How do you build a Stanley Cup-winning team? The answer to this will for most people is that the best way is through great drafting. While some teams managed to crack the code to success, the Minnesota Wild has alluded to this success since their inaugural season. But what are the reasons behind this?
In this first part of a long series. Which aims to look at each NHL team’s drafting history from 2000 up until 2015. This means looking at the prospects selected but how they were handled in terms of handling by the franchise. Most importantly this will look at the steals, but also the heartbreaking missed chances a team had to bring their roster to the next level.