Rank all the No.1 Overall Draft Picks.

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  1. Eagle Eye Cherry

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    I'm curious who would be the greatest no.1 draft pick and who would make the top 10. I'm also curious who would be the worst. Without a doubt, Daigle will go down in draft history as the most disapointing no.1 pick while Patrik Stefan will go down as the worst pick. Somebody should compile a ranking list of all the no.1 draft picks...What do you think?

    Where does Pierre Turgeon rank amongst all no.1 draft picks?
     
  2. 00Sexay

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    In the last 20 years...

    1. Crosby
    2. Thornton
    3. Ovechkin
    4. Lecavalier
    5. Modano
    6. Sundin

    I'd say Patrik Stefan, then Daigle as the worst
     
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    lecavalier ahead of crosby and ovechkin for me.
     
  4. Eagle Eye Cherry

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    fixed.
     
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    Two glaring omissions:

    Lindros
    Kovalchuk
     
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    Not omissions.

    They can round out the top 10.
     
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    Mario Lemieux
     
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    No doubt.

    After him... Lafleur maybe? Potvin?

    And I wouldn't take Lecavalier or Ovechkin before Modano, but that's just me.
     
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    Patrick Stefan, Number 1 of all time!!
     
  10. It Kills Me

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    For fun . Guessing on some player's future.

    1. Crosby - Generational .
    2. Thornton - Maybe a little high cause he's in his prime.
    3. Ovechkin - Did very well on crap teams for 2 years.
    4. Sundin - Very consistant. Matched Thornton's career high.
    5. Modano - IMO very close to Mats.
    6. Lecavalier - Won a Cup and a scoring leader.
    7. Kovalchuk - Not sure if he'll go over 100PTS.
    8. Turgeon - Just went by his stats .
    9. Lindros - If not for his injuries he'd be #1.
    10. Nash - Underrated cause he's in CBS.
     
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    Listed Best to Worst, from 1984 - 2006

    POTENTIAL: Up= ^, Down = v, Even = -

    1. Mario Lemieux (-)
    2. Sidney Crosby (^)
    3. Alexander Ovechkin (^)
    4. Joe Thornton (-)
    5. Mike Madano (-)
    6. Pierre Turgeon (-)
    7. Vincent Lecavalier (^)
    8. Ilya Kovalchuk (^)
    9. Mats Sundin (-)
    10. Eric Lindros (v)
    11. Chris Phillips (-)
    12. Ed Jovonovski (-)
    13. Wendall Clark (-)
    14. Rick DiPietro (^)
    15. Owen Nolan (v)
    16. Rick Nash (^)
    17. Roman Hamrlik (-)
    18. Marc-Andre Fluery (^)
    19. Joe Murphy (-)
    20. Alexandre Daigle (-)
    21. Patrik Stefan (v)
    22. Bryan Berard (v)
    23. Erik Johnson (^)

    Listers Note: The only player I don't know a lot about is Joe Murphy, sorry if I'm way off on him.
     
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    quick question, did heatley go 1 overall or second i do not remeber.
     
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    Not including injuries. You can't anticipate what happened to Berard, Lindros, Nolan and Clark. I took out EJ....it's too soon to evaluate him IMO.

    1. Mario Lemieux (84)
    2. Sidney Crosby (05)
    3. Eric Lindros (91)

    4. Joe Thornton (97)
    5. Mike Modano (88)
    6. Alexander Ovechkin (04)
    7. Mats Sundin (89)
    8. Ilya Kovalchuk (01)
    9. Pierre Turgeon (87)

    10. Vincent Lecavalier (98)
    11. Ed Jovanovski (94)
    12. Bryan Berard (95)

    13. Wendel Clark (85)
    14. Rick Nash (02)
    15. Owen Nolan (90)
    16. Roman Hamrlik (92)
    17. Rick DiPietro (00)
    18. Marc-Andre Fluery (03)

    19. Chris Phillips (96)
    20. Joe Murphy (86)


    21. Alexandre Daigle (93)
    22. Patrik Stefan (99)
     
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    some would even question weather berard IS a first overall, seeing as he was traded instantly for redden (2nd)
     
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    Only Lemieux has more points than Hawerchuk (1409) among all first overall draft picks.

    Guy Lafleur was 16th all time with 560 goals. Probably 18-19th now.
     
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  17. The Hamburglar

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    Same can be said for Nash...he only went 1st overall because Florida was promised Bouwmeester at #3 and made the deal.
     
  18. Sykie

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    You just can't compare first round pick of different area, guys like Lemieux and Crosby have more than 20 years of difference... people here just can't imagine how the level evoluated in those 20 years.

    Not to mention some recent first round picks didn't have the time to show all they could do.

    I'd say it would be a little more fair to rank first round picks by decade :

    2000-2007
    1. Sidney Crosby (05)
    2. Alexander Ovechkin (04)
    3. Ilja Kovalchuk (01)
    ...
    4. Rick Nash (02)
    5. Marc-André Fleury (03)
    ...
    6. Rick Di Pietro (00)
    Inc. Erik Johnson (06)

    1990-1999
    1. Joe Thornton (97)
    2. Vincent Lecavalier (98)
    3. Eric Lindros (91) (cause injuries...)
    ...
    4. Owen Nolan (90)
    5. Ed Jovanovski (94)
    6. Roman Hamrlik (92)
    7. Chris Phillips (96)
    ...
    8. Bryan Berard (95) (cause injuries...)
    9. Patrik Stefan (99)
    10. Alexandre Daigle (93)

    1980-1989
    1. Wayne Gretzky (80 eligible)
    ...
    2. Mario Lemieux (84)
    ...
    3. Mike Modano (88)
    4. Mats Sundin (89)
    5. Dale Hawerchuk (81)
    6. Pierre Turgeon (87)
    ...
    7. Wendel Clark (85)
    8. Joe Murphy (86)
    ...
    9. Brian Lawton (83)
    10. Gord Kluzak (82)

    Obviously you always can argue a list but it would be something along those lines...
     
  19. vincetheprince

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    I dont think you can put Gretzky in there because even though he should have gone 1st overall but he didnt even get drafted.
     
  20. Sykie

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    I just did it for fun. He would have been eligible in 1980...
     
  21. 00Sexay

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    If anybody is interested... Hockey News' draft preview issue lists the 5 best and worst picks in positions #1 through #30 over the last 20 years.
    Of course, any of this can be debated, but it's still interesting to look at.
     

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