In Red Wings Land
If the Wings draw the second pick, Yzerman’s choices are headlined by forwards Tim Stützle and Quinton Byfield. Jamie Drysdale is the top-ranked defenseman in the draft.
Helene is really high on the German kid.
Around the NHL
Dishonourable mentions: The last-placed Atlanta Thrashers missing out on Rick Nash and picking oft-injured goalie Kari Lehtonen at No. 2 in the 2002 draft.