2011 NHL Draft: Detroit Red Wings' Top 10 All-Time Greatest Draft Picks

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2011 NHL Draft: Detroit Red Wings' Top 10 All-Time Greatest Draft Picks
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The NHL Entry Draft is arguably the most difficult to get right in all of sports. The number of talented players and their distribution throughout a number of junior leagues across the globe, makes NHL scouting a true form of art.

And unlike the NFL draft, most of the players selected are not household names.

For every Mario Lemieux, there's a Gord Kluzak, and this reality is a scary one for most teams and fans. Making a bad investment in the draft can really set a club back, and the ability to find late-round contributors is essential.

If you ask anyone in the business, they'll tell you that there's nobody better at projecting talent than the Detroit Red Wings. Over the past two decades, the Wings have made a habit out of turning overlooked players into NHL All-Stars

With the 2011 NHL Draft upcoming, let's take a look back at some of the greatest draft picks in the history of the franchise. 

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