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Current Mock

Draft Class: 2020
Created By: krakowitz
Published: Jun 19, 2020 at 4:11
Lottery Winners:
  1. Los Angeles KingsLos Angeles Kings (4→1)
  2. Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators (2→2)
  3. Detroit Red WingsDetroit Red Wings (1→3)
ROUND 1TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
1Los Angeles Kings-Duh
2Ottawa Senators-The 1C of the future. I think he should go back to junior another year and round out his game more and truly dominate every aspect of the OHL and the WJC before coming to the NHL, but once he does, look out.
3Detroit Red Wings-Elite playmaking winger (could play C but better off on the wing) who will make a living sending passes to Mantha and Zadina. Once he starts to pick his spots a little better for his passes, he has legitimate 80-90 point potential
4Ottawa SenatorsSan Jose SharksMassive upside for this pick. Elite puck skills and agility to go with a very strong two way game. Once he gets faster, stronger and works his way inside more, he'll be an elite playmaker.
5Anaheim Ducks-Top pairing RHD, should make for a really good partner for Lindholm. Can't go wrong with Drysdale here
6New Jersey Devils-All around offensive weapon. Once he improves his skating he has an incredibly high ceiling
7Buffalo Sabres-If they want a center, they go Rossi. But they grabbed Cozens last year and Holtz would add a high end shot next to either Eichel or Cozens. If you argued for Rossi here, I wouldn't blame you
8Montreal Canadiens-Best player available. Sick playmaking and a high motor player with 1C potential, gives them flexibility with Suzuki and Kotkaniemi
9Chicago Blackhawks-Goalie of the future for the next era led by Boqvist and Dach. A goalie this early is a risk, but he's been elite everywhere he's been except the WJC this year.
10New Jersey DevilsArizona CoyotesThey go for a defenseman over a forward with Hughes, Hischier, Perfetti and Foote already in the system. Potential 2/3 mobile shutdown guy is quite valuable, especially with a pick they got for a rental
11Minnesota Wild-Heir apparent to Koivu. Elite two way center, and if the offense can grow, this could be one of the best picks of round 1
12Vancouver Canucks-One of my personal favorites. High hockey IQ, a lot of skill and plays a responsible two way game as a winger. Reminds me a lot of Teravainen. Give him two years in Russia before he comes over and the Canucks will have another dynamic offensive weapon at their disposal
13Nashville Predators-High skill and can play center or wing. Always moving his feet, forechecks hard, good vision. More upside to his game than the stat sheet shows
14Florida Panthers-Florida reaches for a defenseman, and Lord knows they need one. Elite in his own end, not so much at the other end of the ice. But if his edge work can improve they can have a nice top four defenseman
15Calgary Flames-High end skater and playmaker, never stops moving his feet. Really good forechecker as well and a sneaky good shot. Has a higher ceiling than this pick but he's on the smaller side
16New York Rangers-Two way center that has a lot more offensive upside than people will believe, should slide in nice behind Zibanejad and in front of Chytil
17Winnipeg Jets-Another slight reach on a defenseman but he has a ceiling that could make this pick worth while. Plays a high risk high reward style game, but if that can iron out he has a lot of upside
18Ottawa SenatorsNew York IslandersNo defenseman really worth taking here, so they take a goal scorer who is getting better and better at generating his own chances. A Raymond-Byfield-Quinn line would be a deadly top line moving forward
19Columbus Blue Jackets-All around forward that's an exceptional playmaker and a relentless forechecker. Had some struggles after he was traded midseason but still has a very high ceiling
20Carolina HurricanesToronto Maple LeafsBoom or bust prospect that could develop into a 30 goal scorer if things go right. Elite shot, good skater and has a lot of other good offensive traits, but needs to be consistent with it
21New York RangersCarolina HurricanesVery raw player that has a lot of room to grow. Already a high end defensive forward and an elite penalty killer. A lot of offensive skills that need time to develop, kid looks ready to explode next year
22Dallas Stars-Dynamic offensive talent but needs to put a lot more effort defensively, But the profile is there for him to be a top offensive contributor
23Edmonton Oilers-Elite shot, but the skating needs work. This is higher than most people will have him, but he'd be the perfect running mate to McDavid, especially once his feet improve
24Vegas Golden Knights-They need some defensive help in the system, and McCrimmon loves the WHL. I personally don't have Guhle in my first round, but I see why teams do and he'll probably go round 1
25Minnesota WildPittsburgh PenguinsOne of the most underrated guys in the draft IMO. Locks down his side of the ice and has more offensive upside he can tap into. Was the captain of the Soo as a 17 year old, so the intangibles are there as well. Essentially Brodin's replacement
26Philadelphia Flyers-Would have gone a lot higher had it not been for blood clots that shortened his season. Reads passing lanes very well and skates well for someone with a large frame. Similar to Guhle, NHL teams will be higher on him than the general public, but I think this one is more warranted
27Washington Capitals-There are a number of really good forwards worthy of the pick here, but a RHD is a glaring need. Niemela is a very raw player with a lot of room to grow into a mobile two way top four D
28San Jose SharksTampa Bay LightningPotential round one steal here. Needs a lot of time to develop, but an incredibly smart player with a willingness to get dirty in the corners and in front of the net to go along with a large arsenal of skills
29Colorado Avalanche-A project of a player, but has all the offensive traits you look for in a top six forward. He'll develop next to Shane Wright for the next two years which will be great for his projection to play next to Newhook or Mackinnon
30St. Louis Blues-Smooth skating defender that doesn't let his small size get the worst of him that often. Needs to round out a few details, but could easily be a second pairing guy if things break right
31Anaheim DucksBoston BruinsCan play center or wing. Drives play from either position and has a wicked shot to go with it. This could look like a steal if he can improve his top speed
ROUND 2TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
32Detroit Red Wings-
33Ottawa Senators-
34San Jose Sharks-
35Los Angeles Kings-
36Anaheim Ducks-
37Nashville PredatorsNew Jersey Devils
38Buffalo Sabres-
39Montreal Canadiens-
40Montreal CanadiensChicago Blackhawks
41Arizona Coyotes-
Draft Pick Forfeited
42Minnesota Wild-
43Los Angeles KingsVancouver Canucks
44Nashville Predators-
45Florida Panthers-
46Calgary Flames-
47Carolina HurricanesNew York Rangers
48Winnipeg Jets-
49Ottawa SenatorsNew York Islanders
50Ottawa SenatorsColumbus Blue Jackets
51Toronto Maple Leafs-
52Carolina Hurricanes-
53Ottawa SenatorsDallas Stars
54Detroit Red WingsEdmonton Oilers
55Los Angeles KingsVegas Golden Knights
56Chicago BlackhawksPittsburgh Penguins
57Philadelphia Flyers-
58Detroit Red WingsWashington Capitals
59Tampa Bay Lightning-
60San Jose SharksColorado Avalanche
61Montreal CanadiensSt. Louis Blues
62Boston Bruins-
Jun 19, 2020 at 4:24
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No way Ottawa will leave 1st round with Byfield, Raymond and Quinn
Jun 19, 2020 at 7:15
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Agree with your Sharks pick here. I am hoping for one of Brisson, Reichel or Peterka. Considering we have #34 as well we may be able to get two of these. SInce you seem to know your stuff how do you feel about late 2nd round guys like Evangelista and Alexander Pashin? The sharks could potentially get one of those as well at 58.
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Jun 19, 2020 at 11:25
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Quoting: crankshaft
Agree with your Sharks pick here. I am hoping for one of Brisson, Reichel or Peterka. Considering we have #34 as well we may be able to get two of these. SInce you seem to know your stuff how do you feel about late 2nd round guys like Evangelista and Alexander Pashin? The sharks could potentially get one of those as well at 58.


It’s a pretty big tier of players in that range. I have Pashin in my 40s, Evangelista in my 60s. If Pashin can overcome his size playing on smaller ice he’d be a steal
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Jun 20, 2020 at 10:47
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Quoting: krakowitz
It’s a pretty big tier of players in that range. I have Pashin in my 40s, Evangelista in my 60s. If Pashin can overcome his size playing on smaller ice he’d be a steal


I would like to see your second round
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