2010 NHL Entry Draft: Which Teams Should Trade Their Pick?

June 15th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Each year every hockey fan hopes their team can make it to the playoffs, then make a long run and, if possible, win the Stanley Cup. Sadly, only one team can win it all, which leaves 29 other sets of fans holding out hope that their first round draft pick will change the landscape of their beloved hockey team for the better. For those who follow the NHL Entry Draft it is all too apparent that, while every player drafted comes with a certain amount of hope, nobody is a sure thing—see players like current Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau and Ottawa Senators ultra-flop Alexandre Daigle. The reality is, of the 30 first round draft picks chosen at this year's NHL Entry Draft, maybe 12-15 will turn out to be “good” NHL players, with somewhere around 6-10 being “difference makers” and as little as 3-4 being true first line talents. Let’s face it, every Draft has it’s share of duds and hidden gems, so, as the saying goes, the draft is a “crap-shoot” at the best of times. So, with all that in mind, let’s take a look at five NHL teams that should consider trading their first round draft pick...for better, or for wo ...

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