REDRAFTING: 2003 NHL Entry Draft

 photo: https://www.sportsnet.ca/2010/20-years-of-hindisight-the-great-2003-nhl-re-draft/

photo: https://www.sportsnet.ca/2010/20-years-of-hindisight-the-great-2003-nhl-re-draft/

HOCKEY GM ADVICE

it’s always fun to see where players could have gone and should have gone, so lets redraft the powerhouse 2003 draft!

  1. Pittsburgh: Marc-Andre Fleury (picked: Marc-Andre Fleury) Pittsburgh was drafting for a need. Marc-Andre still continues to be an elite goalie.

  2. Carolina: Eric Staal: (picked: Eric Staal)

  3. Florida: Ryan Getzlaf: (picked: Nathan Horton)

  4. Columbus: Patrice Bergeron (picked: Nikolai Zherdev)

  5. Buffalo: Shea Weber (picked: Thomas Vanek)

  6. San Jose: Joe Pavelski (picked Milan Michalek) still worked out I guess

  7. Nashville: Brent Burns (picked: Ryan Suter)

  8. Atlanta: Jeff Carter (picked: Braydon Coburn)

  9. Calgary: Zach Parise (picked: Dion Phaneuf)

  10. Montreal: Ryan Suter (picked: Andrei Kostitsyn)

  11. Philadelphia: Corey Perry (picked: Jeff Carter)

  12. NY Rangers: Ryan Kesler (picked: Hugh Jessiman)

  13. Los Angeles: Thomas Vanek (picked: Dustin Brown)

  14. Chicago: Corey Crawford (picked: Brent Seabrook)

  15. NY Islanders: Dustin Byfuglien (picked: Robert Nilsson)

  16. San Jose: Dustin Brown (picked: Steve Bernier)

  17. New Jersey: David Backes (picked: Zach Parise)

  18. Washington: Dion Phaneuf (picked: Eric Fehr)

  19. Anaheim: Brent Seabrook (picked: Ryan Getzlaf)

  20. Minnesota: Loui Eriksson (picked: Brent Burns)

  21. Boston: Mike Richards (picked: Mark Stuart)

  22. Edmonton: Jimmy Howard (picked: Marc-Antoine Pouliot)

  23. Vancouver: Lee Stempniak (picked: Ryan Kesler)

  24. Philadelphia: Nathan Horton (picked: Mike Richards)

  25. Florida: Milan Michalek (picked: Anthony Stewart)

  26. Los Angeles: Matt Moulson (picked: Brian Boyle)

  27. Los Angeles: Clarke MacArthur (picked: Jeff Tambellini)

  28. Anaheim: Jaroslav Halak (picked: Corey Perry)

  29. Ottawa: Brian Elliot (picked: Patrick Eaves) - Stole him in the 9th round anyways

  30. St. Louis: Brian Boyle (picked: Shawn Belle)

Honourable mentions … Patrick Eaves, Eric Fehr, Tobias Enstrom

Did your team draft better or worse?