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This is how it's going down

This is how it's going down

Draft Class: 2022
Created By: WallStreet83
Published: Jul. 3 at 4:38 p.m.
ROUND 1TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
1Logo of the Montreal Canadiens-If Montreal takes anyone other than Wright they'll be making a huge mistake.
2Logo of the New Jersey Devils-I think NJ still might trade this pick but if they don't they'll take Slafkovsky 100%.
3Logo of the Arizona Coyotes-Arizona has a real no-brainer here.
4Logo of the Seattle Kraken-My bet is that Seattle takes a d-man.
5Logo of the Philadelphia Flyers-First curveball of the draft. Phi goes for the "analyst's choice". Not a horrible pick but they'll regret not taking Savoie or Nemec.
6Logo of the Columbus Blue JacketsLogo of the Chicago BlackhawksDon't see any reason why CBJ doesn't go for Kemell. They could use a goal scoring winger.
7Logo of the Ottawa Senators-Ottawa is already pretty deep at C so this one is going to be either Savoie or Nemec. Chances are they take Savoie.
8Logo of the Detroit Red Wings-2nd curveball. Lekkerimaki is a solid choice but maybe a bit of a reach at 8. Wings like to take Europeans and aren't afraid to draft the player they WANT.
9Logo of the Buffalo Sabres-Buffalo is handed a gift at 9 with Nemec. Think of this like Perfetti in 2020 or Guenther last year. They aren't hurting for D prospects but they won't be able to resist.
10Logo of the Anaheim Ducks-Anaheim goes for a D here. They take another riser.
11Logo of the San Jose Sharks-Sharks play it safe and take Kasper. Guy is almost a lock to be a full time NHLer, just a matter of how high his ceiling can go.
12Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets-With their 2nd pick they go for defence. Next best available.
13Logo of the New York Islanders-NYI take the dark horse. If Lambert isn't selected here he may drop out of the 1st round altogether.
14Logo of the Winnipeg Jets-WPG needs D and I could see them trading up if Nemec or Jiricek are somehow available from 8-13. Bichsel isn't a bad pickup.
15Logo of the Vancouver Canucks-Another riser here. Ostlund seems like a good fit for Van.
16Logo of the Buffalo SabresLogo of the Vegas Golden KnightsBuffalo gets another steal here.
17Logo of the Nashville Predators-My best bet is Nashville wants a D with this pick. Going to be between Pickering and Mateychuk.
18Logo of the Dallas Stars-Dallas should draft a defenceman but if Nazar is there, why not?
19Logo of the Minnesota WildLogo of the Los Angeles KingsYurov is a risky pick but they had luck with Kaprizov...
20Logo of the Washington Capitals-WSH goes for D. Mateychuk best available.
21Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Pittsburgh could go for anything here and it wouldn't be a bad choice. I think they take Kulich, who could go higher.
22Logo of the Anaheim DucksLogo of the Boston BruinsAnaheim gets a potential steal here. I doubt Ohgren is around by 22 though.
23Logo of the St. Louis Blues-St.Louis can't go wrong with this pick. Seems like the type of player they like to draft.
24Logo of the Minnesota Wild-Minnesota goes back to the Russian well. If Miroshnichenko was healthy he'd be an easy top 10 if not top 5.
25Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Toronto takes a rugged D man. Fits their playstyle.
26Logo of the Montreal CanadiensLogo of the Calgary FlamesThis is a reach but Montreal isn't afraid to take chances.
27Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the Carolina HurricanesArizona does their own reach here but it may end up being a good selection down the road.
28Logo of the Buffalo SabresLogo of the Florida PanthersBuffalo has themselves quite a draft here. Nemec at 9, Geekie at 16 and now McGroarty at 28.
29Logo of the Edmonton Oilers-Edmonton takes a chance here with a decent RHD but he may be taken higher than expected.
30Logo of the Winnipeg JetsLogo of the New York RangersWPG loves scoring goals and take a great sharpshooter here. Underrated pickup.
31Logo of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Tampa always finds hidden gems and Goyette may be one.
32Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the Colorado AvalancheFinishing off the 1st round the Yotes take a RHD.
ROUND 2TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
33Logo of the Montreal Canadiens-Starting off round 2 Montreal takes a high risk, high reward player.
34Logo of the Arizona Coyotes-Arizona stocks up on RHD.
35Logo of the Seattle Kraken-Seattle goes for Mesar who deserves to be a 1st rounder but drops.
36Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the Philadelphia FlyersArizona gets themselves quite a steal here.
37Logo of the New Jersey Devils-
38Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks-
39Logo of the Ottawa Senators-
40Logo of the Detroit Red Wings-
41Logo of the Buffalo Sabres-
42Logo of the Anaheim Ducks-
43Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the San Jose Sharks
44Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets-
45Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the New York Islanders
46Logo of the Washington CapitalsLogo of the Winnipeg Jets
47Logo of the Minnesota WildLogo of the Vancouver Canucks
48Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights-
49Logo of the Seattle KrakenLogo of the Nashville Predators
50Logo of the Dallas Stars-
51Logo of the Los Angeles Kings-
52Logo of the Detroit Red WingsLogo of the Washington Capitals
53Logo of the Anaheim DucksLogo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
54Logo of the Boston Bruins-
55Logo of the Winnipeg JetsLogo of the St. Louis Blues
56Logo of the Minnesota Wild-
57Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksLogo of the Minnesota Wild
58Logo of the Seattle KrakenLogo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
59Logo of the Calgary Flames-
60Logo of the Carolina Hurricanes-
61Logo of the Seattle KrakenLogo of the Florida Panthers
62Logo of the Montreal CanadiensLogo of the Edmonton Oilers
63Logo of the New York Rangers-
64Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsLogo of the Tampa Bay Lightning
65Logo of the New York IslandersLogo of the Colorado Avalanche
Jul. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
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Nemec isn't dropping to 9. He'll be gone by 6, GMs should take him prior to that. He's a Top 3 player in the draft class. No one should take Kemell or Lekkerimäki ahead of him.

Geekie at 16 is far from a steal, that's a reach.

A healthy Miroshnichenko would not easily be in the Top 10 or even Top 5. He would be Top 20 if he were 100% healthy.
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Jul. 3 at 7:06 p.m.
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Nemec isn't dropping to 9. He'll be gone by 6, GMs should take him prior to that. He's a Top 3 player in the draft class. No one should take Kemell or Lekkerimäki ahead of him.

Geekie at 16 is far from a steal, that's a reach.

A healthy Miroshnichenko would not easily be in the Top 10 or even Top 5. He would be Top 20 if he were 100% healthy.


1. Someone is almost certainly going to drop and I picked Nemec. I just don't see any other team from 5-8 taking him besides Philly and it's looking like Gauthier is the guy they're after. I agree Nemec should go higher but someone always goes lower than projected.

2. Geekie has been projected as a top 10 for most of the year and it's only been recently that he's dropped out of the top 10. I doubt he goes any lower than 16.

3. Miroshnichenko, before his diagnosis, was projected in the top 5. He's an easy top 10. No way, if he was 100% healthy, does he go any lower than 10.
Jul. 5 at 11:14 a.m.
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1. Someone is almost certainly going to drop and I picked Nemec. I just don't see any other team from 5-8 taking him besides Philly and it's looking like Gauthier is the guy they're after. I agree Nemec should go higher but someone always goes lower than projected.

2. Geekie has been projected as a top 10 for most of the year and it's only been recently that he's dropped out of the top 10. I doubt he goes any lower than 16.

3. Miroshnichenko, before his diagnosis, was projected in the top 5. He's an easy top 10. No way, if he was 100% healthy, does he go any lower than 10.


Nemec is the safer pick at 4 and my guess is he doesn't slip past the Kraken. No reason for CBJ not to take Nemec, especially after selecting 2 Forward in the 1st last year.

A lot of people (me included) had Geekie in the low 10s / high 20s for weeks if not months, he's too risky in the high 10s. Either way he isn't someone I'd call a steal at 16.

He wasn't projected to be Top 5 and not easily Top 10. He was trending downwards before his cancer diagnosis and a lot of people had him outside of the Top 10 (or Top 15) because of concerns that can't be overlooked. Examples are smahtscouting (17th on January 23rd) and DobberProspects (15th on December 18th).
 
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