Drafting is one part skill and one part luck. And sometimes bad luck can turn out to be the best kind.
The Detroit Red Wings had the fourth pick at the 1983 NHL Draft and targeted local prospect Pat LaFontaine. But when LaFontaine was taken by the New York Islanders with the third pick, the Red Wings had to settle for their second choice.
That player was a talented but smallish center who worked out OK. Detroit might not have gotten the player it wanted, but by the timeSteve Yzerman retired 23 years later, the Red Wings wouldn't have changed a thing about how that day went.
NHL.com's Dream Draft panel has named Yzerman as the best No. 4 first-round pick.