Community NHL Mock Draft 2012: Washington Capitals

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In a move that few outside of Colorado support, even to this day, the Avalanche traded for Semyon Varlamov, giving up the pick we discuss today. Most (including me) figured the Avs were giving up a lottery pick for a middle of the pack goalie, boggling minds. It turns out that it wasn't a lottery pick, but netting a pick just outside the top ten for a middle of the pack goaltender is still pretty impressive.

Of course, goalies don't matter, so we'll move on.

Up today are the Washington Capitals, a team that seemingly has everything. Scorers, play makers, defenders, a solid goaltending corps... yet, they struggle once they hit the playoffs. So what do they need? Perhaps they need a big time shut down defenseman. There are still some top defensive talents left, after all. Or do they add forward talent to compensate for what looks like the departure of Alexander Semin?

Don't forget to check out the Hockey Wilderness 2012 Draft Page as well. Just click on the picture.

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Our draft thus far:

  1. Edmonton Oilers: Nail Yakupov
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray
  3. Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk
  4. New York Islanders: Filip Forsberg
  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Mikhail Grigorenko
  6. Anaheim Ducks: Matthew Dumba
  7. Minnesota Wild: Jacob Trouba
  8. Carolina Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen
  9. Winnipeg Jets: Morgan Rielly
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning: Griffin Reinhart

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