Mathletic's March Mock Draft

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  1. Mathletic

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    so, another mock for you, let me know what you think of picks I made for your team

    2011 NHL Mock Draft

    Round 1

    1 - :edmonton Edmonton Oilers - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer Rebels, WHL

    I've made a full 180 turn on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. He has answered most questions I had on him. I think we all know what he's about, everything that could be said has been said.

    Comparable: Brad Richards

    2 - :sens Ottawa Senators - Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville Voltigeurs, QMJHL

    I'm a big believer in Couturier. Worst case scenario for him is a very good 2nd line center who'll be a force taking on the opposing team's first line, PK, 2nd PP. I like him a lot and don't see how he could fall.

    Comparable: Eric Staal

    3 - :avs Colordado Avalanche - Adam Larsson, D, Skellefteå, Elitserien

    He's my number 3 player from now on. I like Larsson. What you get at minimum is a solid defender. He has shown promises offensively, only has to show he can handle both the offense and defense at once and not just one at the expense of the other.

    4 - :isles New York Islanders - Gabriel Landeskog, RW, Kitchener Rangers, OHL

    Of the top 4, I think Landeskog has a chance to fall. I have some questions as to his offensive abilities. Ultimately I think he's a good second line winger who'll play good defense.

    5 - :panthers Florida Panthers - Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John Sea Dogs

    Huberdeau had a solid season and made everyone around him look better. Coming to the draft, he had just as good a season as Couturier. I would not be surprised if he went ahead of both Couturier and Landeskog. In fact, I like him better than Landeskog.

    6 - :thrashers Atlanta Thrashers - Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon Blades, WHL

    Most people see Siemens go lower, however, he's the most physical player of the draft and has good puck skills. I don't think he'll ever become an offensive juggernaut, however, he'll hold his own. He brings solid defense to a team that very much needs it.

    Comparable: Luke Schenn

    7 - :bruins Boston Bruins (from Toronto) - Douglas Hamilton, D, Niagara IceDogs, OHL

    Bruins could go many different ways here. I see them pick Hamilton if he's still on the board. They don't have a defenseman who's good on both offense and defense. Cohen is nice but isn't a complete defenseman. Hamilton is best available at that point IMO.

    8 - :devils New Jersey Devils - Tyler Biggs, W, USA NTDP U18, USHL

    I like Biggs a lot. He won't win a scoring title but he'll do a lot for you. He plays a solid overall game. He has good offensive skills, not great but plays terrific defense and is very aggressive. Devils could use a more offensive player like Armia but he fits in what they do.

    Comparable: David Backes

    9 - :blues St. Louis Blues - Ryan Strome, C, Niagara IceDogs, OHL

    Blues can afford to go best available with their depth. Strome is a physical player with very good offensive skills. He fits right in with a guy like Tarasenko.

    10 - :canes Carolina Hurricanes - Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw Spirit, OHL

    Saad plays a solid overall game. Canes need help on the left side. I like his game a lot on the PK. Canes have shown they liked those guys in the past.

    11 - :cbj Columbus Blue Jackets - Joseph Morrow, D, Portland Winterhawks, WHL

    I'm not a huge fan of Morrow. From what I've been hearing, it looks like a team will reach for him early in the draft. I think he's very comparable to Beaulieu, whom I see as a 2nd round guy. Jackets need help on D. I'm taking a guess they may jump on him. They passed on Fowler for lack of physical play. Morrow may not be a punishing d-man but he's more physical than Fowler, than weaker offensively.

    12 - :sabres Buffalo Sabres - Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert Raiders, WHL

    McNeill fits in with Kassian and Foligno. Big guys who can skate and play good 2-way game. Sabres need big players with skills.. Ennis, Gerbe and so on are all fine but they need to mix it up a bit.

    13 - :wild Minnesota Wild - Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener Rangers, OHL

    I don't think Murphy is going to contend for the early spots. Offensively gifted, but I don't see him handling big minutes in the NHL. However, the offense will be there. Minnesota needs to add more offensive players. He should takeover for Zidlicky.

    14 - :rangers New York Rangers - Mika Zibanejad, C, Team Djurgårdens IF, Elitserien

    I like Zibanejad, though I think he's getting overrated a bit. Rangers want to be a tough team to play against, Mika can come in and fit right in with Dubinsky, Callahan, McIlrath and all those 2-way, physical guys.

    Comparable: Travis Zajac

    15 - :ducks Anaheim Ducks - John Gibson, G, USA NTDP U18, USHL

    Gibson is my n'1 goalie. I like him more than Jack Campbell. He's not getting much love, however, if there's one goalie to be picked in the 1st round, I think it could be him. He's got size and skills.
     
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    16 - :sens Ottawa Senators (from Nashville) - Joel Armia, RW, Ässät, Sm-Liga

    Armia sure had a great season. Coming to the year I thought he was an average prospect but he proved me wrong. Sens need some scorers.

    17 - :flames Calgary Flames - Rocco Grimaldi, F, USA NTDP U18, USHL

    I like Grimaldi a lot. Feaster gave a chance to St. Louis in Tampa. I don't think he'll be afraid of pickig a smaller player. Grimaldi's style should go well in the NHL. Though he may be small, he does everything on the ice.

    Comparable: Claude Giroux

    18 - :stars Dallas Stars - Scott Mayfield, D, Youngstown Phantoms, USHL

    Mayfield has grown on me and is still growing. I may see him as a top-10 pick down the road. He's long, he's physical, good defender, good puck skils. He could challenge Siemens in that role.

    19 - :habs Montréal Canadiens - Max Friberg, RW, Skövde IK, Division-1

    Canadiens need help on the right side. I hope they keep Leblanc at center. Friberg is a good talent, he'd be your typical late Wings pick but not anymore. He was really good defensively and earned his coaches' trust. He's good offensively as well. Not the biggest guy around though.

    20 - :hawks Chicago Blackhawks - Zack Phillips, RW, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

    Like the Canadiens, Hawks have good depth but don't have much on the right side. Phillips has shown he can be a really good offensive forward this year. Huberdeau helped a lot but Phillips can get it done on his own. Questions as to his physical play though on my part.

    21 - :coyotes Phoenix Coyotes - Seth Ambroz, F, Omaha Lancers, USHL

    Coyotes need help on the right side as well. Ambroz is a big winger, who's solid defensively. He hasn't answered all questions offensively, but at minimum he's a big 3rd line winger who'll handle defensive duties.

    Comparable: Johan Franzen

    22 - :edmonton Edmonton Oilers (from Los Angeles) - Jonas Brodin, D, Färjestad, Eliteserien

    Oilers have good depth but lack potential as top d-man. I'm not a huge fan of Brodin. In fact, I like Klefbom a lot more.

    23 - :bolts Tampa Bay Lightning - Adam Clendening, D, Boston University Terriers, H-East

    One of those guys who's dropped in people's opinion. I'm a big fan though, another physical d-man with solid offensive skills. Tampa needs that type of defender. Boucher will make the best of him on the PP.

    24 - :leafs Toronto Maple Leafs (from Boston) - Matt Puempel, LW, Peterborough Petes, OHL

    I like Puempel. He has good offensive skills but he's unidimensional. Defense is a huge question mark for me. However, Leafs can't pass on him. They need that type of offense badly, they can take a shot.

    25 - :sharks San Jose Sharks - David Musil, D, Vancouver Giants, WHL

    Musil will be a 1st round pick. He's the type of guy the Sharks picked in the past. He fits in with guys like Vlasic and Murray. Nabokov and Niemi bailed they arse recently, they need to improve on their defense.

    26 - :pens Pittsburgh Penguins - Sven Bartschi, LW, Portland Winterhawks, WHL

    I see Bartschi drop a bit. He's offensively but not great, he's not bad defensively but not great. He kinda does everything well but not great.

    27 - :wings Detroit Red Wings - Jamieson Oleksiak, D, Northeastern Huskies, H-East

    Wings need a big stay-at-home d-man. Oleksiak doesn't come in with Myers' offensive potential. I see him as a better defensive version of Doherty.

    28 - :caps Washington Capitals - Miika Salomäki, LW, Oulun Kärpät Oy, SM-Liga

    Caps don't have much on the left side. Miika Salomäki is a very good prospect from Finland. I think he's just a tad lower than Granlund in his draft year. His talent is legit and a first-round guy IMO.

    29 - :leafs Toronto Maple Leafs (from Philadelphia) - Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa Generals, OHL

    I like Jenner a lot. He's my type of plaer. He's not sexy but he gets it done. He fits right in what Leafs prospects. Mix of skills, size, physicality and defense.

    Comparable: Ryan O'Reilly

    30 - :nucks Vancouver Canucks - Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John Sea Dogs, QMJHL

    I'm not sure where Canucks go on this one, plese, suggestions? lol! I gave them best available in people's opinion. Beaulieu has good things going for him. He's been an important player on a great team. I think Canucks will value that. He's good on offense but not great. He's good on D but not great, He's physical but not out of this world. So, he's good but not great.
     
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    Round 2



    31 - :edmonton Edmonton Oilers - Brett Ritchie, RW, Sarnia Sting, OHL

    A lot of people are getting down on Ritchie but I like him. He's got good mix of skills, defense, size, physicality. He fits righ in with the Oilers. He compares to prospect Curtis Hamilton, except on the right side.

    32 - :sens Ottawa Senators - Nicklas Jensen, RW, Oshawa Generals, OHL

    Not a huge fan of Jensen, however, seems like people want him in Otttawa, so, I'll have him there.

    33 - :avs Colorado Avalanche - Phillip Danault, C, Victoriaville Tigres, QMJHL

    I'm a big fan of Danault. 1st round talent as far as I'm concerned. He's terrific defensively. He's more of a specialist. His offense may grow in the future but that's not what I'm looking for in his case.

    34 - :isles New York Islanders - Stefan Noesen, RW, Plymouth Whalers, OHL

    Noesen fits in with Isles prospects. He's physical, and got skills. Type of guy people will like.

    Comparable: Kris Versteeg

    35 - :panthers Florida Panthers - Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, Slavia Prague

    I don't have much to say on Jaskin, I still need more info.

    36 - :hawks Chicago Blackhawks (from Atlanta) - Victor Rask, C, Leksand Allsvenskan

    Hawks have tons of depth, tons of picks, so they can gamble on this kid. He's top 10 talent, but attitude problems from what I heard. Hawks may have enough of Kyle Beach however in that department.

    37 - :leafs Toronto Maple Leafs - Ty Rattie, RW, Portland Winterhawks, WHL

    Teammate of Ross in Portland. Leafs add on good offense on the right offense and Rattie isn't afraid of playing in traffic.

    38 - :nashville Nashville Predators (from New Jersey Devils) - Mark Scheifele, C, Barrie, OHL

    I like Scheifele, however, it's tough to get a good read on him on my part. He's played on such weak teams in the GOHL and OHL. I can easily see him go in the top 10 if a team is conviced that his talent is legit. He's shown great promises on offense and defense as a rookie in

    the OHL.

    39 - :blues St. Louis Blues - Alexander Khokhlachev, C, Windsor Spitfires, OHL

    Khokhlachev could very well go in the first round. Good talent offensively, but not great. He's not physical and isn't outstanding defensively, so I don't see him going that high.

    40 - :canes Carolina Hurricanes - Stuart Percy, D, Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, OHL

    Solid defender. I think he compares to Musil ... who compares to Vlasic ... good puck-moving guy, who plays sound defense. He projects well in the NHL.

    41 - :cbj Columbus Blue Jackets - Samu Perhonen, G, JYP Jyväskylä Oy, Jr. A SM-liiga

    I like York back at RPI but they could add more depth. Perhonen is another tall goalie who fits in with Mason and York.

    42 - :blues St. Louis Blues (from Buffalo) - Luca Lessio, LW, Oshawa Generals, OHL

    Good 2-way player, Blues can use depth on the left side.

    43 - :bruins Boston Bruins (from Minnesota) - Rickard Rakell, C, Plymouth Whalers, OHL

    I have him comparable to Lessio.

    44 - :rangers New York Rangers - Christopher Gibson, G, Chicoutimi Saguenéens, QMJHL

    Rangers need to add depth at goalie position. I don't think Chris has as high a ceiling as John Gibson, however, he had just as good a season as John. It will be interesting to see how he develops down the road.

    45 - :ducks Anaheim Ducks - Daniel Catenacci, C, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, OHL

    I'm a fan of Catenacci. He may not be too big, but his style of play fits right in in Anaheim. He's excellent defensively, very physical and will provide offense.
     
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    46 - :nashville Nashville Predators - Jesse Forsberg, D, Prince George Cougars, WHL

    I like Forsberg more than most. Nashville has had great success with d-men in the past. They'll recognize his talent and will be all over him if he's still available

    47 - :hawks Chicago Blackhawks (From Calgary via Toronto) - Mario Lucia, LW, Wayzata HS

    I don't have much info on Lucia. Seems like a good kid. Hawks can afford adding him on.

    48 - :stars Dallas Stars - Vincent Trocheck, C, Saginaw Spirit, OHL

    Trochek is another one of very good 2-way players from the OHL this season. I can see him go in the first round. Stars need help at the center position.

    49 - :panthers Florida Panthers (from Montréal) - Philippe Hudon, RW, Choates HS (CON)

    Physical guy, something Tallon will like, on the right side.

    50 - :sens Ottawa Senators (from Chicago) - Matthew Nieto, F, Boston University Terriers, H-East

    I liked Nieto a lot coming in to this season. I don't think he had a great year though. He's got really good skills both offensively and defensively, it just needs to come together.

    51 - :isles New York Islanders (from Montréal) - Jonathan Miller, C, USA NTDP U18, USHL

    One more gritty player for the Islanders. Lee and Nelson are fine but they don't bring the same type of game Miller can bring. Miller is more physical and better defensively.

    52 - :coyotes Phoenix Coyotes - Brent Benson, C, Saskatoon Blades, WHL

    Coyotes need to add depth. Lindberg projects really well but competition is good. Benson had a terrific end of the season as a defensive forward.

    53 - :kings Los Angeles Kings - Chase Balisy, F, Western Michigan Broncos, CCHA

    Kings don't have much on the left side, Balisy had a good season as a freshman in College. After going undrafted, no doubt he gets picked this season.

    54 - :bolts Tampa Bay Lightning - Oscar Klefbom, D, Färjestad, Eliteserien

    I'm a fan of Klefbom. He should go much higher in the draft though. If ever he falls, Tampa is all over him even though they added Clendening earlier.

    55 - :sens Ottawa Senators (from Boston) - Keegan Lowe, D, Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL

    Sens have tons of prospects on defense but none brings what Lowe brings. A physical guy with sound defense.

    56 - :sharks San Jose Sharks - Shane Prince, LW, Ottawa 67's, OHL

    Another 67 going to San Jose. Not a fan of Prince however. Not sure what his strength is.

    57 - :pens Pittsburgh Penguins - Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall, LW/C, Team Timrå IK, SuperElit

    58 - :wings Detroit Red Wings - Markus Granlund, C, HIFK, SM-Liga

    I like Granlund a lot. He doesn't have great abilities. However, he gets things done and he's a winner. He'll bring solid defense and will chip in a goal once in a while. I think he compares to Abdelkader.

    59 - :rangers New York Rangers (from Washington via Carolina) - Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, Gatineau Olympiques, QMJHL

    Underrated guy from the Q. Pageau can bring good offense and stills has tons of room to grow

    60 - :coyotes Phoenix Coyotes (from Philadelphia) - Myles Bell, D, Regina Pats, WHL

    Coyotes could use him as a right-hand shot on defense. Hopefully he can takeover for Aucoin in the future. I think they compare well.
     
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    61 - :nucks Vancouver Canucks - Magnus Hellberg, G, Almtuna, HockeyAllsenskan

    Canucks don't need a goalie on their team, however, they don't have much coming in the farms. Melanson loves tall goalies and Hellberg happens to be one. I still have to do my homework on him though.



    Team-by-Team Breakdown

    Anaheim Ducks: John Gibson G, Daniel Catenacci C
    Atlanta Thrashers: Duncan Siemens D
    Boston Bruins: Douglas Hamilton, Rickard Rakell C
    Buffalo Sabres: Mark McNeill C
    Calgary Flames: Rocco Grimaldi F
    Carolina Hurricanes: Brandon Saad LW, Stuart Percy D
    Chicago Blackhawks: Zack Phillips RW, Victor Rask C, Mario Lucia LW
    Colorado Avalanche: Adam Larsson D, Phillip Danault C/LW
    Columbus Blue Jackets: Joseph Morrow D, Samu Perhonen G
    Dallas Stars: Scott Mayfield, Vincent Trocheck C
    Detroit Red Wings: Jamieson Oleksiak D, Markus Granlund C
    Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C, Jonas Brodin D, Brett Ritchie RW
    Florida Panthers: Jonathan Huberdeau C, Dmitrij Jaskin RW, Philippe Hudon RW
    Los Angeles Kings: Chase Balisy F
    Minnesota Wild: Ryan Murphy D
    Montréal Canadiens: Max Friberg RW
    Nashville Predators: Mark Scheifele C, Jesse Forsberg D
    New Jersey Devils: Tyler Biggs RW
    New York Islanders: Gabriel Landeskog RW, Stefan Noesen RW, Jonathan Miller C
    New York Rangers: Mika Zibanejad C, Christopher Gibson G, Jean-Gabriel Pageau C
    Ottawa Senators: Sean Couturier C, Joel Armia RW, Nicklas Jensen RW, Matthew Nieto F, Keegan Lowe D
    Philadelphia Flyers:
    Phoenix Coyotes: Seth Ambroz W, Brent Benson C, Myles Bell D
    Pittsburgh Penguins: Sven Bartschi LW, Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall W
    San Jose Sharks: David Musil D, Shane Prince LW
    St. Louis Blues: Ryan Strome C, Alexander Khokhlachev C, Luca Lessio LW
    Tampa Bay Lightning: Adam Clendening D, Oscar Klefbom D
    Toronto Maple Leafs: Matt Puempel LW, Boone Jenner C, Ty Rattie RW
    Vancouver Canucks: Nathan Beaulieu D, Magnus Hellberg G
    Washington Capitals: Miika Salomäki LW
     
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    Great work! If the Islanders get Landeskog, I will be very happy! Don't know the others (Noesen and Miller) well enough to give an appropriate opinion.

    I think the Isles have the 50th overall pick not the 51st pick from the Habs.
     
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    Nice work Mathletic.
     
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    Two things,

    One) Do you have Jurco outside the top 60 or was that a mistake? I am only asking because most mocks seem to have him 20-40.

    and Two) I could easily see Vancouver drafting Beaulieu if they pick that late. Not only is he likely the BPA, but his former defensive partner happens to be a Canucks farmhand (Sauve).
     
  9. Mathletic

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    no, I'm not a fan of Jurco at all. I'm still extremely surprised to see him high on a lot of mocks. I wouldn't be surprised if he went late in the draft. He hasn't done anything great on offense, and forget about the defense or any aggressiveness. Phillips completely blew by him this year.

    As for the Canucks. I know they were high on Tinordi last year, so they may want a taller guy on defense. I thought of giving them Oleksiak, however, Jamieson will likely go higher in the draft.
     
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    I can't see Strome going that low, or Huberdeau going ahead of him. Fairly solid draft otherwise. Props for the Couturier thing as I think the same way -- people are really underrating him coming out of a fantastic season. Dunno how he's dropping in a lot of peoples' eyes (my guess is that they see a bunch of rankings and blindly follow them, then try to justify their opinions.)
     
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    The way things have been going this season, getting Noesen at 35 would have to be seen as a VERY good thing.

    Don't know anything about Miller. Maybe I will after the U18 tourney.

    But let's be honest with ourselves.... AS IF Snow is holding onto and using those second rounders.:)

    As for the rest of the first round, I'd be very surprised if either Hamilton or Strome is on the board after pick 8.

    Then again, I'd have said the same thing about Fowler last summer.
     
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    You have a lot and I mean a lot of reach picks.
     
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    Definitely see the Sens snagging him in round 2 IF he's still there then.
     
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    Great work fantastic read. I'd like Ottawa to take Landerskog, but that is just a personal preference, Thanks
     
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    About Tinordi to Vancouver - I think thats all hearsay that Tinordi was the guy they were after....I think it was Beau Bennett, Riley Sheahan, Jaden Schwartz or Vladimir Tarasenko, no one really knows its all just speculation - especially since MTL traded up for Tinordi, lending to the idea that Vancouver wanted him at 25th....but I dont think that was the case.

    I like Beaulieu to Vancouver A LOT, especially if that what they get for winning the cup and drafting 30th.

    You arent really well informed on Vancouver's goalie prospects though:

    Eddie Lack was Jacob Markstrom's backup in Sweden, signed with Van as a free agent and by all accounts doesnt look out of place on North American soil. His stats and game are quite polished, he could back up in the NHL next year IMO.

    They also have Junior (?Ithink) at Merrimack in the NCAA - Joe Canatta drafted in the 6th in 2009 (?I think?), who was up for the HObey Baker and has the 2nd best goalie stats in hockey east - reminds some of Jonathan Quick at the same stage.

    They also drafted a young Finnish goalie last year...still playing junior in Finland..Jonathan Iliahti...havent tracked his progress, but acquitted himself quite well as a backup in the U-18's last year.

    I do not see them reaching for a goalie in round 2 - see more of a big winger prospect being the choice there.

    All in all, its a very nice mockdraft - and the format is nice too...it would be nice to see your comparables on all the prospects, but the Siemens - Schenn one is spot on when I project Siemens in the NHL.
     
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    It's quite possible that Strome goes ahead of Huberdeau. However, I'd have Huberdeau ahead. I think Huberdeau is more complete overall, Strome being a tad better offensively.


    Quite possibly compared to the general concensus but then again, we don't know much of what teams think at this point. Let's say I look back at my mock after the draft and I see Ritchie going in the 6th round then I'll know I've made too many reaches.


    Yeah my bad on Vancouver. I wasn't well informed on Lack, I didn't know he was that good a prospect for Vancouver ... at the very least, Hellberg wouldn't be a huge improvement ...

    I'm working on comparables slowly but surely. At one point I threws stuff on the wall to see what stuck but I'm trying coming up with better comparables.
     
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    Rattie doesn't drop to 37.
     
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    My point of comparison for Rattie Is Tyler Toffoli. I didn't think Toffoli would fall where he did last year but he did. I wouldn't be surprised if the same happened with Rattie.
     
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    I mean in the first round.

    Ambroz, Clendening, Grimaldi, Gibson, Salomaki, Frieberg. And on Morrow, the post yesterday with scouts saying Morrow right beside Siemens, we don't know if that means Siemens is top 10 or that they're both far down in the 1st. We don't know.

    I appreciate every mock draft and its a lot more intresting to see one that goes off the beaten path, but I definitely disagree with a lot of your mock. I think some players are much too high, and some much too low (Baertschi, Rattie, Oleksiak, Murphy).

    We'll see though. The real draft is always surprising.
     
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    Good mock. I disagree with a lot of your picks but I enjoyed reading it. I always like seeing people take chances with their mock drafts as long as they can give a bit of an explanation for it.

    If the Leafs somehow managed to get Puempel, Jenner and Rattie with their first three picks I would be stoked.
     
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    Rattie is a much better skater.
     
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    Love the work you put into this! As a CBJ fan I really hope we get a C over a D. We need more depth at C, and guys like McNeil and Zibanejad (my personal fav around that pick) would be a good move. I do agree we need help on the D but we need help tomorrow there haha.
     
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    I can't speak for other selections, but we have Kane and Hossa on RW for the foreseeable future.
     
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    JumpierPegasus GRANlunD LARSENy

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    Eddie Lack will probably need a season of, well, seasoning in the AHL next year, but he has all the skills to be a very reliable back-up goalie, and could have potential to be a starter.

    http://forum.canucks.com/topic/296472-cory-schneiders-protege/

    ^^^ Here's some info on Cannata, he looks to be great for a 6th rounder, and has some great numbers playing on a weaker team. He's also up for an NCAA award, I believe.

    http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/jonathan_iilahti
    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=43557

    Jonathan Iilahti is very raw in my opinion at this point. He is definatly good, and plays big, and rather well. He's quick and agile, but can let in weak goals. He just has to learn in Europe at this point and we can hope we can work with him.

    I don't see the Canucks drafting a goalie unless it is later in the draft like Cannata, or Iilahti. Like in the 5th, 6th, or 7th. Right now the Canucks just need to look at the BPA, or a solid winger that Gillis likes.
     
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    why the hell would MN take a defense man we need a strong physical goal scorer someone who'll attack the net and can score its our biggest need we've been almost shutout 4 times in March, i say almost because if not for that lucky goal vs MTL we would have been. While our D isn't deep we are fine but we do need help scoring big time.
     

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