The "what if Ovechkin was born a week earlier" 2004 top 15 mock draft

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  1. The Mighty Duck Man

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    This obviously would never happen, but this is what I think the draft would look like had Ovechkin been born a week earlier(thus, been selected in 2003), and I'm too lazy to do all 30, so it's just the top 15.

    1.Washington Capitals-Evgeni Malkin: Considering without Ovechkin, this is a one man draft, the Capital take the BPA in Malkin.

    2.Pittsburgh Penguins-Andrew Ladd: With Malkin gone, the Pens take the 1st place NA skater in Ladd, who they hope will be a force in the future for them.

    3.Chicago Blackhawks-Lauri Tukonen: They take another power forward to pair up with Ruutu, making for a scary future line.

    4.Columbus Bluejackets-Cam Barker: Once again, Doug McLean gets the guy he wanted the most with Barker, who will lead their future defence corps.

    5.Phoenix Coyotes-Robbie Schremp: Though he has an attitude, the Yotes feel he will have a better attitude in the future, being projected as the #2 center for the future, behind Mike Comrie.

    6.New York Rangers-Rostislav Olesz: Surprised he fell to them, Sather takes the BPA in Olesz.

    7.Florida Panthers-Alexander Radulov: Mike Keenan decides a skilled winger is what he needs, and takes the very skilled Radulov.

    8.Carolina Hurricanes-Wojtek Wolski: While most feel the Canes take Thelen, I feel they need a skilled winger more than an offensive defenseman, and they take the very skilled Wolski.

    9.Anaheim Mighty Ducks-A.J. Thelen: Having only Mark Popovic and a whole bunch of brusiers as defensive defensemen prospects, they take the talented Thelen.

    10.Atlanta Thrashers-Andrej Meszaros: They feel a good defenseman to pair up with Coburn in the future is a big need, so they take the talented Meszaros.

    11.Los Angeles Kings-Marek Schwarz: Not having many goalies, they take the future starter Schwarz.

    12.Minnesota Wild-Drew Stafford: The Wild take the two-way threat, still surprised he fell to them.

    13.Buffalo Sabres-Wes O'Neill: Though is stock is falling, they take the project feeling he could develop well in Buffalo.

    14.Edmonton Oilers-Alexandre Picard: Lowe feels he makes a huge steal by selecting the talented Picard mid-way through the draft.

    15.New York Islanders-Kyle Chicpchura: Milbury was thinking of taking Montoya and then trading DiPetro away ;), but instead takes Chipchura, who was the #1 NA skater for alot of the year.

    That's all, folks.
     
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    LoL, you sound like Flordia last year when they tried to select him in the last round with the last overall pick. When Flordia tried to make a case out of the he is/he isn't eligable situation.
    I really hope Pittsburgh dosen't take Andrew Ladd if that happens, I would rather Cam Barker.
     
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    I considered Barker, but they have Whitney, who will be a good defenseman in the future, and others like Orpik, and Tarnstrom isn't exactly old, either.

    Ladd be a good pick considering they're likely to get Crosby next year, and if not Crosby, Brule or Latendresse.
     
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    Any team that would make drafting decisions based on what might happen in next year's draft would be pretty much the stupidest team in history.
     
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    Wes O'Neil will probably fall to the 2nd round. My buddies at RLR told me so. :)
     
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    Well, considering guys like Olesz are centers, it wouldn't be good to also draft center Crosby. Malkin, though, goes #2 in the real draft because he's alot more talented than eveyone else.
     
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