icarus's 2nd annual last-minute MOCK!

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  1. icarus

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    Like last year, I planned to be well-researched, reading all the GM's comments in the papers and whatnot but ran out of time. :banghead: So here is my semi-informed mock draft (tradeless). Please do not flame it because I am really sensitive. Just kidding, go nuts.

    1 Washington - Ovechkin
    2 Pittsburgh -Malkin
    3 Chicago - Ladd
    4 Columbus - Barker
    5 Phoenix - Tukonen
    6 NY Rangers - Schremp
    7 Florida - Schwarz
    8 Carolina - Thelen
    9 Anaheim - Olesz
    10 Atlanta - Radulov
    11 Los Angeles - Montoya
    12 Minnesota - Wolski
    13 Buffalo - Meszaros
    14 Edmonton - Stafford
    15 Nashville - Picard
    16 NY Islanders - Chipchura
    17 St. Louis - Smid
    18 Montreal - Green
    19 Calgary - Korpikoski
    20 Dallas - Dubnyk
    21 Colorado - Lisin
    22 New Jersey - Schultz
    23 Ottawa - Schneider
    24 NY Rangers (from Toronto) - O'Neill
    25 Edmonton (from Philadelphia) - Bolland
    26 Vancouver - Valabik
    27 Washington (from Boston) - Lepisto
    28 San Jose - Nokelainen
    29 Washington (optional from Detroit) - Sindel
    30 Tampa Bay - Zajac
     
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    In a word, NO
     
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    How do you know? It could happen. It probably won't happen (as with most of these picks), but you never know. With Cash traded, the Stars have a need and it is hard to see a player at 20 who is clearly and unanimously the best player available. It is conceivable that Dubnyk is who Dallas considers the BPA here (or at least close enough to select based on a team need).

    But Dubnyk could very well go to Calgary at 19... I'm hoping it doesn't happen, but Sutter has said that if there was a #1 goalie available, he might take him.
     
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    Cash was traded because of Ellis, Smith, and Stephan. 3 quality goalie prospects, with 2(Ellis and especially Stephan), having #1 goalie potential. Another potential #1 goalie is definately not needed. The only way I see them taking a goalie in the top 2 rounds is if one of Montoya/Schwarz somehow falls to #20...and even then, they may pass.
     
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    Hmmm, okay I guess I didn't really realise the Stars hold those guys in such high esteem. I consider Stephan a good prospect but haven't thought of Ellis or Smith as anything better than average. But Dallas must really see something in them in order to trade the best goaltending prospect they had.
     
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    Well Ellis essentially carried the Idaho Steelheads(ECHL) to a championship. He got to them when they were down 2-0 in the 1st round, and he was spectacular the entire playoffs, gaining MVP honors. He will most likely be backing up Turco next year. Cash has the most potential, but he is also easily the most inconsistant.
     
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    Zajac's pretty low...he's one of the draft's risers right now.
     
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