Balej's Mock Draft (2 Rounds)

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  1. Balej

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    Hey guys, I never really posted on HF but i'm a big hockey fan who is a lot into prospect, and i'm looking forward to see what you think of my Mock. I've seen a lot of these players play, and i've heard a lot of things about a lot of prospects so this mock draft is pretty accurate, IMO. All feedback are welcome for sure.

    01. Pittsbugh Penguins: Alexander Ovechkin
    02. Columbus BlueJackets: Cam Barker
    03. Chicago BlackHawks: Evgeny Malkin
    04. Washington Capitals: Rostislav Olesz
    05. Phoenix Coyotes: Robbie Schremp
    06. NewYork Rangers: Wojtek Wolski
    07. Carolina Hurricanes: Mike Green
    08. Atlanta Thrashers: Andrew Ladd
    09. Anaheim MightyDucks: Lauri Tukonen
    10. Florida Panthers: A.J. Thelen
    11. Minnesota Wild: Alexandre Picard
    12. Buffalo Sabres: Wes O'Neill
    13. Edmonton Oilers: Marek Schwarz
    14. LosAngeles Kings: Alvaro Montoya
    15. NewYork Islanders: Kyle Chipchura
    16. Nashville Predators: Drew Stafford
    17. Saint-Louis Blues: Alexander Radulov
    18. Calgary Flames: David Bolland
    19. Dallas Stars: Enver Lisin
    20. Montreal Canadiens: Ladislav Smid
    21. Vancouver Canucks: Boris Valabik
    22. NewJersey Devils: Jakub Sindel
    23. Ottawa Senators: Johannes Salmonsson
    24. NewYork Rangers (Toronto): Johan Fransson
    25. SanJose Sharks: Evan McGrath
    26. Washington Capitals (Boston): Kirill Lyamin
    27. Colorado Avalanches: Lukas Kaspar
    28. Edmonton Oilers (Philadelphia): Oscar Hedman
    29. TampaBay Lightnings: Devan Dubnyk
    30. Washington Capitals (Detroit): Sami Lepisto

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    31. Pittsburgh Penguins: Andrej Meszaros
    32. Dallas Stars (Columbus): Carl Soderberg
    33. Chicago BlackHawks: Adam Berti
    34. Washington Capitals: T.J. Hensick
    35. Phoenix Coyotes: Michal Sersen
    36. NewYork Rangers: David Booth
    37. Carolina Hurricanes: Jeff Shultz
    38. Atlanta Thrashers: Bryan Bickell
    39. Anaheim MightyDucks: Roman Tesliuk
    40. NewYork Rangers (Florida): Mark Fistric
    41. Minnesota Wild: Adam Pineault
    42. Buffalo Sabres: Petr Pohl
    43. NewYork Rangers (Edmonton): Bruce Graham
    44. Chicago BlackHawks (LosAngeles): Kevin Schaeffer
    45. NewYork Islanders: Petteri Nokelainen
    46. Chicago BlackHawks (Nashville): Dmitri Schitikov
    47. Saint-Louis Blues: Julien Ellis
    48. Florida Panthers (Calgary): Vaclav Meidl
    49. Chicago BlackHawks (Dallas): Corey Schneider
    50. NewYork Rangers (Montreal): John Lammers
    51. Pittsburgh Penguins (Vancouver): Michael Funk
    52. Phoenix Coyotes (NewJersey): Aki Seitsonen
    53. Ottawa Senators: Travis Zajac
    54. Carolina Hurricanes: Casey Borer
    55. SanJose Sharks: Shawn Mole
    56. Washington Capitals (Boston): David Krejci
    57. Colorado Avalanches: Richard D. Willaume
    58. Philadelphia Flyers: Martin Karsums
    59. TampaBay Lightnings: Jordan Smith
    60. Boston Bruins (Detroit): Raymond Sawada
     
  2. GaborikRules10!!!

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    What do the Scouting reports look like for Picard and Pineault??? What type of potential do they have?
     
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    The Ducks will take O'Neil in the first round, if he's available.
     
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    Berti will go in the first!
     
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    Want to bet? He would be way down their list.
     
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    I would LOVE to hear an explanation for this pick. Do you have inside info or something?

    In my eyes Mole is someone that wouldn't even be picked. He is ranked as like a 14th rounder, had 0 points on the year, was already eligible for the draft last year, and did zero to impress me in the 2 games I saw him in this year.

    I am not criticizing, I am just really curious to know why you had him there. Thanks
     
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    Where's Ryan Garlock of the Spitfires? He was ranked 16th for N/A until injuries took there toll. Watching him play a few times and seeing some on tv he can take over a game for the Spits...I'll be surprised if he falls out of top two rounds and if he does hopes he makes it to Toronto's 3rd. :)

    From the sounds of it many scouts and GM's will shy away from Evan McGrath like he shy's away from checks....he's regressed the last two years and seems to not care or actually just be losing skill.

    **49. Chicago BlackHawks (Dallas): Corey Schneider***
    Cant see that happening really either... Chicago is loaded in net already plus Thibault.. I think they will address defense in this draft.

    I also don't think Mike Green will go before Kyle Chipchura or Drew Stafford

    Actually I don't think alot of these will happen except for the obvious
    Balej save this until draft day to see what actually happens
     
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    After thinking about it....Mike Green will probably go around then and will be possibly top 10...and Edmonton may take a goalie since they have not signed Drouin-Deslauiers.....but if they don't sign him will her re-enter or be free agent? becuase if he re-enters IMO he could be drafted first round again because he has franchise written on him once he stops letting in soft goals.
     
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    JDD will be signed by the Oil...count on it! The Oil are waiting for the playoffs in the Q before they draw things up. JDD, his agent and the Oil have all commented that they foresee no problems. He's excited and happy to be an Oil prospect. It'll be done long before the June deadline.
     
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    Yea thought so too good to let go for nothing...
     
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    More likely Thelen or Green IMO.
     
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    The Jackets could very well select Barker, but IMO they'll go with the BPA and IMO at this point that's Malkin.

    Anaheim is unlikely to take Green, because Thelen and O'Neill have a higher potential, but you'll never know.

    The Oilers already have a very good goaltending prospect.
     
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    Deslauriers is a good prospect but Edmonton's goaltending really doesnt stack up that well compared to the rest of the NHL. If Edmonton dont take a goalie because "they have a good prospect" then neither will 28 other teams..

    FYI Balej - Phoenix owns Philadelphia's 2nd rounder (Amonte trade)
     
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    Green lack of size is his only problem, his offensive game is better than O'Neill. At this point I agree that probably Thelen is ranked higher than both Green and O'Neill and could be Anaheim target.
     
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    So yes another one that ranks Pineault in the second round.
    Puzzling to me...

    Good job nevertheless.
     
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    I guess is point production will hurt him in the draft, but this guy has skills. His potential is a PPQB, so I understand why they'll shy away from his 0 points in someting like 27 games, but he has GREAT SKILLS. I've seen him 3 times and he looked great, maybe i've catched him on his good day? He has the potential to be something like what Andy Delmore is right now. I would be surprise if he wasn't picked in the top 4th round, but I see him as a 2nd rounder. But i'm no professional scout so i'm might miss the boat on that one, but I think i'm right.

    I'm going with the guys i've seen play and heard of, so it's sure that there will be a couple guys i messed. Who's Ryan Garlock SpItFiReZ?? What is his position and do you have any info on him?? Would love to hear you talk about him!

    Anyway keep the comments comming, it's always fun reading feedback about something that you've worked really hard on!
     
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    Nice draft however I doubt Sawada goes to Boston in the 2nd. I see him as a 3rd-4th round player. He's a very good prospect but he hasn't taken the BCHL by storm. With the penultimate selection in the 2nd round I see the Bruins taking Blake Wheeler if he's available.
     
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    The Kings are so deep on defence that they have a real log jam so you are right in them not selecting a defenceman. You are also right in them not taking a foward as, they are equally stocked deep with second line back character/scoring players too. They do need a goalie and if, like last year when Dustin Brown fell to us Montoya drops into our position, I have to reckon we won't blink and snap him up right quickly.

    I truly hope that your prediction (and many others) comes true with the Kings as, goaltending is one area that we are without a legitimate top timer.

    To the rest, grand job. People who are hard critisizing Balej for his picks really should hold their jabs at him until they post their own Mock. It is easy to be critical of others when you yourself have nothing out there for others to do the same.

    Of course there are a few debatable selections but, that is what is supposed to happen. When draft day comes we are all suprised anyways.

    No such thing as a bad mock draft in my opinion.
     
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    Radulov would be a good pick, but if I were Larry Pleau or Jarmo Kekalainen, I'd take Bolland or Kaspar ahead of Radulov if they were still on the board. All I've heard about Radulov is that he had a good showing at the Five Nations tourney, and it's dangerous to pick a guy based on his showing in one tournament.

    Another poster touted Ellis for the Blues' pick. I don't see it. Unless there's some whiz-bang aspect of his game that's not evident from the stats, I don't see any reason why Eliis would go ahead of Martin Houle (Cape Breton) or Michael Wall (Everett). If I were Pleau or Kekalainen, those are the two goalies I'd be looking at for the second round, based on what I know now.

    Otherwise, nice job. If you're interested in the Blues, see my poll on the draft over at the Blues board.

    PrussianBlue
     
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    Balej---->I'm going with the guys i've seen play and heard of, so it's sure that there will be a couple guys i messed. Who's Ryan Garlock SpItFiReZ?? What is his position and do you have any info on him?? Would love to hear you talk about him!

    Ryan Garlock is a centerman for the Windsor Spitfires. He was aquired from Guelph Storm for Cam Janssen(NJ PRospect) and a pick in the OHL draft. IMO He has the potential to be second liner and a safe bet to be at least a 4th or 3rd liner...But if he develops could become possible first liner (big stretch but never know). Honestly though I think he will be a solid forward at NHL level...was also ranked i believe 16th N/A skater at mid season and has regressed in ranking due to a few nagging injuries.
    2004 Statistics
    GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG PPG PIMPG
    52 19 28 47 15 44 8 0 0.90 0.95
    2003 Stats.
    Guelph Storm 51 3 12 15 26
    Profile
    Position: Centre
    Shots: Left
    Height: 6.01
    Weight: 185
    Born: Iroquois Fall, ON
    Date: 1986-04-24

    He's still growing too. I think next year will tell for sure what his future is like but IMO should be picked in top 60 people and if goes further will be a steal
     
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    Heres the CSS ranking of him at midseason.

    14 GARLOCK, RYAN OHL WINDSOR 24-Apr-86 6' 0.5" 202 C L

    He is ahead of..O'Neill, McGrath, Thelen, Pineault, Berti.
    http://nhl.com/futures/cssrankings/2004midterm/northamerica.html


    Also another spitfire that is pretty good is Mitch Maunu
    31 MAUNU, MITCH OHL WINDSOR 30-Jul-86 6' 1.5" 205 D L
    Profile
    Position: Defense
    Shots: Left
    Height: 6.2
    Weight: 200
    Born: Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Date: July 30, 1986
    NHL Status: Available in 2004
    Acquired: Spits 1st round selection, 10th overall in 2002

    Stats
    03-04
    GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG PPG PIMPG
    68 11 15 26 2 91 2 0 0.38 1.34
    02-03
    GP G A PTS +/-
    62 4 15 19 25

    IMO would be a solid choice in later second to third round.
     
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    Thanx a lot for the info! So he could be anywhere on the 4 lines and you say that it's safe to pick him and say that he'll become a 3rd or 4th liner. He really seems a pretty safe pick. Judging by his stats he seems to have progessed since the 2003 season, that's nice, scouts loves that. Any other info you can provide? Fast skater or not? Good hands? Deking ability? Is he a premium defensive forward?

    Thanks again and i'm looking forward for more comments!
     
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    Good read Balej...

    I think Paul Stastny will be a 2nd rnder for sure (don't think I seen him there)...

    Bruce Graham will probably push higher as well...

    I'm very interested to see where the dman go - Barker, Thelan & Mike Green...
     
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    Considering their number one need prospect-wise is an offensive defenseman, and Mike Green's already taken, I wouldd take that bet, if it weren't for Thelen being available as well. BM IMO will take any one of Green, Thelen or O'Neil if they're available. I could really care less which one it is, as there's no clear cut better prospect out of all three.
     
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