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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Welcome to the Pucking Opinion 2013 Mid-Season Mock Draft from Pucking Mike. 

This is the mid-season Mock Draft. At the end of the season, or lack thereof, we will be doing two mock drafts, just like we did to kick the site off to see who hits more picks. Players get hurt, decline and drop in the rankings as the season goes on, so that’s why we will be doing another two. Our rankings change just like everyone else’s.  

The order and outcome of the picks is based off the increasing chance that the NHL season will be cancelled and the 2013 Entry Draft order will be decided in a different manner than usual. Picks were generally based around team needs as well as rankings. 

To get the order of the draft we used the same method the NHL used back in the 2004-2005 lockout, we went back 4 seasons in playoffs and in the draft. If a team did not make the playoffs or did not had a first overall pick in these years they had a 6.3% of winning the first overall pick.  There were four teams that met the criteria, the Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild. There were 12 Teams had a 4.2% chance of winning the first overall pick and the remaining 14 teams had a 2.1% chance of winning the first overall pick. was the site used to help generate our draft order using the percentages given.


     1.  Dallas Stars -   Nathan MacKinnon – C
  1. Toronto Maple Leafs -  Seth Jones -  D
  2. Winnipeg Jets - Jonathan Drouin -  LW
  3. St. Louis Blues - Valeri Nichushkin – LW
  4. Minnesota Wild - Alexander Barkov – C
  5. Montreal Canadiens - Sean Monahan – C
  6. Anaheim Ducks - Elias Lindholm - C
  7. Columbus Blue Jackets - Curtis Lazar – C
  8. Colorado Avalanche - Adam Erne - LW
  9. New Jersey Devils - Hunter Shinkaruk – C
  10. New York Islanders - Rasmus Ristolainen – D
  11. Buffalo Sabres - Darnell Nurse – D
  12. Columbus Blue Jackets (from NYR) - Zachary Fucale – G
  13. Ottawa Senators - Max Domi  - C
  14. Florida Panthers - Frederik Gauthier – C
  15. Calgary Flames - Alexander Wennberg – C
  16. Philadelphia Flyers - Nikita Zadorov – D
  17. Vancouver Canucks - Josh Morrissey – D
  18. Edmonton Oilers -  Robert Hagg – D
  19. Chicago Blackhawks - Jason Dickinson – LW
  20. Nashville Predators - Artturi Lehkonen LW
  21. San Jose Sharks - Eric Comrie – G
  22. Carolina Hurricanes - Ryan Pulock – G
  23. Phoenix Coyotes - Anthony Mantha – LW
  24. Pittsburgh Penguins - Kerby Rychel – LW
  25. Detroit Red Wings - Jacob De La Rose – C
  26. Washington Capitals - JT Compher – C
  27. Tampa Bay Lightning - Steve Santini – D
  28. Boston Bruins - Andre Burakowsky – LW
  29. Columbus Blue Jackets (from LA) - Samuel Morin – D

Thanks for reading. A mock draft explanation will be coming soon so check back to see why each player was picked when they were picked.

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