On the board: Tony Wiseau. You have until 8:00PM CDT to make your pick!
Day 3 Recap
The NHL Entry Draft is starting to see some surprising picks.
New Jersey Devils went ahead and select Russian powerforward Valentin Zykov. He was only projected to be select a few picks later, the Devils love his the all-round package he brings to the ice: grit, shot and two-way play. There are questions about his ultimate offensive upside but it seems the Devils are fine knowing that he is a safe but gritty prospect.
The Bufalo Sabres, the first team to select a prospect with a second pick went for a high risk/high reward prospect in Anthony Mantha. With the selection of a safe but physical Nikita Zadorov, the team felt it had a strong enough forward depth (featuring Mikael Grigorenko, Johan Larsson, Zegmus Girgensons etc.) to gamble on a prospect that scored 50 goals in the QMJHL. Talented but he has questions on consistency and work ethic.
And possibly the biggest surprise so far is the Ottawa Senators selection in Shea Theodore. Theodore lacks muscle to play consistently well defensively, his offensive potential is off the charts. His passing accuarcy is breath-taking and the Senators could use another offensive prospect to partner up with Erik Karlsson.
But it did not stop there, one last pick of the day was by the Detroit Red Wings with another surprise pick. Jacob De La Rose a well-experienced junior player in Sweden, was selected by the Red Wings for his ability to wreck havok along the boards and on the forecheck.
DAY 3 SELECTIONS
13TH OVERALL - The Winnipeg Jets select dynamic undersized forward Max Domi
General Manager PimpinaintParise:
We will pick Max Domi, we feel like he is the best center right now on the board, and like his skating ability mixed with potential offensive explosion.
14TH OVERALL - The Columbus Blue Jackets select two-way Frederik Gauthier
General Manager Tony Wiseau:
I will continue to build the team in the direction that it’s been heading since the Rick Nash trade. It’s been getting tougher, grittier, and harder to play against.
Good for us, too. The move to the more finesse Eastern Conference allows us to zag where most other teams have zigged. We’re no longer trying to out-grit the stifling Western Conference, we’re out forging on the path cleared by Boston.
I’m going to double down on this team-building by selecting Frederik Gauthier from Rimouski. I feel his 6’4’’ frame and his ability to score and defend will pay dividends, and exemplify the kind of play I want to see from the Blue Jackets.
There are some flaws. The main one is that he’s still raw, but with three first round picks, I feel like I can afford to take a guy with upside, but with a higher possibility to progress slowly. He’s also, as you might guess from his size, not the fastest skater, but he’s been improving. The fact that he doesn’t use his size to it’s maximum potential is also something to be noted, but his recent massive growth spurt may be the culprit, perhaps he’s still learning to use it. But if you give me the opportunity to get a guy that big who can score, dish it, and play defense, then I’m going to take that guy. If there were no flaws to his game, I wouldn’t get him at 14.
15TH OVERALL - The New Jersey Devils select Russian powerforward Valetin Zykov.
General Manager goaliemon:
16TH OVERALL - The Buffalo Sabres select goal-scoring winger Anthony Mantha
HW Danccchan's Take:
The Sabres are rich at the center position and with the addition of Zadorov earlier in the draft, their defense seems to be one of the best in the league.
So why not add another element to the equation? A big goal-scoring winger.
Mantha has the size and skills that teams drool over in terms of offensive wingers but he has some problems with consistency and defensive commitment. However, the Sabres are not afraid of prospects with a little risk after seeing how they select Mikael Grigorenko and Joel Armia the last two drafts.
Considering their depth throughout the entire team, they can risk the big gamble pick with their second pick in the draft.
17TH OVERALL - The Ottawa Senators select offensive defenseman Shea Theodore.
HW Danccchan's Take:
The team is full up on talent and depth so they select the BPA, defenseman Shea Theodore, who has arguably the best offensive upside from a defenseman in the entire draft.
Karlsson, Cowen, Wiercoch and Ceci represent the Senators future but could use an extra prospect with some top offensive ability. Theodore is that player, a defenseman that can make extremely accuracy passes and make them consistently. He is a player that can break the puck out, can make those breakaway passes, or simply skate the puck up himself.
18TH OVERALL - The Detroit Red Wings select physical forward Jacob De La Rose
General Manager Amerinadian:
De La Rose is a bigger forward with above-average puck possession skills and good offensive instincts. He’s also developing a strong two-way game, which fits in well with the Red Wings’ system. The Wings will allow him time to develop in the AHL before bringing him up to the NHL, so he will have time to fill out his frame and learn the North American game. He’s also Swedish, and the idea of playing for the team that starred Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg could be an additional motivating factor for the 18-year old.
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
|18||DET||DE LA ROSE, JACOB
|19||CBJ (via NYR)||ERNE, ADAM
|22||CGY (via STL)||MORRISSEY, JOSH
||PRINCE ALBERT (WHL)
||MODO JR (SWE-JR)
|27||CBJ (via LAK)||BURAKOWSKY, ANDRE||C||MALMO (SWE-D1)|
|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