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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.19 — Isac Lundeström

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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This is the Philadelphia Flyers second pick in the first round—their own pick after finishing third in the Metropolitan Division and losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first-round of the playoffs.  Their first pick in the first-round (No.14 overall) was mocked to take left-winger Joel Farabee. As I mentioned in that post, the Flyers…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.18 — Serron Noel

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have been on a nice run over the last two seasons, winning the fourth most games (95) in the NHL over that span.  After going 45-30-7 this season, the Blue Jackets were bounced in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup Champions—they’ve still yet to make it out of the…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.17 — Rasmus Kupari

Monday, June 11, 2018

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After five years of missing out on playoff hockey, Taylor Hall and a new, youthful New Jersey Devils team made it back to the postseason in 2017-18.  Hall took his game to an entirely new level this season but the additions of 19-year-olds Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt, as well as 23-year-old defenseman Will Butcher…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.15 — Bode Wilde

Friday, June 8, 2018

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The Florida Panthers went down to the wire, but missed the playoffs by one point and ended up with the No.15 overall pick in the NHL draft.  Overall, the Panthers are set up pretty nicely. Their key players, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trocheck, Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle are all locked up long-term and…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.14 — Joel Farabee

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers are set up as well as any team in the NHL right now. The Flyers already have a deep prospect pool and have two first-round picks and three picks in the top-50 of this June’s NHL Draft.  Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Sean Couturier are all signed long-term and replaceable players like…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.13 — Joe Veleno

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Somehow with talent like Tyler Seguin, Jaime Benn, John Klingberg and Ben Bishop on the roster, the Dallas Stars missed the playoffs for the second straight season.  Goaltending used to be the issue, but Bishop helped them to the seventh lowest goals against per game (2.71) in the NHL. Despite all of the talent up…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.12 — Ty Smith

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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The New York Islanders are well positioned in this year’s draft, with the No.11 pick (I have them taking Barrett Hayton), this No.12 pick and two second-round selections (No.41 and No.43).  After taking a forward with their first pick, the team who allowed the most goals against in 2018 will probably look to add a…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.11 — Barrett Hayton

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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The New York Islanders have missed the playoffs for the last two seasons and enter a crucial offseason that could shift the foundation of the franchise.  John Tavares is set to become an unrestricted free agent and it remains to be seen if he will re-up with the Islanders. Losing Tavares would set them back,…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.10 — Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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The Edmonton Oilers snapped a 10-year streak of missing the playoffs in 2017 and entered 2018 as one of the favourites to win the Stanley Cup.  The Oilers started the season at 4-7-1 and never got back over .500. Somehow, the Oilers went from being a Cup favourite to drafting in the top-10 in a…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.8 — Oliver Wahlstrom

Monday, June 4, 2018

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After getting bounced in the first round in each of the last two seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2007-08.  As a result, the Blackhawks will pick in the top-10 at the NHL Draft for the first time since selecting Patrick Kane first overall in 2007. Despite…

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