (Original Pick: Joni Pitkanen)
5. Pittsburgh Penguins - Duncan Keith (Original Pick: Ryan Whitney)
6. Nashville Predators - Joffrey Lupul (Original Pick: Scottie Upshall)
7. Anaheim Ducks - Jay Bouwmeester (Original Pick: Joffrey Lupul)
8. Minnesota Wild - Joni Pitkanen (Original Pick: PM Bouchard)
9. Florida Panthers (From Calgary Flames) - Valtteri Filppula (Original Pick: Petr Taticek)
10. Calgary Flames (From New York Rangers) - Alex Steen (Original Pick: Eric Nystrom)
11. Buffalo Sabres - Jarret Stoll (Original Pick: Keith Ballard)
12. Washington Capitals - Ryan Whitney (Original Pick: Steve Eminger)
13. Washington Capitals (From Dallas Stars) - James Wisniewski (Original Pick: Alexander Semin)
14. Montreal Canadiens (From Edmonton Oilers) - Jiri Hudler (Original Pick: Chris Higgins)
15. Edmonton Oilers (From Montreal Canadiens) - Johnny Boychuk (Original Pick: Jesse Niinimaki)
16. Ottawa Senators - Matt Greene (Original Pick: Jakup Klepis)
17. Washington Capitals (From Vancouver Canucks) - Josh Harding (Original Pick: Boyd Gordon)
18. Los Angeles Kings - Matt Stajan (Original Pick: Denis Grebeshkov)
19. Phoenix Coyotes - Tomas Fleischmann (Original Pick: Jakub Koreis)
20. Buffalo Sabres (From New Jersey Devils) - Matthew Lombardi (Original Pick: Daniel Paille)
21. Chicago Blackhawks - Dennis Wideman (Original Pick: Anton Babchuk)
22. New York Islanders - Tom Gilbert (Original Pick: Sean Bergenheim)
23. Phoenix Coyotes (From St. Louis Blues) - Jonathan Ericsson (Original Pick: Ben Eager)
24. Toronto Maple Leafs - Maxime Talbot (Original Pick: Alexander Steen)
25. Carolina Hurricanes - Boyd Gordon (Original Pick: Cam Ward)
26. Dallas Stars (From Philadelphia Flyers) - Ian White (Original Pick: Martin Vagner)
27. San Jose Sharks - Trevor Daley (Original Pick: Mike Morris)
28. Colorado Avalanche - PM Bouchard (Original Pick: Jonas Johansson)
29. Boston Bruins - Scottie Upshall (Original Pick: Hannu Toivonen)
30. Winnipeg Jets (Formerly Atlanta Thrashers from Detroit Red Wings) - Anton Babchuk (Original Pick: Jim Slater)

Let me know if you would like to see other redrafts done as well. Name a year and ill redraft em :)

Re: NHL 2002 Redraft

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:54 pm
by NorwegianOiler
When I see this list I immediately think that Duncan Keith ought to be just a tad higher. The man is a two-way beast.
It's perhaps interesting to note how many on the list that have apparently done well, then had their career lapse into the white dwarf stage. Whitney, Gilbert, Bouchard, Lombardi, perhaps even Semin to a certain degree. These guys have had some really good years but now seem to have little value.

I'd take Bergenheim over Babchuk, though ;)

What about the legendary 2003 draft? Some serious talent were to be had there. Good that we secured the treat that was Marc Antoine Pouliot.

Re: NHL 2002 Redraft

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:32 pm
by Racki
At work at the moment, but had a skim. Love this idea.. And I'd love to see the 03 bonanza redone too. MAP. Awesome choice, guys!

Re: NHL 2002 Redraft

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:50 pm
by rhbdken
NorwegianOiler wrote:When I see this list I immediately think that Duncan Keith ought to be just a tad higher. The man is a two-way beast.
It's perhaps interesting to note how many on the list that have apparently done well, then had their career lapse into the white dwarf stage. Whitney, Gilbert, Bouchard, Lombardi, perhaps even Semin to a certain degree. These guys have had some really good years but now seem to have little value.

I'd take Bergenheim over Babchuk, though ;)

What about the legendary 2003 draft? Some serious talent were to be had there. Good that we secured the treat that was Marc Antoine Pouliot.


A bit about the picks i chose. While yes Keith is a golden pick the flyers need goaltending more at the time then defenceman