Nearly five years after the last chance of the national hockey League (NHL) in 2015, it is now clear that some teams have cheated and that others have made of strokes of genius in the first round of this auction.
Top 3 different?
Of course, that if it was to do over again, the Edmonton Oilers would once again Connor McDavid in the first row, but the Sabres in Buffalo would they Jack Eichel second? You can bet also that the Coyotes of Arizona do would select not Dylan Strome in the third level.
In the case of Eichel, he is the second pointer, the most prolific of his auction, after McDavid. However, it has many difficulties to assume his role of leader. His training did not even approximate to a qualification in the playoffs since his arrival in the NHL.
For Strome, it is not found in the top 10 of the pointers among the skaters recovered in 2015. Moreover, it is more with the Coyotes, who were traded to the Chicago black hawks in November 2018.
Coyotes and maybe even the Sabres would they not be more happy with a Mitch Marner (4th), a Mikko Rantanen (10th) or a Sebastian Aho (35th)?
The fiasco of the Bruins
In 2015, the Bruins held the 13th, 14th and 15th choice. They have chosen the defender Jakub Zboril, left-winger Jake DeBrusk and the right wing Zachary Senyshyn.
Of these, only Debrusk became a regular player in the NHL, while the other two have played a combined total of eight parties in the circuit Bettman.
The Cubs should be biting your fingers looking at all the talented players they have left to go.
Just after their last turn in the first round, the New York Islanders selected the player of center Mathew Barzal. With his 207 points in 234 games, it is installed at the sixth rank of the best pointers of its vintage. The attacker Kyle Connor would have been a better choice, who has been selected to the 17th level by the Winnipeg Jets.
And what about the excellent defender Thomas Chabot is gone in 18th place for the Ottawa Senators?
Despite their flaws, the Bruins are a power of the NHL, who have reached the last Stanley cup final. Let’s say, however, that they would have had more of chance to get your hands on the precious trophy more often with two or three excellent skaters more.
As mentioned earlier, the Aho would have deserved to be a choice of the first round, he who had heard his name in the next round (35th by the Hurricanes of the Caroline). The Finnish is not the only example of this type. Anthony Cirelli can be considered a true flight on the part of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who was selected in the third round (72nd overall). The Ontario has amassed 93 points in 167 clashes since the beginning of his career, and it turns out to be far more efficient in its territory.
In addition, the Blues of St. Louis has found a beautiful jewel at the end of the second round (56th) with the defender Vince Dunn. The rear left-hander competing in his third full season in the NHL in 2019-2020, which is more than many players selected in the tour initial.
Note that the forwards Brock Boeser (23rd by the Vancouver Canucks) and Anthony Beauvillier (28th by the Islanders) would have deserved to come out earlier.