2010 NHL Draft Results: All 30 Picks With Analysis

June 25th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
As expected, the Edmonton Oilers used the number one pick to select Taylor Hall , while the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick.

Hall, who won back-to-back Memorial Cups and Memorial Cup MVP’s, gives the Oilers a very talented, offensive-minded forward who should bring a certain amount of respect back to the floundering Oilers franchise.

In Seguin, the Bruins get a player that won the OHL scoring title and is the more well rounded of the two top picks. Given Seguin’s skill-set the Bruins feel as if he is ready to step into their everyday lineup as a top six forward.

No question, both teams got great players and, while I suspect Hall will be a tremendous NHL scorer, I suspect Seguin will emerge as the better, more well-rounded player.

Despite all the speculation, there never really was any doubt as to which player the Oilers would pick—it was always Taylor Hall.

Drafting Seguin with the first overall pick would have (in my estimation) been a public relations nightmare as the minute the Oilers had won the coveted number one pick Oiler fans rejoiced in celebration with Hall on their minds, nobody else.
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