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These picks are just my opinion please leave your thoughts and ill try to give back explanations of any questions.

1. Steven Stamkos,Sarnia Sting, Center (6’1, 180 pounds), Canadian

2. Drew Doughty, Guelph Storm, Defensemen (6’0, 213 pounds), Canadian

3. Zach Bogosian, Peterborough Petes, Defensemen (6’2, 200 pounds), American

4. Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara Ice Dogs, Defensemen (6’4, 210 pounds), Canadian

5. Nikita Filatov , CSKA Moscow, Left Wing (6’0, 172 pounds), Russian

6. Luke Schenn , Kelowna Rockets, Defensemen (6’3, 209 pounds), Canadian

7. Cody Hodgson, Brampton Battalions, Center (6’0, 185 pounds), Canadian

8. Kyle Beach, Everett Silvertips, Center (6’3 , 203 pounds), Canadian

9. Colin Wilson, Boston University, Center (6’1, 215 pounds), American

10. Mikkel Boedker, Kitchener Rangers, Left Wing (5’11, 201 pounds), Denmark

11. Colten Teubert, Regina Pats, Defensemen (6’4, 181 pounds), Canadian

12. Tyler Myers, Kelowna Rockets, Defensemen (6’6, 194 pounds), Canadian

13. Michael Del Zotto, Oshawa Generals, Defensemen (6’0 ,190 pounds), Canadian

14. Zach Boychuk, Lethbridge Hurricane, Center (5’9, 176 pounds), Canadian

15. Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats, Center (5’11, 170 pounds), Canadian

16. Luca Sbisa, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Defensemen (6’1, 176 pounds), Swiss

17. Mattias Tedenby, HV 71, Left Wing (5’10, 176 pounds), Swedish

18. Tyler Cuma, Ottawa 67s, Defensemen (6’2, 182 pounds), Canadian

19. Colby Robak, Brandon Wheat Kings, Defensemen (6’3, 202 pounds), Canadian

20. Thomas McCollum, Guelph Storm, Goaltender (6’2, 208 pounds), American

21. John Carlson, Indiana Ice(USHL), Defensemen (6’2, 215 pounds), American

22. Greg Nemisz, Windsor Spitfires, Right Wing (6’4, 202 pounds), Canadian

23. Kirill Petrov, Ak Bars Kazan, Right Wing (6’3, 198 pounds), Russian

24. Jamie Arniel, Sarnia Sting, Center (6’0, 195 pounds), Canadian

25. Yann Sauve, Saint-John Sea Dogs, Defensemen (6’3, 220 pounds), Canadian

26. Chet Pickard, Tri-City Americans, Goaltender (6’3, 200 pounds), Canadian

27. Zac Dalpe, Penticton Valley First Vees, Center (6’1, 175 pounds),Canadian

28. Evgeny Grachev, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Center (6’4, 202 pounds),Russian

29. Anton Gustafsson, Vastra Frolunda HC, Center (6’1, 189 pounds), Swedish

30. Joe Colborne, Camrose Kodiaks(AJHL), Center (6’4,195 pounds), Canadian
Filed Under:   draft   NHL   Mock   2008  
June 13, 2008 7:24 PM ET | Delete
Pretty good, but i think that the nucks will pick a center instead of a winger n i believe that filitov will be drafted 3-4
June 13, 2008 7:26 PM ET | Delete
Probably close to the order the players will be picked, don't be surprised if the Leafs pick Kyle Beach with the 7th pick.
June 13, 2008 7:26 PM ET | Delete
Don't see us picking a goalie in the first round with Enroth in the system... (we have the 26th from San Jose this year). Also, I'm personally hoping Teubert is still available at 13, and it's my guess that Del Zotto will either go to a team desperate for offense on their blueline or fall fast and hard. He's very one-dimensional.My $.02.
June 13, 2008 7:32 PM ET | Delete
I just want to say that my decisions for the order of selection were not based on team needs. I decided that because of the trades that do go on during the draft so it's hard to determine which team will end up with which pick.
June 13, 2008 7:34 PM ET | Delete
I hear that, and I'm holding some hope that Darcy looks to move us into a position to pick up Beach, but this is the kind of feedback you'll be getting all day on this. It comes down in part to the best player available, in part to team needs.
June 13, 2008 7:36 PM ET | Delete
ok thanks for your opinion I will take that into consideration next time I do one of these
June 13, 2008 7:38 PM ET | Delete
Looks pretty good, although I think Boedker goes higher. I don't think Hodgson or Wilson goes before he does. Beach perhaps but not the others. Just a tip though. In the future, try to include the team name as well. I know alot of the picks, but had to look several up since I don't have the draft order committed to memory. Just a tip ;) Looks good otherwise though.
June 13, 2008 7:46 PM ET | Delete
myers could go higher if some team thinks he's a coburn clone. they'll have to be patient though. after the first 12, i don't know much about the rest.
June 13, 2008 8:01 PM ET | Delete
Hey, thought I should add the draft order:1. Tampa Bay2. Los Angeles3. Atlanta4. St. Louis5. NY Islanders6. Columbus7. Toronto8. Phoenix9. Nashville (from Florida)10. Vancouver11. Chicago12. Anaheim (from Edmonton)13. Buffalo14. Carolina15. Nashville16. Boston17. Calgary18. Ottawa19. Columbus (from Colorado)20. NY Rangers21. New Jersey22. Edmonton (from Anaheim)23. Washington24. Minnesota25. Montreal26. Buffalo (from San Jose)27. Philadelphia 28. Los Angeles (from Dallas)29. Pittsburgh Penguins30. Detroit Red Wings
June 13, 2008 8:03 PM ET | Delete
So the Habs would pick another D-Man?I'm not so sure of that one. We have enough D prospects that we might actually package 1 for some help up front.
June 13, 2008 8:05 PM ET | Delete
Remember the Russian players will plummet in the draft as there is no transfer agreement. Filatov will go much lower then 5th.
June 13, 2008 8:34 PM ET | Delete
As if you had any clue why Zac Dalpe should go before Evgeny Grachev...
June 14, 2008 7:54 AM ET | Delete
the russian transfer agreement....
June 14, 2008 10:01 AM ET | Delete
We'll find out soon enough.
June 14, 2008 1:08 PM ET | Delete
i expect the russians will fall in draft order, I also think boychuck will go higher. of course at this stage who knows after the first few picks things get wonky in the draft teams select on the needs rather than the talent available and teams will trade spots. but good work you obviously put some effort into it
June 14, 2008 3:40 PM ET | Delete
There is no transfer agreement at all in place as most european countries opted out of the deal earlier this season so all europeans will fall in the draft
June 14, 2008 9:31 PM ET | Delete
I'd be happy if the Leafs got Hodgson with the 7th pick. Will be some interesting guys available at that spot so anything could happen.
June 16, 2008 1:50 PM ET | Delete
NFPH: Having a chance to see a lot of OHL hockey, Del Zotto is ahead of Brian Campbell at this point on the defensive side of the puck. But that's not saying a whole lot either. Del Zotto is great with the puck and can go end to end! Would'nt mind seeing him picked by the Blue and Gold.
August 6, 2008 12:44 AM ET | Delete
Hmmmm... You ended up being realitivly close, but missing from your list is Josh Bailey. He went 9th to the Isles. He was ranked in the top 30 so I'm not sure how you missed him. He's from my hometown of Bowmanville, Ontario. As are Tyler Cuma (MINN), and Greg Nemisz(CGY). 3 Bowmanville Boys in the 1st Round. BTW Bowmanville only has about 30,000 People. lol
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