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03-16-2013, 02:46 AM
Finlandia WOAT
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2000: Mikhail Yakubov, 10th overall.
2001: Tuomo Ruutu, 14th overall---> Andrew Ladd
2002:Anton Babchuk, 21st overall-->Danny Richmond-->Tim Brent--> FA
2003: Brent Seabrook, 14th overall
2004: Cam Barker, 3rd overall--> Turned into Nick Leddy, who did not play on the Cup team.
2005: Jack Skille, 7th overall, who did not play on the Cup team (and was later traded).
2006: Toews, 3rd overall.
2007: Kane, 1st overall.
2008: Kyle Beach, 11th overall (has yet to play an NHL game).

So through 8 drafts of suckage and the accumulation of high picks, the Cup team garnered Toews, Kane, Seabrook and Ladd.

It got Keith, Campbell, Kopecky, Brouwer, Niemi, Byfuglien, Sharp, Versteeg, Bolland, Hossa, Madden and Hjalmersson through a combination of trades (NONE major), FA acquisitions and later round (crapshoot) picks.

In conclusion, I completely agree with the sentiment that the 2010 Hawks team was a team completely built through sucking and gaining high draft picks.

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