After the Avs stunned about 99% of the hockey world by selecting Heard with their second round pick, Pracey mentioned the reason they chose Heard was because they felt he could be a player in the Simmonds/Clarkson mold. The Avs have clearly put a lot into adding aggressive two-way players the past few years and it would have been interesting if they still had their first rounder to see who they took at #11 in such a D top heavy draft.
But what if they had the FIRST OVERALL pick? Would the Avs have drafted someone different? Moved back in the draft to add assets (seeing there was quality through the first 8-10 picks)? Sure every team has a player or two you would expect them to take but the Avs do the unexpected...so what would the Avs have done?