First Round Predictions. Team by team. (1-30)

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  1. mazmin

    mazmin Go! Jets! Go!

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    My Ouija board helped me provide the following:

    1) Penguins - F Sidney Crosby
    2) Ducks - D Jack Johnson
    3) Hurricanes - F Gilbert Brule
    4) Wild - F Bobby Ryan
    5) Canadians - F Benoit Pouliot
    6) Jackets - F Anze Kopitar
    7) Hawkes - F Marek Zagrapan
    8) Thrashers - F Ryan O'Marra
    9) Senators - G Carey Price
    10) Canucks - F Jack Skille
    11) Kings - D Marc Staal
    12) Sharks - F Martin Hanzal
    13) Sabres - D Luc Bourdon
    14) Capitals - F Alex Bourret
    15) Islanders - D Ryan Parent
    16) Rangers - D Jakub Kindl
    17) Coyotes - F Guillame Latendresse
    18) Predators - F Andrew Cogliano
    19) Red Wings - F Kenndal McArdle
    20) Flyers - F Devin Setoguchi
    21) Leafs - F Nik Bergfors
    22) Bruins - F Dan Bertram
    23) Devils - G Tukka Rask
    24) Blues - D Brian Lee
    25) Oilers - D Brendan Mikkelson
    26) Flames - F Ryan Stoa
    27) Avalanche - F Chris Lawrence
    28) Stars - F Chris Durand
    29) Panthers - F Radek Smolenak
    30) Lightning - F Slava Trukhno

    How does it look? Did I miss any 1st round "locks"? Blunden, Pavelec, Vojta, Vincent, Levasseur, Jackson?

    Lets see some other guesses. Whoever comes up with the closest list to the final outcome wins... (since I'm poor/cheap)... my sincere respect as a hockey guru :bow: :confused:
     
  2. Birko19

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    It looks decent, but I think Pouliot will go either 2nd or 3rd, and Bergfors will not drop pass 20, if he did drop that far I'm willing to bet that the Wings will take him easily before he reaches the Leafs.
     
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    Pittsburgh- Sidney Crosby
    Anaheim- Jack Johnson
    Carolina- Benoit Pouliot
    Minnesota- Gilbert Brule
    Montreal- Bobby Ryan
    Columbus- Anze Kopitar
    Chicago- Martin Hanzal
    Ottawa- Carey Price
    Atlanta- Ryan O'Marra
    Vancouver- Jack Skille
    Los Angeles- Marc Staal
    San Jose- Alex Bourret
    Buffalo- Luc Bourdon
    Washington- Guillame Latendresse
    NY Islanders- Brian Lee
    NY Rangers- Marek Zagrapan
    Phoenix- Kendall McCardell
    Nashville- Niclas Bergfors
    Detroit- Ryan Parent
    Philadelphia- Jakub Kindl
    Toronto- Tuuka Rask
    Boston- Devin Setoguchi
    New Jersey- Matt Lashoff
    St. Louis- Brendan Mikkelson
    Edmonton- Scott Jackson
    Calgary- Michael Blunden
    Colorado- Ryan Stoa
    Dallas- Chris Durand
    Florida- Dan Bertram
    Tampa Bay- Ondrej Pavelec
     
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    The Nemesis Semper Tyrannus

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    Not bad. I kinda see the 3-5 picks going Pouliot, Brule, Ryan, but that's just me.


    I also don't see Setoguchi and Bergfors falling to 20 and 21.

    EDIT: I was referring to the original poster's prediction. The fact that Hedberg's top 5 are just like what I suggested above is purely coincidental.
     
  5. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    I like the Blues pick of Lee, but something tells me the team is going to go a bit off the map when making its selection. Given the fact the team needs an identity and is in a transition phase (with ownership and what not), I can see Pleau drafting a kid that the community will instantly relate to. My pick? Paul Stastny. I know he's not rated as a 1st rounder, but the Blues draft so late in the 1st round I can see a scenario like that unfolding.
     
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    I'm thinking that Marc Staal will end up with Carolina. They have a potential franchise player in Eric Staal, and as he'll be a free agent in 5 years, they're gonna need something keeping him in Carolina. Though I have no clue if the Staal brothers hate each other or something. Just a thought.

    Oh and Ottawa I think will draft Jack Skille if he's available, or perhaps Ryan or Brule if they were to drop that far.
     
  7. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    There's no way Staal is picked at three. He's a good player, but bloodlines shouldn't cloud Rutherford's decision-making process here. The Canes (IMO) will select either Johnson, Brule, Pouliot, Kopitar, or Ryan. *

    * I suppose the Canes could trade down, but why?
     
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    I hate seeing Carey Price at 9. I hate it, I hate it. Stop it.
     
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    I honestly don't think Ottawa will take Price.

    Muckler did say that he is very high on their list and that their going to have to make a decision on whether to pass up a goalie, but in the end, I think they'll go with a skater.

    This could be a smokescreen in an attempt to get another team to trade up if they want Price, so another skater drops down.

    I doubt a guy like Muckler would tell everyone who he's going to take a week before the draft.

    And who knows. Maybe a Ryan or Brule will drop. Like Mucks said, Ottawa's been lucky that way in the past few years.
     
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    Depends on what kind of deal they get, assuming they trade down to the 8th spot or so they can trade their 3rd over all for an above average prospect in return, that way they'll have Marc Staal and the great prospect they'll get in return.

    But I doubt they'll do it, or more likely I doubt they'll get a good deal for their pick that's worth it.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Ottawa selected Price. They need a star goalie and that is what Price is. Emery's play seems to be declining and he will probably just be a very good backup.
     
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    I just don't see Bertrum as a first round pick.
     
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    I haven't seen any of these guys play except for guys from the WHL.So I am probably way off,but I thought I would give it a try.


    Pitt:Crosby - duh!
    Ana:J.Johnson
    Car:Poulliet - need help at all forward positions
    Min:Ryan - need wings already have O'Sullivan,Koivu,and Wallin at C
    Mon:Bourdon-really need defense
    Cbj:Parant-need D might take Kopitar or Brule
    Chi:Brule
    Atl:Kopitar-need a center to play between Kovalchuk and Heatley
    Ott:Price-bad pick here in my opinion
    Van:Skille
    LA:Rask-desperatly need help at goaltender
    SJ:Staal
    Buf:Mikkelson-might be too early here,probably a homer pick on my part
    Was:Lee-already have enough forward prospects
    NYI:Lashoff-need help after losing Johnsson and Cairnes
    NYR:Kindl
    Pho:Hanzal-need a center
    Nas:O'Marra
    Det:Bourett
    Phi:Vojta
    Tor:Zagrapan
    Bos:Setoguchi
    Nj:Sauer-defense prospects pretty weak after graduating Hale and Martin
    StL:Stoa
    Edm: Durand
    Cal:McCardle
    Col:Abdelkader-don't know who this guy is but Colorado always makes bad picks
    Dal:Bergfors
    Flo:S.Jackson-need D
    TB:Bertram
     
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  14. Dave is a killer

    Dave is a killer Dave's a Mess

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    If Bergfors is still on the board by the time the Predators are up at the podium, I'd expect him to be gone at #18
     
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    You're right. You're way off! Liles, Svatos, Tanguay, Vrbata, Regher, Aebischer, and Denis are bad picks?
     
  16. thestonedkoala

    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    Minnesota won't pass up Pouliot...They are very weak on the left wing...
     
  17. mazmin

    mazmin Go! Jets! Go!

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    They're also weak when it comes to physical forwards... but I guess Pouliot is no slouch either (compared to Bobby Ryan).
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    Bobby Ryan kind of worries me with his skating deficiency...Minnesota looks for fast transitional players though...Koivu is the exception...
     
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    Vrbata isn't good.What about Nedorost,Ratchuk,Grimes yah they turned out well.Take a look back at their drafts and tell me that they have done a good job drafting.With the exception of 1998 you wouldn't be able to.Colorado is my team so I wish it wasn't true,but it is.
     
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    Its Hawks not Hawkes

    Chicago would select NA player after years of GM Smith selecting Euro's

    Chi would select O'Mara or Skille
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    I can see JJ going 2, than Poliot ending up in Minnesota. If Carolina takes him first, which is entirely possible, I'd agree with them taking a big forward - Ryan or Kopitar.
     
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    euros like cam barker?
     
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    Yeah right! But at the cost of Brule and Kopitar??? :biglaugh:
     
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    Exactly, his prediction makes no sense at all. Needs also vary from the time of the draft to when the player can actually play.
     
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    Columbus will draft a defenseman, or trade the pick. They will not draft another forward, I almost guarantee it. If Staal is available, he will be picked at #6, no doubt in my mind. If they can get a deal to get Johnson, they will take it, so long as it's not at huge expense. They will not draft Kopitar, nor Brule.
     
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