I usually don't do these but being I'm completly bored beyond belief tonight at work so I put one together with the top 14 set draft picks. Opinions and Bashings are indeed welcome!! 2004 NHL Mock Draft #1 Washington - Alexander Ovechkin The Capitals take the best player of the draft. No question on who to selectâ€¦the only question is to keep the pick or not. Depends on the return but I doubt the pick is traded. #2 Pittsburgh - Evgeni Malkin They donâ€™t get Ovechkinâ€¦but Malkin will help the Penguins down the line. Not only does he have the skillsâ€¦he has room to grow and become more of a force at the next level. #3 Chicago - Cam Barker Hereâ€™s where the fun begins. Chicago doesnâ€™t really need to draft defense hereâ€¦but they go for the best player on the board. Barker could become an elite blue line player in the NHLâ€¦he has all the tools. Babchuk and Seabrooke are already in the fold and provide the size needed for the defenvise corpsâ€¦Barker brings the offense and the game breaking skill that could give Chicago one of the most feared young defenses in the NHL in about 2-3 years. Other players will be available hereâ€¦but the Hawks go with the sure thing. # 4 Columbus - Rob Schremp Tons of talentâ€¦tons of baggage. If Schremp plays without the attitude the Blue Jackets find themselves with an impact center to someday work between the likes of Nash and Zherdev. Olesz could be an option but take the attitude over the injury. They want Barkerâ€¦but settle for Schremp. #5 Phoenix - Rostislav Olesz Although concussion is an issue and the reason for his fallâ€¦Phoenix gets a player they cannot pass up at #5. Already with a lot of depth at centerâ€¦I still donâ€™t see the Yotes passing on this guy at this spot. # 6 NY Rangers - Wojtek Wolski Ahhâ€¦.The Rangers. Last year it was Jessmanâ€¦this year it will be Wolski. Ladd is probably the best player to take at this spot but I see the Rangers going for some size and thinking they are getting a future power forward (which Wolski is not). I just see this as a spot where the Rangers take the wrong player for what they need. Sorry NY fans. # 7 Florida - Andrew Ladd I still think Florida had the best first round last year in getting Stewart and Horton. And this time they get another winger with a big upside in Ladd. Great pick for the Panthers. # 8 Carolina â€“ Wes Oâ€™Neill Defense, Defense, and more Defense. The Canes indeed get some needed defense at this pick with the member of the Fighting Irish squad. Oâ€™Neill has great size and will get better over time. Some may think goalie hereâ€¦but I think it too high to take anyone from this draft. # 9 Anaheim - AJ Thelen The Ducks go with defense as well and pick the MUS blue liner. Heâ€™s a big kid, with room to grow and develop into his huge 6â€™3 210 lb frame. Thelen brings a bit more offense than Oâ€™Neill but may not be as steady defensivly in the long run. # 10 Atlanta â€“ Alexandre Picard Left Winger with a upside that could make him a steal at 10. Could go defense or goalie at this spot (Oâ€™Neill and Thelen would be ideal but gone at this point and it most likey too soon to pick Mike Green)â€¦I donâ€™t see the Trashers passing on this talent. He would make a great compliment to Ilya and Heatley down the line. I think they take a risk with this pickâ€¦and a good one. #11 Los Angeles - Alvaro Montoya If there was ever a team in need of some young goaltending talentâ€¦itâ€™s the Kings. They take the best goalie on the board at this pickâ€¦and itâ€™s the first goalie taken of the day in Montoya. #12 Minnesota â€“ Lauri Tukonen Minnesota needs scoring but needs a player that will still play a solid two way game. Canâ€™t go wrong at this pick with Tukonen. Big skilled Finnish forward would fit right into the style of play Minnesota likes to teach and play. #13 Buffalo â€“ Mike Green Buffalo goes D with this pick. He might not be the best player available at this spot (Stafford, Chipchura, Radulov, Salmonsson) but heâ€™s a position that the Sabres are going to want to upgrade with the possible departure of Zhitnik and others. # 14 Edmonton - Marek Schwarz I think the Oilers would want to go with some defense hereâ€¦but I donâ€™t think they could pass on Schwarz. It would be ideal to pick a player that could put the puck in the net or a blue liner that could move the puckâ€¦but this Goalie just cannot be passed at this point.