DraftBuzz' Final Top 30 Ranking and Mock Draft

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  1. Anthony Mauro

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    DraftBuzz has an interesting top 30 with fun commentary to read. It's nice to compare all the lists out there:

    In general, they've got some weird risers and fallers. Pacioretty, Legein, and Marshall unusually ranked high with Ellerby and Perron really low.

    I don't like Esposito and even I'd say outside of the top 30 is a bit much, I'd like to see where he is rated in the rest of the list.

    For the mock, they just finished the first round and have Kane going first overall:

     
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    Wow they sure know a lot about the Leafs:shakehead
     
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    Yeah really wasn't a fan of that.That's a pretty bad trio of picks for Toronto at 13. At least you can look up at Montreal to pretty much figure where the Leafs may go.
     
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    Esposito's not even ranked in their top 30? That's a surprise.

    Hope the Pens would pick him at #20 if that's the case.
     
  5. CBJFan827

    CBJFan827 Eklund's journalistic quality > Aaron Portzline's

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    Who the heck is the Ryan McDonagh guy? I severely doubt Columbus would take this guy at 7. Not with Gagner on the board.
     
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    How is it a bad pick if you have no clue who he is?
     
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    Think the person feels its such an off the board pick for 7th overall that they haven't even looked at this guy. Simply stating that they wouldn't like the team to go out there instead of getting a guy that is more of the consensus pick for that spot.
     
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    McDonagh at seven is a reach, IMO, but he wouldn't be out of place around 10-11, although I'd still take Ellerby over him.

    The absolute last thing the Canucks need is another third line grinder type. They have more than enough in the system already. I will be physically ill if they choose MacMillan with their first rounder, especially if Moller is still on the board.
     
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    Ellerby at 13 is not a bad thing for leaf fans...
     
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    Lars Eller and Angelo Esposito? That would be SICK.

    I'd get the player I wanted most -- Lars Eller.
    And then the French Media can't whine about not picking Esposito.
     
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    Mark my words - there is no way in this universe that :

    A) Esposito slips to 23rd overall - teams would rather take a high risk gamble than draft a potential third liner.

    B) The Leafs will draft another blueliner if there is a decent forward available (which there will be)

    C) The Leafs will pass on Esposito at 13th, or Hamill.
     
  12. OilerOlli*

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    Cool, the Oilers get Voracek. :handclap:
     
  13. OilerOlli*

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    I am still waiting of McKenzie mock. Only 5 days to go and nothing to see on tsn.ca
    They wanted to bring it 1 week before the draft...
     
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    Yes I am getting, what you can say, a little impatient here...
     
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    I would absolutely LOVE Backlund to be there at 17 for the Rangers.
     
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    I am loving Thomas Hickey at #19
     
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    Well on the TSN draft page it says we won't get the mock until Tuesday. Keeping it close to the vest I guess until not long before the draft. We should get their top 30 prospects though pretty soon.
     
  18. OilerOlli*

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    Therefore the hf staff mock draft is out...and the Oilers again draft Voracek. :)
     
  19. Anthony Mauro

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    Yes, because we know actual NHL teams go into the draft without even looking at a top 30 ranked player.

    I liked the views they presented, regardless if you're gonna say it's bad because they didn't pick a player you liked.
     
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    All I can find is the mock draft (which the link provides) but where is their ranking?
     
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    Where in that quote did I say that was a player I didn't like? I wasn't even talking about the scouts but the reason why the person who didn't like the pick (which wasn't me if you actually read what I said).

    Congrats if you liked the reasoning for the pick. Obviously scouts are going to look at all players available and make their picks based on that. Though the fans are probably just going to focus on guys that are fairly expected for that position. That wasn't a guy that usually went 7th overall in that person's mind so that is probably why they didn't really like the pick.

    Besides why am I getting dragged into this? I don't really care who gets taken with the 7th pick. Guess this is what you get for trying to help by explaining why a person didn't like a particular selection.
     
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    He didn't say it was a bad pick Karlou ;) He just said he didn't know who he was to be going to high, especially above Sam Gagner who could add even more dynamic ability to the BJ's offence. :)
     
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    Interesting. They are right about Montreal's needs.
     
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    If Angelo Esposito is still available by the time the Flames pick....I think they will take him without even have to think about it...
     
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