Okay, I did this out of slight boredom, but I also wanted to show how the draft works to an extent. The NHL is more extreme because you have 31 different lists. To illustrate how the draft is, I created a mock by taking 8 independent "expert" (I use this term loosely) lists that were all released this month. I used McKenzie, HP, Button, Pronman, FC, ISS, Sam Cosentino, and the Draft Analyst. So, I randomized the order and set the draft in the NHL style. So, first overall picks at 1, 9, 17, or 8, 16, 34. I think some people will be a bit surprised (I've done this for other years if people want to see the results for those. Since this is such a large post, I'll put the table and results in a "quote." The first player outside anyone's top 31 to get drafted was 43rd overall. Most people got guys they had in the late teens in the late first. McKenzie's list also tends to run the closest in regards to losing names. Here is the mock I created. My goal was to stop when I ran out of top 31 guys, but since McKenzie always ends the earlies (and he goes to 80 or so), I decided to continue. Either way, it went 2 more spots. But, a few people still had people remaining. ISS: Korzack (22), HP: Hunter Jones (25), McKenzie: None Button: Afanasyev (27), Marshall Warren (31) FC: Korzack (31) DA: Strondala (25), Constantinou (26), Teply (29), Drew Helleson (30), Ryder Donovon (31), Pronman had none left but only went to 26. Some of his HM were still around. This really shows how much of a crapshoot the draft can be. If I did another draft, using the exact same lists but different order, I could get dramatically different results. I've done it for prior drafts. Its crazy how often people are saved from bad picks or how people luck out.