Macster's First Round Mock Draft v1.0

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  1. Macster

    Macster Registered User

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    For now just first round, no comments, current standings, trades taken into account. Comments will be added once we get closer to the draft, but in making this list I have taken into account prospect skill sets, team prospects position depth / needs, and drafting trends.

    1) Flyers - Alzner D

    2) Kings - Turris C

    3) Blue Jackets - Voracek RW

    4) Blackhawks - van Riemsdyk

    5) Coyotes - Kane RW

    6) Capitals -Esposito C

    7) Panthers - Ellerby D

    8) Blues - Cherepanov RW

    9) Bruins - Gagner RW

    10) Avalanche - Blum D

    11) Oilers - Couture F

    12) Rangers - Sutter RW

    13) Leafs - Gillies C

    14) Hurricanes - Hamill C

    15) Canadiens - Veilleux C

    16) Oilers - Katic D

    17) Blues - Negrin D

    18) Flames - Plante D

    19) Wild - O'Brien LW

    20) Penguins - Mayorov LW

    21) Ducks - Andersson C

    22) Canadiens - Hickey D

    23) Canucks - Aliu RW

    24) Senators - Torquato C

    25) Coyotes - Petrecki D

    26) Oilers - Perron RW

    27) Blues - Repik RW

    28) Flyers - MacLean LW

    29) Red Wings - Shattenkirk D

    30) Capitals - Moller LW


    As with any mock, some people might disagree with my picks. However I think they are pretty reasonable and the only real off the board pick IMO would be the Torquato pick.
     
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    Redwingsfan Global Moderator

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    someone allways disagrees. imo espo is to high, cherpanov is to low, gillies is to high, couture is to low. katic may not crack the first round, but no one knows for sure right now. i like the torquato pick. somehow i really like those kind of picks. surprise picks are kind of fun.

    again someone allways disagress with something when you do a 30 player mock, but it wouldnt be any fun if we all had the same rankings and thoughts.
     
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    Gillies shouldnt even be in the top 20.

    Not with the Leafs?!
     
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    Good job. I really want the Kings to pick Turris but I have a really bad feeling that Philly will take him.
     
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    Habs will not pass up Alex Plante or Akim Aliu, trust me.
     
  6. Macster

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    How far do you think he'll slip? He reminds me of Jesse Joensuu from last year, a big guy who's stock has slipped considerably.

    Right on. Has Gainey showed interest in those guys?
     
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    I dont know, but I'd be stupid not to. I have been very impressed with both Plante and Aliu, and I hope BG has too.
     
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    I wouldn't mind Cherepanov in the Blues' organization at all... the Blues already have a solid prospect playing with Avangard Omsk (defenseman Nikita Nikitin) whom they are very high on, and whom they will probably try to get over here next year. So that might be an advantage in getting Cherepanov over here sooner rather than later as well..

    I have my doubts that Cherepanov will last until the eighth pick of the draft, however.

    I don't know much about Negrin, but I can't see the Blues taking him when Petrecki and James O'Brien are still on the table. Americans seem to always grade high when the Blues' organization is evaluating draft prospects.

    The organization also has a need for centers, and Jarmo Kekalainen likes to go for Europeans who can fill a specific role, so I wouldn't rule out either Joakim Andersson or Mikael Backlund for the Blues at that spot, either.

    Finally, I can't see taking Repik ahead of Moller at this point. Moller is performing very well on an expansion team, whereas Repik is kind of hiding in the background on a major junior powerhouse. Repik does have more history of perfoming in North America, being in his second year of major junior, but as neither is particularly big, and both equally skilled IMO, I can see the Blues going with the center Moller as opposed to the wing Repik.

    P_B

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    I'll be honest. I've never seen him play. :biglaugh:

    However, I havent heard things about me which would make me believe he'll be a first rounder, let alone a high first rounder, or even a mid first rounder.

    I have a very strong feeling feeling the Leafs will draft Zach Hamill or Brandon Sutter, maybe Bill Sweatt.

    I'd like Brandon Sutter above the other two though, with the second being Billy Sweatt. This kid can fly!

    I've heard Gillies is an amazing skater, but lacks hockey sense and offense. Not what the Leafs should go after at all.
     
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    I'll personally kick George McPhee in the shins if he picks Esposito over Cherepanov, Couture and Gagner.
     
  11. Default101

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    like the pic with edmonton on Katic, they tend to take semi risky picks and i think he'd be a good fit in oiler country they could really use a speedy defensive responsible puck mover like him, they drafted coffey 20 years ago, take away some of the offensive talent and you got katic.
     

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