Simply idea, what if your team had drafted differently. What players were still available. What if your team had finished a few points higher or lower. Wide open thread any what ifs involving your team and the draft are welcome. My team Vancouver, might as well start right at the beginning. In 1970 Two new expansion teams joined the leagyue for the 1970-71 season. Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres. Therefore the spin of a roulette wheel would determine which team got the 1st overall draft pick. Canucks had numbers 1-10, Sabres 11-20. When the wheel was spun initially it appeared to land on No 1 for the Canucks. But sadly that black cloud of fate that has hung over this franchise would rear its head. On a second look the wheel had stopped at 11 not one so Vancouver would draft second. That one spin of that cursed roulette wheel would be the difference between drafting Gilbert Perreault instead of Dale Tallon. And to add insult to injury Reggie Leach, Rick MacLeish, and Darryl Sittler were all drafted in the 1st round after Vancouver picked Dale Tallon. 1970-71 Vancouver`s first season. Tue, Dec 8, 1970 Vancouver 4 NY Rangers 1 Tue, Feb 16, 1971 Vancouver 5 Boston Bruins 4 Tue, Jan 26, 1971 Vancouver 3 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Boston Bruins 57W-14L-7T-121P New York Rangers 49W-18L-11T-109P Chicago Black Hawks 49W-20L-9T-107P Vancouver Canucks 24W-46L-8T-56P Astounding, the expansion Canucks managed to win two and tie one against the top three teams in the league that season. Cause for celebration right. Sadly just like the with that roulette wheel it requires a second look. Vancouver...................56 Detroit Red Wings.........55 California Golden Seals...45 In large part due to those 5 points in games against teams they had no business winning against they managed to finish one point better than the Detroit Red Wings. And their reward, drafting Jocelyn Guevremon while Detroit gets Marcel Dionne.