The Cream of the Crop: Ranking the NHL's Last 10 No. 1 Draft Picks

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The Cream of the Crop: Ranking the NHL's Last 10 No. 1 Draft Picks
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The last decade has brought a remarkable group of No. 1 picks: Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, Rick Nash, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Marc Andre-Fleury, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, and Erik Johnson.

Being taken first overall in the NHL Entry Draft is obviously a prestigious honor, but what really matters is what happens next. 

Will that No. 1 overall pick live up to all the hype or will they crumble under the pressures the National Hockey League brings?

Let's take a look at where these tremendous talents rank against one another. 

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