If this has allready been done then please excuse this thread but I was wondering if you ranked from 1981- 2010 the #1 draft pick how they would rank. Some players are still in the middle of their careers so you could gage based on play so far, I know it would not be accurate but you can use your judgement how you think the rest of their career will play out. Here is what I think the rankings should look like: 1) Mario Lemieux- An easy choice 2) Sidney Crosby- Allready has a Stanley Cup, Hart trophy, Richard, Ross and Olympic gold medal. 3) Alex Ovechkin- Has put up points like Crosby but hasnt won any team awards yet. 4)Mike Modano- A very consistant player for his whole career has a Stanley Cup and has over 1300 points. 5)Dale Hawerchuk- Over 500 goals and 1400 points in his career playing for some very bad teams. If he was drafter by a team like the Oilers or Flames in the 80s his point totals and team success would be alot higher. 6)Mats Sundin- Face of the Leafs franchise had some good playoff runs never won a Stanley Cup 7) Vincent Lecavalier- Numbers slightly less impressive than Thorntons during the regular season but in the Playoffs he has won a Stanley Cup. 8) Joe Thornton - Great Regular season numbers poor playoff showings 9) Ilya Kovalchuk- See above 10) Steven Stamkos - A star in the making could go as high as 4th if he continues to score at the pass he is going at. 11) Eric Lindros - Started off great then ended with a whimper 12) Pierre Turgeon - Had a pretty solid career reaching over 1300 points and 500 goals. 13) Rick Nash- Has led the league in scoring once and has won a gold medal with Canada but has never had team success. 14) Owen Nolan - Very similar to Nash but never led the league in goals and had very little team success in the playoffs. 15) Marc- Andre Fleury - Has won a gold medal and Stanley Cup has been very inconsistant. 16) Wendel Clark - A heart and soul guy every team needs 17) Patrick Kane - Has skill and is still very young this is a star in the making 18) John Tavares - Once the Islanders get some players to build around he will explode look at how he played at the World Championships. 19) Taylor Hall - Still early to tell but I think hes going to be a star. 20) Rick Dipietro - Injuries has hurt this once cant miss prospect, Islanders should have kept Luongo. 21) Ed Jovanovski- A solid blue liner for several seasons hasnt had the WOW factor scouts were hoping for. 22) Roman Hamrlik- See above 23) Joe Murphy - A solid career 24) Chris Phillips - A rock steady D-man who has been to a cup final 25) Erik Johnson - Could be a star or the next Hamrlik still to early to tell 26) Bryan Berard - Injuries again ruined this player 27) Brian Lawton - One of the worst draft decisions was to take him instead of Yzerman. 28) Gord Kluzak - Dont know much about his career 29) Alexander Daigle - One of the worst #1 draft picks ever 30) Patrik Stefan - A complete bust in every sence of the word.