Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2008 NHL Draft

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Apr 11, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Lindback (35) looks to make a glove save during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

200th overall: 
Colorado Avalanche pick — C Nathan Condon
New pick — G Anders Lindbäck (207th to NSH)

With their last pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, the Colorado Avalanche decided to select Nathan Condon. I have to admit, I had no idea who he is and still don’t really. Condon was drafted out of the USHL and later played in the NCAA for the University of Minnesota for four years. The 2014-15 season was split between the ECHL and the Norwegian league.

Anders Lindbäck is one of the NHL goalies with the loudest critics. He often struggles with inconsistency and is far from elite. However, he is an NHL goaltender after all and finding NHL talent in the seventh round of a draft isn’t easy. Perhaps he will get his struggles under control next season, as he played better than ever before for the Buffalo Sabres.

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