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Why teams missed on Johnny Hockey, and what's coming next

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With every draft in every sport, analysis of long-term results bring along a train of "what if?" scenarios. What if the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Eric Staal instead of Marc-Andre Fleury? What if the San Jose Sharks picked Zach Parise instead of Steve Bernier? How about Corey Perry being picked one slot behind Jeff Tambellini? History would tell you that there is no reason to beat up on your favorite club over misses because every NHL franchise has scored big and whiffed big in the draft.

But there are currently 29 teams kicking themselves over the decision to pass on Calgary Flames dynamic point producer Johnny Gaudreau.