Punchy's first rubbish 04 draft. updated again. Here you go mates. This is what I see as my final first round draft selections. Close it mods till draft day. Be gentle, it is my first time...... (; 1. Washington Capitols - Alexander Ovechkin 2. Pits Penguins - Yevgeny Malkin 3. Chicago Blackhawks - Cam Barker 4. Columbus Bluejackets - Radislav Olesz 5. Poenix Coyotes - Al Radulov 6. New York Rangers - Rob Schremp 7. Florida Panthers - Andrew Ladd 8. Carolina Huricanes- Marek Schwarz 9. Anahiem Mighty Ducks- A.J. Thelen 10. Atlanta Thrashers - Lauri Toukonen 11. Los Angeles Kings - Billy Ray Staffordrus(funniest mullet photo ever on page) 12. Minnesota Wild - Boris Valabik 13. Buffalo Sabres - Alexander Picard 14. Edmonton Oilers - Alvaro Montoya 15. New York Islanders - Mike Green 16. Nashville Predators - Wojtek Wolski 17. St. Louis Blues - Enver Lisin 18. Montreal Canadiens- Kyle Chipchura 19. Calgary Flames - Wes Oniel 20. Dallas Stars - Dave Bolland 21. Vancouver Canucks - Jakub Sindel 22. New Jersey Devils - Oscar Hedman 23. Ottawa Senators - Carl Soderberg 24. New York Rangers (TOR) - Brian Bickell 25. San Jose Sharks - Adam Berti 26. Washington Capitals (BOS) - Kirill Lyman 27. Colorado Avalanche - Johan Franson 28. Edmonton Oilers (PHI) - Evan McGrath 29. Tampa Bay Lightning - Ladsilav Smid 30. Washington Capitals (DET) - Lukas Kaspar There you go mates. What do you think? I have read everyone elses mocks as well as several of the ranking rags and here is my best guess. The Canes GM has said that Schwarz wouldn't slip past them but that he doesn't see him as being there. I reckon that means he will take him if available. After the first 13, I think the rest would be late first (at best) to mid second (likely) during an average draft year based on what I have read about them. I don't reckon most of the back 17 first rounders to be as good as last years second rounders but, I am basing that opinion on the nonsense that I have read in the papers so take it with a grain. I wanted to gamble with a couple of picks and that is one of them. I also moved Chipchura to the Habs. I know that he would be EXACTLY the kind of player that I would want for the team if I were Gainey but, don't know if he will be there when they pick and also, am not any bloody good at this stuff anyways so there you are. Cheers again.