It's NHL entry draft time, and we at Rotoworld gazed into our crystal ball to see how the first round would go Friday night.
1. Islanders-John Tavares
Isles GM Garth Snow
flipped a coin and it landed on tails for Tavares instead of heads for Hedman.
2. Lightning-Victor Hedman (D)
The happiest man in Tampa is now goaltender Mike Smith
, who will have the 6'6" Swede clearing his crease.
3. Avalanche-Matt Duchene (C)
The Avs found their new Joe Sakic
4. Thrashers-Evander Kane (C)
It seems fitting that an Evander should go to Atlanta. Do you think Holyfield is a hockey fan?
5. Kings-Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson (LW)
He could blend in very well on an international line with Anze Kopitar
and Alexander Frolov
6. Coyotes-Jared Cowen (D)
No matter where they end up playing the Coyotes will be much improved with Cowen manning their blueline.
7. Maple Leafs-Brayden Schenn (C)
Buds' GM Brian Burke loves brother acts.
8. Stars-Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D)
Can Ekman-Larsson be the next generation's Zubov? The Stars sure hope so.
9. Senators-Nazem Kadri (C)
With Heatley on the way out, the Sens sure need Kadri to develop quickly.
10. Oilers-Ryan Ellis (D)
The Oilers could strike it rich if Ellis proves to be the second coming of Paul Coffey
11. Predators-Scott Glennie (C)
Glennie may develop into a more than adequate replacement for the wayward Alexander Radulov
12. Wild-Jordan Schroeder (RW)
The Minnesota native may ease the loss of star scorer Marian Gaborik
13. Sabres-Dmitri Kulikov (D)
Desperate for some scoring from the blueline, the Sabres hope Kulikov can provide the solution.
14. Panthers-Simon Despres (D)
Despres may be the physical presence the Cats need on their blueline.
15. Ducks-John Moore (D)
Moore may be the best skating defenseman since Scott Niedermayer
. No wonder the Ducks covet him.