Based on Info from "Entry Draft Cliff Notes" thread.
(Format from TP's mock)
17. St. Louis: Drew Stafford (C)
47. St. Louis: Devan Dubnyk (G)
I can live with those picks.
I think that the Blues might look long at hard at Picard at #17 if he were still there, however. And Lukas Kaspar is a LW from everything I've read.
In the second round, I still kinda like Cory Schneider, or even Shantz, as a goalie over Dubnyk. Not to say that Dubnyk's a stiff or anything like that; those are just two guys I think I like better. You could even throw in a third goalie, Kootenay's Jeff Glass, on whom I expound in this thread on the Blues' board:
Didn't know you were on the Oilers scouting staff. I guess you learn something new each day...
lol i know i never understand how people can say that stuff. I mean i'm 99.9% certain the rangers will draft a forward but i have no idea what they're looking at so i can only think unless of course they come out and say "we're taking schremp, even if ovechkin was available"
I see 6 D's + 2 G's selected in the top 14. That leaves only 8 Forwards, so somre "big" names should be around at pick 15 & beyond.
I also suspect that there are less "top" Defense candidates than forwards in this draft (at least in the early rounds). So a team needing a defenseman might select one no matter who is left in the forward position.