2011 NHL Draft: Power Ranking the 11 Worst No. 1 Picks in Draft History

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2011 NHL Draft: Power Ranking the 11 Worst No. 1 Picks in Draft History
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It's one of the most talked about days in an NHL season—the NHL Draft—and at the center of all the hype is two things: which team picks first, and which player goes first overall. 

That first overall position in the draft launches a player into a career of scrutiny, pressure, and if all goes well, endless praise. But if things go wrong, and the player chosen first to potentially turn around a franchise doesn't work out, that's when you get your name on lists like this. 

There are plenty of early draft picks that haven't worked out over the years, but nothing is worse than having first choice in the draft, and choosing the wrong guy. 

This season, like every other in the past, the pressure will be on to choose that right player, and forever avoid the shame of picking a dud first overall in the NHL Draft. 

Here's the 11 worst No. 1 picks in NHL Draft history. 

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