REDRAFTING: 2005 NHL Entry Draft

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HOCKEY GM ADVICE

It’s always fun to see where players could have gone and should have gone, so lets redraft the 2005 draft which featured one of the best players in NHL history.

  1. Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby (1) (picked: Sidney Crosby)

  2. Anaheim: Carey Price (5) (picked: Bobby Ryan)

  3. Carolina: Anze Kopitar (11) (picked: Jack Johnson)

  4. Minnesota: Jonathan Quick (72) (picked: Benoit Pouliot)

  5. Montreal: Paul Statsny (44) (picked: Carey Price)

  6. Columbus: Kris Letang (62) (picked: Gilbert Brule)

  7. Chicago: T.J Oshie (24) (picked: Jack Skille)

  8. San Jose: Marc-Edwawrd Vlasic (35) (picked: Devin Setoguchi) - Funny how this worked out

  9. Ottawa: James Neal (33) (picked: Brian Lee)

  10. Vancouver: Keith Yandle (105) (picked: Luc Bourdon)

  11. Los Angeles: Tuukka Rask (21) (picked: Anze Kopitar)

  12. NY Rangers: Bobby Ryan (2) (picked: Marc Staal)

  13. Buffalo: Patric Hornqvist (230) (picked: Marek Zagrapan)

  14. Washington: Matt Niskanen (28) (picked: Sasha Pokulok)

  15. NY Islanders: Andrew Cogliano (25) (picked: Ryan O’Marra)

  16. Atlanta: Martin Hanzal (17) (picked: Alex Bourret)

  17. Phoenix: Niklas Hjalmarsson (108) (picked: Martin Hanzal)

  18. Nashville: Jack Johnson (3) (picked: Ryan Parent)

  19. Detroit: Justin Abdelkader (42) (picked: Jakub Kindl)

  20. Florida: Anton Stralman (216) (picked: Kenndal McArdle)

  21. Toronto: Marc Staal (12) (picked: Tuukka Rask)

  22. Boston: Vladimir Sobotka (106) (picked: Matt Lashoff)

  23. New Jersey: Kris Russell (67) (picked: Nicklas Bergfors)

  24. St.Louis: Benoit Pouliot (4) (picked: T.J Oshie)

  25. Edmonton: Mason Raymond (51) (picked: Andrew Cogliano)

  26. Calgary: Devin Setoguchi (8) (picked: Matt pelech)

  27. Washington: Darren Helm (132) (picked: Joe Finley)

  28. Dallas: Cody Franson (79) (picked: Matt Niskanen)

  29. Philadelphia: Steve Downie (29) (picked: Steve Downie) - NAILED THEIR PICK!

  30. Tampa Bay: Sergei Kostitsyn (200) (picked: Vladimir Mihalik)