My February 2011 Mock Draft

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  1. R S

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    Been working on this on my day off today. Damn is it tough to get finalized. Lots of tough calls, mostly later in the first round. Well, here it is:


    1. :edmonton – Adam Larsson - The Oilers can’t pass on the chance to draft a franchise defenseman.

    2. :sens – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – The most talented offensive forward in the draft, and the Sens will have a great 1-2 punch with Spezza and RNH.

    3. :isles – Sean Couturier – The best two way forward in the draft and a big body. Will be a nice fit on their second line behind Tavares.

    4. :devils – Gabriel Landeskog – A great overall player who should fit into the Devils top six for years to come.

    5. :panthers – Ryan Strome – The Panthers still lack game changers up front. Strome can be that long term.

    6. :bruins – Dougie Hamilton – The Bruins pass on Ryan Murphy and take the bigger, slick skating two way defender in the Alex Pietrangelo mold.

    7. :avs – Duncan Siemens – The Avs fill a massive franchise hole by taking the meanest and toughest defender in the draft in Duncan Siemens.

    8. :blues – Tyler Biggs -- The big, tough power forward will add more size to the Blues top 6. Could turn into a Chris Stewart-type of player.

    9. :thrashers – Mika Zibanejad – The big and physical centre should be a nice fit for the Thrahers down the road.

    10. :sabres – Jonathan Huberdeau – The Sabres laugh all the way to the bank as Huberdeau slides to them at 10th. They need the infusion of talent down the middle.

    11. :canes – Brandon Saad – Carolina adds a big American winger who remains a pretty big question mark.

    12. :cbj – Scott Mayfield – With players like Brassard and Voracek up front, the Jackets still need to add to their defensive core. Mayfield does that.

    13. :rangers – Ryan Murphy – For me, it’s either Boston or the Rangers that grab him in the first 13 picks. Boston chooses Hamilton and the best offensive defender in the draft goes for a bit of a slide to 13th.

    14. :hawks – Matt Puempel – The sniper has had an up and down 2 seasons, but Chicago is happy to grab him.

    15. :wild – Joel Armia – The big, rangy and raw goal scorer will be a great fit alongside 2010 draft pick Mikael Granlund.

    16. :kings – Alex Khokhlachev – The Kings continue to add offense to their team by taking the dynamic and slick Russian.

    17. :flames – Mark McNeill – McNeill’s game fits the city and the team’s profile. The gritty two way centre could be a great fit for the Flames second line down the road.

    18. :stars – David Musil – The Stars hop at the chance to draft the safe, but unspectacular defense-first defender.

    19. :ducks – Ty Rattie – The Ducks are more than comfortable taking a very slick offensive player in Rattie.

    20. :sharks – Jamie Oleksiak – The Sharks continue to have nice pieces up front on their roster, but Oleksiak could be a game changer on their back end for years to come.

    21. :sens – Sven Bartschi – After adding RNH, the Sens are more than happy to bring in an excellent all-round winger in Bartschi.

    22. :coyotes – Mark Scheifele – The Coyotes add more size and two way play to their forward crop with the addition of the Barrie Colts 6’3 centre.

    23. :habs – Nathan Beaulieu – The Canadiens have a hard time passing on the slick two way defender with the French name. Haha.

    24. :bruins – Matthew Nieto – The Bruins snap up the speedster who plays at Boston University.
     
  2. R S

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    25. :caps – Nicklas Jensen – Arguably the most talented player ever out of Denmark should fit nicely with the high flying capitals.

    26. :bolts – Rocco Grimaldi – No arguing that this guy is in the upper echelon skillwise, but who takes a chance on his size? It’s Tampa at 26.

    27. :wings – JT Miller – Could be a bit of a long term project. Wings have the time to wait for Miller.

    28. :pens – Shane Prince – A nice offensive player on the wing, something the Pens will need more of in the future.

    29. :leafs – Daniel Catenacci – Leafs take the fastest player in the draft who is also good both ways and great on the PK. A safe pick for the Leafs.

    30. :nucks – Myles Bell – Vancouver adds one of the best offensive defenseman in the draft with this goal scorer out of Regina.

    HM’s – Tomas Jurco, Oscar Klefbom, Dmitri Jaskin, Richard Rakell, Vlad Namestnikov, Victor Rask, Zack Phillips, Colin Jacobs, Nick Shore and Chris Gibson
     
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    Not a bad draft. That is assuming Zibanejad is going to keep rising and Rask is going to keep falling.
     
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    Keeping Rask off was tough. I almost gave him to the Wings late.
     
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    I agree with everything except that jensen should be higher, and new jersey will be picking hamilton if they don't play themselves out of the top 6, solid job overall though.
     
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    Jurco should at least be a HM
     
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    Thiers alot of teams that will grab Murphy before 13...Columbus, I hope, being one of them.
     
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    Jackets wouldn't pass on Murphy.
     
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    I really have a feeling that's where he is going to go. Good list, hard to predict someone like Murphy sliding though it could very well happen. I don't see him getting past Columbus though imo.
     
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    Is Siemens a little bit of a reach at 7?
     
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    I wouldn't say so. Guys a mean SOB who can put points up as well. I'd take him over Murphy.
     
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    I like Murphy falling. IMO there's a chance that he will.

    Zibanejad is a bit high imo. I could see the Pens take Prince that high.

    Very solid though.
     
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    Horrible habs draft pick !
     
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    Why is Victor Rask falling like this?
     
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    Says who?
     
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    Nice:yo:
     
  17. R S

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    Baha...my bad.
     
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    Good stuff.

    As a Leaf fan though, I'd be rather go with Rask or Jenner.
     
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    Lookin good, how much bias went into the Avs pick :) but a solid list, at the end of the day I think Bell goes higher-and I wouldn't exactly call him an all offense guy- he is a 2 way guy.
     
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    man I hope the Oilers finished 2nd and "settle" for RNH
     
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    Lots of bias went into the Avs pick :laugh:

    As for Bell, the kid still has some major defensive flaws in his game. He tends to get caught up ice a fair bit and isn't great in defensive zone coverage. He is nice and physical, though.
     
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    Yeah, the Oil are in an interesting spot.

    They absolutely could use a rock like Larsson, but RNH is a very good fit for them. Hell, even SC would be good for them. It will be interesting to see what they do if they end up picking 1st.
     
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    I hope the stars would take a swing at oleksiak over musil if hes still on the board. We need a homerun, not safe or unspectacular.
     
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    I believe St. Louis rolls the dice and doesn't go for a player that COULD be like Chris Stewart. They'll go for the guy that COULD be like Parise. In that kind of ball park anyway.
     
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    my gosh what a steal by the Sabres lol

    why ? Beaulieu is solid pick and he's rank in top10 Mckeens & FC i believe
     

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