NHL Entry Draft: Volchenkov 28's - Mock NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. Oroku Saki*

    Oroku Saki* Guest

    Descriptions from 1-20. Enjoy!

    1). Edmonton Oilers - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    The Oilers welcome the best playmaker in the draft to play alongside Taylor Hall. Another valuable prospect added to the Oilers pipeline.

    2). Colorado Avalanche - Adam Larsson

    Colorado loves the calming presence young Larsson will bring to the Av's line-up. Larsson - Johnson will be the cornerstone of the Av's defense for the next decade plus.

    3). Florida Panthers - Jonathan Huberdeau

    The Panthers need an explosive goal scorer to build around. Adding this dynamic scorer will help bring fans out to the game and will help create the identity of the next generation of Panthers. Tallon can't pass up the all around talent Huberdeau possesses.

    4). Ottawa Senators (From the New Jersey Devils) - Gabriel Landeskog

    Murray was furious when the Devils won the draft lottery. He wanted to add this young leader to a team that is in a transition and still looking for it's new identity. Who better then to pass the torch to the most mature player in the draft. This abrasive Swede will don the C once Alfie steps down and will be a staple alongside Jason Spezza. Murray traded the 2011 6th pick to New Jersey along with Patrick Wiercoch and a 2012 2nd round pick.

    5). New York Islanders - Dougie Hamilton

    Snow thought long and hard about adding the dynamic puck mover Ryan Murphy but ultimately was persuaded to take the better overall defenseman in Hamilton. Hamilton is a towering figure and a smooth skater thats never lost in the offensive zone. Will solidify the Islanders back-end along with MacDonald, Streit, Hamonic, and De Haan.

    6). New Jersey Devils (From the Ottawa Senators) - Ryan Murphy.

    Lou Lamiorello and David Conte are never scared away by talented players of a smaller stature. See Mattias Tedenby and Zach Parise. The Devils could not pass up the explosive Murphy with such a glaring hole on the blue-line. Lou feels Murphy could be the best player available and has been passed because of only his size. Murphy being taught by Larry Robinson and Scott Stevens should scare the rest of the league. He will be a gamebreaker on the blueline.

    7). Atlanta Thrashers - Sean Couturier

    The Thrashers are extremely pleased to take the BPA in Sean Couturier and could possibly end up with the steal of the draft. Not too long ago Sean was touted as a future 1st overall pick. Being in the spotlight too long exposed more of his flaws to the general public but there is no doubt about it, he has #1 center written all over him. Atlanta might be tempted to try him out at LW, seeing as they could use another top-6 left winger.

    8). Columbus Blue Jackets - Nathan Beaulieu

    One could argue that the Blue Jackets should not have passed over Ryan Strome but with Ryan Johansen in the cupboard, Howson feels he can take a chance on this gifted, smooth-skating offensive defenseman.

    9). Boston Bruins (From the Toronto Maple Leafs) - Ryan Strome

    Boston can't believe they draft another center but thats what it looks like. Strome is an explosive, immensely talented skater. With Marc Savard seemingly done as a hockey player, they will look to Strome to take over the role as top-6 playmaker in a few years. Whether thats at center or wing, nobody knows.

    10). Minnesota Wild - Mike Zibanejad

    The Wild are pleased to take this rough, skilled Swedish center to learn the ropes directly from Mikko Koivu. They are similar players and Koivu - Zibanejad down the middle could prove to be a lethal duo in years to come.

    11). Colorado Avalanche (From the St. Louis Blues) - Sven Baertschi

    Av's GM Greg Sherman gladly walks up to the podium to select Swiss winger Sven Baertschi of the Portland Winterhawks. At 5'10, Baertschi isn't the biggest player but he plays with a ton of heart and soul. Larsson and Baertschi in one round? The Avalanche brass leave Minny with a huge grin on their faces.

    12). Carolina Hurricanes - Mark Scheifele

    Rutherford thought long and hard about taking Siemens or Morrow but ultimately decide to take the 6'2 Center of the Barrie Colts. Mark led all OHL rookies in 2010-11 with 53 assists and was fourth in points with 75. They look to him to center Jeff Skinner in seasons to come.

    13). Calgary Flames - Joel Armia

    The Flames take the talented Finnish prospect who put up 18 goals for Assat this past season. They also love his size and mix of talent. Calgary would love to take a center but they feel confident in Armia's game.

    14). Dallas Stars - Duncan Siemens

    Joe Niewendyk loves everything about Duncan Siemens. While he's not an elite puck mover, he is still very capable of playing an offensive game from the back-end. He will be a reliable defenseman on an otherwise questionable defense corps.

    15). New York Rangers - Mark McNeill

    Sather can't resist the big center from British Columbia, Canada. McNeill led all of Prince Albert with 49 assists and finished second in points with 81. Even though his team lost to Saskatoon in six games, McNeill posted a respectable 2 goals and 3 assists. He is inspired to play like Ryan Getzlaf and the Rangers will gladly agree.

    16). Buffalo Sabres - Zack Phillips

    The first pick of the Terry Pegula regime might be a home-run. Phillips is said to remind some scouts of Adam Oates. The Sabres are quietly building some serious center depth with this pick. Phillips is great down low and has a deceptive shot.

    17). Montreal Canadiens - Brandon Saad

    Montreal looks across the border to the Pittsburgh native currently playing in the OHL. Standing at 6'1 and weighing a little over 200 pounds, Saad is blessed with a great physique. Some question whether he will be able to provide enough offense at the NHL level but the Habs feel comfortable with Saad's speed and agility. He is a dangerous two-way player.

    18). Chicago Blackhawks - Joachim Nermark

    Bowman sees a lot of potential in this Swedish center. Having Kruger and Nermark in your stable is a great thing to have. Nermark posted 8 goals and 18 assists in 37 games with Linkoping Jr in the Swedish junior league.

    19). Edmonton Oilers (From the Los Angeles Kings) - Joe Morrow

    The Oilers are pleased to add a solid defenseman from the Portland Winterhawks. Morrow led all Winterhawks defenseman with 49 points and 6 PP goals. Projects to be a Seabrook type player, the Oilers will gladly take his two-way ability.

    20). Phoenix Coyotes - Tomas Jurco

    Don Maloney selects the talented right-winger of the Saint John Sea Dogs. Jurco possesses respectable size and great hands. A great stick-handler that can pull off Datsyukian moves with the puck the Coyotes of Phoenix could really use.

    21). Ottawa Senators (From the Nashville Predators) - Boone Jenner

    22). Anaheim Ducks - Oskar Klefbom

    23). Toronto Maple Leafs - Matt Puempel

    24). Detroit Red Wings - David Musil

    25). Pittsburgh Penguins - Nicklas Jensen

    26). Washington Capitals - Vladislav Namestikov

    27). Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonas Brodin

    28). San Jose Sharks - Scott Mayfield

    29). Toronto Maple Leafs (From the Boston Bruins) - Ty Rattie

    30). Vancouver Canucks - Adam Pettersson
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  2. The Instigator

    The Instigator Registered User

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    Sick from a Colorado standpoint IMO. I'd be happy as...well I'd be happy.
  3. KooKooForKakko

    KooKooForKakko RIP in pieces Miles

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    Looks about accurate to me...but I see someone taking a risk on McNeil ala Skinner/Burmistrov. Don't see him lasting 'til 15. Although I would like that pick as a Ranger fan.
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  4. madman

    madman Deadmarsh Deli Dills

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    I most definitely agree! And not a bad mock in general, well done.
  5. superhakan

    superhakan Gaudreauby Baker

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    Armia to CGY. Love it.
  6. hdtrax

    hdtrax Registered User

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    Reallllly don't think Howson passes on Strome. Kid has insane potential and Columbus would be better off shoring up the middle and trading someone like Brassard/Vermette/Huselius for a puck mover.
  7. Fozz

    Fozz Registered User

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    That's an expensive price to pay for Ottawa to move up 2 spots.
  8. Oroku Saki*

    Oroku Saki* Guest

    I think they can deal Wiercoch and a 2nd. They have some pretty good depth at defense.

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