Had some time recently so I compiled a spreadsheet to analyse and rank the drafting records of all 30 teams. Since it's usually recognised a draft cant be fully judged until 5 years later, I started with the 2001 draft and went back 15 years to 1987 which covered 3893 draft picks in total. I defined a NHL player as those who played 100+ games. This may seem low to some but look at it this way. What is a NHLer? I'd define it as someone who played in the NHL for at least a full season's worth of games? That player has acheived more than over 80% of all draft picks. I also added in two more indicators of draft success - rankings based on draft record not including first rounders and the ability of teams to find the highest quality players. These arent included.. they are just for additional reference. My final rankings are determined on one score alone - the number of NHLers a team finds, divided by the number of picks it had. I wanted it to be a purely statistical ranking rather than bring in more and more factors. Its complicated enough! We all know how our team drafts and now we can compare to other teams accurately and on an equal basis. We can also use this data to see if our team's drafting is improving - predict how many of your players from the drafts in 2002-6 will make at least 100 games in the NHL and work out the percentage score yourself. I will be doing this in time honored HF fashion.. the bottom 10 teams will follow shortly. Monday - the middle 10, Tuesday the top 10 teams. There are quite a few surprises in each one! I will answer any questions you have, but will be away from a computer over the holiday period. Cheers PS I do have the full breakdown of how every team scored in every round but not sure how to put it up here in a neat fashion. If you want to know your team's score in each round, post on here and I'll reply to it later.