...at least until the end of the season. Made some projections, have the Devils and Ducks making the playoffs and I guess the Canucks beat the Caps in the Cup finals. Congrats Vancouver. And now your 2011 1st round: 1-EDM â€“ Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE) For all the love of the Nuge, Larsson makes the team so much better right away. 2-OTT â€“ Gabriel Landeskog, C, Kitchener (OHL) With Alfie fading, the Sens secure their new captain and leader. 3-COL- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL) Avs canâ€™t resist adding the â€œNext Sakicâ€ to the current young core. 4-NYI- Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL) Time will tell but the Isles may soon have the best top line in the NHL: Couturier-Tavares-Nino! 5-FLA â€“ Tyler Biggs, RW, USNTP (USHL) With a deep group of forward prospects, the Panthers add some drive and leadership. 6-ATL â€“ Jonathon Huberdeau, C, St. John (QMJHL) Following up Burmistrov with another slick playmaker gives the Thrash a new look at center. 7-BOS- Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (0HL) Has the size and skill to play the game any way needed. Thank You Kessel! 8-STL-Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL) The highly-skilled impact center the Blues need to complement a deep group of forwards. 9-CBJ-Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL) After holding their breath for 8 picks, BJs get the puck-mover theyâ€™ve been dreaming about. 10-CAR-Mika Zibanejad, C, Djurgjarden (SWE) Fast and physical, Z-bad gives the â€˜Canes a powerful 1-2 punch with Staal down the middle. 11-BUF-Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL) Big and tough blueliner draws comparisons to Scott Stevens, future partner to Tyler Myers. 12-MIN-Joel Armia, RW, Assat (FIN) Inevitably, the top ranked Finn goes to Minnesota to play with Koivu, Granlund and Miettinen. 13-OTT-Nicklas Jensen, LW, Oshawa (OHL) With Peter Regin, gives the Sens a Danish contingent to balance the seven Swedes in the system. 14-CGY-Matt Puempel, LW, Peterborough (OHL) Bit off the board or draft day steal depending on how you look at it. Sniper had a bad season. 15-NJD-Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL) Swift winger with good passing skills who battles hard, reminds some of Zach Parise. 16-NYR-Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL) Power forward in the making slides to 16 but has the size and speed to be a force. 17-ANA-Rocco Grimaldi, C, USNTP (USHL) California kid brings speed and intensity to complement Etem, Palmieri and DSP. 18-DAL-Nathan Beaulieu, D, St. John (QMJHL) After passing on Fowler last year the Stars get a puck-mover, will he pan out as promised? 19-MTL-Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL) Resisting the temptation to assign the top-ranked French name, Habs get tough center with size. 20-PHX-Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, Slavia Prague (CZE) Skilled Czech winger has good size and plays a physical game, could be NHL ready very soon. 21-CHI-Ty Rattie, RW, Portland (WHL) Shifty playmaker has already become accustomed to wearing a â€˜Hawks jersey. 22-EDM-Mark Scheifele, C, Barrie (OHL) Having to pass on the Nuge hurt, but Scheifele is a playmaker who could make the top line click. 23-TBL-Zack Phillips, C, St. John (QMJHL) A very good playmaker with quick hands who could make bullets for Connolly and Ashton. 24-TOR-Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa (OHL) Strong puck-pursuit skills and team-first mentality continues the Burke rebuild. Thank you Kabs! 25-PIT-JT Miller, C, USNTP (USHL) Hometown boy can play the wing or center and continues the Penguins cap-friendly growth. 26-SJS-Jamieson Oleksiak, Northeastern (NCAA) With Oleksiak 6â€™7, Petrecki 6â€™5 and Doherty 6â€™8 the Sharks have size on the backend to spare. 27-TOR-Lucas Lessio, LW, Oshawa (OHL) Not the skilled tandem of Seguin-Knight but Lessio-Jenner will improve the Leafs penalty kill. 28-DET-Jonas Brodin, D, Farjestad (SWE) The next â€œnext Lidstromâ€ might actually have the skills, poise and smarts to make the tag stick. 29-WSH-Seth Ambroz, RW, Omaha (USHL) With plenty of Russians, Swedes and goalies in the system, Caps look for the â€œnext Knuble.â€ 30-VAN- David Musil, D, Vancouver (WHL) Hometown boy has size, strength and bloodlines to be a major force on the Cup winners blueline. Will start working on the second round mock right away.