Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2007 NHL Draft

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The Colorado Avalanche’s 2005 and 2006 drafts were all but successful. Looking back at them actually hurt a little bit, as too many picks were wasted on players that never got anywhere near playing in the NHL.

I can promise, at least the first round selection was a pretty good one again and it is definitely worth looking at. The draft’s real stars are other players, though. After selecting Jonathan Toews in 2006, Patrick Kane followed and joined the Chicago Blackhawks a year later. Logan Couture (SJS), Max Pacioretty (MTL) and Ryan McDonagh (NYR) are part of the 2007 draft class as well.

But let’s focus on the Avs. What did they do, what could they have done better? Eligible to be redrafted are all players that were selected after the Avalanche’s respective pick and before their next pick.

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