The NHL repeats the 2012 draft and publishes the result

Published July 3, 2022 at 9:35 PM

Over the past few days, in preparation for the 2022 Draft, the National Hockey League has been playing around with an exercise that has fans in a tizzy.

The official page of the NHL is rehashing previous drafts and trying to guess what the new order would be, if the draft in question were held today.

It's always interesting to see how quickly things can change in a few years, and how many steals and misses there are over the years.

Today, as my colleague Alex Desrosiers reports, the NHL re-run, for fun, the 2012 draft and posted the result on their social media.

In that draft, at number one, the Edmonton Oilers drafted a certain Nail Yakupov.

The defenseman Ryan Murray went out at the second rank (with the Blue Jackets) and of course, Alex Galchenyuk had been selected third by the Montreal Canadiens.

In these three cases, they would not even be in the top-10 players of the draft. (if we do it again today)

If we were to redo the 2012 draft, the Oilers would have a certain Andrei Vasilevskiy in front of the net, the Blue Jackets would have gotten Filip Forsberg and the Habs, defenseman Jaccob Slavin.

That would be solid! Imagine Andrei Vasilevskiy in front of the Edmonton Oilers net... And what about the excellent Jaccob Slavin at the Habs blue line.

Would he have been your choice too?

See the new complete top-10 of the 2012 draft here:

July 3   |   246 answers
The NHL repeats the 2012 draft and publishes the result

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