Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Week Eight Waiver Mock Draft

Thanks to that pesky World Cup of Hockey, the NHL season has been condensed by a week, so I had decided that moving the Waiver Draft up in the first segment was far more beneficial to teams early on, than shortening up the third segment of the season. Let's have more weeks for these replacement players to play and less weeks for the injured players to sit around and do nothing.

There was also a second change to the Waiver Draft and that is a rule change to picking up dropped players.  Any player dropped in a round, will not be eligible to be picked up until the next round.  When Wes dropped Jeff Carter in last year's draft to go full-on in the PIM pool, that was a gift of points to the next team in line and that, to me, circumvented the fairness of the draft.  He had every right to make that move, but the rest of the teams didn't get a crack at him, especially the teams below him that could have used the points more.

Of course, if your team is dealing with injuries during the week of the Waiver Draft, you will be able to make moves in a third round, if needed, but you will only be able to drop injured players and the third round will be as time permits.  Usually, the Waiver Draft takes the entire week, some days are certainly better than others, but if we finish the second round in good time, those injured players still on your roster, will be eligible to be moved.  Players in juniors or the minors, will not be eligible in the third round.

Now, I give you the mock draft!  Just as a note... the order of the draft was taken from the standings at the start of Week Seven's play.

Round Pick Team Dropped Player NHL Position Picked Player NHL
1 1 Wes Moroz Louis Domingue ARI G Peter Budaj LOS
1 2 Troy Berkley Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ F Michael Grabner NYR
1 3 Tony Dourado Michal Neuvirth PHI G Al Montoya MTL
1 4 Eric Wheeler Kyle Connor WPG F Travis Konecny PHI
1 5 Derek Bell Jay Bouwmeester STL D Brady Skjei NYR
1 6 Brenda & Seward Ryan Strome NYI F Patrick Eaves DAL
1 7 Dale Corley Mathew Barzal NYI F Valtteri Filppula TAM
1 8 Kristy & Don Jonathan Quick LOS G Mike Condon OTT
1 9 Jeremy Dieser Jiri Hudler DAL F Jonathan Marchessault FLA
1 10 Stacey McDonald Kevin Fiala NAS F Paul Byron MTL
1 11 Derek Wilton Jake Muzzin LOS D Brandon Manning PHI
1 12 Grant Saskiw Bryan Little WPG F Antoine Roussel DAL
1 13 Stacey Campbell Eddie Lack CAR G Philipp Grubauer WAS
1 14 Dale Bradley Olli Maatta PIT D Toby Enstrom WPG
1 15 Stuart Greenley Carter Hutton STL G Keith Kinkaid NJD
1 16 John Swan Dylan Strome ARI F Tyler Bozak TOR
1 17 Clayton Corley Mikkel Boedker SAN F David Perron STL
1 18 Ryan Miller Teddy Purcell LOS F Sam Gagner CBJ
1 19 Marcie LaPorte Lars Eller WAS F Viktor Arvidsson NAS
1 20 Mike Somerville Reid Boucher NJD F Brandon Sutter VAN
1 21 Cam Wagner Jussi Jokinen FLA F Richard Panik CHI
1 22 Scott Gilmore Nail Yakupov STL F Brandon Pirri NYR
1 23 Marcin Gieldowski Ondrej Pavelec WPG G Darcy Kuemper MIN
1 24 Benson Greenley Steven Stamkos TAM F Matt Read PHI
1 25 Brian Towers Andrew Ladd NYI F Jesper Fast NYR
2 26 Wes Moroz Ryan Pulock NYI D John Moore NJD
2 27 Troy Berkley Derrick Pouliot PIT D Patrick Wiercioch COL
2 28 Tony Dourado Evander Kane BUF F Ryan Dzingel OTT
2 29 Eric Wheeler PASS
2 30 Derek Bell Johnny Oduya DAL D Josh Manson ANA
2 31 Brenda & Seward Reilly Smith FLA F Patrick Maroon EDM
2 32 Dale Corley PASS
2 33 Kristy & Don Anders Lee NYI F Matt Martin TOR
2 34 Jeremy Dieser Benoit Pouliot EDM F Mike Fisher NAS
2 35 Stacey McDonald Nick Bonino PIT F Philip Danault MTL
2 36 Derek Wilton Mikhail Grigorenko COL F Denis Malgin FLA
2 37 Grant Saskiw Michael Stone ARI D Derek Forbort LOS
2 38 Stacey Campbell Jimmy Hayes BOS F Jordan Martinook ARI
2 39 Dale Bradley PASS
2 40 Stuart Greenley Tyler Ennis BUF F J.T. Brown TAM
2 41 John Swan Zach Bogosian BUF D Calvin de Haan NYI
2 42 Clayton Corley Calle Jarnkrok NAS F Pavel Buchnevich NYR
2 43 Ryan Miller John-Michael Liles BOS D Jordie Benn DAL
2 44 Marcie LaPorte Justin Williams WAS F Antoine Vermette ARI
2 45 Mike Somerville Joe Colborne COL F Matt Cullen PIT
2 46 Cam Wagner Justin Braun SAN D Darnell Nurse EDM
2 47 Scott Gilmore Zemgus Girgensons BUF F Matt Moulson BUF
2 48 Marcin Gieldowski PASS
2 49 Benson Greenley PASS
2 50 Brian Towers Dmitry Kulikov BUF D Jonas Brodin MIN
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