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Current Mock

Draft Class: 2020
Created By: krakowitz
Published: Jul 20, 2020 at 4:52
Lottery Winners:
  1. Arizona CoyotesArizona Coyotes (10→1)
ROUND 1TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
1Arizona Coyotes-Coyotes finally get a real star player to build around. Rekindle the Lafreniere-Hayton magic from the WJC
2Los Angeles Kings-Byfield has the higher ceiling, but I think they go Stutzle. Electrifying in every sense of the word, and would be the perfect player to throw on a line with Turcotte and Kaliyev
3Ottawa SenatorsSan Jose SharksPotential elite 1C that Ottawa needs for their rebuild. Has everything you need to dominate. Should go back to the OHL for another year to round out his game more and light up the WJC
4Detroit Red Wings-This was rumored right after the lottery, but the more I think about it the more I love it. Already a complete offensive threat that will only get better as his skating improves. I believe it's either Perfetti or Sanderson here
5Ottawa Senators-Tkachuk-Byfield-Raymond. That could easily be the line that terrorizes the East for decades. They look hard at Drysdale and Rossi but they bet on the upside of Raymond
6Anaheim Ducks-Match made in heaven. Anaheim needs defense so badly, and a potential #1 falls in their lap. He controls the pace so well offensively and cancels any 1-on-1s defensively
7New Jersey Devils-They take a long look at either Holtz or Rossi here as well, but I'd think they'd go for the defenseman. He's as close to a perfect defender as it gets for this age and is only going to get stronger and more confident offensively.
8Buffalo Sabres-He's too good to pass up on here. Cozens can move to wing and Rossi can be one of the best 2Cs behind Eichel. Plus Rossi is pro-ready
9Montreal Canadiens-Having two high end goal scorers in Caufield and Holtz on separate lines down the road is terrifying.
10Chicago Blackhawks-They get their goalie of the future, banking on him to carry the load shortly to make one last run with Toews/Kane in a few years
11Minnesota Wild-Heir apparent to Koivu. Has the potential to be an elite two-way center, like a hybrid of Kopitar and Dubois. More likely that he settles into a 2C role, but 1C definitely isn't out of the question
12Vancouver Canucks-Boeser's replacement. Lol but in all seriousness, he'd be a great second line goal scorer to pair with Horvat long-term. I could also see them moving back at this pick to grab a defenseman like Schneider, or just taking him outright if they aren't comfortable moving back.
13Nashville Predators-One of my personal favorites. High end skater, great playmaking and a motor that doesn't stop. He should dominate the WHL next year before coming to the NHL the year after
14Florida Panthers-I wouldn't take him anywhere near this high, but we all know teams always reach for defensemen at the draft. He's a very good skater for his size and loves to hit, but I don't see a lot of upside with him.
15Calgary Flames-Holloway just looks like a Flame to me. He plays a really strong two way game, has a high IQ and has more offense to his game than his production showed at Wisconsin
16New York Rangers-They need a guy to slot in down the middle with Zibanejad and Chytil long term, and Zary has the right play style to go along with their high skill wingers.
17Winnipeg Jets-Big, physical defenseman that doesn't give an inch. Excellent shutdown defenseman with a good first pass. Give him another year in the WHL to improve his skating and he'll be NHL ready
18Ottawa SenatorsNew York IslandersIt seems crazy that they'd take three forwards, but if they don't love any of the defensemen on the board, why not take a shot at Lapierre? High risk high reward, but worthwhile for a pick they got for a pending UFA
19Columbus Blue Jackets-Another one of my favorites for the draft, he's incredibly smart and responsible, but also oozes with offensive skill. I wish more were as high on him as I was
20Carolina HurricanesToronto Maple LeafsOne of the better goal scorers of the draft, questions about consistency drop him. A great value pick at 20 as there's 30 goal upside
21New York RangersCarolina HurricanesIncredible motor to pair with a lot of skill, Mercer falls right into their laps. An excellent player to add to the mix of Panarin, Kakko, Zibanejad, Kravstov, Kreider and Zary
22Dallas Stars-Very raw two-way winger. Excellent skater, but some question his offensive upside. I think he's going to explode offensively next year and Dallas will have a great Swiss Army knife
23Edmonton Oilers-High IQ player that has some untapped offensive potential. Could stand to get stronger, but will make an excellent complement in the top-six
24Vegas Golden Knights-A project defenseman, but there's a lot of upside. He skates well and moves the puck effectively, but needs to sharpen his decision making a bit
25Minnesota WildPittsburgh PenguinsA mobile, shutdown defender that could jump up in the attack a bit more. He's a very safe bet, could be Brodin's replacement if he gets dealt.
26Philadelphia Flyers-Plays a simple game, but looks as if there's some more wow factor that he could unlock as he gets older and gains some experience. A safe bet for to be a solid defender
27Washington Capitals-Another guy I'm quite high on compared to the general consensus. His skating needs work, but it's nowhere near as bad as some make it out to be. Potential for a well rounded top six forward
28San Jose SharksTampa Bay LightningDynamic offensive threat, but needs to develop more of a work ethic and play with consistency. There's a lot of upside with Perreault at this spot
29Colorado Avalanche-A very raw player with a lot of skill. Chromiak will develop alongside to Shane Wright for the next two years, so he'll be able to play with high end talent in either Mackinnon or Newhook
30St. Louis Blues-A big guy that's an incredible skater. He's definitely a project pick, but there could be a really nice top four defenseman in three-five years
31Anaheim DucksBoston BruinsElite shot that will pair beautifully with Zegras' playmaking ability. He needs a lot of improvement to his skating, but if that's able to come along, there's 30 goal upside here
Jul 20, 2020 at 5:47
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Hawks grab Lundell over Askarov who's 4 to 5 years from being a starting goalie in the NHL, 3 years from being a backup. Way too much to gamble on and wait on...Hawks want to compete now while Toews, Kane and Keith are still performing well.
Jul 20, 2020 at 6:30
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The rumors about Perfetti to Detroit have been proven to just be that. He honestly has a lot of things to improve on and last thing Detroit needs is more LW's. They apparently have been heavily scouting Europe right now so my guess is Raymond but if they want a center expect Rossi.
Jul 20, 2020 at 6:53
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Nicholas
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Hawks grab Lundell or Quinn and Detroit isn’t drafting Perfetti. I think they will go for Rossi or Raymond. Good mock though. Byfield is definitely going 2nd don’t @ me.
Jul 20, 2020 at 7:07
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Go Wings Go
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Cole Perfetti has far too many issues for Steve Yzerman to draft him, My guess is we go either Raymond or Rossi. Possibly small chance of Drysdale.
Jul 20, 2020 at 7:54
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Quoting: ChiHawk
Hawks grab Lundell over Askarov who's 4 to 5 years from being a starting goalie in the NHL, 3 years from being a backup. Way too much to gamble on and wait on...Hawks want to compete now while Toews, Kane and Keith are still performing well.


At least Kane will be performing well 4-5 years from now(not 100 points well, but still game-changer well)
Jul 21, 2020 at 12:27
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Quoting: HabsFan9
At least Kane will be performing well 4-5 years from now(not 100 points well, but still game-changer well)


True, but the Hawks window with the big legacy guys is the next 3 years. Hawks need to be adding impact players and rumored to be heavily scouting Quinn, Lundell and Sanderson; all of which should be ready in a year or two at most.
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Jul 21, 2020 at 12:50
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Quoting: ChiHawk
True, but the Hawks window with the big legacy guys is the next 3 years. Hawks need to be adding impact players and rumored to be heavily scouting Quinn, Lundell and Sanderson; all of which should be ready in a year or two at most.


Sanderson may take a little longer, but I see you’re point
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Jul 21, 2020 at 2:52
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Quoting: HabsFan9
Sanderson may take a little longer, but I see you’re point


Yeah, Sanderson is likely 2 years away, Quin and Lundell a year but also could see Lundell being ready next season right away.
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