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With one of the better Stanley Cup Finals of recent memory now in the rear view mirror, the attention of the hockey world now turns to the Draft, which is less than a week away. This year's crop is considered the deepest in a decade, and there is sure to be plenty of excitement when the picks are made June 30th in New Jersey. As hockey executives and enthusiasts prepare for the big day, I thought I would weigh in with my predictions for the first round. So assuming no picks are traded here is what I think will go down on Draft Day. Enjoy!rnrn1. Colorado Avalanche: Seth Jonesrnrn2. Florida Panthers: Nathan MacKinnonrnrn3. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jonathan Drouinrnrn4. Nashville Predators: Aleksander Barkovrnrn5. Carolina Hurricanes: Valeri Nichushkinrnrn6. Calgary Flames: Elias Lindholmrnrn7. Edmonton Oilers: Sean Monahanrnrn8. Buffalo Sabres: Darnell Nursernrn9. New Jersey Devils: Hunter Shinkarukrnrn10. Dallas Stars: Rasmus Ristolainenrnrn11. Philadelphia Flyers: Nikita Zadorovrnrn12. Pheonix Coyotes: Bo Horvatrnrn13. Winnipeg Jets: Alexander Wennbergrnrn14. Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Pulockrnrn15. New York Islanders: Max Domirnrn16. Buffalo Sabres (from MIN): Anthony Mantharnrn17. Ottawa Senators: Andre Burakovskyrnrn18. Detroit Red Wings: Valentin Zykovrnrn19. Columbus Blue Jackets (from NYR): Curtis Lazarrnrn20. San Jose Sharks: Frederik Gauthierrnrn21. Toronto Maple Leafs: Adam Ernernrn22. Calgary Flames (from STL): Kerby Rychelrnrn23. Washington Capitals: Samuel Morinrnrn24. Vancouver Canucks: Robert Haggrnrn25. Montreal Canadiens: Ryan Hartmanrnrn26. Anaheim Ducks: J.T. Compherrnrn27. Columbus Blue Jackets (from LAK): Ian McCoshenrnrn28. Calgary Flames (from PIT): Zach Fucalernrn29. Dallas Stars (from BOS): Jacob de la Rosernrn30. Chicago Blackhawks: Nicolas PetanrnrnAny questions or feedback about any of my picks are welcome, and I'll do my best to address them in the comments.rnrnThanks for reading!
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