Draft Report Card: NHL Entry Draft 2014

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Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the complete draft board after the completion of the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NHL entry draft left the hockey world with mixed feelings. This was the kind of draft class that didn’t necessarily have a Tyler Seguin or a Taylor Hall- and they definitely don’t have a Marc-Andre Fleury or even a Ben Bishop. While we probably won’t see another draft class like the one we saw in Nashville back in 2003 any time soon, though, a draft class where only a handful of first-rounders look like they’ll be NHL-ready next year can be a little disheartening. Fans have been criticizing picks right and left, complaining that no one drafted guys who look ready to strap on skates with the big-name players come October.

Not all picks were bad ones, though, especially considering the murky pool in which the GM’s were fishing. Here’s where we put the selections overall based not only on how this year’s players look compared to current rosters, but compared to the other players that were draft eligible.

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