2012 NHL draft: Team grades

Penguins' splash, Habs' draft haul makes them big weekend winners

Updated: June 24, 2012, 7:31 AM ET
By Grant Sonier and Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
Alex GalchenyukBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesThe Canadiens got a ton of value in later rounds, but Alex Galchenyuk is their big score.

Grading out the NHL draft is a tricky exercise at best. After all, you're making value judgments on young players who have yet to touch NHL ice. However, when you analyze the moves that teams made given the options available to them, you can see that some teams deserve higher marks than others. Did they maximize the value of their picks relative to the players remaining on the board? Did they get good return on trades made from the draft floor?

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