Marc's 2007 mock draft

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  1. Marc the Habs Fan

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    I tried to put in some surprise picks because there will always be some. Enjoy!

    [​IMG] 1. Chicago – LW Patrick Kane London (OHL)

    Tallon likes Turris in this spot too, but in the end he goes for the spectacular Kane who should be closer to the NHL than Turris.

    [​IMG] 2. Philadelphia – C Kyle Turris Burnaby (BCHL)

    The Flyers are ecstatic to land the talented Turris. He needs to bulk up and may be several years away as a result, but he's got the chance to be such a complete player who will produce a lot.

    [​IMG] 3. Phoenix – LW James van Riemsdyk NTDP-18 (USA)

    The Yotes spend time debating Voracek or van Riemsdyk. In the end, they go for JvR's upside and Rick Nash like tools over the ''safer'' Voracek. Mueller and JvR, a nice duo up front!

    [​IMG] 4. Los Angeles – D Karl Alzner Calgary (WHL)

    Dean Lombardi has said he wants either a young center or a young d-man to pair with JJ. With Turris gone, he grabs the stay at home d-man Alzner who will look great with JJ.

    [​IMG] 5. Washington – RW Jakub Voracek Halifax (QMJHL)

    A lot of people see Cherepanov going here, but I don’t. The Caps are a perfect spot for the playmaking Voracek with the two 2 snipping Alex's on LW.

    [​IMG] 6. Edmonton – C Sam Gagner London (OHL)

    They have said they won’t pick Cherepanov at 6. So they pick Gagner, a perfect Oiler IMO. Gagner could be a bigger Andy McDonald & there’s nothing wrong with that!

    [​IMG] 7. Columbus – C Angelo Esposito Quebec (QMJHL)

    In what seems like an annual rite of summer, the CBJ use a pick between 5 and 10 on a skilled forward. Esposito is a boom or bust and they hope he booms.

    [​IMG] 8. Boston – C Zach Hamill Everett (WHL)

    Perhaps a bit of a surprise, but the Bruins are getting an excellent offensive player who is already strong defensively with the selection of Hamill.

    [​IMG] 9. St. Louis – LW/C Lars Eller Frolunda (SuperElite)

    Shocker, but remember T.J. Oshie? The Blues have shown they will take a risk with Jarmo K running the draft. Eller could turn out to be a top player out of this draft. And Eller is Jarmo's type of player.

    [​IMG] 10. Florida – RW Alexei Cherepanov Omsk (RSL)

    At some point, you HAVE to take the Cherry risk. Florida does. They have been starving for goals for a long time in FLA, how can they not pick him?

    [​IMG] 11. Carolina – Ryan McDonagh Cretin-Derham (USHS)

    Carolina's elated to land this all-around high school defenceman at 11. He may take a couple of years, but McDonagh has seemingly all the tools to make it big in the NHL.


    [​IMG] 12. Montreal – Logan Couture Ottawa (OHL)

    The Habs are glad to pick up Couture at 12. He's a complete hard working center with good hands, excellent smarts and a big heart. Skating is a question mark, but it was for Latendresse too.
     
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    [​IMG] 13. Toronto – C Mikael Backlund Vasteras (SEL)

    The Leafs, who were praying for Couture, take a bit of a gamble with the very skilled Backlund, who Dreger says they like.

    [​IMG] 14. Colorado – D Kevin Shattenkirk NTDP-18 (USA)

    The Avalanche are very pleased to pick up the skilled American defenceman. Shats isn't very big but he's smart, mobile and very talented offensively.

    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 15. Edmonton – D Keaton Ellerby Kamloops (WHL)

    The Oilers can't believe their good fortune as Keaton Ellerby is available at 15. They quickly snatch him up, despite hockey sense concerns.

    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 16. Anaheim – LW Max Pacioretty Sioux City (USHL)

    Max Pac is exactly the type of player the Ducks like. Big, strong, talented and a good skater. Hits hard. Not a great goal scorer but still has good skills.

    [​IMG] 17. New York Rangers – LW Simon Hjalmarsson Frolunda Jr (SuperElit)

    The Rangers have a lot of solid forward prospects but no one who really screams star. They take Hjal hoping he becomes another Alfie with his skill, work ethic & all-around game.

    [​IMG] 18. Calgary Flames – C Colton Gillies Saskatoon (WHL)

    Everyone expects them to take Sutter, but they got for another WHL kid with the massive smooth skating Gillies. They hope he can improve offensively.

    [​IMG] 19. Minnesota Wild – D Nick Petrecki Omaha (UHSL)

    They wanted McDonagh badly. They settle for the bone crushing Petrecki, who is also very mobile. For a team loaded with skill, they see him bringing some snarl in the future.

    [​IMG] 20. Pittsburgh Penguins – LW Bill Sweatt Colorado College (WCHA)

    The Penguins really need to beef up their wings and picking the very fast Sweatt is a good start. At worse, he’s a great 3rd liner, at best he’s Sid’s or Malkin’s LW for 10 years.

    [​IMG] From ([​IMG]) 21. Phoenix – RW David Perron Lewiston (QMJHL)

    The Coyotes, who need goals and more goals, go for a wildcard in the highly skilled spectacular Perron after picking up JvR.
     
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    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 22. Montreal - D Thomas Hickey Seattle (WHL)

    The Habs add a potential powerplay quaterback to their growing d-man prospect pool. Hickey’s under 6’ feet tall but he has a lot of talent, is mobile and a great passer. Couture and Hickey so far!

    [​IMG] 23. Nashville – RW/C Oscar Moller Chilliwack (WHL)

    Nashville is happy to select the smallish but skilled and very competitive Moller. He will help replenish the forward prospect ranks.

    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 24 St. Louis – LW Brett MacLean Oshawa (OHL)

    The Blues, with their 2nd pick out of 3 in the first round 1, add the very solid Brett MacLean to the stable. Big, good along the boards, blessed with good hands and smart.

    [​IMG] 25 Vancouver – RW Michal Repik Vancouver (WHL)

    The ‘Nucks grab the talented Repik who is playing in their backyard. A skilled player with a nose for the net and a complete game. Could be a gem.

    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 26 St. Louis – D Jonathon Blum Vancouver (WHL)

    After snagging two talented forwards, the Blues grab d-man Blum. He won’t be counted to lead the Blues blueline in the future (that will be EJ) & that will suit Blum just fine.

    [​IMG] 27 Detroit – LW Maxim Mayorov Leninogorsk (RSL)

    Never scared to gamble on a highly skilled European, the Wings grab the talented but sometimes enigmatic Mayorov. Steal potential for sure.

    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 28 Washington – C Brandon Sutter Red Deer (WHL)

    The Caps can’t believe Sutter is still around here. He will be a solid role player on what should be a loaded forward core in the future.

    [​IMG] 29 Ottawa – C Logan MacMillan Halifax (QMJHL)

    A nice project. MacMillan has good size, good speed, nice hands and smarts. Must be more consistent.
     
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    [​IMG] (From [​IMG]) 30. Edmonton C Patrick White Tri-City (USHL)

    White has very good potential and is a worthy gamble. Very good hands, sniper type skills & a nice frame. Good gamble by the Oilers after the Gagner and Ellerby picks.

    Sorry for so many posts...HF only allows 12 images per post.;)
     
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    10. Florida – RW Alexei Cherepanov Omsk (RSL)

    At some point, you HAVE to take the Cherry risk. Florida does. They have been starving for goals for a long time in FLA, how can they not pick him?

    I would love him, it would scare the Sh$$$ out of me but I would love it too.

    If he comes he is the next bure for us
     

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