With the 27th pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the St Louis Blues canít believe heís fallen this far and are are proud to select Michael Forney.
We see Michael as being a player that can do everything well. Has good vision as well as presence on the ice. We feel he can play in every situation. He is a good skater who will only get better as he adds some muscle and lower body strength. The high risk tag that he has been labeled with does not phase the Blues scouting staff.
If half of the drafters were as eager as you we'd have a helluva draft. How about we do a mock next time with the seven most "eager" participants from this draft? We could pull it off in a couple of days I'm sure.
Dallas Stars Management are proud to select Leland Irving from Everett Silvertips in the WHL.
The Stars try to get the BPA in a perspective of long-term needs. We have a lack of prospects between the pipes. We are certain that our pick will give us more latitude at the G positions in the upcoming years.
With the 29th pick, the Ottawa Senators are proud to select from the Ottawa 67'S forward :
Performing really well with his team as well as at the U-18's and the CHL Top Prospects game, Jamie plays a game we want to implement in the future with his hard working play, type of power forward without the size but with a nice shot. McGinn gives his 100% all the time, he never quits, has a great character, immense work ethic, future captain material right there. His combination of speed, skill and strength will make him a valuable two-way player. Moves the puck well and is an underrated play maker that also happen to have a mean streak. Love hitting the opposition hard, and do that on a regular basis very consistently. We believe this is a perfect exemple of the player of the future, his combination of skills with definately translates very well in the NHL. Playing in our backyard, we had time to evaluate him properly and we decide it's time to bring people who will have the desire to finally bring the Sens to the next level.
The Detroit Red Wings are proud and pleased to select:
Form the U.S. National Under-18 - Defenceman - Chris Summers
With our defence not getting any younger, Summers was a need at the same time of being the BPA. We strongly believe that under the right development, Chris has the potential to be the best defenceman in the draft with he exception of Johnson. A big physsical in your face type defenceman that plays high energy hockey. Summers is a very mobile defenceman with solid size, a good acurate first pass and his also looking for the big crushing hit. He has great vison and I would not hesitate to call him a complete package. Overlook too much in the draft.
Pittsburgh can't believe this players have slide to the second round, and it's with a very HUGE happiness that the pittsburgh penguins are proud to select this HIGHLY SKILLED player who is blessed talent wise:
After our Phil Kessel pick in round 1, we once again go for another high upside guy. Burki, the MVP of the top prospects game, has solid size at 6'1', loads of skill but is inconsistent. Some call him the enigma of this draft. He's well worth the risk at this point in our estimation since a right-handed shooting center with solid size and great skill is rare.
With the 33rd pick in the 2006 NHL entry draft, the Blackhawks are proud to select, from the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, center Codey Burki
I was torn between Lewis and Burki. I had actually written in Burki and then the "inconsistent" label scared me off. Lewis just seems to be a safer pick....but hey who knows. We'll re-evaluate one day.
With their first second round pick, the Capitals are really happy to draft defenceman Brian Strait.
With Witt now in Nashville, the Capitals are happy to get a pretty good stay at home defenceman in their hands. Strait will never become a PP quarterback, but he will be able to be a rock solid defenceman for years to come.
And with their second second round pick, the Capitals once again draft a defenceman, but this time, from Russia. They take Yuri Alexandrov...
Yuri already has a decent size, he's a pretty good skater and could become a cornerstone on the caps blueline. He's not a sure-fire NHLer, but as the best Russian player available for the draft, the risk will worth it. Oveshkin and Semin would also have a new friend.