HW Community Mock Draft 2013: Day 4

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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:

With the #15 Pick, the New Jersey Devils are proud to select Right Wing Valentin Zykov from QMJHL’s Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

Valentin is going to be the guy that trys to replace Zach Parise in more then one way. The kid’s only weakness is his skating, both top end speed and acceleration. He has quick hands, strong balance, and a nose for the net and is not afraid getting dirty. When he was drafted for the Drakkars, he was not expected to be a goal scorer for them. But in fact, that’s exactly what he has done for them. Flying under the radar, Zykov has excelled on the smaller ice of North America, quietly playing in 63 games racking up 40 goals and 35 assists and a positive 29 rating.

Some fear that being Russian, he could jump back to the KHL at any point, but in fact this is unlikely, due to the success he has on smaller ice and his want to be in the NHL (Its the reason he came over to the QMJHL). He fills a deep need for pure right wings in the Devils prospect pool, something they only have one other player that fits that bill, and he is not projected to be a top 6 player.

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.

RULES

Remember the rules:

Drafting:

  1. Picks will be made in the Mock Draft GDT that will be created every morning at 10AM.
  2. 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).
  3. Make you pick in the comments section, with a short description following it.
  4. This draft will continue until June 28th.
  5. If you miss your pick twice, you will be replaced.

Trading:

  1. Trading of picks will be allowed. Trading of players will NOT.
  2. Send in your trades to my email - danccchan@gmail.com. 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"

DRAFT BOARD

ROUND 1

# Drafting Name Pos Team
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)
ZYKOV, VALENTIN
LW
BAIE-COMEAU (QMJHL)
16 BUF (via MIN) MANTHA, ANTHONY
RW
VAL-D'OR (QMJHL)
17 OTT THEODORE, SHEA
D
SEATTLE (WHL)
18 DET DE LA ROSE, JACOB
C
LEKSAND (SWE-2)
19 CBJ (via NYR) ERNE, ADAM
LW
QUEBEC (QMJHL)
20 SJS PULOCK, RYAN
D
BRANDON (WHL)
21 TOR HORVAT, BO
C
LONDON (OHL)
22 CGY (via STL) MORRISSEY, JOSH
D
PRINCE ALBERT (WHL)
23 WSH HAGG, ROBERT
D
MODO JR (SWE-JR)
24 VAN MORIN, SAMUEL
D
RIMOUSKI (QMJHL)
25 MTL LAZAR, CURTIS
RW/C
EDMONTON (WHL)
26 ANA MCCOSHEN, IAN
D
WATERLOO (USHL)
27 CBJ (via LAK) BURAKOWSKY, ANDRE C MALMO (SWE-D1)
28 DAL (via BOS)


29 MIN (via CGY)



30 CHI


ROUND 2

# Drafting Name Pos Team
31 FLA


32 COL


33 TBL


34 MTL (via NSH)


35 CAR


36 MTL (via CGY)


37 EDM


38 BUF


39 NJD


40 DAL


41 PHI


42 PHX


43 WPG


44 CBJ


45 ANA (via NYI)


46 CGY (via MIN)


47 STL (via OTT)


48 DET


49 SJS (via NYR)


50 SJS


51 TOR


52 BUF (via STL)


53 WSH


54 DAL (via VAN)


55 MTL


56 EDM (via ANA)


57 LAK


58 BOS


59 WPG (Comp)


60 SJS (via PIT)


61 WPG (via CHI)


ROUND 3

# Drafting Name Pos Team
62 PHX (via SJS)


63 COL


64 NSH (via TBL)


65 NYR (via NSH)


66 CAR


67 CGY


68 DAL (via EDM)


69 BUF


70 MIN (via NJD)


71 MTL (via DAL)


72 PHI


73 PHX


74 WPG


75 NYR (via CBJ)


76 NYI


77 PIT (via MIN)


78 OTT


79 DET


80 NYR


81 CGY (via MIN)


82 TOR


83 STL


84 WSH


85 VAN (via FLA)


86 MTL


87 ANA


88 LAK


89 BOS


90 PIT


91 WPG (via CHI)


ROUND 4

# Drafting Name Pos Team
92 FLA


93 COL


94 STL (via TBL)


95 NSH


96 LAK (via CAR)


97 CGY


98 FLA (via EDM)


99 NSH (via BUF)


100 NJD


101
DAL


102
OTT (via PHI)


103
LAK (via PHX)


104
WPG


105
CBJ


106
NYI


107
MIN


108
OTT


109
DET


110
NYR


111 SJS (via CHI)


112 NSH (via TOR)


113 STL


114 WSH


115 VAN


116 NJD (via NYI)


117 ANA


118 LAK


119 BOS


120 PIT


121 CHI


ROUND 5

# Drafting Name Pos Team
122 FLA


123 COL


124 TBL


125 NSH


126 CAR


127 WSH (via CGY)


128 EDM


129 BUF


130 BUF (via NJD)


131 DAL


132 PHI


133 PHX


134 WPG


135 CGY (via CLB)


136 NYI


137 MIN


138 OTT


139 DET


140 NSH (via NYR)


141 SJS


142 TOR


143 BUF (via STL)


144 WSH


145 VAN


146 LAK (via MTL)


147 ANA


148 LAK


149 BOS


150 DAL (via PIT)


151 CHI


ROUND 6

# Drafting Name Pos Team
152 FLA


153 COL


154 TBL


155 NSH


156 CAR


157 CGY


158 EDM


159 BUF


160 NJD


161 DAL


162 PHI


163 PHX


164 WPG


165 CLB


166 NJD (via NYI)


167 MIN


168 OTT


169 DET


170 NYR


171 NSH (via SJS)


172 TOR


173 STL


174 WSH


175 VAN


176 MTL


177 ANA


178 LAK


179 BOS


180 PIT


181 CHI



ROUND 7

# Drafting Name Pos Team
182 DAL (via FLA)


183 COL


184 TBL


185 NSH


186 TBL (via CAR)


187 CGY


188 EDM


189 BUF


190 WPG (via NJD)


191 LAK (via DAL)


192 PHI


193 PHX


194 PIT (via WPG)


195 CLB


196 NYI


197 MIN


198 CGY (via OTT)


199 DET


200 MIN (via NYR)


201 SJS


202 TOR


203 STL


204 WSH


205 VAN


206 MTL


207 SJS (via ANA)


208 LAK


209 BOS


210 PIT


211 CHI



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

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