1. COLUMBUS - Nail Yakupov
I think they will trade the pick, no top picks seems to fit with the BJs. If they dont, their best shot is Yakupov.
2. EDMONTON - Mikhail Grigorenko
Big fan of BPA, not needs. They can always trade assets to get defense in the future.
3. MONTREAL - Alex Galchenyuk
I'd consider trading down.
The habs need a homerun. We like the Leblanc, Tinordi, Beaulieu and Kristo's but none of them will be stars IMO. Galchenyuk could be a top player in the league, he's woth the shot.
4. NEW YORK I - Matt Dumba
I think he's the def with the most potential.
5. TORONTO - Ryan Murray
He's the BPA at this point, Id love to have a Murray type of player in my organisation future.
6. ANAHEIM - Filip Forsberg
At this point, Forsberg and Trouba are on the same page. D vs F ...
7. MINNESOTA - Jacob Trouba
I think Minny should jump on this guy. He may be the best D after all is said and done.
8. CAROLINA - Radek Faska
In my book, there's a elite 7 in this draft. at least 15 players could end up in the top 10 after them.
9. WINNIPEG - Griffin Reinhart
Big, solid, safe everything you expect for a top D in the NHL.
10. TAMPA BAY - Morgan Rielly
I understand that with Rielly they're taking another iplayer with an injury past (connolly), buuuutttttt an Hedman Rielly combo will be great in the future.
Smart picks at least for my two teams. Forsberg could be a gamble, but really our youth core is already very strong. The reward is worth the risk.
Reinhart is smart for the Jets. New franchise needs stability, Reinhart is as safe a pick in this draft as you're gonna find.
Didn't really see any glaring problems. Pouilot seems a little high. Can't play a lick of defense and that could ward teams 11-19 off. Ceci is all but certain to go before him. Finn should be a Shark just cause...well...Sharks+Finn...it writes itself.