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2010 NHL Entry Draft: The Re-Draft

Hindsight is 20/20.

Former National Hockey League general manager and TSN analyst Craig Button looks back at the 2010 Entry Draft and unveils his first round draft selections if he had a second chance to pick with what he's seen of the players one year later.

The Re-Draft, June 2011

NOW 2010 DIFF TEAM PLAYER BUTTON'S NOTES
1 2 +1 BOS Tyler Seguin Showed glimpses of his potential in playoffs/#1 Centre
2 1 -1 EDM Taylor Hall Top end talent but needs a complimentary centre
3 12 +9 ANA Cam Fowler Proved that it was mistake to bypass him.
4 4 0 CLB Ryan Johansen A terrific blend of skill & size.
5 7 +2 CAR Jeff Skinner Made the adjustment to the NHL with apparent ease.
6 16 +10 STL Vladimir Tarasenko A well rounded player who competes.
7 11 +4 DAL Jack Campbell Can backstop any team to success.
8 +22 +14 MTL Jarred Tinordi Immense presence, who could be a force.
9 8 -1 ATL Alexander Burmistrov Very skilled. Needs time to mature.
10 5 -5 NYI Nino Niederreiter A solid player who competes.
11 6 -5 TB Brett Connolly He can score & he doesn't need many chances.
12 13 +1 PHX Brandon Gormley A real, solid two-way defenseman.
13 3 -10 FLA Erik Gudbranson Has solid ability but not a difference maker.
14 14 0 STL Jaden Schwartz A dynamic centre who plays hard.
15 9 -6 MIN Mikael Granlund Excellent vision and playmaking.
16 28 +12 SJ Charlie Coyle Smart, skilled and competes.
17 10 -7 NYR Dylan McIlrath Rugged defenseman but a 2nd pair guy.
18 15 -3 LA Derek Forbort Raw with solid potential.
19 26 +7 WAS Evgeny Kuznetsov Displays high end skill.
20 17 -3 COL Joey Hishon Showed that he was worthy of surprising pick.
21 25 +4 FLA Quinton Howden A solid player who will play two ways.
22 29 +7 ANA Emerson Etem A dynamic skater who can score.
23 18 -5 NAS Austin Watson Still growing but has the potential to be solid.
24 19 -5 FLA Nick Bjugstad A blend of skill & size. Still a work in progress.
25 20 -5 PIT Beau Bennett He's a scorer & there may be no better place to do it.
26 21 -5 DET Riley Sheahan Much better offensive ability than his stats indicate
27 23 -4 BUF Mark Pysyk Good skating defenseman, has a chance to be real solid.
28 24 -4 CHI Kevin Hayes Nobles Work in progress but competes and has good base.
29 27 -2 PHX Mark Visentin Like all goaltenders, needs time but has a solid base.
30 30 0 NYI Brock Nelson Still considered to be a good prospect.


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