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    Guy in yellow is kinda pulling it off.
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    Well not the Devils themselves, but some guys watched a little too much disney before the game...
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    For those who prefer a different format for the list: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/teams/dr00007066.html Interesting things I saw: 1) I didn't realize the Devils drafted Mike Peluso as a 19 year old in 1984. 2) Eric Weinrich (1985) had some pretty good hype and had a nice NHL career, I think he was expected to be like a Brian Leetch type and that never really happened. 3) Kevin Todd (1986) had some pretty good hype as well. He had one fairly good year (21G, 42A) but never really got to that level again. 4) Jim Dowd and Brendan Shanahan were drafted in the same year. Never realized that. I also find it fun to see who they could have drafted. This list is by no means exhaustive, and I am not suggesting we SHOULD have taken them instead of who we took, its just interesting. These are players that were available when the Devils picked: 1982: Dave Andreychuk 1983: Can Neely 1984: Ed Olczyk, Al Iafrate, Pert Svoboda. 1985: Joe Nieuendyk, Mike Richter (we had two picks before they were picked) 1986: Vincent Damphousse, Brian Leetch, Adam Graves (We picked Neil Brady 3rd overall...played 89 total NHL games) 1987: John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, Simon Gagne (all available for our 2nd pick, we took Ricard Persson) 1988: Mark Recchi, Tony Amonte, Rob Blake (we picked 3 times before they were drafted), Joe Juneau, Alex Mogilny (we picked 4 times before them); our first two picks played a total of 63 NHL games combined. That was a bad year lol. 1989: Bobby Holik, Olaf Kolzig, Adam Foote 1990: Felix Potvin, Slava Kozlov. We got some guy named Brodeur, only the best pick we ever made. That was the 20th pick too, best goalie in history passed over 19 times. 1991: Peter Forsberg 1992: Martin Straka, Darren McCarty 1993: Saku Koivu, Jamie Langenbrunner, Kevin Weekes, Vinny Prospal 1994: Jose Theodore, Daniel Alfredsson (drafted in round 6, a lot of balls dropped there) 1995: Nobody major 1996: Zdeno Chara (we picked 5 times before he was selected) 1997: Nobody exciting 1998: Nobody great 1999: These were some boring years! 2000: Ilya Bryzgalov 2001: Mike Cammalleri, Jason Pominville, Patrick Sharp 2002: We did not have a first rounder, still could have drafted Johnny Boychuk 2003: Ryan Getzlaf, Patrice Bergeron, we took that Parise guy. 2004: Corey Schneider 2005: Justin Abdelkader, Paul Stastny, Kris Letang, Johnathan Quick 2006: Nothing great 2007: Our first pick was #57, still could have had Wayne Simmonds 2008: Derek Stepan, Jared Staal 2009: Tomas Tartar, not much else 2010: Tyler Toffoli 2011: Not much I kind of mailed it in on the last 5-6 years, got tired of looking!
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