Nation Network 2013 Mock Draft: Day 3

Jonathan Willis
June 14 2013 10:10AM

The Nation Network’s 2013 Mock Draft continues, with the close of the first round.

The Top 20

Some brief notes on the voting for 11-20: Bo Horvat and Nikita Zadorov were neck and neck, with Max Domi slightly behind, after which there was a sharp drop, followed by Ryan Pulock and Curtis Lazar and then another sharp drop. After Lazar, the remaining prospects were grouped extremely close together by our readers. Eight different players received multiple votes to go in the 11th overall spot and didn’t end up making the top-20.

Picks 21-30

All profiles are my own views, based in some cases to some degree on personal viewing but more generally based on a reading of scouting reports – in particular, from Future Considerations, Hockey Prospectus, The Hockey News, and TSN. The candidates:

Madison Bowey (WHL: 69GP, 12-18-30). The right-shooting defenceman’s greatest gift is likely his mobility and his ability to make a good outlet pass. His offensive totals have been good but not spectacular, he has good size (6’1”, 201 pounds) but doesn’t play an overly physical game, and like most young players he needs to get a little tighter defensively.

Pavel Buchnevich (KHL: 12GP, 1-1-2). Hands and hockey sense stand out as superb, and he certainly has top-six talent in the NHL. His skating gets mixed reviews – Future Considerations loves that part of his game, but Corey Pronman quotes one scout who describes it as only average. The KHL factor is another consideration, as is his lack of bulk. This is a player who could go anywhere in the draft: Corey Pronman has him at 17, while he doesn’t crack the top-100 of The Hockey News.

Andre Burakovsky (SWE2: 43GP, 4-7-11). The 6’1” Burakovsky gets top marks for his vision in the offensive zone and his skating, and he’s seen as a player with a potentially massive offensive upside. His physical game is hit and miss, and his defensive positioning could apparently be improved upon.

J.T. Compher (USHL: 21GP, 7-17-24). He only stands 5’11”, but Compher’s strength and tenacity mean height isn’t a major issue. There are questions about his offensive ceiling – he has good skills in all areas but lacks high-level scoring tools – but he’s seen as a character forward that plays a physical, defensively responsible game.

Laurent Dauphin (QMJHL: 62GP, 25-32-57). Dauphin gets strong marks for his vision, and he’s a good skater with some elusivity too. He’s 6’ but thin at 170 pounds (or less, depending on the outlet) and he needs to bulk up because while he’s apparently very willing to engage in physical battles he isn’t strong enough to win as many as he could.

Jacob De La Rose (SWE2: 38GP, 6-6-12). The 6’2” right wing plays a tough two-way game and is seen as a safe pick because he’s already such a physical competitor and has excellent defensive awareness. Speed, toughness, and character are all seen as strengths; the only question is whether his offence is good enough to play on a skill line – some feel he has the necessary tools, others expect him to end up as a checker.

Jason Dickinson (OHL: 66GP, 18-29-47). A 6’1” forward listed variably at centre and left wing, Dickinson likely would have been selected higher if the draft were held in January – he started strong and trailed off as the year continued. He needs to bulk up, but he does have solid offensive instincts and is blessed with excellent hockey sense.

Zachary Fucale (QMJHL: 45-5-3, 0.909 SV%). The less-heralded teammate of Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin is still without question the consensus top goalie of the 2013 Draft. He has solid size and is seen as positionally sound and economical rather than flashy. Was a first-team QMJHL all-star.

Robert Hagg (SWE Jr.: 28GP, 11-13-24). A 6’2” defenceman who also played 27 games in Sweden’s men’s league (picking up one assist), Hagg is a high-end skater with excellent vision and passing ability, a hard shot and a competent physical game. His own-zone work gets mixed reviews.

Ryan Hartman (OHL: 56GP, 23-37-60). Hartman plays a complete game on right wing: he hits, he scores and he defends. An above average skater, the only things keeping Hartman from going earlier are a combination of a) below average size (5’11”, 180 pounds) for such a physical player and b) questions about how his offensive ceiling is in the NHL.

Connor Hurley (USHL: 11GP, 1-7-8). If he was one day younger, Hurley would be going in the 2014 Draft. Hurley spent most of the year playing high school hockey before moving over to the higher-quality USHL. He’s a little on the raw side, but the 6’1” left wing has solid skating, offensive tools, and hockey sense.

Morgan Klimchuk (WHL: 72GP, 36-40-76). A good offensive player who puts as much effort in on the backcheck as he does while scoring. Klimchuk is a good skater, can pass and shoot with equal ability and thinks the game well at both ends of the ice. On the downside, the left wing isn’t overly big and doesn’t add much physically.

Artturi Lehkonen (FIN: 45GP, 14-16-30). Lehkonen is not only a pure goal-scorer with fantastic numbers, but scouts rave about his hockey sense. He plays either wing, has good vision but is primarily a shooter, and despite being undersized (roughly 5’10”, 155 pounds) he has plenty of grit to his game. Corey Pronman notes he suffered from concussion problems this season.

Michael McCarron (USHL: 19GP, 5-5-10). McCarron is a 6’5”, 225 pound right wing, and size and strength are unsurprisingly the biggest positives on his resume. He gets the “skates well for a big man” tag, and his offensive game gets mixed reviews – maybe he’s a power forward putting it all together, or maybe he’s a fourth-liner at the NHL level.

Ian McCoshen (USHL: 53GP, 11-33-44). Another big (6’3”, 200+ pounds) defenceman, McCoshen was born in August and so is at the younger end of his draft class. He’s seen as a two-way defender – his skills lie primarily on the defensive side of the puck but he put up legitimate numbers in the USHL. He’s a solid skater and he’s calm under pressure, but he could be more physical.

Samuel Morin (QMJHL: 46GP, 4-12-16). Morin is listed at either 6’6” or 6’7”, depending on the source, and aside from the fact that he’s massive the most remarkable thing about him is that he can skate. His offensive upside gets mixed reviews – the point totals suggest he’ll strictly be a stay-at-home guy in the NHL – and so does his hockey sense, with some praising is defensive game and others questioning his positioning. Plays a physical brand of hockey.

Mirco Mueller (WHL: 63GP, 6-25-31). Jumping between scouting reports, I started feeling whiplash – there simply is no consensus on this guy’s ultimate ceiling and there is significant disagreement over how good he is now; some love him, some don’t like him at all. What is known is that he’s a 6’4” defender with at least solid puck skills, good skating, smarts, and the need to bulk up. Some project him as high-end complete defenceman, others say he’ll be steady in his own end but nothing special.

Nicolas Petan (WHL: 71GP, 46-74-120). I’m just going to defer to Edmonton Oilers head scout Stu MacGregor on this one:

Nicolas Petan’s an extremely exciting, skilled, competitive, passionate, offensive centreman that’s 5’8.5”. Has the drive to score and wants to be a high-end offensive player. He has to get bigger and stronger. He’s not getting any taller but he’s got to make sure that he’s strong enough and continues to play at that same level of intensity as he moves forward to pro hockey. Obviously, there’s another one of those circumstances that you have to deal with in making some decisions, but he’s going to be a player that’s going to have a chance to play in the National Hockey League just because of that high skill level and desire to play.

Read more about Petan at Flames Nation.

Kerby Rychel (OHL: 68GP, 40-47-87). A power winger with decent size, good bloodlines (his father is former NHL’er Warren Rychel), a strong physical game and outstanding scoring totals, Rychel is somehow not in the upper tier of the 2013 Draft Class. A big part of the reason is skating: it’s often criticized and seen as only average-ish. Beyond that, he’s more of a meat-and-potatoes generator of offence than overly creative, which has some wondering how high his ceiling is in the NHL.

Steven Santini (USHL: 25GP, 0-5-5). What separates the 6’2”, 205 pound Santini from other tough defensive defencemen is his skating – he has good top speed and is quite mobile in his own end. He hits – but according to scouts he’s a disciplined hitter, taking the opportunities when they come but not leaving position to do so – and fights and projects as a shutdown guy in the NHL. Passing is a question mark; some reviews like his ability to outlet while others criticize him as unimaginative.

Shea Theodore (WHL: 71GP, 19-31-50). A 6’2” defenceman who patterns his game after players like Erik Karlsson and Mike Green, Theodore’s skating, passing and shot give him the potential to be an impact NHL defenceman. He is, however, likely some distance away from realizing that potential – he lacks physical strength and his defensive game is a work in progress.

Valentin Zykov (QMJHL: 67GP, 40-35-75). A power winger with significant bulk for his age (he’s generally listed at either 6’ or 6’1” but 205+ pounds), Zykov is known for a willingness to go to the net with the puck, win battles along the boards, and backcheck defensively. Given that his skating gets middling marks, he’s essentially the reverse of the traditional Russian stereotype.

Voting

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Also: the plan was only to do the first round of the draft this way, but if there is significant interest than we could continue into the second round, doing surveys for the 31-45 and 46-61 slots. Please advise in the comment section if there is interest in doing so. Edmonton has the 37th and 58th picks, Winnipeg has the 43rd and (likely) 61st selections, and Toronto has the 50th pick. Calgary and Vancouver both dealt away their second round selections.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, Sportsnet, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#1 The Soup Fascist
June 14 2013, 04:02PM
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Baalzamon wrote:

That... is a strange result.

Fun fact of the day ...

Either Stevie Wonder or Nazem Kadri's mom is a voting member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association of North America.

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#2 vetinari
June 14 2013, 12:02PM
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Don't know if I can handle three days of Draft Mocking... although our first round does seem to be clipping along quicker than the real thing!

Shouldn't we start every selection with "the [insert team name here] want to thank the [host city/team] for their hospitality over the last few days and to also congratulate the [eventual Stanley Cup winners] on their recent win. We would like to acknowledge our [some member of the scouting department/management team] on their [recent perceived or actual accomplishment]. With that, the [insert team name here] would like to select with the [insert first round pick number] overall, from the [insert player's team name here but PAUSE for dramatic effect], [player name]. {Unfurl player jersey with Velcro template.}

There. I've mocked.

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#3 SmellOfVictory
June 14 2013, 04:03PM
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Jeffff wrote:

No, the global warming crowd . they were busted long ago

I... what? If you're trolling, you're doing a very good job of sounding sincere.

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#4 StHenriOilBomb
June 14 2013, 04:40PM
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Jeffff wrote:

No, the global warming crowd . they were busted long ago

Only in Alberta (and maybe parts of the southern US) does popular opinion sway so far from reality on this issue.

the vast majority (we're talking well over 95%) of experts in the fields of anthropology, biology, chemistry, sociology and even economics know that the earth is warming faster than history tells us has ever happened, have oodles of evidence supporting that humans are playing a major role in speeding it up, and are well aware that it could/will mean catastrophe on a world wide scale.

Believing that your future will be strong in the face of such overwhelming evidence to the contrary sounds just like what Feaster would do though...

edit: Oh, and no way that Jones slips to 6th. 4th or 5th maybe... but seriously unlikely.

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#5 Barry Moore
June 14 2013, 05:30PM
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@The Soup Fascist

Not the same one but I do play in a men's B league here in Bloomington, IL :)

Thanks for having me.

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#6 The Beaker
June 14 2013, 10:49AM
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toprightcorner wrote:

Kind of surprised guys like Zykov and Rychel slipped out of the top 20 in this process.

I'm up for another round, really makes you think and compare guys to rank them based on the players ond not the team picking in that spot.

Will there be a first round mock draft on ON taking the teams into consideration? If so, I would thinke (hope) fans would not think the Oil would take Lindholm with their pick as he does not fit any type of need for this team. After 3 years of best player available, the Oilers need to consider need if they keep their first round pick.

First round (especially top 10) you always always always take the BPA. Trade after or trade the pick if you dont want that player but if the pick is being used take BPA for sure.

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#8 OilersBrass
June 14 2013, 01:06PM
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toprightcorner wrote:

wow, Lindholm 5th JW, did you have Nichushkin 6th or 7th? Hard to see him drop that far. That kid is amazing and obviously wants to play in the NHL with his out clause. If he falls to 6th, I would like to see Edmonton move down to get him unless they can make a trade for a proven top 4 dman or proven power forward.

I agree with Jonathan 100 percent on this one, I love Lindholms play. What I don't understand is why everyone here is so down on him?

Lindholm has a great 2 way game. He's very aggressive at times (he can really get into the dirty areas and fight for the puck), and would compliment all the talented wingers on the team. If people want to complain about his height, he still has a couple years left to grow.

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#10 Archaeologuy
June 14 2013, 03:37PM
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OilersBrass wrote:

Isn't it split between 2 days?

The first day the first 4 rounds I believe are broadcasted on tv (correct me as i'm pretty sure I could be wrong).

Coverage for the second day is put on NHL.com for sure.

I heard it was all on 1 day this year

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#11 Archaeologuy
June 14 2013, 03:42PM
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Jeffff wrote:

Sounds like you could be a scientist with the global warming crowd.

The Anti-Global Warming crowd? Because it looks like he's going AGAINST what every credible person said...

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#12 OilersBrass
June 14 2013, 04:03PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

I heard it was all on 1 day this year

Oh man, that's going to be one crazy hectic day.

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#13 Jimmy
June 14 2013, 06:35PM
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What have you been drinking Eberle for a player that never has played in the NHL.

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#16 toprightcorner
June 14 2013, 12:29PM
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madjam wrote:

Will Petan outdo Lazar in NHL ? Reminds one of Sam Gagner . Both on smaller size but both on very formittable scoring lines in junior .

Similar in size? Gagner is 5'11" 200 lbs drafted at 190 lbs with huge legs. Petran is 5'8" 166, he wont gain 34 pounds. Lazar is 6'0" 199 lbs. Gagner also played 18 less games then Petran in his draft year with the same points.

Don't think you can compare Petran to Gagner or Lazar as a player. Definitly more skill than Lazar but 4" and 34 lbs is a huge advantage in the NHL. Probably Omark would be a more accurate comparison.

Tons of little guys put up huge numbers in junior and don't get a sniff in the NHL. He is the opposite of what the Oilers need.

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#18 clyde
June 14 2013, 01:30PM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

I have Nichushkin six, Monahan seven. And honestly, I wouldn't be surprised to see Nichushkin fall a lot on draft day. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised to see him go third overall, either.

Lindholme looks like he could be special. Competes all over the ice, reads the play well, is creative and shows a high hockey IQ.

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#19 RexLibris
June 14 2013, 01:32PM
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I think Petan becomes a Flame with the St. Louis pick. Just a hunch, but Feaster and Weisbrod value hockey intelligence, skill and have gone to the Winterhawks well twice before (Baertschi and Wotherspoon).

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#20 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
June 14 2013, 02:24PM
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Petan played on the top line of the 2nd best team in the entire CHL. A team that went all the way to the Memorial Cup finals.

Top three scorers, during the regular season, in the WHL were him and his two linemates. In fact, they all scored more points than anyone in the OHL and the QMJHL.

Not to take anything away from Petan's skill and compete levels, but you have to at least ask how inflated his stats are based on his team and linemates.

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#21 toprightcorner
June 14 2013, 03:09PM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

Than the consensus first overall pick falling to sixth? I think that would be the strangest thing ever to happen in the upper echelon of the NHL Draft, and it sounds like some serious Calgary blue-skying.

Nurse ahead of Jones 8o I think you need to adjust your statistical model to something more than a dart board.

Domi 7th?? that's crazy and would get Stu fired. I think Domi drops to the 22-28 range, character is a big concern with him. I think he is way over rated.

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#22 EHH Team
June 14 2013, 03:25PM
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Derzie wrote:

My statistical model of the day has Calgary picking Seth Jones 6th, Curtis Lazar 22nd and Ryan Pulock 28th. My top 7 based on how I've weighted things are 1. MacKinnon, 2. Drouin, 3. Nurse, 4. Nichuskin, 5. Barkov & 6. Jones. 7. Domi. Against the popular opinion I know but stranger things have happened.

...and my statistical analysis (out of my backside) has 1. Jones, 2 Drouin, 3 Nichuskin, 4 Barkov, 5 Nurse, 6 Domi and 7 MacKinnon.

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#23 OilDieHard
June 14 2013, 03:38PM
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OilersBrass wrote:

Watch Calgary draft Cammarata in the first round.

^they'd have a lynch mob waiting for dumbo...er...i mean Feaster in Calgary when the draft is over. :-D

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#24 The Soup Fascist
June 14 2013, 04:10PM
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Barry Moore wrote:

You guys are a lot closer to the situation than I am so please help me out here : Is it possible or even fair to keep all of our kids together ?? Seems if we trade a couple that gives them a chance to play somewhere else and gives us immediate help. Surely MacT and Mr. Lowe do not expect to get gold for silver in any other trade scenario ....

Keeping the faith I central Illinois, USA .....

Are you the Barry Moore the Oilers got from Buffalo when the Oil traded Miro Satan?

If so, ..boooooo.

If not, WELCOME, neighbor from the south.

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#25 Citizen David
June 14 2013, 05:20PM
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If Lindholm is available at seven take him. If not trade down and grab Lazar.

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#26 Walter Sobchak
June 14 2013, 05:37PM
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Can anyone see a senerio where the Oilers move up while retaining that 7th overall pick?

I know at Oilersnation some were spit balling the idea of Couturier for the 7th even some suggesting players for Couturier while retaining the draft pick.

I have this feeling it's Barkov or trading the pick for the Oilers.

The Oilers have to get a checking centre and a second line centre, anything short of that is a failure.

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#27 RexLibris
June 14 2013, 07:16PM
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Baalzamon wrote:

I hear Taro Tsujimoto is pretty good...

Regier has him pegged as a mid-seventeeth round pick. Pretty integral player for the Katanas this season. I wonder if Weisbrod has had a chance to see him in person though?

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#28 john peart
June 14 2013, 08:25PM
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madjam wrote:

BONZAI : Cammalleri and Flames 22nd pick for Oilers seventh .

Done

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#29 mike
June 14 2013, 10:12AM
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Interesting

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#30 Archaeologuy
June 14 2013, 10:15AM
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Holy Petan! Those are some eye popping numbers

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#31 Leef O'Golin
June 14 2013, 10:22AM
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Wow...Petan's stats are almost Derkatchian.

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#32 Theory of a Puckman
June 14 2013, 10:34AM
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You've got a couple of interesting picks in there. I did a bit of a double take on the Devils (Shinkaruk). Having watched him play against the Oil Kings, I am not a fan. He was almost invisible in the playoff series. If I wasn't specifically looking for him on the ice, it would have been very easy to not notice him at all. I see him as a late teens to early twenties pick, not a top ten.

There is a fair amount of talk out there that the Hurricanes are focused on a d-man, specifically Darnell Nurse. If they take him at 5, do the Flames take Monahan or Nichushkin at 6? Whichever is left has to be an upgrade on Lindholm.

I am interested in the Coyote's pick as well. Assuming that both Horvat and Lazar are available, I would not be shocked to see them take Lazar. Pairing him and Samuelsson on a third line in the near future has got to be something that they would look at as they have played very well together this year. Let's face it, it would only be an issue if the Yotes feel that Horvat and Lazar are equal, but it could make for an interesting decision. Then again, they could go totally off the board and take another d-man like Linus Arnesson.

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#33 Felt
June 14 2013, 10:36AM
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Are trades ever made in the draft after the team picks a player in the draft?

ex Nashville picks Barkov only to trade him to team X for ?

Does that ever happen?

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#35 toprightcorner
June 14 2013, 10:38AM
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Kind of surprised guys like Zykov and Rychel slipped out of the top 20 in this process.

I'm up for another round, really makes you think and compare guys to rank them based on the players ond not the team picking in that spot.

Will there be a first round mock draft on ON taking the teams into consideration? If so, I would thinke (hope) fans would not think the Oil would take Lindholm with their pick as he does not fit any type of need for this team. After 3 years of best player available, the Oilers need to consider need if they keep their first round pick.

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#36 Felt
June 14 2013, 10:50AM
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@Jonathan Willis

Thanks,

I would think given the reading I have done, that the Oilers will make a real pitch to Nashville for Barkov. They will overpay but by how much is the question.

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#37 madjam
June 14 2013, 10:55AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Holy Petan! Those are some eye popping numbers

The Scouting Report has his totals at 109 , not 120 (maybe that includes playoffs ?). Even more impressive is his plus minus @+61 . Size seems only the issue at this point . Another smaller player with impressive numbers TSReport has ranked in our area @53rd is 5Ft.6inch , 160lbs. Taylor Cammarata . 44 games - 31G , 44A -75Pts.. Top scorer in USHL .

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#38 Archaeologuy
June 14 2013, 11:00AM
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@madjam

To think the Oilers #1 picks topped out at 106 at the same age and this guy could go late 1st or even the 2nd round with more than that is pretty incredible. If I was picking in that range I would be all over that.

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#39 Kent Wilson
June 14 2013, 11:11AM
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nope, he scored 120 in the regular season. Most amongst draft eligible players in junior this year.

I took a close look at his numbers here:

http://flamesnation.ca/2013/5/31/flames-first-round-targets-2013-nicolas-petan

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#40 madjam
June 14 2013, 11:15AM
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Draft related question ? Draft #150 Penguins to Stars : Brendon Morrow and 2013 third round pick (less favorable of Oiler and Wild ), to Pitts. for Joe Morrow and Fifth round pick . Sounds strange considering we don't even have a third round pick . Does this mean Pitts. gets nothing for a 3rd rounder ?

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#41 Archaeologuy
June 14 2013, 11:18AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

To think the Oilers #1 picks topped out at 106 at the same age and this guy could go late 1st or even the 2nd round with more than that is pretty incredible. If I was picking in that range I would be all over that.

Of course that completely ignores the fact that Petan played a full set of games

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#42 OILERSORDEATH
June 14 2013, 11:18AM
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madjam wrote:

The Scouting Report has his totals at 109 , not 120 (maybe that includes playoffs ?). Even more impressive is his plus minus @+61 . Size seems only the issue at this point . Another smaller player with impressive numbers TSReport has ranked in our area @53rd is 5Ft.6inch , 160lbs. Taylor Cammarata . 44 games - 31G , 44A -75Pts.. Top scorer in USHL .

Nope its true he had 120 pts in 71 games. He Tied with Leipsic who also had 120 Pts. He had 28pts in 21 playoff games. He's small but boy does he ever compete! every shift he's possesed!

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#43 madjam
June 14 2013, 11:24AM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

nope, he scored 120 in the regular season. Most amongst draft eligible players in junior this year.

I took a close look at his numbers here:

http://flamesnation.ca/2013/5/31/flames-first-round-targets-2013-nicolas-petan

Winterhawk site has him at 120 also , but a whopping + 68for plus minus . Maybe he might have a growth spurt yet ?

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#44 madjam
June 14 2013, 11:46AM
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Will Petan outdo Lazar in NHL ? Reminds one of Sam Gagner . Both on smaller size but both on very formittable scoring lines in junior .

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#45 OilDieHard
June 14 2013, 11:47AM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

I had Rychel in the top-20, but I understand how he fell - there are so many quality players in the middle of this draft that somebody is going to slip.

I also don't think you can stray from BPA: if BPA doesn't fit need, than trade a player to fill need and slot BPA where he fits. No sense leaving value on the table.

but when you get to the middle of the 1st round, the "BPA" almost seems to be subject to opinion....as we've seen with Hampus Lindholm and Derrick Pouliot last year, when both went higher than expected.

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#46 Walter Sobchak
June 14 2013, 11:57AM
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Wonder if the Oilers could get a late first for Horcoff or Hemsky after buying some salary back?

Rychel fits Oilers need, size, offensive and will fight from time to time.

Wonder if Detroit would be willing to trade there pick?

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#47 OilersBrass
June 14 2013, 12:03PM
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madjam wrote:

The Scouting Report has his totals at 109 , not 120 (maybe that includes playoffs ?). Even more impressive is his plus minus @+61 . Size seems only the issue at this point . Another smaller player with impressive numbers TSReport has ranked in our area @53rd is 5Ft.6inch , 160lbs. Taylor Cammarata . 44 games - 31G , 44A -75Pts.. Top scorer in USHL .

Watch Calgary draft Cammarata in the first round.

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#49 OilersBrass
June 14 2013, 12:31PM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

Very true. All I'm saying is this: stick to your list. If you believe Player X is the bestp layer on the board, take Player X. If there's no gap between Player X and Player Y, and Player Y fits need better, than by all means take Y. I don't think the Oilers will be at that point with pick number seven.

What are your thoughts on Lindholm Jonathan? Do you think he would actually be a bad fit for the Oil if they picked him?

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@Jonathan Willis

wow, Lindholm 5th JW, did you have Nichushkin 6th or 7th? Hard to see him drop that far. That kid is amazing and obviously wants to play in the NHL with his out clause. If he falls to 6th, I would like to see Edmonton move down to get him unless they can make a trade for a proven top 4 dman or proven power forward.

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