1: Washington - Alexander Ovechkin (LW)
2: Pittsburgh - Evgeny Malkin (C)
3: Chicago - Rostislav Olesz (C)
4: Columbus - Cam Barker (D)
5: Phoenix - A.J. Thelen (D)
6: Rangers - Andrew Ladd (RW)
7: Florida - Lauri Tukkonen (RW)
8: Carolina - Wojtek Wolski (LW)
9: Anaheim - Wes O'Neill (D)
10: Atlanta - Robbie Schremp (C)
11: Los Angeles - Marek Schwarz (G)
12: Minnesota - Alexander Radulov (RW)
13: Buffalo - Kyle Chipchura (C)
14: Edmonton - Alvaro Montoya (G) (Alexandre Picard if we sign JDD, and he does not re-enter the draft)
15: Nashville - Alexandre Picard (LW)
16: Islanders - Ladislav Smid (D)
17: St. Louis - Drew Stafford (RW)
18: Montreal - Bruce Graham (C)
19: Calgary - David Bolland (C)
20: Dallas - Mike Green (D)
21: Colorado - Sami Lepisto (D)
22: New Jersey - Lukas Kaspar (RW)
23: Rangers (from TOR) - Enver Lisin (LW)
24: Ottawa - Roman Voloshenko (LW)
25: Vancouver - Andrej Meszaros (D)
26: Washington (from BOS) -Boris Valabik (D)
27: Washington (from DET) - Oscar Hedman (D)
28: Tampa Bay - Carl Söderberg (C)
29: San Jose - Jakub Sindel (RW)
30: Edmonton (From PHI) - Johan Fransson (D)
Just missed the cut: Wheeler, Korpikoski, Pineault, Nokelainen, Salmonsson, and a whole slough of goalies(Shantz, Schneider, Dubnyk).
Oiler's Perspective: With JDD possibly rejoining the draft, our new need becomes a future starter. If he signed then i would say the need still exists, but is not an urgent matter, or worthy of a 1st round pick. Our secound selection I made on the basis that most of the marquee forwards will be gone already, and try to grab a possible future PP QB. Thoughts from my fellow Oiler's fans?
Teams who could be on the move draft day:
- EDM: 2 1st round picks, tons of cheap talented NHL ready youth .
- NYR: 6 picks in the 1st 2 rounds
- WAS: 3 picks in 1st round alone, look to them to try and gain another high 1st round pick with extra 1st's, and 2nd's
- CAR - they are hosting it and might want to make a splash, and 8th is not too far to trade down to out of the top 5.
I would love to hear comments from team's respective fans on what their drafting needs are, and how my rankings looked. Thanks in advance.
I was thinking that too, but due to team's needs going thru that stretch of teams, he will falter a bit. MIN wants a scorer, not a grinder; BUF needs a top 6 center prospect; EDM will be after a top goalie if they can't sign JDD; NAS has enough grit, they need a solid sniper; and NYI has only a couple notableson defense in their top 10 prospects(9th and 10th respectively too i might add). This is why i see him falling, nothing to due with his ability, just team needs will outweigh, unless some team in that stretch simple can't pass on him.
I like the mock, except for the order of defensemen: I would have
heh, everyone seems to be getting on my case over Valabik....lol. The way i see it, Valabik, though huge and nasty and throws tonnes of hits, is not an offensive force. All the defense prospects that I had going higher were because of their ability to create offense, which i rate higher than a hard hitting stay at home defensemen type. If any of that makes sense.