Rank the 1st OA post-lockout picks in terms of pre-draft hype

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  1. Montreal Shadow Registered User

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    Would be interested to go back in time and see which ones were considered slam dunks and which were considered duds.

    I think it goes without saying Crosby is #1. #2 is one of Tavares or McDavid perhaps?

    Anyway, interested in hearing your opinions.
     
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    McDavid had much more hype than Tavares in their draft years. The Tavares hype really died down during his junior career.
     
  3. Neil Patrick Harris Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

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    Already getting some 'Seen Stamkos?' flashbacks.
     
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    Crosby
    McDavid
    Tavares
    Stamkos
    Lafreniere
     
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    How old are you? Ovechkin had more hype that Tavares/ Stamkos/ Laf. Malkin/ Eichel/ Matthews/ Laine had more hype than Stamkos and Laf as well.
     
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    Crosby
    McDavid/ Ovechkin

    The rest
     
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    Crosby
    McDavid
    Tavares
    Matthews
    Dahlin
    Mackinnon
    Hall
    Kane
    Lafreniere
    Stamkos
    Hughes
    Ekblad
    Yakupov
    Johnson
    RNH
    Hischier
     
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    OV was not post lockout
     
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    Since Crosby.
    1. Crosby
    2. McDavid
    3. Tavares
    4. Dahlin
    5. Matthews
    6. Johnson
    7. Lafreniere
    8. Stamkos
    9. MacKinnon
    10. Hall
    11. Hughes
    12. Ekblad
    13. Kane
    14. RNH
    15. Yakupov
    16. Hischier
    Several are interchangeable.
     
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    Ekblad had way more hype than that. So did Pat Kane. Nugent Hopkins had barely any hype. Yakupov was more hyped than Nugent Hopkins.
     
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    I don't remember Kane or Johnson, so I'll exclude them.

    1) Crosby
    2) McDavid -- People were saying he had GOAT potential
    3) Dahlin -- People were calling him the best defenseman to ever be available in an entry draft
    4) Stamkos -- Widely thought of as a special talent
    5) Tavares -- Widely thought of as a special talent, but I remember people saying he wasn't as good as Stamkos
    6) Matthews -- Considered a true franchise lock with a rare combo of tools
    7) Hall -- Just considered to be a really good winger
    8) MacKinnon -- Considered to be franchise changing, but wasn't considered as good as Jones
    9) Ekblad -- Was projected to be a 1D but not necessarily elite
    10) Yakupov -- Was considered to be a dynamic, sniping winger but with a lot of problems to work out
    11) Hughes -- Was considered to be a really good forward, but there were A LOT of questions about him
    12) LaFreniere -- He had a major fall from grace. When he entered the Q, people were calling him generational
    13) Nugent-Hopkins -- Projected as a 1C who probably was going to need another year in major juniors
    14) Hischier -- His ceiling was seen as a 1bC in the NHL
     
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    Not a lot of first overall picks are selected as duds though...
     
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    Crosby
    McDavid
    Dahlin
    Tavares/Stamkos
    Matthews/RNH/MacKinnon/Hall/Yakupov/Lafreniere
    Ekblad/Hischier/Hughes/Kane/Johnson
     
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    Ekblad wasn't the consensus number one pick that year. The Hockey News had the Big 4 and I seem to remember they had a big write up on Leon Draisaitl.

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    Ekblad was the guy. He was a man child with a amazing all around skill set. There was Ekblad then the 3 forwards were close but it was always Ekblad.
     
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    His 15/16 year old seasons in Junior actually catapulted him to Crosby territory. He just failed to grow at 17/18. Still very highly hyped though, but yeah not like McDavid
     
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    Dud is perhaps not the right term. I mean more like very shaky. From memory Yakupov was considered a weak pick just like the 2012 draft.
     
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    THN had Bennett going #1.
     
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    One of these guys is not like the others...


    Edit: I thought Bennett was still a 3rd line Level Player. I just realized how wrong I am.
     
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    I’m 43.

    OP was asking about post-lockout.

    Also 1OA.

    Maybe go to bed?
     
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    I remember hearing/reading about McDavid during the lockout in 2012, 3 years before his draft day. Crosby I first heard about sometime before the 2004/05 lockout, and iirc it was ESPN where I learned about him.

    Those two are by far the most hyped prospects I can remember.
     
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    Edmonton tanked for 12 years just to get McDavid....
     
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    Lafrenierre didn’t have a fall from grace in the Q lol. He was 2 time chl player of the year
     
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    I remember that trade that Vancouver presented at the draft to florida.

    It was two picks in the 1st, and their top prospect.
    they were going to move up to take Reinhart

    Bob Mckenzie and Dreger reported on that one.
     
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    Hall is absolutely dead last in this. The divide between him and Seguin for first overall was unlike anything like it since 2006 for sure.
     

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