Well B Murray in Ottawa has had plenty of say with our 1st rounders.
The last time I'm really aware of that a Columbus GM used his sway on the 1st round pick was when Doug Maclean ignored all of his scouts who said draft Kopitar in 2005 and drafted Brule instead.
Glad he went with the sure thing Canadian player over the kid from that one league in Slovenia.
And I'm not really a fan of Tyler Wright in general. It's like when we added Chris Clark to player development last offseason. Sure he's been around the game but eh... he's Chris Clark.