EDM: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
This is what is it a Mock Draft, so I am not saying this is the order I know I will be off by probably a lot especially this year. Why I am saying this year is because this draft deep there not a top end talent such as Crosby but it is very deep. Picks 1-8 are close then drops a little from 9-22 then drops again from 23-50.
There are a few players who will jump and some will fall. Duncan Siemens is one of those players whom can be taken quite high for example from some teams whom are looking for defence such as Flyers or Boston. Siemens is a big man who can play physical but I think both these teams are looking for puck movers and guys on the power play which Beaulieu and Murphy are. Brodin is another defense defense whom can drop or go around 10th position.
Some teams with two draft picks will look at filling the needs with second pick such as Edmonton, Colorado and Ottawa. Edmonton will look at defence or goaltending. I feel goaltending they will take Gibson and then defence with #31 pick. They want a big defence man and by 19 they can wait until #31 for Musil or Mayfield or Sproul. I think Gibson won’t be around by #31 because Ducks may look into a goalie to add depth into that position.
Tomorrow will be one whacky and crazy hockey day. Draft will be exciting being how deep it is and do not be surprised for more first rounders be traded. Look at possibly Kings getting back in with trading Bernier to possibly Colorado for 11th which would be a great trade for both teams. Kings then can add forward or defence. Then you got Burke whom no one knows what he will do. I think he will stay pat due to how deep draft is but still he could use picks for a trade for NHL ready player. I am betting Smyth will be traded by draft not for first rounder but third or fourth.
Tomorrow will be a great day I will have my view of trades that happened tomorrow talk to you all soon.
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