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2009 NHL Mock Entry Draft

Monday, June 22, 2009

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 (C)

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 in Duchene.

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.

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