Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Eight years ago, the Rangers selected Hugh Jessiman with the 12th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers drafted him over such notables as Dustin Brown, Zach Parise, Brent Seabrook, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Mike Richards, and Corey Perry. Everyone knows how that turned out, and fans are still complaining about it eight years later. It’s about time to look at what would have happened to the Rangers had they selected someone else in the draft. Simply put, the Rangers have the roster they have today because of decisions made up to ten years prior. Drafting differently or signing someone else has an impact on the total points in the standings, and it is very evident with the 2003 draft that the Rangers would have been more successful if they had not selected Jessiman. However, a better Rangers team means that their draft history is altered. The Rangers finished at a certain position in the standings each year, and that would have been effected by the addition of a playe...
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