Gord Miller tweeted this yesterday: https://twitter.com/GMillerTSN/status/395276512548913152 That Colorado team had Peter Forsberg who was drafted 6th overall in the 1991 draft so really you can say every Cup winner since '98 has had at least one player drafted in the top 6. By way of comparison look at the top 5 first rounders on the last 2 Stanley Cup champions contrasted with the Leafs roster as composed today: Hawks '13: (2) Kane 1st '07; Toews 3rd '06; OTHER FIRST ROUNDERS: Hossa 12th '97; Seabrook 14th '03; Leddy 16th ' 09; Frolik 10th '06. Kings '12: (2) Doughty 2nd '08; Johnson 3rd '05; OTHER FIRST ROUNDERS: Kopitar 11th '05; Williams 28th '00; Brown 13th '03; Richards 24th '03; Gagne 22nd '98; Carter 11th '03; Lewis 17th '06; Moreau 14th '94; Bernier 11th '06. LEAFS TODAY: (3) JVR 2nd '07; Kessel 5th '07; Rielly 5th '12; OTHER FIRST ROUNDERS: Kadri 7th '09; Lupul 7th '02; Phaneuf 9th '03; Gardiner 17th '08; Ashton 29th '09; Bernier 11th '06. The Oilers are currently an obvious counter-point to this measure, but if you accept the premise that top end draft picks on a roster can be a measure of elite talent on a team, it cannot be said the Leafs are lacking in this area, which is really pretty incredible when you think of where they stood a few years ago.