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11-06-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Punkeater View Post
I did the first 30 picks based on what I think the draft order will be if there's a season. What do you think?

1- Columbus - Nathan McKinnon
2- Ny Islanders - Seth Jones
3- Winnipeg - Aleksander Barkov
4- Toronto - Sean Monahan
5- Anaheim - Elias Lindholm
6- Floride - Rasmus Ristolainen
7- Ottawa - Hunter Shinkaruk
8- Dallas - Ryan Pulock
9- Colorado - Valery Nichushkin
10- Montreal - Jonathan Drouin
11- Calgary - Curtis Lazar
12- Nashville - Andre Burakowski
13- Phoenix - Max Domi
14- Tampa Bay - Josh Morrissey
15- Buffalo - Adam Erne
16- Edmonton - Zachary Fucale
17- Carolina - Kerby Rychel
18- San Jose - JT Compher
19- Philadelphia - Nikita Zadorov
20- Detroit - Robert Hagg
21- Washington - Darnell Nurse
22- New Jersey - Frederik Gauthier
23- Minnesota - Artturi Lehkonen
24- Chicago - Anthony Mantha
25- Pittsburgh - Ryan Kujawinski
26- Boston - Madison Bowey
27- Los Angeles (Columbus) - Jacob De La Rose
28- Vancouver - Bo Horvat
29- St-Louis - Steve Santini
30- Ny Rangers (Columbus) - Hudson Fasching
makes sense, then again, nobody is right or wrong. We don't even know what the order is going to be. That said, I really don't think Valery Nichushkin will end up that high. I thought there were better prospects from Russia who ended going much lower in recent years.

Overall picks make sense for most teams.

Originally Posted by rey72335 View Post
In regards to New Jersey‘s pick @ 21... wouldn‘t it make more sense for them to take Fucale? Brodeur has at most 2 more seasons in him. They have to forfeit either their 1st this year or next, and with a goalie like Fucale I just don‘t see how they could pass over him. It‘s not like it‘s such a big risk, you have him listed only 7 spots away @ 28.

I may be wrong.. but to me, it just makes more sense for them to pick according to need instead of adding another defender.

Overall, I really like the list. I agree with your view on forwards vs defenders, and their impact. Jones @ 4 works for me, I could even see him fall from top 5. Sure he‘s good, but there are just so many legit top 5 players this year that the expendable one to me would be the defender.
That would make sense, that said, I have had Jersey picking goalies for the last 2 or 3 years and they never ended up picking one in the first I thought they would have gone for Gibson or Vasilevski/Subban ... both ended unavailable because of Jersey making the SC ... but yeah it would make sense. I'm not really in love with any goalie this year in the first round so far. I also like Wedgewood long-term for them. Not that I think he's a superstart in the making but he's been very consistant over the years in Plymouth.

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