Friday, June 23, 2017

My Mock Entry Draft, Version 2

With the expansion draft now passed us, we did see a few 1st round picks get shifted on Wednesday night, which means there will need to be an adjustment to the mock draft, with picks moving to and fro, back and forth and so on and so on.

Upon further reading, I think a couple of opinions needed to shift, especially since I was doing the mock draft without a lot of materials and scouting reports early on and the more one reads, the more informed they may be.  So, with that being said, here is the updated list I want to go with, heading into the weekend's fun.  Of course, we could still see picks shift, but if I don't get to this list now, I probably won't have a shot at a decent result.

Team Player Name POS Pick
Nolan Patrick F 1
Nico Hischier F 2
Miro Heiskanen D 3
Gabriel Vilardi F 4
Casey Mittelstadt F 5
Michael Rasmussen F 6
Cale Makar D 7
Cody Glass F 8
Timothy Liljegren D 9
Kristian Vesalainen F 10
Owen Tippett F 11
Ryan Poehling F 12
Eeli Tolvanen F 13
Lias Andersson F 14
Callan Foote D 15
Juuso Valimaki D 16
Pierre-Oliver Joseph D 17
Martin Necas F 18
Robert Thomas F 19
Nicolas Hague D 20
Nick Suzuki F 21
Urho Vaakanainen D 22
Elias Pettersson F 23
Connor Timmins D 24
Klim Kostin F 25
Isaac Ratcliffe F 26
Jesper Boqvist F 27
Kailer Yamamoto F 28
Erik Brannstrom D 29
Josh Brook D 30
Shane Bowers F 31

I still think Vegas, who now has three picks in this round, is still going to look for some sexy picks and picking up a sniper, like Tolvanen and a hulking defenseman like Foote has a lot of upside for this franchise, which is going to take the express elevator to the top of competitive balance.

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