What’s up, folks?
Want not only a read-through of a somewhat serious mock draft done by a bunch of bloggers, but also an abridged version of the chat we had while holding it?
Here you are!
There was no real rhyme or reason as to who was the GM of each team, but the two rules we had was: you had to be GM for all of that team’s picks, and no trading.
Without further ado, the Buffalo Sabres are on the clock.
1st overall (Cat): Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo
While Cat joined our earlier conversations, she didn’t actually have time to be around for the draft. So we gave her the easiest assignment possible, where she selected Dahlin first overall.
2nd overall: (Scott) Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina
No real surprises here.
3rd overall: (Scott) Filip Zadina, Montreal
Montreal decides not to go off the board, and continues with the projected #3 pick.
4th overall: (Fancey) Quinn Hughes, Ottawa
Fancey goes for the fences swing with Ottawa, deciding to draft in 2018 instead of giving up the pick to Colorado for next year’s draft.
5th overall: (Jon) Oliver Wahlstrom, Arizona
There were no real takes here, but we’re surprised Jon didn’t intentionally torpedo the Coyotes.
Fancey, to Thomas:
Just know that I’m glen sather and I will kill you if you take Bouchard.
6th overall: (Thomas) Evan Bouchard, Detroit
I WANTED HUGHES
7th overall: (Megan) Adam Boqvist, Vancouver
do you guys wanna go all 7 rounds
I love that Tkachuk is going to fall to the Oilers
omg hahaha fuck i should’ve taken tkachuk, i was just fuckin focused on boqvist
8th overall: (Hayley) Noah Dobson, Chicago
I kinda want Scott to take the other Tkachuk with the Calgary pick
Adam: remember when calgary traded their first and missed the playoffs
Hayley: see if meggo takes tkachuk then I would’ve taken Boqvist. it messes everything up! haha
9th overall: (Fancey) Rasmus Sandin, NYR
The first big reach of the draft. The highest public ranking for Sandin right now is… 11, on the NHL Central Scouting’s European list.
10th overall: (Cooom) Brady Tkachuk, Edmonton
Jon, the prophet:
Now you can trad Loooch
Lucic for Riley Morgan
leaf’s need to get Tougher
11th overall: (Scott) Ty Smith, NYI
Another set of back to back picks by Scoot McGroot.
12th overall: (Scott) Jesperi Kotkaniemi, NYI (from Calgary)
NO ASS TATTOO FOR BOBBY.
13th overall: (Megan) Joel Farabee, Dallas
We then realized the next GM had not checked into the draft yet, a problem that befalls many at the NHL level.
@ryanhobart you’re up
i hope he comes back in time
he said his draft list is by points so I assume he’s taking McLeod
“The Flyera didn’t even make it to the draft on time, and forfeited their first round pick”
Ryan Fancey, unprovoked:
My fav scouting report word is “rangy”
A rangy forward
I like girthy
14th overall: (Hobart) Joseph Veleno, Philadelphia (From St. Louis)
He answered the phone call, and became the only person to answer a draft pick via phone call.
15th overall: (Megan) Akil Thomas, Florida
He’ll somehow be exposed in the next expansion draft, however.
16th overall: (Jon) Serren Noel, Colorado
Serren Noel sounds like a chill snowboarder dude.
17th overall: (Hayley) Bode Wilde, New Jersey
Bode Wilde does Atlantic City.
18th overall: (Jon) Isac Lundestrom, Columbus
im calling hobart
19th overall: (Hobart) Ryan Merkley, Philadelphia
Adam: and he took merkley.
20th overall: (Thomas) Grigori Denisenko, LA
Look, we don’t have deep opinions on everyone.
21st overall: (Adam) Barrett Hayton, San Jose
Fancey, before his pick:
Can I take Sean Day
Are there any Newfs in this draft
22nd overall: (Fancey) Nils Lundkvist, Ottawa
you’re letting the sens ruin Lundkvist?
*Thomas jokingly takes Adam Mascherin*
Jon: Is that Mascherin pick serious?
23rd overall: (Thomas) K’andre Miller, Anaheim
K’Andre Miller could concievably go anywhere from 20th to 60th, according to most rankings.
24th overall: (Jon) Dominik Bokk, Minnesota
Adam, before the Leafs pick:
oh man the leafs are on the clock
25th overall: (Adam) Rasmus Kupari, Toronto
My dogs poopin
Here is a picture of that poop.
Three Rasmuses in one first round.
If you’re looking for a positive quote:
He is a mix of Jesse Puljujärvi and Sebastian Aho, Mikko Manner (Kärpät HC) 2017
26th overall: (Fancey) Jett Woo, NYR (from Boston)
Too bad he’s not going to Buffalo
We could have a Woo-Pu team up
27th overall: (Hayley) Ty Dellandrea, Chicago (From Nashville)
He’s the assistant captain of the Flint Firebirds. That’s all we got.
28th overall: (Fancey) Calen Addison, NYR (From Tampa)
its either mcleod or kaut for me, through my very formal “look who’s higher ranked and hasn’t been picked yet” methodology
29th overall: (Adam) Martin Kaut, St. Louis (from Winnipeg)
30th overall: (Thomas) Vitali Kravtsov, Detroit (from Vegas)
Vegas shouldn’t be allowed to draft for like six more years, tbh.
31st overall: (Megan) Ryan McLeod, Washington
Even if you get an NHL player from the 31st pick, you’ve already won because you also won the Cup.
The full list
|1||Cat||Buffalo Sabres||Rasmus Dahlin|
|2||Scott||Carolina Hurricanes||Andrei Svechnikov|
|3||Scott||Montreal Canadiens||Filip Zadina|
|4||Fancey||Ottawa Senators||Quinn Hughes|
|5||Jon||Arizona Coyotes||Oliver Wahlstrom|
|6||Thomas||Detroit Red Wings||Evan Bouchard|
|7||Meg||Vancouver Canucks||Adam Boqvist|
|8||Hayley||Chicago Blackhawks||Noah Dobson|
|9||Fancey||New York Rangers||Rasmus Sandin|
|10||Cooom||Edmonton Oilers||Brady Tkachuk|
|11||Scott||New York Islanders||Ty Smith|
|12||Scott||New York Islanders (from Calgary)||Jesper Kotkaniemi|
|13||Meg||Dallas Stars||Joel Farabee|
|14||Hobart||Philadelphia Flyers (from St. Louis)||Joseph Veleno|
|15||Meg||Florida Panthers||Akil Thomas|
|16||Jon||Colorado Avalanche||Serron Noel|
|17||Hayley||New Jersey Devils||Bode Wilde|
|18||Jon||Columbus Blue Jackets||Isac Lundestrom|
|19||Hobart||Philadelphia Flyers||Ryan Merkely|
|20||Thomas||Los Angeles Kings||Grigori Denisenko|
|21||Adam||San Jose Sharks||Barrett Hayton|
|22||Fancey||Ottawa Senators (from Pittsburgh)||Nils Lundkvist|
|23||Thomas||Anaheim Ducks||K’Andre Miller|
|24||Jon||Minnesota Wild||Dominik Bokk|
|25||Adam||Toronto Maple Leafs||Rasmus Kupari|
|26||Fancey||New York Rangers (from Boston)||Jett Woo|
|27||Hayley||Chicago Blackhawks (from Nashville)||Ty Dellandrea|
|28||Fancey||New York Rangers (from Tampa Bay)||Calen Addison|
|29||Adam||St. Louis Blues (from Winnipeg)||Martin Kaut|
|30||Thomas||Detroit Red Wings (from Vegas)||Vitali Kravtsov|
|31||Meg||Washington Capitals||Ryan McLeod|
MLN Draft #Content
|DRAFT ARTICLES||WHO TO TAKE AT 25TH OVERALL||MAYBE LATER|
|CASE FOR TRADING UP||CALEN ADDISON||BLADE JENKINS|
|CASE FOR TRADING DOWN||RYAN MCLEOD||MAC HOLLOWELL|
|CASE FOR PICKING 25TH||JONATHAN TYCHONICK||ZACH SOLOW|
|CASE FOR TRADING THE PICK||TY DELLANDREA||BULAT SHAFIGULLIN|
|LEAFS GEEKS DRAFT PREVIEW||RYAN MERKLEY||K’ANDRE MILLER|
|BOBBY WANTS AN ASS TATTOO||BODE WILDE|
|MOCK DRAFT||AKIL THOMAS|
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