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Freaky Habs Fan 05-16-2006 04:54 PM

Official Habs Board Mock Draft Thread
 


3 rounds mock draft

RULES

-Each user will have 8 hours to make their pick...if they know that they can't do their pick in the time period allowed, they can PM me with a little list of players and I will take the first player available...

-All the selections of the first round must have a little paragraph to explain why the pick was made

-It's a mock draft, so no trades

***If a user can't make their pick within the time allowed and didn't send a list to anyone, a user who is list under him can swap his team in order to make things happened faster



Draft order:

FIRST ROUND

01. St-Louis: Artie Erik Johnson
02. Pittsburgh: cedouimet Jonathan Toews
03. Chicago: Marc the Habs Fan Phil Kessel
04. Washington: Freaky Habs Fan Niklas Backstrom
05. Boston: Tuggy Jordan Staal
06. Columbus: mjb45 Michael Frolik
07. NY Islanders: Taupy James Sheppard
08. Phoenix: Artie*** Peter Mueller
09. Minnesota: Komi#1 Brian Little
10. Florida: Habs911 Drerick Brassard
11. Los Angeles: 2_kovalev_7 Jiri Tlusty
12. Atlanta: Montrealer Bobby Sanguinetti
13. Toronto: perezhogins scouter Kyle Okposo
14. Vancouver: Markov#79 Chris Stewart
15. Tampa Bay: turnbucle Jonathan Bernier
16. Montreal: HabsFan15 Ivan Vishnevsky
17. Minnesota[Edm]: Komi#1 Ben Maxwell
18. Colorado: Matrix Ty Wishart
19. Anaheim:Kyle Chipchura Claude Giroux
20. San Jose: Habs13 Nigel Williams
21. NY Rangers: Anksun Michael Grabner
22. Philadelphia: Kryoptix Patrick Berglund
23. Washington[Nas]: Freaky Habs Fan Riku Helenius
24. Buffalo: gars59 David Fisher
25. New Jersey: Habs 4 Life Cory Emmerton
26. Calgary: Coach Bombay Nick Foligno
27. St-Louis[Car]: Artie Michael Forney
28. Dallas: Syn Leland Irving
29. Ottawa: Whitesnake Jamie McGINN
30. Detroit: C-Saku Koivu MTL Chris Summers


SECOND ROUND

31. St. Louis: Artie Trevor Lewis
32. Pittsburgh: cedouimet Alexander Vasyunov
33. Chicago: Marc the Habs Fan Codey Burki
34. Washington: Freaky Habs Fan Brian Strait
35. Washington [Bos]: Freaky Habs Fan Yuri Alexandrov
36. Columbus: mjb45 Jamie McBAIN
37. Anaheim [NYI]: Kyle Chipchura Denis Persson
38. Philadelphia [Pho]: Kryoptix Ryan White
39. Minnesota: Komi#1 Mark Mitera
40. Phoenix [Fla]: Justin_M Ondrej Fiala
41. Philadelphia [LA]: Kryoptix Ben Shruton
42. Atlanta: Montrealer Artem Asinimov
43. Toronto: perezhogins scouter Cal Clutterbuck
44. Buffalo [Van]: gars59 Jesse Joenssu
45. Phoenix [TB]: Justin_M Mike Weber
46. Montreal: HabsFan15 Joe Ryan
47. Boston [Edm]: Tuggy Simon Danis Pepin
48. Colorado: Matrix Jhonas Enroth
49. Washington [Ana]: Freaky Habs Fan Francois Bouchard
50. San Jose: Habs13 Blake Geoffrion
51. New York (R): Anksun Tomas Marcinko
52. Philadelphia: Kryoptix Carl Sneep
53. New Jersey: Habs 4 Life Tyson Dowzak
54. Calgary: Coach Bombay Mathieu Carle
55. Nashville: raketheleaves Oskar Osala
56. Buffalo: gars59 David Ruzicka
57. Carolina: TheGreatOne Thomas Kana
58. New York (I) [Dal]: Taupy Andrei Popov
59. Chicago [Ott]: Marc the Habs Fan Tony Lagerström
60. Detroit: C-Saku Koivu MTL
Jan Michael Juutilainen

THIRD ROUND

61. St. Louis: Artie Derrick Lapoint
62. Pittsburgh: cedouimet Andreas Nodl
63. Philadelphia [Chi]: Kryoptix Bobby Hughes
64. New Jersey [Was]: Habs 4 Life Matt Belesky
65. Boston: Tuggy Ryan Hillier
66. Columbus: mjb45 Vladimir Zharkov
67. New York (I): Taupy Bryce Swan
68. New York (I) [Pho]: Taupy Christoph Gawlik
69. Minnesota: Komi#1 Brad Marchand
70. Florida: Habs911 Luke Lynes
71. Los Angeles: 2_kovalev_7 Kevin Montgomery
72. Atlanta: Montrealer Jonas Junland
73. Toronto: perezhogins scouter Jonas Ahnelov
74. Vancouver: Markov#79 David Kveton
75. Tampa Bay: turnbucle Semen Varlamov
76. Montreal: HabsFan15 John Armstrong
77. Edmonton: Catala Robin Figren
78. Colorado: Matrix Nikolai Kulemin
79. St. Louis [Van/Ana]: Artie Riley Holzapfel
80. Anaheim [SJ]: Kyle Chipchura Robert Nyholm
81. New York (R): Anksun James DeLory
82. Philadelphia: Kryoptix Eric Gryba
83. New York (I) [NJ]: Taupy John DeGray
84. Calgary: Coach Bombay Alexandre Picard-Hooper
85. Los Angeles [Nas]: 2_kovalev_7 Jeff Zatkoff
86. Calgary [Buf]: Coach Bombay Rhett Rakhshani
87. Carolina: TheGreatOne Kirill Tulupov
88. Dallas: Syn Timo Seppanen
89. Ottawa: Whitesnake Alec Richards
90. Detroit: C-Saku Koivu MTL Joe Palmer


DRAFT

St-Louis
ERIK JOHNSON

After toying with the idea of drafting a more flashy forward, the Blues decide that they can't pass up a defenseman of Johnson's calibre. With visions of Chris Pronger still fresh in their minds the Blues take the necessary steps in filling the gaping hole left with the departure of Pronger.


Pittsburgh
JONATHAN TOEWS

With the depht at the CENTRE position, the pinguins are set for the next 5 to 10 years with crosby and malkin. The team was looking for an All-around Offensive Forward who can play on the wings and who can settle the game for crosby on the 1st line. With all his PLAYMAKING abilities and his dekes that bring your jaw to the floor

Chicago
PHIL KESSEL
The Hawks never expected Kessel to be available to them and had their sights set on Jordan Staal. After the somewhat surprising Toews to Pittsburgh selection, the Hawks were offered the chance to draft an exciting American born (From nearby Wisconsin on top of it!) offensive dynamo with great speed, a wicked shot, solid playmaking skills and great moves. Kessel could be the man who helps bring back the fans at the United Center to watch the Hawks play with his spectacular style of play and American roots.

The Hawks hope Kessel will be ready for the NHL within a year or two, just in time for the Seabrook-Barker-Keith-Vandermeer led young defence to be hitting its stride and young offensive players like Ruutu, Bell, Calder and Bourque to have a few seasons of experience. Other young forwards like Skille, Bolland, Bertram and Blunden should also be ready by then. Watch out for the Hawks in 2008 or 2009!


Washington
NIKLAS BACKSTROM

The Caps have many prospect one the blue line, 2 fast sniper in Semin and Ovechkin, but lack a centre to set them up so that's why they take Backstrom, a player who is already pretty close from the NHL. Staal and Brassard are still on the board but they feel that Niklas is there man because of his overall game. They now hope to have a Alfredsson like player in their hands...


Boston
JORDAN STAAL

We are extremely happy to see Jordan fall down to us and we really feel like he's the best player in the draft. Bergeron and Staal are going to be a duo to fear going down the road. He’s an imposing physical specimen at 6’3 and 200 pounds with room to fill out. Look for him and his brother Eric to be on many of All Star teams together.


Columbus
MICHAEL FROLIK

Frolik was originally touted as being a potential #1 overall pick. We feel that his talents are still there, and that he just had an off season, and will bloom into the superstar we feel that he can be. With the lack of right wing prospects in our organization, we feel that Michael will find his place at home on the Bluejackets.



NY Islanders
JAMES SHEPPARD

Our team is really short on Left Wing presently, only Jason Blake is a natural LW on the pro roster. Robert Nilsson and Jeff Tambellini could get the call-up eventually but Sheppard is the kind of player that we want to build around.


Phoenix
PETER MUELLER

After much discussion at the draft table on whether to go with Mueller or one of the other possible forwards, The Coyotes decide on Peter Mueller considered on of the drafts elite forwards he was one of his teams top scorers in the playoffs while also enjoying a good regular season. Listed at 6-2, 204 pounds, Mueller already possesses great hand/eye coordination. He's said to be quite impressive with the puck, and is a natural finisher. Described by some as gritty, the Coyotes are more interested in his offensive flair.

The knock on Mueller is so-so skating ability.Mueller is not considered one of the better skaters available for selection in 2006. However Gretzky remembers a certain center from years gone by who was said to be a below average skater.


Minnesota
BRIAN LITTLE

It may be a little early to pick him but we feel that he's exactly the kind of player we are looking for...Brian is always working hard every shift to make things happens...He is definitively an offensive threat who will become a fan favourite for years to come!!!


Florida
DERICK BRASSARD

After much discussions we felt that Derick will help our developpement at the center position, with the veterans that we have at canter(Joe Nieuwendyk) that it could help Derick's developpement and with Oli Jokinen already in, we could have a great one two center punch.


Los Angeles
JIRI TLUSTY

After many discussions with our scouts, who thought Frolik would be available at this point, we agreed to one thing: our team does not need centers. Brian Boyle, Anze Kopitar and Michael Cammaleri are enough even if Cammaleri can play wing. Then we thought about our defense but then again, it would be a thrown out pick to choose a defenseman here because the best available is Sanguinetti and he is pretty much alike our outher defensemen. With Demitra, Tukkonen, Pushkarev and Kanko, we are pretty stucked on the RW too. So we had to choose between a goalie and a left winger.

Our pick is Jiri Tlusty, we think that the goalies available are not as good as Jiri. Also, Tlusty will be NHL-ready within a year or two, which will be very useful for us with our great crop of prospects. Tlusty-Kopitar-Tukkonen in 2-3 years, it will be just great to see our prospect developp and Tlusty is no exception as we put bug hopes on him.


Atlanta
BOBBY SANGUINETTI

Bobby is the offensive defenseman we need to get our team to the next level. While many decry his defensive shortcomings we believe that we can help him develop this side of his game, while his offensive upside is perhaps best of any defenseman in this draft. His speed, offensive instincts and vision are all attributes we were looking for, and we're happy we were able to pick him in the 12th position.


Toronto
KYLE OKPOSO

Rated in the top 7 by some scouting services, Okposo has been a major force in the USHL as a 17-year-old, and his physical maturity and skillset are evident and much coveted in our sad-sack organization.


Vancouver
CHRIS STEWART

hes a solid scorer who can make Canucks fan forgot Bertuzzi quickly. A future power foward and a safe pick. Though to choose between him and Grabner though.


Tampa Bay
JONATHAN BERNIER

The top-rated goalie in the draft, Bernier gives the Lightning a bright young netminding prospect for the first time in the team's history. Bernier has all the tools to become a solid NHL starter some day.


Montreal
IVAN VISHNEVSKY

Vishnevsky is an offensive minded blue-liner with a great shot. He can also skate very well. He can play a physical game which will be welcomed in Montreal. He likes to get involved and can run the powerplay.


Minnesota
BEN MAXWELL

We took the best player available...We've been extremely impressed by his play at U-18...He got all the skills to become an elite player in the NHL...


Colorado
TY WISHART

We did feel like he offered a sub-par performance at the last U-18 but not only has he shown that he was a terrific defensive defenceman throughout the year but has showed some great agility, he's quite mobile, can skate fluidly and has a good shot. Makes a great first pass out of the zone but he just keeps it simple offensively. Was very impressive this season playing for the Prince George Cougars and shined at the CHL top prospects game. So it's not one tournament that will shadowed his entire performance throughout the year. And we have Theodore in net, we must have great defensive d-men for years to come...We need d-men we can rely on, those bonehead mistakes need to stop, the Brisebois era is officially over....


Anaheim
CLAUDE GIROUX

Some will say the Ducks needed to fill a need for a good young blueliner as Smid is one of the few bright spots on an otherwise thin prospect pool on D. I'm also aware that Anaheim is pretty much stacked with offensive talent. However, Brian Burke has been saying many times (on the air after the Bobby Ryan pick) that he personally likes to opt for the BPA on every pick, no matter what the guy's position is.

In that very case, Anaheim feels that little offensive wizard Claude Giroux is the best player available. His exceptional vision of the play, his shiftiness, his ability to feed his linemates perfectly and the fact that he stepped up big time for Gatineau in the playoffs are things that have the Ducks scouting staff convinced of Giroux's potential to be a special player.


San Jose
NIGEL WILLIAMS

After we made the trade to acquire Joe Thonton, we felt the spot left vacant by the depatue of Brad Stuart to be our biggest weakness and have addressed the matter with a big 6'4" 205lbs defenceman off the US Jr. team. Williams has offensive upside too, notching 6 goals and 9 assists in 48 games.


NY Rangers
MICHAEL GRABNER

With Nigel Williams dropping all the way to the 20th spot, they actually had to think about him but the Sharks did a fine job and with that big D been gone, the choice was all clear for the Rangers Staff.

At 6'1", 183 pounds, he's no small guy. His body is however build for speed and he sure can scores, seems like a perfect fit for the new nhl and he's the best player available at this point with a decent consideration for Berglund.


Philadelphia
PATRICK BERGLUND

He's not the biggest need but I go with the best player available and now the flyers are set for the next decade at center with amazing depht, skills and size at the most important forward position with Carter,Richard,Umberger and now Berlund.


Washington
RIKU HELENIUS

With Backstrom as a sure-fire NHLer and many prospects on defence and on foward position, the Capitals feels that there's no real prospect in front of the net to be good enough to fill Kolzig shoes and to make this team succesfull enough to win the cup, so that's why they draft arguably the best goaltender of the draft. There was still many interesting prospects on the board, but the Caps were not ready to take the chance to lose Helenius before their second round picks.


Buffalo
DAVID FISHER

I think david fisher is the best player at this moment. He coud become one of the best defenseman in the draft. Plus buffalo need prospect in defence. Fischer have an amazing puck poise ,great vision,great first pass anda very good skater.

New Jersey
CORY EMMERTON

We are extremely happy as we feel this will be a steal.We had Cory gone in the first 20 picks so too see that he was still available is really great for our organisation


Calgary
NICK FOLIGNO

Nick is exactly what we are looking for. He is a good playmaker, with fairly good offensive upsides. He is a Sutter-type player, with an excellent work ethic and a strong two-way games. He is listed at 6 feet tall & 180 lbs, but he obviously plays bigger than his size.


St-Louis
MICHAEL FORNEY

We see Michael as being a player that can do everything well. Has good vision as well as presence on the ice. We feel he can play in every situation. He is a good skater who will only get better as he adds some muscle and lower body strength. The high risk tag that he has been labeled with does not phase the Blues scouting staff.


Dallas
LELAND IRVING

The Stars try to get the BPA in a perspective of long-term needs. We have a lack of prospects between the pipes. We are certain that our pick will give us more latitude at the G positions in the upcoming years.


Ottawa
JAMIE MCGINN

Performing really well with his team as well as at the U-18's and the CHL Top Prospects game, Jamie plays a game we want to implement in the future with his hard working play, type of power forward without the size but with a nice shot. McGinn gives his 100% all the time, he never quits, has a great character, immense work ethic, future captain material right there. His combination of speed, skill and strength will make him a valuable two-way player. Moves the puck well and is an underrated play maker that also happen to have a mean streak. Love hitting the opposition hard, and do that on a regular basis very consistently. We believe this is a perfect exemple of the player of the future, his combination of skills with definately translates very well in the NHL. Playing in our backyard, we had time to evaluate him properly and we decide it's time to bring people who will have the desire to finally bring the Sens to the next level.


Detroit
CHRIS SUMMERS

With our defence not getting any younger, Summers was a need at the same time of being the BPA. We strongly believe that under the right development, Chris has the potential to be the best defenceman in the draft with he exception of Johnson. A big physsical in your face type defenceman that plays high energy hockey. Summers is a very mobile defenceman with solid size, a good acurate first pass and his also looking for the big crushing hit. He has great vison and I would not hesitate to call him a complete package. Overlook too much in the draft.



Freaky Habs Fan 05-16-2006 05:14 PM

So here's the official thread...would be nice to have a sticky.

You can PM me if you don't like something or we can talk in the other board too...would be nice to keep this thread clean for the draft...

Marc the Habs Fan 05-16-2006 06:11 PM

Hopefully cedouimet is here to pick shortly, Jordan Staal is already picturing himself in Blackhawks red and black. :)

cedouimet 05-16-2006 06:54 PM

With the depht at the CENTRE position, the pinguins are set for the next 5 to 10 years with crosby and malkin. The team was looking for an All-around Offensive Forward who can play on the wings and who can settle the game for crosby on the 1st line. With all his PLAYMAKING abilities and his dekes that bring your jaw to the floor:

So with the 2ND OVERALL PICK IN THE 2006 NHL ENTRY DRAFT, THE PITTSBURGH PINGUINS ARE PROUD TO SELECT;

From University Of North Dakota JONATHAN TOEWS.

Marc the Habs Fan 05-16-2006 07:25 PM

uhm, way to throw me a curveball. I never expected Kessel AND Staal to be available at this point... :eek:

Gimme an hour or two to think about this choice. :propeller

tinyzombies 05-16-2006 07:30 PM

Rumor is that Kessel has one leg shorter than the other.... :D

Marc the Habs Fan 05-16-2006 07:51 PM

After much debate at our table, the Chicago Blackhawks are pleased to select, with the 3rd pick, from the University of Minnesota, Phil Kessel

[IMAGE]http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/topstory/sports/kessel_phil050422.jpg[/IMAGE]

The Hawks never expected Kessel to be available to them and had their sights set on Jordan Staal. After the somewhat surprising Toews to Pittsburgh selection, the Hawks were offered the chance to draft an exciting American born (From nearby Wisconsin on top of it!) offensive dynamo with great speed, a wicked shot, solid playmaking skills and great moves. Kessel could be the man who helps bring back the fans at the United Center to watch the Hawks play with his spectacular style of play and American roots.

The Hawks hope Kessel will be ready for the NHL within a year or two, just in time for the Seabrook-Barker-Keith-Vandermeer led young defence to be hitting its stride and young offensive players like Ruutu, Bell, Calder and Bourque to have a few seasons of experience. Other young forwards like Skille, Bolland, Bertram and Blunden should also be ready by then. Watch out for the Hawks in 2008 or 2009!

HH 05-16-2006 07:54 PM

where am I?

HH 05-16-2006 07:56 PM

could I be carolina?

Russeltown 05-16-2006 10:09 PM

:caps 's turn!!!

Tuggy 05-17-2006 08:43 AM

Been over 12 hours since the last pick, so I'm gonna go ahead.

:bruins

The Boston Bruins are very proud to select from the OHL's Peterborough Petes, Jordan Staal.

[image]http://www.gopetesgo.com/photos/player-9-10-1988-9793.jpg[/image]

We are extremely happy to see Jordan fall down to us and we really feel like he's the best player in the draft. Bergeron and Staal are going to be a duo to fear going down the road. He’s an imposing physical specimen at 6’3 and 200 pounds with room to fill out. Look for him and his brother Eric to be on many of All Star teams together.

Freaky Habs Fan 05-17-2006 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tuggy
Been over 12 hours since the last pick, so I'm gonna go ahead.

Well I said in the other thread that the draft would officialy start today, so maybe we should give him a little bit more time...if he pick a player, lets just hope that it will not be Staal...

HH 05-17-2006 09:40 AM

has washington dissapeared?

Freaky Habs Fan 05-17-2006 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by habs911
has washington dissapeared?

dunno...maybe I should take Washington and Markov#79 could take Vancouver...it would get things going a little bit, and I don't want Staal...

if it's alright, I need the approval of at least one person.

HH 05-17-2006 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan
dunno...maybe I should take Washington and Markov#79 could take Vancouver...it would get things going a little bit, and I don't want Staal...

if it's alright, I need the approval of at least one person.

Could I take Wahington, I can't wait till no 57 to make a pick, he could have Carolina.

Freaky Habs Fan 05-17-2006 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by habs911
Could I take Wahington, I can't wait till no 57 to make a pick, he could have Carolina.

from 4 to 59 :eek:

I think that it's not really fair for him because he was still one of the first to get in the draft...if he wants to trade with you, fone but otherwise...not sure about that.

HH 05-17-2006 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan
from 4 to 59 :eek:

I think that it's not really fair for him because he was still one of the first to get in the draft...

dammit! lol

HH 05-17-2006 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan
from 4 to 59 :eek:

I think that it's not really fair for him because he was still one of the first to get in the draft...if he wants to trade with you, fone but otherwise...not sure about that.

then could I tick your 2nd pick in the 2nd round?

cedouimet 05-17-2006 10:07 AM

ok just someone take his place....i dont want another mock draft who's taking over 3 weeks to complete...

HH 05-17-2006 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cedouimet
ok just someone take his place....i dont want another mock draft who's taking over 3 weeks to complete...

I could take his place! for his punishment he drops from 4 to 57! ok?! please!

Freaky Habs Fan 05-17-2006 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by habs911
I could take his place! for his punishment he drops from 4 to 57! ok?! please!

I will make the pick and I will give you one of my pick if you can't change your place...

So with the 4th overall pick, the Washington Capitals are proud to select, center Niklas Backstrom.

The Caps have many prospect one the blue line, 2 fast sniper in Semin and Ovechkin, but lack a center to set them up so that's why they will take Backstrom who is already pretty close from the NHL. Staal and Brassard are still on the board but they feel that Niklas is there man because his overall game is already pretty good.

Bottom line, he will be a perfect fit for this young team and will rack-up the points along Alex the Great!

HH 05-17-2006 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan
I will make the pick and I will give you one of my pick if you can't change your place...

ok thank you.

Freaky Habs Fan 05-17-2006 11:15 AM

OK so the drafting order is updated and is final if nobody sees a mistake in it or if everybody make his pick within the time allowed...

And here's the new rule to explain the Washington/Vancouver swap:

If a user can't make their pick within the time allowed and didn't send a list to anyone, a user who is list under him can swap his team in order to make things happened faster

We will not be able to do that after the first round...

HH 05-17-2006 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan
OK so the drafting order is updated and is final if nobody sees a mistake in it or if everybody make his pick within the time allowed...

And here's the new rule to explain the Washington/Vancouver swap:

If a user can't make their pick within the time allowed and didn't send a list to anyone, a user who is list under him can swap his team in order to make things happened faster

We will not be able to do that after the first round...

I'm supposed to get the 27th pick u said it.

Jeffrey 05-17-2006 11:19 AM

that's good because IMO backstrom > staal anyway for washington ;)


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