Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2007 NHL Draft

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Apr 3, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) scores two goals against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

105th overall:
Colorado Avalanche pick — C Brad Malone
New pick — LW Dwight King (109th to LAK)

I am discovering a scheme here. The Los Angeles Kings did a much better job in the 2007 draft. Well, kind of. Neither Oscar Möller, nor Dwight King are exceptional. Brad Malone has 119 games and 24 points on his record so far and also played for the Avalanche in the NHL.
However, Brad Malone is an offensive-minded forward that never translated his production into NHL points. Dwight King did, although that isn’t even his main task. King is a reliable bottom-line checker that is good at just that.

113th overall (SJS):
Colorado Avalanche pick — G Kent Patterson
New pick — LW Jamie Benn (129th to DAL)

This is where it gets a little depressing. The Colorado Avalanche decided to pick yet another goalie that would never play an NHL game. Kent Patterson and Trevor Cann — two goalies that never made the big leagues.
Don’t worry, that wasn’t the depressing part yet. The Avalanche could have had 2014 Olympic gold medalist and 2015 NHL top-scorer Jamie Benn instead. Well, sh-t.

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