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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


The questions are plentiful when it comes to drafting and predicting who the next best players are each year. The exciting part, nobody is wrong, until the draft actually has finished in June. There are several rankings out there for the fans to follow through credible sources and less credible. Last year I only listed each player one at a time. This year I am releasing my full Top 15 NHL Draft Prospects and then will be doing a brief write up of each player as the weeks go on. I have posted my predicted rankings of players for the top 15 for the past two years but last year was my first time posting here at Oilers Jambalaya. First a look back at my ranking last year. Here is the link... 

Each one of these players are ranked in the order I believe they will be ranked in by the top Prospect Guru's of the game. Teams do draft for need so it is not intended to be a mock draft.

1. Nathan Mackinnon
2. Seth Jones
3. Sean Monahan
4. Aleksander Barkov
5. Hunter Shinkaruk
6. Curtis Lazar
7.  Jonathan Drouin
8.  Ryan Pulock
9.  Elias Lindholm
10.  Valeri Nichushkin
11.  Anthony Duclair
12.  Max Domi
13.  J.T Compher
14.  Josh Morrissey,
15.   Adam Erne

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  1. How will the NHL pick the 30 Team order if the season is canceled?

  2. The order will most likely occur much the same as what was deemed 'The Crosby Lottery'. There could be some small changes but nothing major I am sure. Most experts like Bob McKenzie believe it will probably remain done the same way.

    There was lots of talk about it being rigged and all, but people seem to have conspiracy theories all the time. Some think it was rigged last year with Edmonton getting the pick as well. It's still lots of luck.

    Difference with a lottery following a cancelled season is, all the teams have a CHANCE. Not a good one, but a chance. For every 1st OV pick you have had , a ball will be removed from your chances. That means Edmonton is very unlikely to get another #1 OV. I would think they would still be a top 10 pick but definitely not 1 or 2.

    Can't see a full year lock-out, too much money too lose for both sides and the potential harm to the game is greater if cancelling a season rather then part of a year.


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