I was doing a Draft Review for a team for the 2004 draft(Which will be done soon.) when a bunch of different things I was thinking about the draft just ran through my head...in Steve Simmons fashion. So...some thoughts about the 2004 NHL entry draft.... So if the Capitals canâ€™t get Alexander Ovechkin out of Russia and their team doesnâ€™t improve much over the course of the season, how does Ovechkin-Crosby sound?â€¦.. IMG, the agents for top prospect Evgeny Malkin had a pre draft reception where prospects received gifts such as sports jerseys from famous stars such as Lance Alworth, Earl Campbell and Moses Malone. With the luck of the draw, Malkin got yet another hint of where he would end up at the draft. A Willie Stargell jerseyâ€¦. Person most surprised by Blake Wheeler taken number 5 by Phoenix? Blake Wheelerâ€¦. Robbie Schremp goes 25th overall to the Edmonton Oilers after using the F-Bomb a few times in the interview process. I am sure itâ€™s the same F-Bomb the Oilers used after â€œHolyâ€ when they saw he was still around at 25â€¦.. How does 34th CSB North American Peter Tsimikalis go undrafted?â€¦ The Redline Report has coveted Notre Dame goalie David Brown for two full years as a first round prospect. Donâ€™t know what they see that 30 NHL teams didnâ€™t see. He went in the eighth round to Pittsburghâ€¦. Kitchener Rangers forward Evan McGrath was upset after not going in the top three rounds he didnâ€™t go to the RBC Center on Day 2 of the draft and instead stayed at the hotel to work out. After a call from his agent that the Wings took him in the fourth round, he went over to put on the jerseyâ€¦. The Los Angeles Kings provided one of the few surprises on the second day of the draft, choosing Japanese goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji as the 238th pick in the eighth round. An even bigger surprise is that he isnâ€™t the first Japanese player ever selected... The International Scouting Service had Andrej Meszaros ranked fourth overall, THN pegged him at 12th. NHL Central Scouting had him as the sixth-ranked European skater. Ottawa selects him 23rd. Overheard at an NHL draft party â€œNext year we will have a contest on how many times you hear the word â€˜upsideâ€™ on draft day.â€ â€¦â€¦ Asset management? Dallas trades down twice and picks 28th, 52nd, 88th, and 91st instead of 20th and 153rd.