Friday, June 27, 2014

Millard Mock Draft

The NHL draft is today in Philadelphia and Guy Flaming and I will have you covered on TSN 1260.  Along with Dustin Nielson on the ground in Philly and with Jason Gregor and Jason Strudwick in Edmonton we'll break down all the picks in the opening round starting at 5 pm.  

You can also count on plenty of draft talk Saturday June 28th on TSN 1260 with The Pipeline Show at 10 am, Saturday Sports Extra at noon, you'll get your draft fix from both shows.  Before I lay out my top 30 and mock draft I have to preface a few things.  I haven't included trades of which i think there will be a few.  I think the Flyers will move up, possibly into a top 5 spot.  Vancouver has been rumoured to be flirting with Florida for the first pick to be able to snag Sam Reinhart and with so many veteran centres rumoured to be on the trade block who knows what picks might be thrown in.

1.   Florida Panthers- Aaron Ekblad
2.   Buffalo Sabres– Sam Reinhart
3.   Edmonton Oilers- Leon Draisaitl
4.   Calgary Flames- Sam Bennett
5.   New York Islanders- Michael Dal Colle
6.   Vancouver Canucks - William Nylander
7.   Carolina Hurricanes - Nicholas Ritchie
8.   Toronto Maple Leafs - Brendan Perlini
9.   Winnipeg Jets - Nikolaj Ehlers
10. Anaheim Ducks (From Ottawa) Robbi Fabbri
11. Nashville Predators - Jake Virtanen
12. Phoenix Coyotes - Haydyn Fleury
13. Washington Capitals - Alex Tuch
14. Dallas Stars - Kasperi Kapanen
15. Detroit Red Wings - Sonny Milano
16. Columbus Blue Jackets - Jared McCann
17. Philadelphia Flyers - Dylan Larkin
18. Minnesota Wild - Ivan Barbashev
19. Tampa Bay Lightning - Josh Ho-Sang
20. San Jose Sharks - Kevin Fiala
21. St. Louis Blues - Adrian Kempe
22. Pittsburgh Penguins - Jakub Vrana
23. Colorado  Avalanche - Connor Bleackley
24. Anaheim Ducks - Travis Sanheim
25. Boston Bruins - Nick Schmaltz
26. Montreal Canadiens - Ryan Macinnis
27. Chicago Blackhawks - Roland McKeown
28. Tampa Bay (from New York Rangers) Nikita Scherbak
29. Los Angeles Kings - Vladislav Kamenev
30. New Jersey Devils - Anton Karlsson

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TPS Mock Draft

The 2014 NHL Draft will be held on Friday so it's time to pump out my annual mock draft. As always, this is not the order that I would take the players but rather what my predictions are for how it could unfold in Philadelphia. 

Feel free to weigh in with your criticisms in the comments section. The fun begins after the jump.