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Mock Draft 2013



blog-0790551001364405244.jpgWell its that time of the year again.

Teams are now determining whether they are buyers, in order to make a push for Lord Stanley's mug, or, whether they will be sellers, trying to unload as many assets as they can in order to make a push for a chance to draft the world's best young players. Today, I'll be looking to give you an update, as to what teams might select who. The order of selection is updated up to today's date, March 27th. Anyways, let's get to it! The first overall pick belongs to the Florida Panthers!

With the 1st overall pick, The Florida Panthers are proud to select...

from the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, defenceman Seth Jones.

Scouting Report: Big, strong defenseman has all tools to be a leader in the NHL

With the 2nd overall pick, The Colorado Avalanche are proud to select...

from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL, left winger Jonathan Drouin.

Scouting Report: Dynamic playmaker with speed, shiftiness and creativity; set team record for point-scoring streak

With the 3rd overall pick, The Tampa Bay Lightning are proud select...

from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL, centre/winger Nathan MacKinnion.

Scouting Report: Extremely skilled with elite skating ability and knack for making spectacular plays at top speed

With the 4th overall pick, The Calgary Flames are proud to select...

from the Sault Saint Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, defenceman Darnell Nurse.

Scouting Report: Nephew of former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb is a natural athelete; skates well and can play physical game

With the 5th overall pick, The Philadelphia Flyers are proud to select...

from the London Knights of the OHL, defenceman Nikita Zadorov.

Scouting Report: Pissed because they lost out on Nurse, Flyers take the 3rd best blueliner in the draft. Big and physical with developing offensive game

With the 6th overall pick, The Edmonton Oilers are proud to select...

from the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, defenceman Ryan Pulock.

Scouting Report: Offensive-minded defender with great mobility; knows how to be the fourth offensive option, would make a great pairing with Justin Schultz

With the 7th overall pick, The Buffalo Sabres are proud to select...

from Brynas of the SEL, centre Elias Lindholm.

Scouting Report: Great acceleration, good hands and effective in traffic; on-ice vision complements playmaking skills

With the 8th overall pick, The Phoenix Coyotes are proud to select...

from Chelyabinsk of the Russian Jr. League, left winger Valeri Nichushkin.

Scouting Report: Big, strong two-way forward who is difficult to stop when driving the net and in 1-on-1 situations

With the 9th overall pick, The New York Islanders are proud to select...

from the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL, centre/winger Hunter Shinkaruk.

Scouting Report: He might be the best give-and-go setup man in the draft; offers a great understanding of the game, would be great on a line with Tavares and Moulson.

With the 10th overall pick, The Washington Capitals are proud to select...

from TPS of SM-LIGA, defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen.

Scouting Report: Solid skater who can carry or pass the puck out of danger; uses size in the defensive zone

With the 11th overall pick, The Columbus Blue Jackets are proud to select...

from Taapara of SM-LIGA, centre Alexsander Barkov.

Scouting Report: Slips due his poor playoff, the Finnish forward is the first pick selected by first Finnish GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Barkov is a two-way center can set up scoring chances for teammates and has good knowledge of 'D' duties

With the 12th overall pick, The Nashville Predators are proud to select...

from the Ottawa 67's of the OHL, centre Sean Monahan.

Scouting Report: A smart, playmaking center who gets the puck through traffic, and can be used in all situations

With the 13th overall pick, The San Jose Sharks are proud to select...

from Val D'or of the QMJHL, left winger Anthony Mantha.

Scouting Report: Missed cut for '12 Draft by 1 day; skates well for his size (6-4, 190) and has a goal-scorer's mentality.

With the 14th overall pick, The Carolina Hurricanes are proud to select...

from the Quebec Ramparts of the QMJHL, right winger Adam Erne.

Scouting Report: Has a good offensive game -- can contribute and put up solid numbers; he'll battle and play physical

With the 15th overall pick, The Columbus Blue Jackets (from NYR) are proud to select...

from the London Knights of the OHL, centre Max Domi.

Scouting Report: Son of former NHLer Tie has solid skill set, great instincts and hands, and makes teammates better

With the 16th overall pick, The Dallas Stars are proud to select...

from Malmo of the SEL, left winger Andre Burakovsky.

Scouting Report: Great speed and effective in traffic; good hands and on-ice vision complement playmaking skills

With the 17th overall pick, The New Jersey Devils are proud to select...

from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL, goaltender Zach Fucale.

Scouting Report: With Marty soon retiring, The Devils need to load up on young goalies.... Franchise record-holder for career wins offers great stance, strong butterfly and is tough to beat low

With the 18th overall pick, The St.Louis Blues are proud to select...

from the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, centre Curtis Lazar.

Scouting Report: Compared by some to Jonathan Toews; the 5'11.75, 193-pounder has speed and a nose for the net

With the 19th overall pick, The Columbus Blue Jackets (from LAK) are proud to select...

from the Everett Silvertips of the WHL, defenceman Mirco Mueller.

Scouting Report: Smart puck-mover played alongside Jackets prospect Ryan Murray early in the season

With the 20th overall pick, The Winnipeg Jets are proud to select...

from the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL, centre/winger Ryan Hartman.

Scouting Report: Versatile offensive talent can play center/wing, excels at speed on forecheck and loves physical play

With the 21st overall pick, The Toronto Maple Leafs are proud to select...

from the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, centre Kerby Rychel.

Scouting Report: Supplies a good mix of skill and nastiness, and is a playmaker that's also good in the faceoff circle

With the 22nd overall pick, The Detroit Red Wings are proud to select...

from the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL, defenceman Josh Morrissey.

Scouting Report: Slips a bit due to his mediocre 2nd half, this skilled, smart defenseman eventually will make a solid piece in new-look Red Wings back end

With the 23rd overall pick, The Minnesota Wild are proud to select...

from the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL, defenceman Shea Theodore.

Scouting Report: Offensively gifted and a strong skater, and scouts really like his leadership abilities

With the 24th overall pick, The Ottawa Senators are proud to select...

from Modo of the SEL, defenceman Robert Hagg.

Scouting Report: Two-way defenseman made a name for himself with an outstanding showing at the World Juniors

With the 25th overall pick, The Vancouver Canucks are proud to select...

from the London Knights of the OHL, winger/centre Bo Horvat.

Scouting Report: Gritty power forward skates hard, is aggressive offensively and wins battles at the net for loose pucks

With the 26th overall pick, The Boston Bruins are proud to select...

from Waterloo of the USHL, defenceman Ian Mccoshen.

Scouting Report: Two-way defenseman can skate well, and at 6-2.25, 207, physical play won't be a problem

With the 27th overall pick, The Montreal Canadiens are proud to select...

from the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL, centre Fredrick Gauthier (no relation).

Scouting Report: Big and skilled offensively, but two best gifts might be his skating and defensive awareness.

With the 28th overall pick, The Anaheim Ducks are proud to select...

from the Guelph Storm of the OHL, centre Jason Dickinson.

Scouting Report: Willing and able to get to the net offensively, and also is a skilled penalty killer

With the 29th overall pick, The Pittsburgh Penguins are proud to select...

from the USA u-18 of the USHL, left winger J.T Compher.

Scouting Report: There's a lot to like with this smooth-skating winger who does everything well

With the 30th overall pick, The Chicago Blackhawks are proud to select...

from the Regina Pats of the WHL, left winger Morgan Klimchuck.

Scouting Report: Heady player that doesn't do anything excellent, but does everything very well



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Nice work, but I really belive Zadarov is a reach for Philly at #5, they should trade down and get assets if that's the way they wanna go. They should be able to snag Nikata at #10-12, so you should get a nice return if they wanna go that way.

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HA ha....I'd love to see the Leafs seclect Rychel....he'll be no better than a 3rd liner in the NHL, but if he plays the lazy way he does in WIndsor, he will not even be an NHL'er. Worst work ethic I've ever laid by eyes on. A bust just waiting to happen. I'm really high on Bo Horvat, think he's a star in the making, although you do have him ranked where I've seen him on most mocks, I just think he has a TON of upside.

Barkov may be ranked a bit low here, but ya never know!

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