What does a team with
Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Logan Coture, Martin Havlat, Joe Pavelski, Ryan Clowe, Dan Boyle, and Brent Burns need? Well, for one, the ability to show their mettle in the playoffs, but that can't be had in the draft. What position do they need help with? Goalie is their only position where a strong argument could be made.
There is a goalie available, but are the Sharks ready to go that direction with so much other talent available? Drafting a goalie in the first round is a serious commitment, and one that may never pan out. And who says there isn't a better solution somewhere else?
These are the issues you deal with as the GM. Time to choose for the
San Jose Sharks.
Our draft thus far:
Edmonton Oilers: Nail Yakupov
Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray
Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk
New York Islanders: Filip Forsberg
Toronto Maple Leafs: Mikhail Grigorenko
Anaheim Ducks: Matthew Dumba
Jacob Trouba Minnesota Wild:
Carolina Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen
Winnipeg Jets: Morgan Rielly
Tampa Bay Lightning: Griffin Reinhart
Washington Capitals (from Colorado): Radek Faksa
Buffalo Sabres: Cody Ceci
Dallas Stars - Zemgus Girgensons
- Olli Maata Calgary Flames
Ottawa Senators - Brendan Guance Washington Capitals - Sebastian Collberg
&lt;a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/6287996/" mce_href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/6287996/"&gt;With the seventeenth pick in the Hockey Wilderness Community 2012 NHL Mock Draft, the San Jose Sharks are proud to select:&lt;/a&gt;