1 chi-p.kane...chicago will take the offensively gifted forward in hopes he can produce like martin st. louis or daniel briere someday 2 philly-j.vanriemsdyk...varitable local boy with power forward upside 3 phx-k.turris...phx will not pass on his high potential 4 LA-k.alzner(d)...kings take arguably the best defenseman in the draft in the hope that he's ready to anchor LA's D with JJ in a couple of years 5 was-a.cherepanov...with all the concern over the transfer agreement, washington seems like the team most capable of dealing with his situation and inticing him to come over-not a gaurantee but he's my pick for washington 6 edm-j.voracek...oilers are very happy to pick him at six and hope he can crack the line up sooner than later 7 clm-s.gagner...columbus looks hard at ellerby but they go with yet another talented center that they can slide into their prospect cupboard 8 bos-a.esposito...like kessel the year before, another one time #1 overall pick falls to the B's who take the chance on his risk/reward potential 9 stl-m.backlund...maybe a stretch at #9, but i think his injury plagued season is a fluke and that he could be the steal of the draft 10 fla-l.couture...stock fell a little but i don't think he will fall out of the top ten. florida gets a good quality player at the 10 spot 11 car-z.hamill...some offensive flare to add into carolina's prospect pool 12 mtl-d.perron...with espo and hamill already gone mtl takes another local boy in perron who always seems to find the score sheet and knows how to show up during big games. 13 tor-l.eller...tor takes a chance on a kopitarian type experiment 14 cld-k.ellerby(d)...cld can't stop smiling when announcing ellerby at the draft podium. they rejoice at the good fortune of ellerby falling to them at 14 15 edm-j.blum(d)...edm grabs the offensively gifted blue liner with their second first round pick of the day 16 anh-n.petrecki(d)...big bruising Dman to stock the defensive cupboard 17 nyr-m.mayorov...i think mayorov will fall because of the transfer agreement but the rangers will take a chance on him at 17-jmho 18 cgy-b.sutter...a little nepotism may play a part in him going to calgary 19 minn-r.mcdonagh(d)...solid if unspectacular defenseman to sure up the backend prospect pool 20 pitt-t.hickey(d)...forward status being what it is in pitt, they go with another puck rushing Dman after missing out on blum 21 phx-b.sweatt..speed to burn could help phx out immensely 22 mtl-a.plante(d)...seems like a logical canadians pick 23 philly-c.gillies...could be a solid third line center one day 24 stl-j.andersson...played with backlund on frolunda Jr, i believe, seems like a solid defensive forward to add to the blues system 25 van-o.mueller...just a solid player all around with some offensive upside 26 stl-s.hjalmarson...seems to have been a consistent scorer all year and completes a st. louis hat trick of frolunda Jr players(it's a stretch but what do they have to loose?) 27 fla / was-j.smith(g)...if it's florida then i think they will take the number one ranked goalie with their second first round pick either at 27/28 28 was/ fla-t.cross(d)...i think they go for the defensive potential of cross at 28/27 29 edm / ott-l.macmillen...i think he'll go to either of these teams at 29 30 ott / edm-b.mclean...mclean is last to go in the first round i'm not as schooled on some of these prospects as others but these are my best guesses so far! anyway that's all i have for now.