2010 NHL MOCK DRAFT (v3.0) 6-25

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Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!  The third and final 2010 Mock NHL Entry Draft is here for your consumption.  As the hockey minds, the movers and shakers, and future stars converge on downtown LA (6:00p CT, Versus) tonight and tomorrow for an exercise in selection (unless the teenie boppers riot over the Twilight premiere), I have done the leg work for you and figured out who will be going where, pick by pick.  Already this week we’ve had a couple first round picks change hands, and the way it looks, the moves will not stop before, during, or after the draft.

Many of the picks remain the same, but with resources scarce, and different teams with different needs now, some teams missed out on who they hoped for last go round.  Let’s put the Oilers on the clock and get on with this Hollywood production.  Tick….tock…. tick….tick….

By: Bryan Vickroy

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2010 NHL MOCK DRAFT (v2.0 6-22-10)

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We’re back at it again, this time with a full look at the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which goes down Friday and Saturday, June 25-26) from Los Angeles.  This is the year of the defenseman, but nothing will overshadow the saga of who will go #1: Tyler or Taylor?  Action will be hot and heavy, so expect trades and chaos.  Edmonton has the task of choosing between the two wunderkids, so without futher ado, the Oilers are on the clock, and as my idol Jack Bauer would say, “We’re running out of time!”

Before we get to the first pick, here’s a little background information to help make the whole concept of the entry draft a bit clearer.  The Draft is seven rounds long.  All players eligible must be 18 by September 15, and not older than 20 on December 15, except for non North American skaters.  A player who has been drafted can re-enter the draft if he hasn’t signed with the team who owns his rights within two years.  NCAA players may be drafted and keep their eligibility, as long as they do not play for a professional team, or hire an agent.  NCAA player rights are kept until 30 days after the player leaves college.

By: Bryan Vickroy

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