An Early Mock Draft

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on June 24, 2009 — 1 Comment

With the Illegal Curve Mock Draft being unveiled on the Illegal Curve Radio Show tonight at 7pm CST, (click here to listen live), and with my absence from the show (I’m going to be at the Entry Draft in Montreal), I got a little bit of a head start on the IC Crew by posting which players should be taken by the teams selecting 1-10 in the first round of the Entry Draft.

Here is an excerpt:

The talent available at the top of this draft is unquestionable. So much so that there has been an ongoing debate on Long Island, as to which player the Islanders should select, for some time now. While the fans’ prevailing sentiment is with John Tavares, various media outlets have reported that the Islanders’ man could be Victor Hedman or even Matt Duchene.

Even with all the speculation, expect the Islanders to take John Tavares. Simply, he is expected to be a top sniper for the next 15-plus seasons and is worthy of the hype he’s been receiving. While many scouts believe his biggest flaw is his skating, they don’t believe that will hinder Tavares too much at the next level.

Click here to read the entire article.

  • Missourimike

    Excellent analysis Richard. Really well developed piece.