Thursday, May 19, 2011

2010 NHL Draft Redo

I had my Sim Hockey League draft the other night and they're always pretty interesting to participate in as you get to compare the results to that of the actual NHL draft. The great thing about these drafts are that they are usually a few months and sometimes a year after the actual NHL draft, so it gives you time to see how certain players are doing and which ones have already made it to the show.

I was able to grab Tyler Seguin with the 5th pick in the draft, and have to say I was pretty happy that he was still around. Even as a Toronto Maple Leaf fan that kinda-sorta wants him to become a bust, there was no way I wasn't taking him. With his talent it's hard not to believe he won't at least be a 25 goal guy that can put up 60 to 70 points in a few years.

This is how the rest of the first round went:

Round
Pick#
Original Pick Owner
Current Pick Owner
Player Picked
1
1
Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
Taylor Hall
1
2
St. Louis Blues
Dallas Stars
Jeff Skinner
1
3
Florida Panthers
Vancouver Canucks
Cam Fowler
1
4
Atlanta Thrashers
Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan Johansen
1
5
Montreal Canadiens
Washington Capitals
Tyler Seguin
1
6
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Erik Gudbranson
1
7
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
Nino Niederreiter
1
8
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Vladimir Tarasenko
1
9
Tampa Bay Lightning
Philadelphia Flyers
Jack Campbell
1
10
Dallas Stars
Atlanta Thrashers
Jaden Schwartz
1
11
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
Joey Hishon
1
12
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
Mikael Granlund
1
13
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils
Brett Connolly
1
14
Colorado Avalanche
Phoenix Coyotes
Alexander Burmistrov
1
15
New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Dylan McIlrath
1
16
Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix Coyotes
Brandon Gormley
1
17
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Jarred Tinordi
1
18
Los Angeles Kings
Pittsburgh Penguins
Calvin Pickard
1
19
Calgary Flames
Atlanta Thrashers
Jon Merrill
1
20
Washington Capitals
Florida Panthers
Quinton Howden
1
21
Nashville Predators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Austin Watson
1
22
Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
Derek Forbort
1
23
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Evgeny Kuznetzev
1
24
Minnesota Wild
Boston Bruins
Charlie Coyle
1
25
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Thrashers
Martin Marincin
1
26
Anaheim Ducks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Bjugstad
1
27
Buffalo Sabres
Chicago Blackhawks
Beau Bennett
1
28
Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
Emerson Etem
1
29
Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators
Riley Sheahan
1
30
Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Tyler Toffoli

Tyler Toffoli, Martin Marincin, and Jon Merrill all cracked the 1st round when they were 2nd rounders in the real NHL 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Merrill who was drafted 38th in the show has moved up almost 20 spots to 19th overall. Is that too soon for him?

Brett Connolly and Alexander Burmistrov both slipped out of the top 10. I was surprised that Burmistrov did since he was with the Atlanta Thrashers this year and showed he could play in the league. And Connollly will be a great goal scorer in the league one day - he is one of Steve Yzerman's picks so he has to be a stud right? I thought that Evgeny Kuznetzev might go a little earlier since he did have a strong World Juniors and might be on some GM's radar, just like how Vladimir Tarasenko moved up 8 spots to crack the top 10.

You will also notice that some teams had a lot of 1st rounders. The Florida Panthers (who are managed by a loyal Dirty Dangle follower) had 6 1st round picks - now that is a fun rebuild. It's one of the reasons why I love sim leagues, as you can do a rebuild much faster than a real NHL team. The Florida Panthers had an OK team before, but had a pretty old core and decided to restock the cupboard. Some slick wheeling and dealing and they were able to have 4 picks in the top 12 - wow.

What do you think of this draft, any shocking or brutal picks?


Really happy with my Tyler Seguin steal after this:

11 comments:

  1. Not a huge fan of the Jarred Tinordi pick. I don't think he should have been in the 1st round.

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  2. Evgeny Kuznetzev is a stud. I would have taken him earlier.

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  3. Still believe Ryan Johansen will be the best player to come out of this draft.

    I consider him the best prospect currently out there (i.e., better than THN's pick of B. Schenn).

    That said, there's no way that he would be picked above Skinner or Hall at this point. In the head of a gutsy GM though, he could go #3 overall.

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  4. I like the Brett Connolly pick
    Also Calvin Pickard was also a 2nd round pick and I think he was taken way to early

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  5. I can remember hearing that Tarasenko and Kuznetzev might stay and play in the KHL. So they are risky picks

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  6. Jon Merrill will be a solid Dman, but I would have went with Kuznetzev over him.
    Not a huge fan of Jack Campbell going ahead of Brett Connolly.

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  7. Beau Bennett sounds like a Pornstar name

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  8. I would have taken Skinner with the 1st pick overall.

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  9. Gm's in this league are going to regret passing over on Brett Connolly.
    What was the Flyers Gm doing taking Campbell and Hishon over him.

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  10. Calvin Pickard was taken way to early. Nice job landing Seguin with the 5th. Top 5 of the draft looks good

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  11. I have a feeling that Tarasenko will be the best player from this draft in 5 years.

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