just look at 2016 alone 16CalgaryMatthew TkachukLLondon Knights [OHL]1413760971662017-1817ArizonaClayton KellerCU.S. National Development Team [USHL]68173148222017-1818BuffaloAlexander NylanderRMississauga Steelheads [OHL]401102016-1719MontrealMikhail SergachevDWindsor Spitfires [OHL]6982331322017-18110ColoradoTyson JostCPenticton Vees [BCHL]5581018122017-18If we passed .. after 5 in 2015 passing after 5 would mean passing on 7. Provorov, 8. Werenski, 10. Rantanen... Point is there is risk in every draft.. I would not want to pass on these guys knowing what we know now; And there are a lot more picks after these guys in the first that are worse rather than better No guarantees. Look at the top picks in 2014 11FloridaAaron EkbladDBarrie Colts [OHL]29150751251932017-1812BuffaloSam ReinhartCKootenay Ice [WHL]2335670126442017-1813EdmontonLeon DraisaitlCPrince Albert Raiders [WHL]25371126197682017-1814CalgarySam BennettCKingston Frontenacs [OHL]2264046861612017-1815NY IslandersMichael Dal ColleLOshawa Generals [OHL]400002017-18 Top 5 vs 6-10 ; Pretty sure Nylander and Ehlers #8 and #9 would be wanted more than a few of these top 5 picks.