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What if: the Tampa Bay Lightning had kept their pick at the top of the 1999 Draft?

What if: the Tampa Bay Lightning had kept their pick at the top of the 1999 Draft?

The big names on top of the 1999 draft were a couple of Swedes and a couple of Czechs. The Tampa Bay Lightning have had the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft more than a handful of times. Their firsts were used for Roman Hamrlik in 1992, and on Vincent Lecavalier in 1998. While the 1992 pick was owned by the Lightning from the get go, the 1998 pick was the result of a trade that allowed the Lightning the right to swap first round picks with the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks had the first-overall pick and the Lightning had the second-overall pick, so they flipped, allowing the...

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