Rick Dudley's Heartbreak and the NHL Entry Draft

Rick Dudley must be crying today... If not crying, he is incredibly upset.

For the first time since god-knows-when, he will not have the chance to trade the #1 overall pick in the draft. Dudley, who has traded the pick 3 times (and is on record as the only General Manager in league history to trade the #1 overall pick,) and the Florida Panthers scored the #7 selection in this years entry draft while the Washington Capitals secured the #1 selection.

Of course, Dudley tried drafting Alexander Ovechkin - the likely #1 overall selection this year - last year... So he can claim he had the #1 pick twice last year (ha ha ha :roll:)

The complete draft order is:

1. Washington Capitals
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Columbus Blue Jackets
5. Phoenix Coyotes
6. NY Rangers
7. Florida Panthers
8. Carolina Hurricanes
9. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
10. Atlanta Thrashers
11. Los Angeles Kings
12. Minnesota Wild
13. Buffalo Sabres
14. Edmonton Oilers