Blue paint, blue lines and blue uniforms headlined the concluding phases of the 2012 NHL entry draft Saturday morning.
Two of the top four picking teams followed up admirably on their Friday night selection by stocking up prospects in positions that needed it most in their long-term system. Virtually the exact opposite could be said about another long-suffering franchise as it mostly kept up its habit of focusing solely on offensive prospects.
A few recent playoff entrants also drew attention to their newest batch of prospects, for better or worse. Interestingly enough, for one morning anyway, two parts of the four-headed monster that is the Central Division actually looked mediocre in their execution compared to their misfit divisional cohabitants from Columbus.
Now that that not-so-subtle hint is in view, here are alternating glances at the three teams who made the best choices Saturday morning and those three who should have taken another direction.