Best and worst selections in NHL history

Updated: June 25, 2007, 11:19 AM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

In each sport, the entry (or amateur) draft is a second-guessers delight. Certainly, it's no different in the NHL. With years of hindsight as a guide, media and fans can look back and wonder things like, why were there 170 prospects selected ahead of Luc Robitaille in 1984?

To find the answer, you have to go back in time. In the days and weeks leading up to that 1984 entry draft, most scouts didn't think Robitaille could keep up in the NHL game. Some 23 years later, we all know the pre-draft ...

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