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Day 2 Recap
After a late start (whoops...), the draft resumed with prospects being selected at their projected spots. There were very few surprises on Day 2 with teams making the smart choices for their organization.
However, trades were now starting to happen as prospects begin to fall and as some teams get anxious on getting their top players.
With the New Jersey Devils about to select at #9, GM Flying Finns made a strong push and traded away their 15th overall pick, their 3rd and 6th round picks in order to push up. Once the deal was made, the Islanders were pleased to select Sean Monahan, originally ranked #6 by Hockey Wilderness.
Day 3 will now start with the Winnipeg Jets!
DAY 1 SELECTIONS
8TH OVERALL - The Buffalo Sabres select physical Russian defenseman Nikita Zadorov.
HW Danccchan's Take:
The team has a very well-rounded prospect pool so they add a prospect that brings a special talent; the ability to be a dominant hardhitting and gritty player
9TH OVERALL - The New York Islanders select two-way centerman Sean Monahan.
General Manager Flying Finns!:
A great two way center and leader with a very high hockey IQ in the mold of David Krejci.
Fantastic at draws and will form a dangerous 1-2 punch with Tavares-Strome / Monahan-Niederreiter in the future..
10TH OVERALL - The Dallas Stars select goal-scorer Hunter Shinkaruk
General Manager Mike Murphy "Dig Deep":
The first and most obvious reason is the name. I am not sure what a Shinkaruk is but it sounds like the Inuit word for “Snow Demon"… that alone is reason enough for me to take him. Apparently he also is pretty good at hockey which is a big plus.
There are a lot of needs in Dallas but what strikes me as something that is a serious problem is the recent trend to get older via trades and free agency over the past two years, especially in the top six forwards. Obviously Jagr is gone but Erik Cole and Ray Whitney remain and the two geriatric forwards are under contract until the end of the upcoming season. I heard from an unreliable source that Whitney and Cole are so old that they arrive to games in an oxen-drawn covered wagon like the ones from Oregon Trail. In a perfect world the veterans would serve as solid stopgaps and teachers until a prospect emerges in the Dallas system that looks like they are ready to play top six minutes and give Loui Eriksson and Jamie Benn a little bit of help putting the puck into the opponent’s net. Shinkaruk could very well be that guy.
Hunter Shinkaruk supposedly can play both wing and center which is something that Dallas should be thrilled about and he is one of the most outstanding offensive players available in this year’s draft. Shinkaruk represents skill, creativity, and a potential top-line scorer which is something every hockey team can use and the last time I checked the Dallas Stars play hockey.
Now, in accordance with the tradition I just made up, it’s time to give Shinkaruk a pair of boots, a cowboy hat, and a rack of ribs that is three times bigger than his head. Welcome to Texas Hunter. Now let’s go eat some ribs.
11TH OVERALL - The Philadelphia Flyers select huge two-way defenseman Darnell Nurse.
HW Danccchan's Take:
The team lacks bluechip talent at all positions so they pick the prospect with the highest upside. Nurse also has the look and playing style of a future Flyer!
12TH OVERALL - The Phoenix Coyotes select versatile and skilled Alexander Wennberg
General Manager jerem77
The 6-1 C/LW is a great skater with high hockey IQ. He is also responsible defensively and not afraid to throw his body around. Scored 14 goals in the SWE-1 league this past season as well as 2 goals in the World Juniors so the offensive upside is there as well.
Minnesota Wild receives: 29th overall 2013
Calgary Flames receives: 46th overall 2013 + 81st overall 2013
New Jersey Devils receives: 15th overall 2013 + 116th overall 2013 + 166th overall 2013
New York Islanders receives: 9th overall 2013
Remember the rules:
- Picks will be made in the Mock Draft GDT that will be created every morning at 10AM.
- You will have 8 hours to make your pick. Otherwise, you will be auto'd using HW rankings. Any time past 12AM will be automatically transferred to the next morning's 10AM thread (e.g 1 hour left + 10AM = 11AM deadline).
- Make you pick in the comments section, with a short description following it.
- This draft will continue until June 28th.
- If you miss your pick twice, you will be replaced.
- Trading of picks will be allowed. Trading of players will NOT.
- Send in your trades to my email - firstname.lastname@example.org. I need one player to send the proposal, the second player to quote said proposal with a "I approve" statement in the email
Also, when you make your pick, you should make it ion the comments section in the following format:
SUBJECT: With the 1st overall pick, the Colorado Avalanche select Sidney Crosby
MESSAGE: "The Avalanche select Crosby because his free-flowing hair and his ability to grow a mullet"
|1||COL||JONES, SETH||D||PORTLAND (WHL)|
|2||FLA||MACKINNON, NATHAN||C||HALIFAX (QMJHL)|
|3||TBL||NICHUSHKIN, VALERI||RW||DYNAMO (RUSSIA)|
|4||NSH||LINDHOLM, ELIAS||C||BRYNAS (SWEDEN)|
|5||CAR||DROUIN, JONATHAN||LW||HALIFAX (QMJHL)|
|6||CGY||BARKOV, ALEKSANDER||C||TAPPARA (FINLAND)|
|7||EDM||RISTOLAINEN, RASMUS||D||TPS (FINLAND)|
|8||BUF||ZADOROV, NIKITA||D||LONDON (OHL)|
|9||NYI (via NJD)||MONAHAN, SEAN||C||OTTAWA (OHL)|
|10||DAL||SHINKARUK, HUNTER||C/LW||MEDICINE HAT (WHL)|
|11||PHI||NURSE, DARNELL||D||SAULT STE MARIE (OHL)|
|12||PHX||WENNBERG, ALEXANDER||C||DJURGARDEN (SWE-2)|
|13||WPG||DOMI, MAX||C||LONDON (OHL)|
|14||CBJ||FREDERIK GAUTHIER||C||RIMOUSKI (QMJHL)
|15||NJD (via NYI)
|16||BUF (via MIN)||MANTHA, ANTHONY
|19||CBJ (via NYR)|
|22||CGY (via STL)|
|27||CBJ (via LAK)|
|28||DAL (via BOS)|
|29||MIN (via CGY)
|34||MTL (via NSH)|
|36||MTL (via CGY)|
|45||ANA (via NYI)|
|46||CGY (via MIN)|
|47||STL (via OTT)|
|49||SJS (via NYR)|
|52||BUF (via STL)|
|54||DAL (via VAN)|
|56||EDM (via ANA)|
|60||SJS (via PIT)|
|61||WPG (via CHI)|
|62||PHX (via SJS)|
|64||NSH (via TBL)|
|65||NYR (via NSH)|
|68||DAL (via EDM)|
|70||MIN (via NJD)|
|71||MTL (via DAL)|
|75||NYR (via CBJ)|
|77||PIT (via MIN)|
|81||CGY (via MIN)|
|85||VAN (via FLA)|
|91||WPG (via CHI)|
|94||STL (via TBL)|
|96||LAK (via CAR)|
|98||FLA (via EDM)|
|99||NSH (via BUF)|
||OTT (via PHI)|
||LAK (via PHX)|
|111||SJS (via CHI)|
|112||NSH (via TOR)|
|116||NJD (via NYI)|
|127||WSH (via CGY)|
|130||BUF (via NJD)|
|135||CGY (via CLB)|
|140||NSH (via NYR)|
|143||BUF (via STL)|
|146||LAK (via MTL)|
|150||DAL (via PIT)|
|166||NJD (via NYI)|
|171||NSH (via SJS)|
|182||DAL (via FLA)|
|186||TBL (via CAR)|
|190||WPG (via NJD)|
|191||LAK (via DAL)|
|194||PIT (via WPG)|
|198||CGY (via OTT)|
|200||MIN (via NYR)|
|207||SJS (via ANA)|
GM List - LINK HERE
We will be updating the picks as the draft goes along so check this post as well as our twitter, @hockeywildernes, for updates.
For a complete list of draft picks, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_NHL_Entry_Draft