In many expert's opinions, drafting well at the NHL draft is critical in the success of a franchise. Drafting poorly, as a result, can set your franchise back a few years and give fans more years of misery as an outcome.
To no surprise, since the lockout and even before the lockout, the Leafs have really been a poster child of trading away high draft picks, or selecting the wrong player at the wrong time.
As you can tell, the recent draft history of the Toronto Maple Leafs is the reason why the Leafs are what they are today. A failure of keeping high draft picks and selecting the wrong player at the wrong time, leaves the Leafs still in search of a Stanley Cup. In 2011, the Leafs will try and break that 44-year curse and rise to the cream of the NHL crop.
So without further interruption, here is a breakdown of the last 10 years in Maple Leafs Draft History.