greetings Devils fans, I've thought a cool idea for this draft would be to do a mock draft by going through each team forum in order of there pick in the first round and poll who they would take. whoever gets the most votes gets picked. and is taken off the list for the next team. with the 8th overall pick Buffalo took Ristolainen with the other results just below. I'm hoping that by going through each team's forum I would get a better idea of who there team might select since those fans should know the most about there teams, so given the circumstances who would New Jersey select 9th overall?
Picks so Far:
Avalanche: Seth Jones
Panthers: Nathan Mackinnon
Lightning: Jonathon Drouin
Predators: Aleksander Barkov
Hurricanes: Sean Monahan
Flames: Elias Lindholm
Oilers: Valeri Nichushkin
Sabres: Rasmus Ristolainen
after I go through all 30 picks of the first round I will post the results in the prospect section.
I also ask that I'm looking to poll Devils fans so if your not a Devils fan and just browsing I ask that you refrain from voting thanks.
also Mods I realize you guys have a prospects thread but this type of thing needs to be done in a poll so I ask that you don't delete/merge the thread to allow me to continue thanks
As rule of thumb there is no way I'm picking a guy 5'10 and 160 pounds with a top 10 pick...but whatever.
I'd take a Skinner type of player any day of the week and are you saying you wouldn't take Drouin if he fell at #9?
Outside of Barkov, Nichushkin and Lindholm, the rest of the forwards who are looking to be top #15 picks are all under 6 foot tall. We should also take into consideration that they're only 17 or 18 years of age and odds are they'll grow some more and add more muscle by the time they crack the NHL.