Cups 2014 NHL 7-round mock draft.
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03-04-2014, 02:34 PM
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have finished their draft.
Had 12 picks. Lots of smaller talented players, which have a high upside. Not really happy with the lack of size among the forwards (out of 6 forwards non is taller then 6 foot). I was targeting Nejezchleb in the 7th, but when he was gone there really was not a tall forward I liked so I went with Arvidsson and Nikolishin. The fact that I drafted 5 russians is definitely a coincidence.
Brycen Martin, 22nd Overall
Nikolay Goldobin, 34th Overall
Vladimir Tkachyov, 78th Overall
Julius Bergmann, 88th Overall
Ondrej Kase, 91st Overall
Joe Hicketts, 105th Overall
Igor Shestyorkin, 161st Overall
Radel Fazleyev, 164th Overall
Gavin Bayreuther, 166th Overall
Travis Sanheim, 169th Overall
Viktor Arvidsson, 198th Overall
Ivan Nikolishin, 199th Overall
Two things I notice right off the bat- you like your upside picks, and you like your Euros!
I dig this draft, though. The size is a concern, but you have some guys here that, if they develop well, have some real potential. Getting Tkachyov in the 3rd is incredible value- one of the most offensively talented players in the draft. Goldobin in the second is also really good value.
As for reaches, I think Bergmann could have been taken later. And Arvidsson could probably just have been signed as a UDFA (though I realize that this mock does not do that).
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