Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2008 NHL Draft

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The Colorado Avalanche’s 2008 draft did not feature a first round selection. However, I believe that not many were sad about that. The reason why the pick was dealt is a Colorado Avalanche legend — Adam Foote.

In 1989, the Quebec Nordiques selected Foote 22nd overall. He spent 13 seasons with the Nordiques and Avalanche, before joining the Columbus Blue Jackets. Whether Foote didn’t like it in Ohio or Ohio didn’t like Adam Foote is an unsolved mystery to this day. But fact is, Foote returned in 2008 in exchange for the Avalanche’s 2008 first round draft pick.

Surely a high price for a 37-year-old, but come on, it’s Adam Foote. The Blue Jackets dealt the pick to Philadelphia later and it was used on defenseman Luca Sbisa, who is now a Vancouver Canuck. Now think about what’s cooler, Foote retiring in Denver or having Sbisa? Thought so.

But let’s focus on the Avs’ picks. 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.

Next: Round 2