Hockey Wilderness Community 2011 NHL Mock Draft: Ottawa Senators

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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:

1. Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2. Colorado Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog
3. Florida Panthers: Adam Larsson
4. New Jersey Devils: Sean Couturier
5. New York Islanders: Jonathan Huberdeau
6. Ottawa Senators: Ryan Strome
7. Winnipeg: Mika Zibanejad
8. Columbus Blue Jackets
Dougie Hamilton
9. Boston Bruins
Ryan Murphy
10. Minnesota Wild: Sven Bartschi
11. Colorado Avalanche: Duncan Siemens
12. Carolina Hurricanes: Mark McNeill
13. Calgary Flames: Joel Armia
14. Dallas Stars: Zack Phillips
15. New York RangersMark Scheifele 
16. Buffalo Sabres: Nathan Beaulieu
17. Montreal Canadiens: Jamie Oleksiak
18. Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Saad
19. Edmonton Oilers: Oscar Kelfbom
20. Phoenix Coyotes: Thomas Jurco

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?

 

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