*New York Rangers Relevant Draft Picks Since 2004:
12 - Brian Mitchell (current 4th line center) acquired for a seventh round pick.
09 - #19 overall, Chris Kreider - Looks like a future NHL All-Star.
09 - Brian Boyle (current 3rd line center) acquired for a third round pick.
08 - #51 overall, Derek Stepan. - Second line center. Very productive player. Possible Team USA '14 member.
08 - #20 overall, Michael Del Zotto. - Future NHL ALl-Star (if he wasn't already?). Probable Team Canada '14 member.
07 - #168 overall, Carl Hagelin - First line winger. Very productive player. Possible Team Sweden '14 member.
06 - #54 overall, Artem Anisimov - Having a down year, but still a possible Team Russia '14 member.
05 - #40 overall, Michael Sauer - Hurt right now, but still a possible Team USA '14 member.
05 - #12 overall (high pick), Marc Staal - NHL All-Star, probable Team Canada '14 member.
04 - #127 overall, Ryan Callahan - Captain, Definite Team USA '14 member.
04 - #60 overall, Brandon Dubinsky - Hurt right now, but still a possible Team USA '14 member.
*Scouting Trades: all acquired in ROBBERY (trust me, robbery) player for player deals.
1) Ryan McDonagh (Future All-Star and possible Team USA '14 member)
2) Stu Bickel (current second-pairing defenseman)
3) Brandon Prust (current third line winger)
4) Steve Eminger (usually a third pairing defenseman, but hurt now)
*Scouting Signings: all acquired for next to nothing as free agents that the rest of the league didn't even pursue for the most part.
1) Dan Girardi(current first-pairing defenseman)
2) Ruslan Fedetenko (current third line winger)
3) Anton Stralman (current third-pairing defenseman)
4) Michael Rupp (current fourth line winger)
5) Mats Zuccarello (usually a bottom six forward, but hurt now)
...and what have we done in that time? In the first game of the Nashville series, only four members of our lineup had been acquired by way of the draft since '04:
1) Helm(05, 132nd overall)
2) Abdelkader(05, 42nd overall)
3) Franzen(04, 97th overall)
4) ***If you want to count him*** Quincey(12, 1st round)
Edited by blueadams, 15 May 2012 - 09:46 AM.