Marty York’s squad:
Round Pick Player Name Pos Team Pick Type
1 4 Chris Kunitz F Pittsburgh Penguins AUTO
2 17 Pascal Dupuis F Pittsburgh Penguins MANUAL
3 24 Patrice Bergeron F Boston Bruins MANUAL
4 37 Mike Green D Washington Capitals MANUAL
5 44 Nicklas Backstrom F Washington Capitals MANUAL
6 57 Jeff Carter F Los Angeles Kings MANUAL
7 64 Matt Cullen F Minnesota Wild MANUAL
8 77 Brandon Saad F Chicago Blackhawks MANUAL
9 84 Jonathan Bernier G Los Angeles Kings MANUAL
10 97 Patrick Marleau F San Jose Sharks MANUAL
11 104 Brooks Orpik D Pittsburgh Penguins MANUAL
12 117 Andrew Ference D Boston Bruins MANUAL
13 124 Mark Fraser D Toronto Maple Leafs MANUAL
14 137 Vladimir Tarasenko F St. Louis Blues MANUAL
15 144 Peter Budaj G Montreal Canadiens MANUAL
16 157 Michael Del Zotto D New York Rangers MANUAL
17 164 Cal Clutterbuck F Minnesota Wild MANUAL
18 177 Jason Chimera F Washington Capitals MANUAL
19 184 Brad Boyes F New York Islanders MANUAL
20 197 Pierre-Marc Bouchard F Minnesota Wild MANUAL
Steven Lampert’s team, with pick-by-pick analysis:
Round 1 (Pick 5): Jonathan Toews
Toews put together a solid regular season. If the Blackhawks continue their hot season through the playoffs, their captain will be a big part of it.
Round 2 (Pick 16): Antti Niemi
While the Sharks draw a difficult matchup against the Canucks in round one, Niemi could steal the series for them, making him a high-risk high-reward pick.
Round 3 (Pick 25): Braden Holtby
Holtby broke out in last year’s postseason, and I’m a believer in his clutch ability. Not to mention that the Caps have been hot of late.
Round 4 (Pick 36): Tyler Seguin
The dynamic 21-year-old had a disappointing regular season, but he has the talent to put up some big points in the playoffs.
Round 5 (Pick 45): P.K. Subban
Quite surprised the Norris Trophy favorite made it this far through the draft, so I’ll happily take his production even if the Habs may not have enough to make it past the second round.
Round 6 (Pick 56): Mike Ribeiro
Ribeiro has been so consistent this season, and should receive huge minutes in the Caps’ postseason run.
Round 7 (Pick 65): David Backes
St. Louis will be in tough against the defending Stanley Cup champions in the first round. If they advance, Backes will be a large reason why.
Round 8 (Pick 76): Max Pacioretty
After missing the chance to participate in the playoffs last season, Pacioretty should come out firing on all cylinders this year.
Round 9 (Pick 85): Mike Richards
Richards always seems to pick up his game in the playoffs. If the Kings can advance past the Blues, expect more of the same from him.
Round 10 (Pick 96): Ryan Callahan
The Rangers underperformed this season, but Callahan is a gritty player with some scoring potential which is a great combination for playoff hockey.
Round 11 (Pick 105): Matt Cooke
May have jumped the gun here a bit, but Cooke may provide some point production in addition to his hit total.
Round 12 (Pick 116): Jake Muzzin
The 24-year-old had a quietly good rookie season for the Kings, and he may provide a spark in the back end for the defending champs.
Round 13 (Pick 125): Dougie Hamilton
Another rookie defenceman that should have some energy left in the tank, Hamilton is a breakout candidate this postseason.
Round 14 (Pick 136): Dan Hamhuis
While Hamhuis has put together a string of quality seasons with the Canucks, he has never performed well in the postseason. Here’s hoping that changes this year.
Round 15 (Pick 145): Maxim Lapierre
Lapierre adds grit and proved during Vancouver’s 2010-2011 run to the cup that he can have an impact in postseason play.
Round 16 (Pick 156): David Perron
Much like his teammate David Backes, Perron is a threat on both ends of the ice, and should produce if the Blues can get past the Kings.
Round 17 (Pick 165): Luca Sbisa
There is no doubt that Sbisa is limited offensively, but this pick had more to do with his potential to compile hits and PIMs, and the fact that I had yet to select any Ducks players.
Round 18 (Pick 176): Tyler Kennedy
I was fairly pleased to see Kennedy still on the board this late in the draft. In last year’s postseason, he tallied six points in six games for the Penguins.
Round 19 (Pick 185): Mason Raymond
Raymond will be relied upon to generate some secondary scoring for the Canucks if they are to advance. His playoff experience may work to his advantage.
Round 20 (Pick 196): Justin Abdelkader
I wanted to draft a Red Wing in case they pull off the upset over the Ducks in round one. Abdelkader can perhaps provide some offence.
Brian Rosenbaum’s pick-by-pick analysis:
6) Kris Letang- Best defenseman in the draft in my opinion. Hoped to get more Penguins to with him but alas it didn’t work out.
15) Jonathan Quick-Playoff tested and rounding into form. Kings could have their way with the Blues.
26) Duncan Keith-I believe in drafting positions of scarcity first. Keith is the best defenseman on the west’s best team.
35) Joe Thornton-Maybe when we least expect it…
46) Evgeni Nabokov-I got nervous there wouldn’t be any starting goalies left so I grabbed the veteran.
55) Nathan Horton-I meant to draft Krejci first. Luckily for me he was still there 11 spots later.
66) David Krejci-The Bruins haven’t looked good the last few weeks. That’s why I think they will do well in the playoffs. Make sense?
75) Dan Boyle-I just fell into a Sharks and Bruins thing at this point and Boyle is always good in the post-season.
86) Logan Couture-Continuing with my Sharks’ theme Couture was the best forward to pair with Thornton.
95) Joe Pavelski-Another Shark and a great player in the clutch.
104) Rich Peverley-Thought it was time to go back to Boston and he was the best left on the board.
115) John Carlson-Capitals could be good and I needed a d-man. Thought he was good value at #115 overall.
126) Niklas Kronwall-Started a late collection of Red Wings 13 rounds in. Not sure why!
135) Martin Havlat-I wanted the last decent San Jose forward and he was it.
146) Sergei Gonchar-An oldie but a goodie. Just in case the Sens pull an upset against the Penguins or Bruins.
155) Martin Erat-I figured since I had Carlson I should try and get another Capital and Erat should be motivated to do well in the post-season.
166) Daniel Paille-Bruins all the way baby!
175) Valtteri Filppula-I picked him because I wanted to finally learn how to spell his name.
186) Damien Brunner-Talented rookie. If you don’t pick a guy named Damien you’re bucking for trouble.
195 Robin Lehner-I needed a 3rd goalie and drafted Lehner just in case the injury-prone Anderson goes down.
Ryan Dadoun’s team:
Round Pick Player Name Pos Team Pick Type
1 7 Corey Crawford G Chicago Blackhawks MANUAL
2 14 James Neal F Pittsburgh Penguins MANUAL
3 27 Zdeno Chara D Boston Bruins MANUAL
4 34 Brad Marchand F Boston Bruins MANUAL
5 47 Milan Lucic F Boston Bruins MANUAL
6 54 Brent Seabrook D Chicago Blackhawks MANUAL
7 67 Bryan Bickell F Chicago Blackhawks MANUAL
8 74 Dennis Seidenberg D Boston Bruins MANUAL
9 87 Matt Moulson F New York Islanders MANUAL
10 94 Michal Rozsival D Chicago Blackhawks MANUAL
11 107 Viktor Stalberg F Chicago Blackhawks MANUAL
12 114 Matt Martin F New York Islanders MANUAL
13 127 Johan Franzen F Detroit Red Wings MANUAL
14 134 Mark Streit D New York Islanders MANUAL
15 147 Michal Neuvirth G Washington Capitals MANUAL
16 154 Matt Beleskey F Anaheim Ducks MANUAL
17 167 Jarret Stoll F Los Angeles Kings MANUAL
18 174 Daniel Winnik F Anaheim Ducks MANUAL
19 187 Vladimir Sobotka F St. Louis Blues MANUAL
20 194 Dustin Penner F Los Angeles Kings MANUAL
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