Ristoreilly's 2018 NHL Entry Draft Big Board - December

Discussion in 'Mock Drafts' started by Ristoreilly, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Ristoreilly

    Ristoreilly aka jawallstar1

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    My time to research this draft has been minimal, in addition to the fact that the Sabres have me not interested in watching basically any hockey right now. So, here goes nothing.

    *Remember, I don't rank goaltenders*

    1. Rasmus Dahlin, LHD, 6' 2", 181 lbs, Frolunda (Sweden)
    2. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, 6' 2", 186 lbs, Barrie (OHL)
    3. Adam Boqvist, LHD, 5' 11", 168 lbs, Brynas (Sweden)
    4. Filip Zadina, LW, 6' 0", 196 lbs, Halifax (QMJHL)
    5. Brady Tkachuk, LW, 6' 3", 196 lbs, Boston University (NCAA)
    6. Quinn Hughes, LHD, 5' 10", 170 lbs, Michigan (NCAA)
    7. Joseph Veleno, C, 6' 1", 195 lbs, Saint John (QMJHL)
    8. Oliver Wahlstrom, C, 6' 1", 205 lbs, USA NTDP (USHL)
    9. Ty Smith, LHD, 5' 10", 176 lbs, Spokane (WHL)
    10. Bode Wilde, RHD, 6' 2", 195 lbs, USA NTDP (USHL)
    11. Rasmus Kupari, C, 6' 1", 183 lbs, Karpat (Finland)
    12. Ryan McLeod, 6' 2", 200 lbs, Mississauga (OHL)
    13. Ryan Merkley, RHD, 5' 11", 170 lbs, Guelph (OHL)
    14. Joel Farabee, LW, 5' 11", 164 lbs, USA NTDP (USHL)
    15. Jared McIsaac, LHD, 6' 1", 195 lbs, Halifax (QMJHL)
    16. Evan Bouchard, RHD, 6' 2", 193 lbs, London (OHL)
    17. Benoit-Olivier Groulx, LW, 6' 1", 192 lbs, Halifax (QMJHL)
    18. Akil Thomas, C, 5' 11", 169 lbs, Niagara (OHL)
    19. Jett Woo, RHD, 6' 0", 205 lbs, Moose Jaw (WHL)
    20. Isac Lundestrom, C, 6' 0", 185 lbs, Lulea (Sweden)
    21. Jack McBain, C, 6' 3", 197 lbs, Toronto (OJHL)
    22. Grigori Denisenko, LW, 5' 11", 165 lbs, Yaroslavl (Russia)
    23. Barrett Hayton, C, 6' 1 ", 191 lbs, Sault Ste Marie (OHL)
    24. Riley Sutter, RW, 6' 3", 205 lbs, Everett (WHL)
    25. Jacob Olofsson, C, 6' 2", 192 lbs, Timra (Sweden)
    26. Alexander Alexeyev, 6' 3", 200 lbs, Red Deer (WHL)
    27. Mattias Samuelsson, LHD, 6' 4", 217 lbs, USA NTDP (USHL)
    28. Noah Dobson, 6' 3", 180 lbs, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
    29. Filip Johansson, RHD, 6' 1", 174 lbs, Leksands (Sweden)
    30. Ty Dellandrea, C, 6' 0", 190 lbs, Flint (OHL)
    31. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C, 6' 2", 188 lbs, Assat (Finland)
     
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  2. Habs76

    Habs76 Registered User

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    Curious as to why you have Filip Johansson in the first round? Doesn't appear he's put up great numbers at any level and I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion surrounding him.
     
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    Hes not a 1st rounder. Maybe a late 2nd/early 3rd at best
     
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    Tkachuk is unbearably overrated. Born barely a month and a half behind a guy like Shane Bowers, who was taken late first round in a purportedly weak draft, and is performing statistically worse in almost every category while enjoying basically equivalent opportunities. Worse defensively and does not play as important a position, too. :dunno:
     
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  5. Tryamkin

    Tryamkin RadimVrSniperzz

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    100% agree, great point. He gets way too much hype from Matt. He’s a less skilled version who isn’t scoring.
     
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  6. ViktorBaeArvidsson

    ViktorBaeArvidsson My favorite player is Nylandyer.

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    In my mock drafts, I basically only rank him going high because it's pretty much set and stoned he'll be a Top 10 pick when the draft happens. If I was an GM, I wouldn't take him any higher than 20. Guys like Lundstrom, Oloffsson, Kotkaniemi, A. Thomas, McLeod, Hayton, and maybe even Serron Noel, I would take above him. Tkachuk to me is a good 3rd liner, who can play in the Top 6 if need be. However, I don't see him being an solid Top 6 forward like some other forwards in the draft. (Not sure why I quoted your post oops.)
     
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  7. Tryamkin

    Tryamkin RadimVrSniperzz

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    Rankings are about your personal opinion, not public opinion or draft projection, that’s what mock drafts are for, the opinion of other GMs and scouts. If you think that of Tkachuk, he should be where you think he SHOULD be in terms of skill and potential.
     
  8. ViktorBaeArvidsson

    ViktorBaeArvidsson My favorite player is Nylandyer.

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    I guess Jett Woo will be ranked #1 in my next Mock Draft :sarcasm:, but I understand your point.
     
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    Tryamkin RadimVrSniperzz

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    Wooooooooooooo
    I’m looking forward to that
     
  10. SJSharks39

    SJSharks39 Registered User

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    All that I read from this is “Sharks will draft this guy.”
     
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    Any 2018 mock drafts on the horizon? ;)
     
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    yes, sign me up ! :D
     
  13. Ristoreilly

    Ristoreilly aka jawallstar1

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    As always, I will start mine up once CSS releases their midterm rankings in January. I didn't think I'd be invested heavily this year but of course the Sabres suck again so here we are.
     

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