Nation Network Mock Draft: Final Rankings

Jonathan Willis
June 15 2013 07:04AM

Over the past few days, the readers of the various sites in the Nation Network have been voting on their rankings of prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Today, we reveal the results.

Mock Draft Results

The Canadian teams come away with the following players:

  • Calgary: Sean Monahan (6), Robert Hagg (22), Mirco Mueller (28)
  • Edmonton: Elias Lindholm (7)
  • Montreal: Ryan Hartman (25)
  • Ottawa: Anthony Mantha (17)
  • Toronto: Kerby Rychel (21)
  • Vancouver: Valentin Zykov (24)
  • Winnipeg: Max Domi (13)

A lot of talent stays on the board for round two. Two way forwards like JT Compher and Jacob De La Rose, skilled forwards like Artturi Lehkonen and Connor Hurley, quality defencemen like Shea Theodore, Ian McCoshen and Steven Santini and many more.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, 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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#51 CdnMaDCoW
June 15 2013, 05:40PM
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@OilersBrass

One-hundred and eighty... now you're just throwing darts.

Karlsson= great Larsson= good , although drafted from SWE-1 Landeskog= 3 games against"men" in the SEL then 2 years in the OHL= great Zibanejad= good Klefbom= hope Brodin= should be good...thanks Sutter Forsberg= jury's not out , and yet another SWE-1

Now go look at the OHL picks and look at their transitions into the NHL. Just because ( most) of these guys you have mentioned played with men in the SEL , it doesn't mean they are better prepared for the " intensity " of the NHL.

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#52 MKE
June 15 2013, 05:57PM
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I think you only move that pick if you can get a center or a top paring deman that can be a part of your team for at least 4-5 years. I know I'm probably stating the obvious..

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#53 madjam
June 15 2013, 06:11PM
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MKE wrote:

There is no way. How could you add Myers, Ristolaninen, Vanek, Coutourier, and Sutter? And keep all your best players?

And still have a first round pick available to draft Ristolainen?

It's just not possible.

Should be able to get everything and not have to touch valuable prospects while keeping our valuable youth . See if they'll accept this : Blockbuster deal with Buffalo for players and draft picks , minor Washington , and enough from deal left over to acquire a centerman like Couturier or better using the acquired 16th pick + . Our new 8th gets Ristolainen . Fourth line proposal I believe we have enough left over to acquire 3-4 of them . without touching main prospects or Paajarvi I hope . Names you can figure out for yourselves whom i'm using by deduction . May not happen but the pieces are there to make it happen in all or part .

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#54 David
June 15 2013, 06:14PM
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@madjam

Don't quit your day job.

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#55 madjam
June 15 2013, 06:16PM
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Shanahan in Calgary with King -interesting ? Could we see an assistant GM coming to Flames ? Beware Feaster ? Vigneault to Rangers , now lets hope Torterelli goes to Vancouver ?

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#56 Citizen David
June 15 2013, 06:58PM
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@CdnMaDCoW

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Victor Hedman. I've always been cautious about taking Swedes who play in the SEL because generally they get very little ice time and opportunity and the scouting reports are all about potential, and they look like they should... It seems clear though that the high end players, which Lindholm is, are solid bets. I would take Lindholm over Monahan and Nichuschkin, and even Barkov. There is a wide gap between what Pajaarvi was in his draft year and what Lindholm is. Lindholm will be a solid top six player.

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#57 Citizen David
June 15 2013, 06:59PM
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madjam wrote:

Should be able to get everything and not have to touch valuable prospects while keeping our valuable youth . See if they'll accept this : Blockbuster deal with Buffalo for players and draft picks , minor Washington , and enough from deal left over to acquire a centerman like Couturier or better using the acquired 16th pick + . Our new 8th gets Ristolainen . Fourth line proposal I believe we have enough left over to acquire 3-4 of them . without touching main prospects or Paajarvi I hope . Names you can figure out for yourselves whom i'm using by deduction . May not happen but the pieces are there to make it happen in all or part .

That's ridiculous.

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#58 OilLeak
June 15 2013, 07:07PM
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FSD wrote:

I never said to pick him, but nice straw man argument .

Sorry, must have been someone else, I thought you were advocating Nurse over Lindholm.

Hard to follow all the various conversations going on sometimes.

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#59 madjam
June 15 2013, 07:16PM
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Citizen David wrote:

That's ridiculous.

Hemsky , Horcoff , Petry , Gagner , and our 7th for Buffaloes Vanek , Myers , 8th and 16th pick for starters .

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#60 nunyour
June 15 2013, 07:21PM
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Lets draft a small skilled guy,we don't have enough of those.

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#61 FSD
June 15 2013, 07:21PM
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@OilLeak

I know it is hard to keep up on the conversations.

I think they will take Monahan if available and if not Lindholm.

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#62 Citizen David
June 15 2013, 07:25PM
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madjam wrote:

Hemsky , Horcoff , Petry , Gagner , and our 7th for Buffaloes Vanek , Myers , 8th and 16th pick for starters .

If Buffalo believes in Myers they won't do that deal.

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#63 OilLeak
June 15 2013, 07:27PM
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FSD wrote:

I know it is hard to keep up on the conversations.

I think they will take Monahan if available and if not Lindholm.

That is pretty much my line of thought as well.

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#64 OilLeak
June 15 2013, 07:29PM
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Citizen David wrote:

If Buffalo believes in Myers they won't do that deal.

Not sure how this deal helps the present day Oilers, in fact it sets the team farther back.

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#65 Citizen David
June 15 2013, 07:33PM
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OilLeak wrote:

Not sure how this deal helps the present day Oilers, in fact it sets the team farther back.

I agree. We would have to turn around and trade those two picks.

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#66 WhattaMike
June 15 2013, 08:47PM
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I am in total agreement with OilLeak and FSD and whomever else saying that the Oil want Monahan or Lindholm at #7....and I like Horvat myself as to be a future 3rd liner who may move up to 2nd line status.

This team needs centres more as priority more in the syste than new prospect defencemen as they have a lot in the system moving up (Marancin, Gernat, Musil, Davidson, Simpson, etc).

Martindale has not gotten anywhere and Iwanyk is just starting out...which leaves Lander, Andrew Miller, and Arcobello. Van De Velde likely wont be re-signed I believe.

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#67 BurningSensation
June 15 2013, 09:34PM
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madjam wrote:

Should be able to get everything and not have to touch valuable prospects while keeping our valuable youth . See if they'll accept this : Blockbuster deal with Buffalo for players and draft picks , minor Washington , and enough from deal left over to acquire a centerman like Couturier or better using the acquired 16th pick + . Our new 8th gets Ristolainen . Fourth line proposal I believe we have enough left over to acquire 3-4 of them . without touching main prospects or Paajarvi I hope . Names you can figure out for yourselves whom i'm using by deduction . May not happen but the pieces are there to make it happen in all or part .

This literally made me laugh out loud.

There is no combination of players and picks on the Oilers that does not include; Eberle, Yakupov, Hall, The Nuge, Klefbom and Schultz the Good, that will get you Couturier from Philadelphia. Philly knows they have a quality stud in the 20 year old and they aren't going to deal him for 2nd rate vets on bad contracts.

If I was an Oiler fan, I would be looking to dangle Eberle and Klefbom to Philly for Couturier and their 1st, then packaging Philly's first into a deal that nets you Myers, and even that is a fantasy scenario (I highly doubt that Philly parts with Couturier for anything outside of the big 4, Hall, Nuge, Schultz and Yakupov),

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#68 madjam
June 15 2013, 11:48PM
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BurningSensation wrote:

This literally made me laugh out loud.

There is no combination of players and picks on the Oilers that does not include; Eberle, Yakupov, Hall, The Nuge, Klefbom and Schultz the Good, that will get you Couturier from Philadelphia. Philly knows they have a quality stud in the 20 year old and they aren't going to deal him for 2nd rate vets on bad contracts.

If I was an Oiler fan, I would be looking to dangle Eberle and Klefbom to Philly for Couturier and their 1st, then packaging Philly's first into a deal that nets you Myers, and even that is a fantasy scenario (I highly doubt that Philly parts with Couturier for anything outside of the big 4, Hall, Nuge, Schultz and Yakupov),

What do you find so appealing about a player that only had 15 points this year and fell to -8 plus minus ? You want to offer up Eberle plus - give your head a shake, no way i'd do that deal straight across .

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#69 striker777
June 16 2013, 01:32AM
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Nichushkin + Yakupov = Great combo

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#70 BurningSensation
June 16 2013, 08:13AM
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madjam wrote:

What do you find so appealing about a player that only had 15 points this year and fell to -8 plus minus ? You want to offer up Eberle plus - give your head a shake, no way i'd do that deal straight across .

Couturier is a BEAST;

- His advanced stats are excellent, including a ridiculous def zone start that he pushes to be an almost even zone finish.

- He has prototype size and strength

- His stats against the Eastern Conferences best centers is excellent (in particular he creates huge issues for guys like Malkin and Backstrom)

- As a scoring star in jr, he showed he has untapped offensive upside

- His points have come with almost no powerplay time

- He's only 20 and has a high ceiling that he hasn't scraped yet

There is a reason every Oiler fanboy dreams that they can get Couturier for spare parts, he's really, really good.

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#71 Hejda's Gonna Hate
June 17 2013, 01:05AM
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Gotta believe that if Klimchuk is on the board at 28 the Flames won't pass on him. Scored 38 goals on terrible Regina Pats team, played on 1st line with McDavid at U18s, local kid!!, profile says he plays well at both ends.

Sounds like a great pick at 28.

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#72 Archiebonker
June 17 2013, 09:23AM
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Max Domi in a Jets Jersey? I'd love to see it, he would be great on that team.

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#73 John
June 17 2013, 12:06PM
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MKE wrote:

There is no way. How could you add Myers, Ristolaninen, Vanek, Coutourier, and Sutter? And keep all your best players?

And still have a first round pick available to draft Ristolainen?

It's just not possible.

Nothing madjam says is possible. He is probably playing nhl 13 or something. I thought DSF was bad but at least he had intelligent things to say to counter an agruement, even if they were biased and just trolling for the sake of it. I can't believe some people get their panties in a bunch with guys like DSF but are perfectly fine with people who don't even understand hockey to voice their 'great' opinions.

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#74 Jacob Barron
June 17 2013, 06:17PM
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I heard Carolina had some interest in Nurse. If thats true and Nichushkin slips Then I want Nichushkin, Monahan and Nurse in that order.

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#75 mike mort
June 25 2013, 12:19PM
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madjam wrote:

Hemsky , Horcoff , Petry , Gagner , and our 7th for Buffaloes Vanek , Myers , 8th and 16th pick for starters .

LMFAO....so basically buffalo gives up their 8th & 16th pick + one of the best wingers in the league + Myers for all of Edmonton's trash and their 7th. Oilers Fans are so delusional, they also beleive that Devan Dubnyk will lead them to the promised land. If anything they should go after Miller.

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