Mathletic's 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Christmas Edition
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12-21-2012, 11:36 PM
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Yeah it looked to me like Sharks liked 2-way forwards in recent years. Players like Hertl, Lalancette, Nieto and so on. So that's why I went Compher over Lehkonen and Nurse in the first. That said, I agree they should go for higher skilled guys like Dickinson and Lehkonen in case they're available.
Hertl and Nieto are both decent two-way players, but they were drafted for offense. Hertl in particular has tremendous offensive upside.
It's true that the Sharks most value hockey IQ and two-way ability, but they shouldn't and don't draft the likes of JT Compher in the very early 2nd round, and after the Wishart, Petrecki, Doherty, and Wrenn mistakes, they don't draft defensive defensemen in the first two rounds.
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