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Current Mock

Draft Class: 2020
Created By: krakowitz
Published: Sep 19, 2020 at 7:38
ROUND 1TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
1New York Rangers-Duh
2Los Angeles Kings-I personally would take Byfield, but I think they go w Stutzle. He's so dynamic and can be the perfect play driving, flashy set up man to complement Turcotte and Kaliyev
3Ottawa SenatorsSan Jose SharksThe franchise cornerstone center that they need. Give him another year in the OHL to round out some of his off-puck inconsistencies and to really dominate the WJC and he's going to be unstoppable
4Detroit Red Wings-Rumors are this is where they're going (although nothing is certain obviously) and it's a pretty good fit. Insane offensive skillset to pair with the elite hockey IQ and vision. If his skating gets better and two-way game shores up he can be a 90 point player
5Ottawa Senators-Tkachuk-Byfield-Raymond will terrorize the league for 10 years. Elite playmaker and the shot has looked improve in preseason. Responsible two way as well, just needs some more strength to win some board battles
6Anaheim Ducks-A match made in heaven. The Ducks desperately need some defense, and Drysdale has #1 potential. Elite skater and a great one on one defender, reminds me of a smaller Miro Heiskanen
7New Jersey Devils-Probably the best pure defender to come out of the draft in a while. He just shuts down everything that comes at him. He does a good job of picking his spots when to be physical, and he's only going to get stronger. A really good skater too
8Buffalo Sabres-The long-term 2C that they need (move Cozens to wing), and he could probably play 3C right away. Excellent playmaker and has the motor that coaches love. Great fit
9Minnesota Wild-They need to blow it up. Getting the goalie of the future now makes a ton of sense, so he'll be ready for the rise of the Kaprizov led era. Has MVP potential in net, just absolutely insane
10Winnipeg Jets-The perfect 2C behind Scheifele. He plays the two-way game that will complement any of their offensive powered wingers very well
11Nashville Predators-Best pure goal scorer in the draft slips a bit. His shot is obviously elite, but his playmaking ability is underrated and play away from the puck isn't as bad as it's made out to be by some
12Florida Panthers-Not at all where I would take him, but NHL scouts seem to love the guy. Really physical and skates really well for a big guy, but that's about it with him. A lot of mental lapses and bad puck decisions
13Carolina HurricanesToronto Maple LeafsOne of my personal favorites. All around offensive talent with a crazy motor and a better two way game than I think he gets credit for. Just an insane weapon to have on the wing that all his coaches and teammates (and fans) will love
14Edmonton Oilers-Here's McDavid's running mate. Excellent goal scorer with an all around offensive skillset to have some offense flow through him as well.
15Toronto Maple LeafsPittsburgh PenguinsDubas said he wants to find another Muzzin, and here he is. Should be ready after one more year. He'll be a good complement to Sandin long term
16Montreal Canadiens-High skill, high IQ and a really good two-way game. Throw him on a line with either Suzuki or Kotkaniemi plus Caufield and it's lights out. Another personal favorite of mine.
17Chicago Blackhawks-Really good playmaking winger with some bite to his game. Hard working on the boards and on the backcheck. Seems to be kind of forgotten about in this class.
18New Jersey DevilsArizona CoyotesThe all-around winger that will pair perfectly with either Hughes or Hischier. He's a bit of a project (just so he can physically mature) but the skill and smarts is all there.
19Calgary Flames-Calgary is headed towards mediocrity, so they need to take a swing. If he stays healthy and gets stronger, Lapierre could be a legitimate playmaking, two-way 1C. He could get one more concussion and never play again. It's a gamble, but I think it's worth taking for Calgary
20New Jersey DevilsVancouver CanucksWas a potential top 10 pick before a slow start and an injury riddled season. Smooth skater that anticipates play really well and uses his frame effectively. Still top four upside and potentially more. NJ walks away with a nice haul
21Columbus Blue Jackets-They need a dynamic offensive presence in their lineup, and Perreault is that guy. Great skater and an insane shot. Defensive effort is the question here, but if anyone can get him to commit defensively, it's Torts.
22New York RangersCarolina HurricanesWell rounded center that can be their long-term 2C behind Zibanejad. With all the high skill wingers they have, he'll just have to facilitate offense and be the responsible defensive presence on the second line
23Philadelphia Flyers-A project defenseman with a lot of upside. Great skater and puck mover, but makes some bad decisions and gets burned in transition too often. Philly can be patient with him, but there's a high ceiling.
24Colorado Avalanche-Has the perfect blend of speed, skill, instincts and grit to complement Mackinnon or Newhook
25Washington Capitals-Wishful thinking on my part? Maybe a little, but Gunler is a great fit for the Caps. Consistency is an issue, but he's a dynamic offensive talent with a helluva shot that can fill Oshie's role when he goes to Seattle
26St. Louis Blues-Speedy two way winger with a lot more raw offense in his game than he showed this year. A safe bet to make it in the NHL but could be a top six guy if the offense takes some strides
27Anaheim DucksBoston BruinsWicked shot that will pair perfectly with Zegras. The rest of his offensive game is pretty underrated. His skating needs improvement, but I don't think it's as bad as some think. Yet another personal favorite of mine
28Ottawa SenatorsNew York IslandersYou'd think they go defenseman after taking two forwards already, but I think they need more skill down the middle. Bordeleau is really polished and has more skill than he gets credit for. Should be a middle six center that drives play and is responsible two way. Not a lot of holes in his game.
29Vegas Golden Knights-They really need defense in their system, so grabbing a potential top four guy here makes a ton of sense. He's a smooth skater that does a lot of little things right, just needs to play with more confidence and assert himself more.
30Dallas Stars-High energy guy that could develop into a middle six role. Call it a gut feeling, but he just seems like he should play for the Stars. He should be a good fit with Faksa or Dellandrea
31San Jose SharksTampa Bay LightningPotential steal of round one here. Crazy offensive skillset, especially his one-timer. Needs to put in more effort defensively, but there's all the makings for a dynamic offensive force with him.
Sep 19, 2020 at 8:02
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finally some respect for Niemelä
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Sep 19, 2020 at 10:11
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Detroit's taking either Drysdale or Perfetti both have been interviewed 3 times by the club.
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Sep 19, 2020 at 1:35
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Would love to see Mercer on the Hawks if Jarvis and Quinn are gone. Holloway is rumored who the Hawks have their eye on though.
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Sep 19, 2020 at 5:06
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Solid picks for Anaheim. Would rather take Brisson at 27 but I wouldn’t mind Foerster. Hope Anaheim ends up with one of them
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Sep 19, 2020 at 5:51
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Quoting: brendenjakob
Solid picks for Anaheim. Would rather take Brisson at 27 but I wouldn’t mind Foerster. Hope Anaheim ends up with one of them


Funny, I was debating on the two of them at that spot. I have Brisson higher than Foerster, but I see a more natural fit with Foerster on Zegras's right wing
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Sep 19, 2020 at 5:51
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Quoting: ChiHawk
Would love to see Mercer on the Hawks if Jarvis and Quinn are gone. Holloway is rumored who the Hawks have their eye on though.


Interesting. I haven't seen that rumor out there, but it's a good fit.
 
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