I've been studying this year's class for a while now, and this is what I've come up with. Feel free to blast or to cheer on anything! Note : The Philadelphia Flyers trade their 1st to NJD for their 1st and 3rd. ATL deals 1st to MTL for 1st and 2nd. 1. STL - Erik Johnson Either Staal or Johnson, but the Blues canâ€™t pass on this gem. 2. PIT â€“ Phil Kessel Pittsburghâ€™s main concern is staying in Pittsburgh, so they canâ€™t resist the spectacle that would be Kessel, Crosby and Malkin on one team. 3. CHI â€“ Jonathan Teows Theyâ€™ve made it obvious that he wonâ€™t be there after they pick. 4. WSH â€“ Derick Brassard They need a passer for AO and Fehr. Brassard was dominant in the Q and they believe he has all the right tools. 5. BOS â€“ Niklas Backstrom BPA for the Bruins, who need offense, and need it soon. 6. CLB â€“ Peter Mueller Theyâ€™ve got their future 1st line done, now they start working from there with an energy center who can fill the net. 7. NYI â€“ Kyle Okposo With Nilsson and Bergenhiem, they need a power forward. Okposoâ€™s their man. 8. PHO â€“ Jordan Staal For Staal, itâ€™s either 1,2 or 8. All the other teams have a slight preference so PHO gladly takes him. 9. MIN â€“ Nigel Williams Minnesotaâ€™s not afraid to take a risk on this dman with the most upside in the draft. 10. FLA â€“ Jiri Tlusty Czech mates for Florida. They match him with Olesz, and you have one of the best future second lines. 11. LAK â€“ Bobby Sanguinetti After dealing Grebeshkov, LA reloads on the offensive dman with this Owen Sound gem. 12. MTL â€“ Brian Little Habs move up to snag him from rival Leafs. Offensive dynamo will match well with Kotsi and Perez, leaving an awesome second line of Latendresse, Chipchura and Plekanecâ€¦ for now. 13. TOR â€“ Michael Frolik Canâ€™t get Little so grab onto another high upside player. 14. VAN â€“ James Sheppard Concensus pick here; Van grabs the highest Nova Scotian drafted since Sidney Crosby. 15. TBL â€“ Riku Helenius Putting to rest all doubt of who the goalie of the future is in Tampa. 16. ATL â€“ Mike Forney Atlanta got their guy after all, taking the enigma who could turn out to be anything. 17. MIN â€“ Cory Emmerton Minny picked a Dman with their 1st, now they take an offensive forward. 18. COL â€“ Michael Grabner Colorado does the same as in 2004, picking a sniper who might turn out to be a steal. 19. ANA â€“ David Fischer Anahiem likes this defensemanâ€™s smarts and the way he does everything right. Part of building a great future defensive core with Beauchemin, Smid, Mikkleson. 20. SJ â€“ Ty Wishart This falling defenseman puts to rest the streak of taking an offensive surprise. They like his defensive ability. 21. NYR â€“ Alex Vasyunov With the Russian Agreement signed, not as much risk is involved in selecting this Russian who has been compared to â€¦ Ilya Kovalchuk? 22. NJ â€“ Chris Summers Theyâ€™ve done this before. New Jersey has a knack for identifying a player they want and trading up to get them. A third rounder is well worth this versatile defenseman. 23. WSH â€“ Jonathan Bernier Now that they have a future 1st line set, they now select their future starter. Stay tuned for defense. 24. BUF â€“ Claude Giroux Buffalo is very pleased he got by the Habs pick and select this dynamic forward who scores in bundles from the Q. 25. PHI â€“ Brian Strait A Clarke Dman, but he can score as well as having a mean streak. That means hits, and lots of â€˜em! 26. CGY â€“ Ryan White Sutter goes with the local boy. White is a gritty player, heart and soul. 27. DAL â€“ Mark Mitera Another strapping Dman to add to the Dallas blueline. 28. OTT â€“ Artem Anisimov Another who benefits from the Agreement, Ottawa is blessed to find a player who may turn into a true steal. 29. DET â€“ Patrick Berglund Eventual replacement for Holmstrom maybe? Detroit is shocked to find him in their lap and gladly takes this Swedish Giant. 30. STL â€“ Vladimir Zharkov After adding Johnson on the blueline, they add pzazz up front with an exiting Russian. ROUND TWO 31. STL â€“ Tomas Marcinko Slovak adds even more to the Bluesâ€™ core of forwards. Another possible steal. 32. PIT â€“ Joey Ryan After adding Kessel to Crosby and Malkin, Pittsburgh adds a safe pick; reliable defensive defenseman Joey Ryan. 33. CHI â€“ Chris Stewart The Chicago Crew are puzzled and ask themselves how he fell so far. 34. WSH â€“ Ivan Vishnevsky Offensive Dman from the Q gets the Caps started with their plea for defense. 35. WSH â€“ Ben Shutron Very similar to Vishnevky. This pretty much guarantees them at least one offensive defenseman at the NHL level. 36. CBJ â€“ Yuri Alexandrov McLean trusts this Russian defenseman to come over in a year or two and make an immediate impact. 37. BOS â€“ FranÃ§ois Bouchard Boston heads to the Q in the second round looking for a steal. 2003 anyone? 38. ANA â€“ Nick Foligno A gritty player to add to all the skill they have up front. 39. PHI â€“ Cal Clutterbuck Custom made Philly player. 40. MIN â€“ Kevin Montgomery Safe choice after taking a risk with Williams. Defensive Dman. 41. PHO â€“ Ondrej Fiala Fastest player in the draft taken by Phoenix, who seem to be building an intriguing mix of speed and size (Lisin, Wheeler; Fiala, Hanzal) 42. PHI â€“ John Armstrong Intriguing prospect brings a future power forward to this organization. 43. ATL â€“ Keith Seabrooke Brentâ€™s brother had an amazing season in BC, gives Atlanta some more offense on D, to complement the Defensive ones they already have. 44. TOR â€“ Jan-Mikael Juutilainen Finnish player adds more depth to Torontoâ€™s front lines. 45. BUF â€“ Dennis Persson They want to make sure they have more NHL D coming soon. Heâ€™s as close to a sure thing at this point. 46. EDM â€“ Bobby Hughes Reminds me of Ethan Moreau, who is exactly what Edmonton wants from their prospects. 47. BUF â€“ Tony Lagerstrom Buffalo takes a flyer on this prospect whoâ€™se stock has been falling for no apparent reason. 48. LAK â€“ Tomas Kana More dynamics added to the forward corpse that already includes Frolov, Tukonen and Kopitar. Slovenia, Finland, Russia. Czech Republic? Check! 49. PHO â€“ Oskar Osala Another huge player for Phoenix. They have a knack of picking those up. 50. ATL â€“ Brady Calla Atlanta saves Calla from taking a terrible fall. Not a bad choice for someone added in to move down 4 picks. 51. BOS â€“ Simon Danis-Pepin Plays University in New England so the Bruins have seen his fast development. Their up for a project. 52. COL â€“ John De Gray Safe defensive defenseman pick, nothing flahsy. 53. WSH â€“ Mike Weber Two offensive defensemen, now time for a defensive defenseman to take over. 54. SJS â€“ Constantin Braun We all know San Jose loves Germans. But who wouldnâ€™t love the passion this kid brings to driving the net? 55. NYR â€“ Jamie McGinn Quite possibly the steal of the draft at this point. They couldnâ€™t get Grabner, so this pick more than makes up for it. 56. PHI â€“ Reto Berra Swiss goaltender impressed everyone, including Philly brass at the WJCâ€™s with a dominant performance. 57. NSH â€“ Blake Geoffrion Their only chance to draft a local boy, and what a player we might be. 58. BUF â€“ David Ruzicka Intriguing defenseman. Buffalo can afford to take a risk/reward player like him at this point. 59. NJD â€“ Leland Irving Weak draft for goalies, after so many have developed in the past few years. Lou jumps at Irving, possibly Brodeurâ€™s replacement. 60. CGY â€“ Tyler Dowzak Dubyaâ€™s defensive defensive defenseman caught Sutterâ€™s eye with his strengh in front of the net. 61. CAR â€“ Ryan Hillier Great guy, but also a decent player. Poised to break out with Halifax next year. 62. NYI â€“ Robert Nyholm Another strong winger to complement Nilsson, Oâ€™Marra and Bergenhiem. Finnish version of a power forward. 63. CHI â€“ Eric Gryba Mobile defensemen who does everything well. Chicagoâ€™s brigade is already set, but he might just make it big. 64. DET â€“ Jonas Junland Gambles from Sweden usually work out for Detroit. Why not this time? ROUND 3 65. STL â€“ Bryce Swan STL takes a chance on a player whoâ€™se freak accidents have had him out a good part of the year. Should break out next year with Hillier and Voracek (2007). 66. PIT â€“ Jesse Joensuu If, during the 2005 WJCâ€™s, someone would have told Penguin fans that theyâ€™d have Kessel, Joensuu and Crosby, theyâ€™d have flipped. This is their chance. 67. PHI â€“ Matt Corrente Complete player with a huge shot is the next pick for the Flyers who have hade many picks this draft. 68. PHI â€“ Mathieu Carle They then take a chance on this amazing offensive defenseman, hoping he motivates himself and starts working harder. 69. BOS â€“ Mike Ratchuk Another American defenseman. How many will we see? 70. CBJ â€“ Matt Beleskey Power forward exactly what CLB wants. 71. NYI â€“ Trevor Lewis They have Okposo, so why not pick up his USHL linemate? 72. NYI â€“ Semen Varlamov Russian goalie has amazing stats. Will they translate? 73. MIN â€“ Ryan Flynn 74. FLA â€“ Carl Sneep Steal at this point, Florida is delighted to add him to their stock of young versatile players. 75. LAK â€“ Andreas Nodl Add in another offensive force from another European country. Sniper, along the lines of a Vanek. 76. ATL â€“ Stefan Chaput They saw enough of him while scouting Chad Denny to tell that heâ€™s a keeper. Does everything, and I mean everything. 77. TOR â€“ Robin Fingren JFJ is going for the Euros, but is making great selections here. 78. STL â€“ Nikolai Kulemin Arguably the most NHL ready player, he impressed at the WJCâ€™sâ€¦ a bit like the Bluesâ€™ Nikolai Lemtyugov. 79. TB â€“ Sergei Shirokov Boy were they hoping for Kulemin. Oh well, another overager who impressed at the WJCâ€™s. 80. MTL â€“ Brad Marchant Smallish forward from Val Dâ€™Or who impressed at the Mem Cup. Big Riser; great pick. 81. EDM â€“ Jhonas Enroth What, we need goalie prospectsâ€¦ This Swede might turn out to be the next Lundqvist. 82. COL â€“ Jhonas Ahlenov This Defenseman slipped, but Colorado picks him up with their 3rd. 83. VAN â€“ Mathieu Perreault Small, but reminds me a lot of Daniel Briere. Slick forward will fit well in Van City. 84. ANA â€“ David Lidstrom No relation, but my pick for best Swedish defenseman in this draft. 85. NYR â€“ Derrick LaPointe Either you like him or you donâ€™t. New York does. 86. SJS â€“ Michal Neuwirth A great talent of San Joseâ€™s has been uncovering hidden gems in net. Another possibility with this Czech. 87. LAK â€“ Marcel Muller German is considered the best German in this yearâ€™s draft by many. 88. CGY â€“ Ryan Turek Meat and potatoes player, another Sutter prototype. 89. NYI â€“ Jamie McBain Yet ANOTHER US defenseman. Had a great U-18. 90. CGY â€“ Luke Lynes Projects to be a solid pro. Calgary fans will love him. 91. CAR â€“ Andrei Popov Pure offense, no defense. Great skill though. 92. DAL â€“ Niko Hoivonen Finnish giant in nets. 6â€™7 and uses it to his advantage. 93. OTT â€“ Kirill Tulupov Seems most Ottawa fans want him, so why not? 94. DET â€“ Niclas Andersen Another Swedish gem discovered by the Detroit system. Watch and learn, other teams!