I get what you're saying with the 2010 NHL draft, but I'm going to have to disagree and say that it's entirely hindsight.
The mere fact that they converted 3 for 3 in the 1st round and produced how many NHLers in 2010? Enough to say that it was a great success. Regardless of how much more of a success it couldve been. This is a team that has a history of taking the Ellerbys and Oleszs of the draft, when players around them are respectable. The only true dud of this draft was taking McFarland. And, that'd be total hindsight to criticize that pick. McFarland, as a 16 year old, was seen as having the skill set to be a generational player. He fell tremendously in his draft year from 1OA to a 2nd rounder (for good reason). But if any team had the luxury of taking a chance, it was the Florida Panthers with three 2nd round picks.