1st round mock (2nd attempt...lol)

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  1. Divine Wind

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    1: Washington - Alexander Ovechkin (LW)
    2: Pittsburgh - Evgeny Malkin (C)
    3: Chicago - Rostislav Olesz (C)
    4: Columbus - Cam Barker (D)
    5: Phoenix - A.J. Thelen (D)
    6: Rangers - Andrew Ladd (RW)
    7: Florida - Lauri Tukkonen (RW)
    8: Carolina - Wojtek Wolski (LW)
    9: Anaheim - Wes O'Neill (D)
    10: Atlanta - Robbie Schremp (C)
    11: Los Angeles - Marek Schwarz (G)
    12: Minnesota - Alexander Radulov (RW)
    13: Buffalo - Kyle Chipchura (C)
    14: Edmonton - Alvaro Montoya (G) (Alexandre Picard if we sign JDD, and he does not re-enter the draft)
    15: Nashville - Alexandre Picard (LW)
    16: Islanders - Ladislav Smid (D)
    17: St. Louis - Drew Stafford (RW)
    18: Montreal - Bruce Graham (C)
    19: Calgary - David Bolland (C)
    20: Dallas - Mike Green (D)
    21: Colorado - Sami Lepisto (D)
    22: New Jersey - Lukas Kaspar (RW)
    23: Rangers (from TOR) - Enver Lisin (LW)
    24: Ottawa - Roman Voloshenko (LW)
    25: Vancouver - Andrej Meszaros (D)
    26: Washington (from BOS) -Boris Valabik (D)
    27: Washington (from DET) - Oscar Hedman (D)
    28: Tampa Bay - Carl Söderberg (C)
    29: San Jose - Jakub Sindel (RW)
    30: Edmonton (From PHI) - Johan Fransson (D)

    Just missed the cut: Wheeler, Korpikoski, Pineault, Nokelainen, Salmonsson, and a whole slough of goalies(Shantz, Schneider, Dubnyk).

    Oiler's Perspective: With JDD possibly rejoining the draft, our new need becomes a future starter. If he signed then i would say the need still exists, but is not an urgent matter, or worthy of a 1st round pick. Our secound selection I made on the basis that most of the marquee forwards will be gone already, and try to grab a possible future PP QB. Thoughts from my fellow Oiler's fans?

    Teams who could be on the move draft day:

    - EDM: 2 1st round picks, tons of cheap talented NHL ready youth .
    - NYR: 6 picks in the 1st 2 rounds
    - WAS: 3 picks in 1st round alone, look to them to try and gain another high 1st round pick with extra 1st's, and 2nd's
    - CAR - they are hosting it and might want to make a splash, and 8th is not too far to trade down to out of the top 5.

    I would love to hear comments from team's respective fans on what their drafting needs are, and how my rankings looked. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Stafford IMO is a bit too low.
     
  3. Divine Wind

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    I was thinking that too, but due to team's needs going thru that stretch of teams, he will falter a bit. MIN wants a scorer, not a grinder; BUF needs a top 6 center prospect; EDM will be after a top goalie if they can't sign JDD; NAS has enough grit, they need a solid sniper; and NYI has only a couple notableson defense in their top 10 prospects(9th and 10th respectively too i might add). This is why i see him falling, nothing to due with his ability, just team needs will outweigh, unless some team in that stretch simple can't pass on him.
     
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    I'd be shocked if Valabik fell to 26th also.
     
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    Can't see Phoenix taking Thelen, but other than that, good mock.
     
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    I don't see the Rangers passing on both Valabik and Soderburg at #23, but, that could be wishful thinking on my part.
     
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    Agreed. If Olesz is gone, I think they'll opt for Tukonen or Ladd, and maybe Radulov.
     
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    I like the mock, except for the order of defensemen: I would have

    Barker
    Thelen
    O'Neill
    Green
    Valabik
    Smid

    You have:

    Barker
    Thelen
    O'Neill
    Smid
    Green
    Lepisto
     
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    Evan McGrath, one of the most talented players is being overlooked by a lot of you.
     
  10. Divine Wind

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    heh, everyone seems to be getting on my case over Valabik....lol. The way i see it, Valabik, though huge and nasty and throws tonnes of hits, is not an offensive force. All the defense prospects that I had going higher were because of their ability to create offense, which i rate higher than a hard hitting stay at home defensemen type. If any of that makes sense. :dunno:
     
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    Yes he is. I dont see him escaping the first round and if he does Florida must grab him but by the time they pick in the second round it might be to late.
     
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    I can't see NJ taking a RW or C.


    We got plenty of depth there. At C we have Gomez-Madden-Hrdina-Parise-Foster-Vrana at RW we have twice as many..


    It'll either be LW, D, or Goal (only if Clemmenson walks).
     
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