The Hockey Buzz Mock Draft rolls on. Rasmus Dahlin went first to Buffalo, Andrei Svechnikov to Carolina, Filip Zadina to Montreal, Noah Dobson to Ottawa, Oliver Wahlstrom to Arizona, Quinn Hughes to Detroit, Vancouver selected Brady Tkachuk, Chicago just picked Adam Boqvist and the Rangers selected Evan Bouchard.
Yesterday, a trade was announced
Edmonton, represented by slimtj, traded the 10th and 133th picks along with Ethan Bear to Dallas, represented by tumbleweed and Adam French, for 13 and Julius Honka. Both teams’ rationale and Dallas’ selection of Jesperi Kotkaniemi was included in yesterday’s blog.
Consensus was that Dallas was the clear winner of the deal, garnering 62% of the 660+ votes and 92% of the 200 votes concurred with the Kotkaniemi selection. As laid out in the parameters and rules below, all trades and selections would be voted on and majority decision would rule, allowing for me to overrule when need be. In this case, majority does rule and the trade is overturned. As such, slimtj100 keeps the 10 and 133 picks and Ethan Bear while tumbleweed retains his 13th pick and Honka.
Slimtj100 selects Kotkaniemi.
Isles, represented by eichiefs9, is on the board for two picks, which will be posted late this afternoon.
Overall Rules and Process
After the pick or trade is made, a poll will be posted to rate the selection or deal. If the majority of people like the pick or trade, that selection stands and it moves on to the next team’s picks. If not, the majority rules and that’s what happens with that team and pick. I have the last right of refusal to keep everything on the up and up and avoid ballot box stuffing. My request to you is that you take this serious and not make a mockery of the mock draft, because that would be an insult to the others who are participating and makes the whole process a sham. But by playing this out, we get to have healthy debate and conversation to remain engaged up and possibly beyond the draft. If teams make deals and they occur before a team’s selection is due, that deal will play a part as to when each person’s selection occurs.
With the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers select Jesperi Kotkaniemi, winger, Assat (FIN).
Rationale for the selection:
Here how this is working: each evening (for now, one pick per day, but we will go to two when we get to second half of the mock draft and possibly even before that, so that we complete on time) the team’s selector emails me their pick and rationale for that selection to firstname.lastname@example.org. If making a trade, the same applies, and all the selectors have been listed below along with their screen name if from this site or their twitter handle if external to help facilitate making trades. I am posting that pick and rationale on the site and create a voting poll. For now, we are using just a yes or no vote for the poll, but if people want me to list other options for the selection at that pick number in cases of a no vote, I am happy to do so, to help make it more robust.
Pretty much the rationale laid out in yesterday’s blog by tumbleweed along with slimtj100 avoiding the Oiler lynch mob who disagreed with the pick.
Up for the 11th and 12th picks in the draft are the Islanders and selecting for New York will be eichiefs, who is on the clock (Picks posted later today)
Buffalo - Rasmus Dahlin
Carolina - Andrei Svechnikov
Montréal – Filip Zadina
Ottawa - Noah Dobson (nyrangers9479 will be up again later with pick 22)
Arizona - Oliver Wahlstrom
Detroit - Quinn Hughes (Pete will also pick 30th)
Vancouver - Brady Tkachuk
Chicago - Adam Boqvist (Panarin27 will also pick 27th)
Rangers - Evan Bouchard (Tom Burton will also pick 26th and 28th)
Edmonton – trade overturned, Oilers pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Islanders (2x) –Eichiefs9
Dallas – tumbleweed, original trade overturned, retains pick
Philadelphia- jmatchett383 (picks 14 and 19)
Florida - jimbo
Colorado - Ranger71
New Jersey - Todd Cordell (Devils blogger on site)
Columbus - Paul Berthelot (Jackets blogger on the site)
Los Angeles - Steve Kournianos (@thedraftanalyst)
San Jose- Sharksfan68
Toronto - Matt1337
Anaheim - Climbdenali12
Minnesota - Dan Wallace (Wild blogger on site)
St. Louis - Isles (Vukota)
Washington - Russ Cohen (@sportsology)