Everyone else is doing it, so why not us? Besides, it’s not like anything interesting was going on in the NHL last night. So most of the staff at WingsNation.com got together in our Slack Channel and put together a mock draft.
The rules were simple: picks were randomly assigned and you can pick whoever you want.
We had some real fun while doing it, so I’ve included some of the commentary and banter from our chat between the picks. So enjoy our 2018 mock draft and let us know where our most idiotic picks are!
Okay, Buffalo is on the clock…
1st overall (Thomas Williams): Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo
Thomas: ELITE GM’ING
2nd overall (Ian Burgess): Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina
Cameron: Carolina needs more grit tbh
3rd overall (Nick Seguin): Filip Zadina, Montreal
After my third overall pick, we experienced our first instance of technical difficulties as Graham couldn’t edit our shared spreadsheet.
Graham: I’m view only
Ian: Try refreshing, Graham
If only the Ottawa Senators could hit a refresh button to fix everything.
4th overall (Graham McMullen): Quinn Hughes, Ottawa
The explanation for that one? “Karlsson replacement”.
5th overall (John Beiser): Brady Tkachuk, Arizona
Up next, we’ve got the Detroit Red Wings and Cameron Kuom was on the clock.
Nick: The big one Cameron. Who’s it gonna be…….
Thomas: he’s going to take wahlstrom
6th overall (Cameron Kuom): Oliver Wahlstrom, Detroit
Thomas: CALLED IT
7th overall (Nick): Evan Bouchard, Vancouver
There were no comments on this pick.
8th overall (Ian): Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Chicago
Next up, we had the Rangers for their first of three picks.
9th overall (Thomas): Noah Dobson, New York Rangers
If any franchise could use a #proven #winner, it would be the Rangers. In 2048.
10th overall (John): Barrett Hayton, Edmonton
John: It’s Chiarelli
11th overall (Cameron): Dominik Bokk, New York Islanders
This is where we had our second instance of technical difficulties as I had a revelation.
Nick: Yo did I fuck up? Shouldn’t teams have the same GM?
I proceeded to do nothing about it.
12th overall (Graham): Adam Boqvist, New York Islanders (from Calgary)
Thomas: I FORGOT ABOUT BOQVIST
13th overall (Nick): Vitali Kravtsov, Dallas
John: Nill goes back to the Russian well and leaves Farabee on the table. Controversy.
14th overall (Thomas): Joe Veleno, Philadelphia (from St. Louis)
Itssa spicy meatball cheese steak.
15th overall (Graham): Bode Wilde, Florida
Nick: It’s a Wilde-cat!
Thomas: Nick the Dad
16th overall (Ian): Joel Farabee, Colorado
Does it really matter who Colorado picks since they’ll probably end up with Jack Hughes next year?
John: Ty Smith is SLIDING
Thomas: He is better than this
17th overall (Cameron): Jonatan Berggren, New Jersey
With John on the board next, he knows just who he’s going to take.
18th overall (John): Ty Smith, Columbus
They can’t pass on the sliding Ty Smith.
19th overall (Ian): Serron Noel, Philadelphia
Ian: Needs time but could pay off big time
20th overall (Thomas): Rasmus Kupari, Los Angeles
Thomas: There’s some saunas in LA, I think.
21st overall (John): Grigori Denisenko, San Jose
22nd overall (Cameron): Akil Thomas, Ottawa (From Pittsburgh)
Ian: Any chance Dellandrea makes it to 30 Friday night?
23rd overall (Nick): Ty Dellandrea, Anaheim
Nope, sorry Ian.
24th overall (Graham): Jake Wise, Minnesota
For the 25th overall pick, we invited Adam Laskaris, managing editor of The Leafs Nation, over to pick for his team, who will surely pick Ryan Merkley.
25th overall (Adam): Martin Kaut, Toronto
Adam: How did Kaut fall that far?
John: He was my choice if Denisenko was gone.
26th overall (Graham): Rasmus Sandin, New York Rangers (from Boston)
Nothing noteworthy here!
27th overall (Cameron): K’Andre Miller, Chicago (from Nashville)
John: Lundestrom is falling…
28th overall (Nick): Isac Lundestrom, New York Rangers (from Tampa Bay)
Adam: and boom goes the dynamite
With the 29th pick, we had our third instance of technical difficulties.
29th overall (Thomas): K’Andre Miller, St. Louis (from Winnipeg)
Graham: Thomas you dumbass
Nick: There can only be one K’Andre Miller
Thomas: lmao sorry!
29th overall (Thomas): Jake Wise, St. Louis (from Winnipeg)
Thomas: Oh for fuck’s sake
Graham: Get it together man
29th overall (Thomas): Calen Addison, St. Louis (from Winnipeg)
Next, the Wings were back on the board and John would be picking for them this time around.
John: I’m stumped.
Cameron: The pick is pretty obvious to me-
30th overall (John): Allan McShane, Detroit (from Vegas)
Cameron: Jett Woo
He wasn’t going to listen to you anyways, Cameron.
Thomas: McShane is honestly a good pick
31st overall (Ian): Ryan Merkley, Washington
Adam: who gives a shit they won the cup
Who gives a shit indeed. Thanks for reading everyone! Here’s the full list:
|1||Thomas||Buffalo Sabres||Rasmus Dahlin|
|2||Ian||Carolina Hurricanes||Andrei Svechnikov|
|3||Nick||Montreal Canadiens||Filip Zadina|
|4||Graham||Ottawa Senators||Quinn Hughes|
|5||John||Arizona Coyotes||Brady Tkachuk|
|6||Cameron||Detroit Red Wings||Oliver Wahlstrom|
|7||Nick||Vancouver Canucks||Evan Bouchard|
|8||Ian||Chicago Blackhawks||Jesper Kotkaniemi|
|9||Thomas||New York Rangers||Noah Dobson|
|10||John||Edmonton Oilers||Barrett Hayton|
|11||Cameron||New York Islanders||Dominik Bokk|
|12||Graham||New York Islanders (from Calgary)1||Adam Boqvist|
|13||Nick||Dallas Stars||Vitali Kravtsov|
|14||Thomas||Philadelphia Flyers (from St. Louis)2||Joe Veleno|
|15||Graham||Florida Panthers||Bode Wilde|
|16||Ian||Colorado Avalanche||Joel Farabee|
|17||Cameron||New Jersey Devils||Jonatan Berggren|
|18||John||Columbus Blue Jackets||Ty Smith|
|19||Ian||Philadelphia Flyers||Serron Noel|
|20||Thomas||Los Angeles Kings||Rasmus Kupari|
|21||John||San Jose Sharks||Grigori Denisenko|
|22||Cameron||Ottawa Senators (from Pittsburgh)3||Akil Thomas|
|23||Nick||Anaheim Ducks||Ty Dellandrea|
|24||Graham||Minnesota Wild||Jake Wise|
|25||Adam||Toronto Maple Leafs||Martin Kaut|
|26||Graham||New York Rangers (from Boston)4||Rasmus Sandin|
|27||Cameron||Chicago Blackhawks (from Nashville)5||K’Andre Miller|
|28||Nick||New York Rangers (from Tampa Bay)6||Isac Lundestrom|
|29||Thomas||St. Louis Blues (from Winnipeg)7||Calen Addison|
|30||John||Detroit Red Wings (from Vegas)8||Allan McShane|
|31||Ian||Washington Capitals||Ryan Merkley|
For a complete overview of our draft coverage, make sure you check out 2018 Draft Guide:
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