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Hockey Wilderness Community 2011 NHL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Thus far, the response from fans around the NHL has been pretty good when their team is on the clock. Not so much with the Ducks yesterday. The player selected received just seven votes, leading to the question... are their fewer Anaheim Ducks fans on the web than Wild fans? I was under the impression that wasn't possible. 

With two SBNation blogs covering the Ducks, I figured for sure we would get a good response. Not so much. Despite this fact, the Ducks do have a selection to make, and they are taking Alexander Khokhlachev, taking the burden of typing his name again off of my back. 

Brush up on your Russian, SoCal. Also... bring cheeseburgers.

1. Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2. Colorado Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog
3. Florida Panthers: Adam Larsson
4. New Jersey Devils: Sean Couturier
5. New York Islanders: Jonathan Huberdeau
6. Ottawa Senators: Ryan Strome
7. Winnipeg: Mika Zibanejad
8. Columbus Blue Jackets
Dougie Hamilton
9. Boston Bruins
Ryan Murphy
10. Minnesota Wild: Sven Bartschi
11. Colorado Avalanche: Duncan Siemens
12. Carolina Hurricanes: Mark McNeill
13. Calgary Flames: Joel Armia
14. Dallas Stars: Zack Phillips
15. New York RangersMark Scheifele 
16. Buffalo Sabres: Nathan Beaulieu
17. Montreal Canadiens: Jamie Oleksiak
18. Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Saad
19. Edmonton Oilers: Oscar Kelfbom
20. Phoenix Coyotes: Thomas Jurco
21. Ottawa Senators: Matthew Puempel
22. Anaheim Ducks: Alexander Khokhlachev

Up next, the Pittsburgh Penguins. As if they need more talent in that organization. Make the jump and help the Pens 

The complaint that gets broadcast the most out of Pittsburgh is that the Pens have no wings that can keep up with Sidney Crosby, and often Evgeni Malkin winds up being that wing, rather than centering his own line. With Jordan Staal also anchoring the center position, the Penguins' white whale continues to be that scoring winger. 

Yeah. Join the club. 

The Pens do have players like Beau Bennet and Eric Tangradi, but they seem to to still be a ways away from regular NHL action. The player they select this year will not be ready to step in immediately, so the door is open to select their white whale, or do select some help on the blue line. What they do is, of course, up to you.

Make your pick, and make your case.