just reading through these old issues is hilarious. Talking about how Ryan Sittler will be the next big thing in Philly (drafted 7th overall that year and never played an NHL game), how Darrin Madeley is Ottawa's goalie of the future, how Darius Kasparaitis had the potential to be a good offensive defenseman.
I love reading old issues. My collection is almost complete now. I have nearly every single issue since the beginning of the 1988-89 season. I'm almost there..
The only one I can think of was in 1999 or so in the NFL... Eagles fans really wanted Ricky Williams and booed the selection of Donovan McNabb (oh, the irony). I assume Detroit Lions fans must have started booing the repeated 1st round picks of wide receivers at some point.
I don't know of any others in the NHL, but I bet there are some.
mcnabb in nfl draft in nyc which many eagle fans go up to - exactly
also coach mike tice of minnesota vikings who 2 years in a row used up his 15 minutes and the team behind them rushed up and chose their pick before he could do anything to stop them.