1) Washington Capitals all star left wing Alexander Ovechkin was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers. The problem was that Ovechkin wasn't eligible. He was 2 days shy of being available, thus would have to wait until 2004.
2) The Panthers argued (unsuccessfully) that during Ovechkin's life time there were 4 leap years, so technically he was 18 years if each year was 365 days. You have to give them credit for trying, but to no avail.
3) Also of note, our sources in Boston say there is NO TRUTH to the rumors that first year pro Phil Kessel has left the team for treatment of an STD. There is a non hockey related medical concern, but it is unrelated to what some scurrilous rumor mongers have said on some Internet sites