2012 NHL draft: Team grades

The Canadiens got a ton of value in later rounds, but Alex Galchenyuk is their big score. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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?