The Best Three First Choice in a Row in a Draft by a Team (!!!)

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  1. EagleBelfour

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    Ok, I know my title may be confusing a lot!! :biglaugh:

    I'll explain: in 2000, Atlanta take as their first choice (2nd overall) Dany Heatley
    in 2001, they take as their first choice (1st overall) Ilya Kovalchuk
    in 2002, they take as their first choice (2nd overall) Kari Lehtonen
    (in 2003, they take as their first choice (8th overall) Braydon Coburn even if this is less impressive :) -Phaneuf was pick 9th! What a steal!-IMO)

    WOW, I mean between 2000 and 2002, The three first choice of Atlanta are so blazing good! Unbelievable! I know they choose 1st and 2nd overall, but does any time in the history of hockey, three first pick in a row by a team were this good? :confused:
     
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    Nordiques : Sundin (89-1st), Nolan (90-1st), Lindros (91-1st)
    Devils: Guerin (89-5th), Brodeur (90-20th), Niedermayer (91-3rd)
     
  3. EagleBelfour

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    I was meaning the first round pick in each year ... if you take the best of each year you can found some good one too

    '89 to '91 Nordiques first rounder are amazing too ... Havn't think about them
     
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    Islanders: Potvin (73-1st), Gillles (74-4th), Trottier (74-22nd). The best one, Imo.
     
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    They are all from 1st round :) Second number is overall number on draft
     
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    The Edmonton Oilers.

    1979 - Kevin Lowe

    1980 - Paul Coffey

    1981 - Grant Fuhr

    Man, that's going to be tough to beat.
     
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    Well, the Islanders trio kills that trio, in my opinion...
     
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    Les Habitents:

    1971 - Guy Lafleur (1)
    1972 - Steve Shutt (4)
    1973 - Bob Gainey (8)
     
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    You know, I was just about to say your right until I saw Hyped's list of the Canadians.

    1971 - Guy Lafleur (1)
    1972 - Steve Shutt (4)
    1973 - Bob Gainey (8)

    Wow is all I can say.

    :bow:

    EDIT: You are Hyped! LOL! Who would you take? Islanders or Canadians? I myself would have to go with the Habs.
     
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    For The Bruins

    1978 16 Al Secord
    1979 8 Ray Bourque
    1980 18 Barry Pederson
     
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    no one can beat that.
     
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    Are you kidding me? That very well might be the best #1 draft picks three years in a row ever in all four major sports.

    I can't really see how anything can top that.
     
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    Definatly not the best all time, but I'll be a homer and throw out Ottawa's best 3-in-a-row:

    1999: Havlat
    2000: Volchenkov
    2001: Spezza
     
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    Habs did better in one year

    Montreal Canadiens did better than that, in one draft year: 1984. Try this on for size: First Round #5 Petr Svoboda; First Round #8 Shayne Corson; Second Round # 29 Stephane Richer and Third Round #51 Patrick Roy.

    For trivia fans, Montreal's last pick, #240 that year, was Troy Crosby, Sydney's Dad. :handclap:
     
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    Find another interesting 3 1st round picks in a row. Now by Penguins:
    1990 - Jagr 1991 - Naslund 1992 - Straka
     
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    Sabres had a good run 70 Perreault, 71 Martin, 72 Schoenfeld

    like many (but not all the teams listed) all were taken with top 5 picks, which helps
     
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    Leafs best that I can see is:

    84: Iafrate, 85: Clark, 86: Damphousse
     
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    The Canuck's best is
    Dale Tallon, Jocely Guevremont, and Don Lever
     
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    Pretty tough to say "no" to the Habs threesome... :)
     
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    My Devils three aren't too shabby.

    1989 - Bill Guerin

    1990 - Martin Brodeur

    1991 - Scott Niedermeyer
     
  21. Oilers1*

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    Edmonton's first three picks in the 1979 draft:

    #21- Kevin Lowe
    #48- Mark Messier
    #69- Glenn Anderson

    Not consecutive, but 1980:

    #6- Paul Coffey
    #69- Jari Kurri
    #132- Andy Moog

    Not hard to see why they built a dynasty.

    However, the actual point of the thread, I think, was the three best overall picks in a draft, so I'll have to go with 1987:

    1- Pierre Turgeon
    2- Brendan Shanahan
    3- Glen Wesley

    All three all ready have over 1200 games played, and Turgeon and Shanny will finish with over 1200 points each.

    Another candidate: 1971:

    1- Guy Lafleur
    2- Marcel Dionne
    3- Jocelyn Guevremont

    OK, #3 lets them down a bit, but when you're talking about two hall of famers and two of the greatest offensive players in NHL history going one and two, then you're doing pretty good.
     
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    Nope. You missed the real point. The point was to post three consecutive(sp?) years that a team made very impressive draft picks. That may be a little confusing but the example will clarify it:

    Montreal Canadians:
    1971- Guy Lafleur
    1972- Steve Shutt
    1973- Bob Gainey
     
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    The Islanders trio of Potvin-Trottier, I think takes the cake.
     
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    you sure?

    *does research*

    I'd go with Garth Butcher (10th - 1981), Michel Petit (11th - 1982), and Cam Neely (9th - 1983)
     
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    No way guys:

    Josh Holden (96)
    Brad Ference (97)
    Bryan Allen (98)

    :D :bow:
     
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