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Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie has covered every NHL Draft since 1980 and his annual TSN rankings are considered the most accurate indicator of how the draft will unfold. In the 2008 Draft, 27 of his top 30 prospects were first-round picks. In the last five years, McKenzie was 125 of 150 in terms of projecting first rounders (83 percent).

TSN's annual survey of NHL scouts asks them which players will be taken in the first round and at which position. The final rankings are based on a consensus of opinion and do not take into account the NHL teams' order of selection or specific teams needs.

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2004 NHL Entry Draft

TSN RANKING PLAYER DRAFTED BY TAKEN OVERALL
1 Alexander Ovechkin, LW Washington Capitals 1
2 Evgeni Malkin, C Pittsburgh Penguins 2
3 Cam Barker, D Chicago Blackhawks 3
4 Al Montoya, G New York Rangers 6
5 Lauri Tukonen, C Los Angeles Kings 11
6 Marek Schwarz, G St. Louis Blues 17
7 Andrew Ladd, LW Carolina Hurricanes 4
8 A.J. Thelen, D Minnesota Wild 12
9 Ladislav Smid, D Anaheim Ducks 9
10 Rostislav Olesz, C Florida Panthers 7
11 Drew Stafford, RW Buffalo Sabres 13
12 Boris Valabik, D Atlanta Thrashers 10
13 Wojtek Wolski, LW Colorado Avalanche 21
14 Travis Zajac, C New Jersey Devils 20
15 Rob Schremp, C Edmonton Oilers 25
16 Lauri Korpikoski, C New York Rangers 19
17 Alexandre Picard, LW Columbus Blue Jackets 8
18 Alexander Radulov, RW Nashville Predators 15
19 Kyle Chipchura, C Montreal Canadiens 18
20 Andrej Meszaros, D Ottawa Senators 23
21 Devan Dubnyk, G Edmonton Oilers 14
22 Dave Bolland, C Chicago Blackhawks 32
23 Enver Lisin, RW Phoenix Coyotes 50
24 Petteri Nokelainen, RW Boston Bruins 16
25 Lukas Kaspar, LW San Jose Sharks 22
26 Johan Fransson, D Dallas Stars 34
27 Kirill Lyamin, D Ottawa Senators 58
28 Kris Chucko, RW Calgary Flames 24
29 Roman Voloshenko, LW Minnesota Wild 42
30 Mike Green, D Washington Capitals 29


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