VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Avalanche had, by many estimates, a great draft here in Vancouver. Of course, every team at the draft says “We couldn’t believe he was still on the board when it was our turn! We had him a lot higher!”
So, what did Saturday bring in rounds 2-7? Obviously, it becomes more of a guessing game by this point. Odds are that some of the players the Avs took Saturday will never play in the NHL. Judging by what some of the hardcore draftniks are saying, though, Alan Hepple, Joe Sakic and Co. had a great weekend here.