Prospect Ramblings – Top 11 Mock Draft

Pat Quinn





Welcome to the Thursday Ramblings. I still have no idea what to write about and I really do not make it easy on myself by following my news twitter instead of my hockey one. Also listen, for next week I want to answer questions so can you all send me twitter questions to @FHPQuinn. Also throw some in the comments and I will hopefully remind myself to read them!


This week I will create the top 11 draft picks and the teams that will pick them based on current standings.


But first my #GoodTweet of the week:


I do not have a good tweet because I have been bad at twitter. So, I will just say: Stay safe out there, don’t spread this thing and enjoy the indoors. I know I have enough video games, movies/shows, books, and hobbies to do. I am also fortunate enough to still have a job, so I am quite thankful for that.





Ok here we go…………………..



First overall for the Detroit Red Wings …

Alexis Lafreniere, LW

  • Do I need to write anything here? Detroit gets the best player available. If I was Detroit, I would keep the Bertuzzi-Larkin-Mantha line and mix in Lafreniere, Fabbri, Zadina, Veleno, Hirose, and Timashov. Holy does this team need a 2/3C to work with Veleno because Glendening, Helm, and Filppula all stink. If Jeff Blashill is still head coach, I can see those six listed above fighting for fourth line ice time only (I hope this is just a joke!)



Second overall for the Ottawa Senators …

Quinton Byfield, C

  • I mean how do you not? He is the future 1C for Ottawa jumping Brown, Norris, and White



Third overall to the Ottawa Senators from the San Jose Sharks who in hindsight really wish they still had this pick …

Marco Rossi, C – 67s

  • Ottawa picks Rossi as he is so skilled and right in the team’s backyard, considering how cheap the franchise is with scouting budgets Rossi would cost the minimal cost prospect. My only concern on them passing on him is that he is on the smaller side, but drafting a 6-4 centre ahead should make this pick quite easy



Fourth overall to the Los Angeles Kings …

Cole Perfetti, C/LW

  • I am having the Kings select Cole Perfetti (Mom’s Spaghetti) with the fourth overall selection as I believe they prefer the North American players to the European (and definitely Russian) ones, unless there is a European kid that slides a crazy amount (Hi Sam Fagemo). Also, Turcotte, Perfetti, Kupari and Kopitar down the middle… good luck rest of NHL



Fifth overall to the Anaheim Ducks …

Lucas Raymond, RW/LW

  • The Ducks love Swedes and Raymond would be a great pick at five. They are pretty set at centre for the future with Zegras, Steel and Lundestrom. If anything, the Ducks are lacking on defense and the wings for future great players so why not add a stud in Raymond



Sixth overall to the New Jersey Devils, who since they no longer have Taylor Hall likely are not moving up to first overall and you know what, as a Devils fan I will take them moving to third overall as I cannot be too greedy …

Alexander Holtz, RW/LW

  • The Devils could use a big-time goal scorer and Holtz fits that mold perfectly. Considering they are set with Hischer, Hughes, and Zacha (yes, I still believe) down the middle they need a big goal scorer to set up perfectly with Hughes. Imagine this: UFA-Hicher-Palmieri; Boqvist-Hughes-Holtz; and Gusev-Zacha-Bratt



Seventh overall to the Buffalo Sabres …

Tim Stutzle