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Community NHL Mock Draft 2012: St. Louis Blues

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We continue to narrow the field as we approach the end of our mock draft, we reach the St. Louis Blues. A team seemingly perpetually stuck in neutral, the arrival of Ken Hitchcock propelled them to one of the best records in hockey, and the team finally reached some of their potential. It seems like the Blues have forever been the team that had so much talent, yet couldn't do anything with it.

No longer.

The Blues are a good team, and can certainly compete with the Red Wings and Blackhawks in the Central. The same Central that also holds the Predators, and the same Central that Wild fans want to be a part of. Good for travel, not as good for winning. The rivalries would be a great deal of fun though, wouldn't they?

Time to pick for our friends in St. Louis.

Our draft thus far:

  1. Edmonton Oilers: Nail Yakupov
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray
  3. Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk
  4. New York Islanders: Filip Forsberg
  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Mikhail Grigorenko
  6. Anaheim Ducks: Matthew Dumba
  7. Minnesota Wild: Jacob Trouba
  8. Carolina Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen
  9. Winnipeg Jets: Morgan Rielly
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning: Griffin Reinhart
  11. Washington Capitals (from Colorado): Radek Faksa
  12. Buffalo Sabres: Cody Ceci
  13. Dallas Stars - Zemgus Girgensons
  14. Calgary Flames - Olli Maata
  15. Ottawa Senators - Brendan Guance
  16. Washington Capitals - Sebastian Collberg
  17. San Jose Sharks - Pontus Aberg
  18. Chicago Blackhawks - Andrei Vasilevski
  19. Tampa Bay Lightning - Malcom Subban
  20. Philadelphia Flyers - Hampus Lindholm
  21. Buffalo Sabres - Derrick Pouliot
  22. Pittsburgh Penguins - Slater Koekkoek
  23. Florida Panthers - Stefan Matteau