The Phoenix Coyotes have no issues with Russian born players. Save for a now departed Ilya Bryzgalov, the Coyotes have relied on the Russian to get them where they are today. I felt Alexander Khokhlachev would have been a great fit for the Yotes. Turns out, the community disagrees
Thomas Jurco, a good sized Slovakian right wing, is the pick, however. The Coyotes add a player with absolutely sick hands and a penchant for amazing plays. Should be interesting to see if that is their pick, and how he would fit in their system.
With this pick, our draft looks like this:
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20. Phoenix Coyotes: Thomas Jurco 19. Edmonton Oilers: Oscar Kelfbom
Up next, the 21st pick, which belongs to the Ottawa Senators via Nashville in the Mike Fisher trade.
We already explored the Senators a bit three weeks ago, so we'll save the depth analysis. With their first pick, the Sens took Ryan Strome. Now they have another pick courtesy of the Predators, and Nashville fans are hoping the Sens don't select anyone of value. While Fisher is a good player, and did well with the Preds, I still have my doubts if he was worth a first round pick.
No matter my feelings, the Sens get another pick. Who shall it be?