Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Personal Edmonton Oilers Mock Draft May Edition 2010

1st Round - 1st Overall - Taylor Hall - LW - Windsor - Very dynamic player. Will be whatever you want him to be and do it at a very high level, shooter, playmaker, net-crasher, skater, he does it all. A franchise player that one could build a team around.

2nd Round - 31st Overall - Alex Petrovic - D - Red Deer - Petrovic is solid stay at home Dman. He's big, tough, skates well and positional sound. Not afraid to drop the mitts but not the best fighter around. Kind of projecting to be a Ladislav Smid type Dman. I'd like to say we get Dylan McIlrath here, but I think we'd have to trade up to get a chance at him.

2nd Round - 50ish Overall - Brad Ross - LW - Portland - Agitator Extraordinaire. Skates well, hits well, and has a decent nose for the net. Projecting to be a Steve Downie type player.

3rd Round - 61st Overall - Kevin Sundher - C - Chilliwack - Two way center, versatile type player, excels in a lot of roles, doesn't dominate in anyone of them, but plays a feisty game. The talent at center for the Oilers is getting a little thin, good way to start restocking with this pick. Reminds me of Scott Gomez.

4th Round - 91st Overall - Philipp Grubauer - G - Windsor - Flexible goaltender with excellant leg strength going side to side. Won the starting goaltending job in Windsor in the OHL playoffs. Not a big sample size from him, but he has been a difference maker for Windsor in the playoffs. Reminds me a lot of Jeff Deslauriers in that he seems to be all legs in the net.

5th overall - 121st Overall - John Ramage - D - U of Wisconsin - Good value pick if he falls this far as projected. He's a slightly undersized defensive Dman, block shots and positional sound, very good at anticipating, cerebral player. At 6' 195 lbs, if he can fill out a bit, he could have a long career in the NHL. Plays like a younger Steve Staios.

6th overall - 151st Overall - Darren Archibald - LW - Barrie - Here's the coke machine everyone has been waiting for, but he can play. You either love him or hate him. He plays a very in your face style and loves body contact. Some say he might even be a cheap player. Is going to need a lot of work on his game to make it to the next level otherwise he'll just end up being a punching bag. but he skates well for a big man. A very raw Dustin Byfuglien.

6th overall - 162st Overall - Taylor Carnivale - C - Barrie - Back to back Barrie picks. Unheralded center that plays on a strong Barrie team. Undersized waterbug type center that knows his role on the Barrie squad. Kinda Todd Marchant with a better shot.

6th overall - 170th Overall - Craig Cunningham - LW - Vancouver - Undersized offensive wizard. Him or Brendon Gallagher would be fine picks here. Can hope for the best and say that they might be one day NHLers, but they are projecting to be career AHLers at this point. Kind of in the same category that Brendon Kozun found himself in last year.

7th Overall - 181st Overall - Peter Hrasko - D - Slovakia - Undersized Dman at 5'9 175 lbs, that likes to play a lot bigger than that. Is a PP QB for Slovakia Jr team. CSB doesn't even have him rated which is kind of surprising, he could be the very hidden gem of the draft. I would like to say he plays like Lubomir Visnovsky, but he's probably closer to Marc-Andre Bergeron.

Thats my rundown, we'll see how close I get it come draft day.

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