Hindsight drafting can be done for any draft. Getzlaf was taken 19th overall so there were a few teams that missed on him between us and where he was picked.
but you can do that with anyone. People say tampa has been a great drafting team.
Was taking Slater Koekkoek ahead of Filip Forsberg a good pick? what about Brett Connolly over Jeff Skinner and Mikael Granlund?
both top 10 mistakes by tampa.
which is why you can't judge drafting by taking one pick or two picks and going, we should draft this guy, instead of that guy. You have to look at the whole thing.
2003-2007... Timmins is averaging 3-4 NHLers a draft, and gets legit star talent in guys like Price, Streit, Halak, Pacioretty, Subban, McDonagh. this is amongst the best drafting in the NHL.
2008-2011... Drafting is poor, part of it is a lack of picks though... only legit talent is Gallagher and Beaulieu.
2012 - 2016... Drafting is looking pretty strong to be honest, as seen through a lot of the article.
But that is how to evaluate it, stretches of years... not individual picks. Every team makes bad individual picks.