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    NEW mock drafts at NHL.com

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=69707

    The four mock drafts have the Bruins taking:

    ~ Ryan Murphy

    ~ Nathan Beaulieu (two times)

    ~ Sven Baertschi

    MORREALE

    1
    Edmonton Oilers
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
    SKINNY: The CHL's top pro prospect had 31 goals, 106 points, a plus-30 rating and led league with 75 assists

    2
    Colorado Avalanche
    Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: NHL-ready power forward would be perfect complement Paul Stastny, Matt Duchene or Ryan O'Reilly

    3
    Florida Panthers
    Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
    SKINNY: Poise, vision and cannon shot would come in handy alongside future partner Erik Gudbranson

    4
    New Jersey Devils
    Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Memorial Cup MVP was third in Q in G (43) and Pts (105); averaged 1.57 points in 19 playoff games

    5
    New York Islanders
    Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: CHL Scholastic Player of the Year fills need; solid puck mover, good skater with an edge; 58pts in 67gms

    6
    Ottawa Senators
    Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Sens secure future star in the middle; League MVP had 36 goals, 96 points.

    7
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: The need for a pure goal-scorer ends with the tenacious Strome; 33 goals, 9 power-play goals, 106 points

    8
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: A power-play specialist (14 PPG); led all draft-eligible OHL defensemen in OHL with 79 points (26 goals)

    9
    Boston Bruins (via TOR)
    Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Fills need along aging blue line; transitional dynamo with speed, poise and great shot; 45 pts in 65 gms

    10
    Minnesota Wild
    Mika Zibanejad, C, Djurgarden (SWE)
    SKINNY: The most improved European skater brings power, soft hands around the cage, vision and speed


    Kimelman
    1
    Edmonton Oilers
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
    SKINNY: Drafted goal-scorer last year in Hall; this year they find his set-up man

    2
    Colorado Avalanche
    Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: Fearsome forechecker will clear lots of room for Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny

    3
    Florida Panthers
    Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Panthers looking for skill and scoring; Memorial Cup MVP topper on sublime season

    4
    New Jersey Devils
    Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
    SKINNY: Big Swede (6-3, 200) could be franchise's best defenseman since Scott Niedermayer 

    5
    New York Islanders
    Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: Big blueliner (6-4, 187) not afraid to get physical, and can chip in offensively

    6
    Ottawa Senators
    Mika Zibanejad, C, Djurgarden (SWE)
    SKINNY: Power forward lauded for good hands, vision and skating ability

    7
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: High-skill forward filled the nets this past season - 33 goals in 65 games

    8
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: Elite puck-mover has potential to be big-time power-play quarterback

    9
    Boston Bruins (via TOR)
    Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Has good size (6-2, 174) and high level of offensive skill, very good in own end

    10
    Minnesota Wild
    Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Big and talented, and skilled in all phases of the game

    Hoffner
    1
    Edmonton Oilers
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
    SKINNY: Crafty, shifty forward with great vision. The best player in draft

    2
    Colorado Avalanche
    Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: Great leadership qualities and very mature. Power forward will complement great PP line with Duchene

    3
    Florida Panthers
    Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: After Memorial Cup MVP performance, speedy forward is poised for success

    4
    New Jersey Devils
    Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Big reason why Sea Dogs won Memorial Cup. Devils are in need of a skilled defenseman

    5
    New York Islanders
    Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
    SKINNY: Some scouts believe he the big Swede will go higher. Top five prospect for sure

    6
    Ottawa Senators
    Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: Big, solid defenseman who can throw the body around; had a great OHL playoff run

    7
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: Leadership qualities complement his flashy offensive skills

    8
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: The skilled forward dominated the QMJHL last two seasons

    9
    Boston Bruins (via TOR)
    Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL)
    SKINNY: Skilled forward with great hands, lots of fun to watch

    10
    Minnesota Wild
    Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: Had 79 points in 63 games; he loves to pinch and add to the offense

    Persaud
    1
    Edmonton Oilers
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
    SKINNY: Best player in the draft is a must for the Oilers

    2
    Colorado Avalanche
    Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Stock is soaring after he took home Memorial Cup MVP award

    3
    Florida Panthers
    Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
    SKINNY: Rebuild continues on the back end; future Larsson-Gudbranson pairing is solid

    4
    New Jersey Devils
    Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: Power forward ready to step right into the NHL as Devils look to rebound next season

    5
    New York Islanders
    Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: Stay-at-home blueliner eventually will complement Calvin de Haan nicely

    6
    Ottawa Senators
    Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
    SKINNY: Stocked with defense prospects, they need a top-six forward; Strome had 33 goals, 106 points

    7
    Atlanta Thrashers
    Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
    SKINNY: Team goes off the board for balanced blueliner to fill out prospect pool

    8
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
    SKINNY: Blue Jackets fans will be ecstatic if talented center falls to this spot

    9
    Boston Bruins (via TOR)
    Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
    SKINNY: Murphy's offensive game drawing comparisons to a young Bobby Orr -- makes him the perfect Bruins pick

    10
    Minnesota Wild
    Mika Zibanejad, C, Djurgarden (SWE)
    SKINNY: Right-shooting forward can play in the middle or right wing, two areas of need for the Wild

    One of these mocks has Sean Couturier falling to the B's at #9 AND has them passing on him.  Is this guy a Wild fan?

     
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    Article on the FINAL Mock drafts before the actual draft in six days:

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=566096&navid=DL|NHL|DraftMicrosite2011
     
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    Seems like the pundits have narrowed it down to the young d-men:
    Murphy
    Beaulieu
    Hamilton

    Some possible forwards:
    Bartschi
    Zibanejad

    Potential sliders:
    Strome
    Couturier

    Any way they go, sounds like they will land a really nice prospect.
     
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    can't go wrong with offensive d-men Murphy or Beaulieu....

    Murphy's been compared to Scott Niedermayer and Beaulieu says his idol was none other than the great Bobby Orr....

    as for Couturier, i'd be surprised to see him drop that far down....
     
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    "SKINNY: Murphy's offensive game drawing comparisons to a young Bobby Orr -- makes him the perfect Bruins pick"

    That's just awful.
     
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    I have a sneaky feeling that someone (Winnipeg/Phoenix) is going to become enamored with one of these defenceman in the draft and the Bruins are going to trade out of the #9 spot.

    Murrphy has been compared to Phil Housley and maybe Winnipeg would like to draft the future Housley?

     
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    I saw Beaulieu play at the Memorial Cup.  He would need to be a little stronger physically in his own end but he has good size and will fill out.  I like him because he is an amazing skater, has good hands and is so calm with the puck on his stick.  A future possible power play quarterback.
     
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    Murph who I like and would love to have is a far cry from Orr and Housley drafted 6th, scored 31 at 20, very big expectations from  a kid would love to have him and him live up to them.

    If Coutur is available at #9, I don't care who else is available I take him, would have taken him a very close #3 last year.

    2nd round we steal Puempel.
     
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    Tambellini (sp?) is looking hard to try n deal down keep this in mind.
     
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    I don't know why he would, he needs a centermen.  Maybe he wants a defenseman.

    I have a hunch 2 or 3 of the defensemen will be gone before 9th and the Bruins will end up with either Strome, Landeskog or Couturier.

     
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    Nothing to add here, just want to say these are my favorite type of threads on here.  
     
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    If the Bruins get a shot at drafting Couturier or Landeskog at 9th it would be a successful draft no matter what happens after that. A possibility but IMO unlikely. Strome is one player I could see dropping as far as 9th or further.
     
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    My Draft updated yesterday (2 Rounds)
    http://www.mynhldraft.com/NHL-Mock-Draft/

    1st Round: Murphy
    2nd Round: Rakell

    Another mock with the Bruins having the choice between Murphy and Beaulieu (Larsson goes #3 & Hamilton goes #5).
     
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    If we get ryan Murphy ...we will win the Cup the next 5 years ..
    Stanley cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
    Stanley cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
    Stanley cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
    Stanley cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
    Stanley cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013
    Stanley cup to the BRUINS in 2011-2012-2013


     
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    I think with this draft that we can afford to take a player that is a long-term type. With a great core group already in place, the encouraging play this season from Seguin, Marchand and Kampfer, and the type of prospect depth that we have (solid, but not dynamic), we can afford to take a risk. 

    The majority of the mock drafts that have come out this year have shown us taking a defenseman (usually Murphy or Beaulieu), and while having an offensively talented defenseman would fill the exact need the prospect depth shows now, I think Chiarelli will continue to do the best player available. 

    For my money I'd love to see either Strome or Hamilton fall to 9. That seems pretty unlikely, trust me when I say I know I'm dreaming. However, the lack of obvious choices in this draft, coupled with the wacky nature of some teams each year, offers up the opportunity to see something strange happen. With the exception of Nugent-Hopkins, Huberdeau, Larsson and Landeskog, this draft is a complete wildcard. The smart money (the majority of the mock drafts available right now) show guys like Murphy, Beaulieu and Zibenejad available at 9. Either of those three would look great for the Bruins in a few years. Guys the Bruins are also expected to choose are guys like Duncan Seimens and Jameison Oleksiak. I understand the interest in Oleksiak, and picking him would be relying in the Chara like comparisons, but I do not see the Bruins taking him, and I certainly hope that the Bruins don't take Seimens. For my money I look at Seimens and see a slightly richer man's version of Mark Stuart (who I like as a player, but not at 9th overall). Seimens will be an NHL player, but if he does more than the 4th defenseman who can kill penalities I'll be shocked. I think he screams "Colten Teubert" (12th overall pick in the 2008 draft by Los Angeles), tough as nails player but no offensive upside. 

    I think with the 9th overall pick the hail mary pick should go to someone who could represent the greatest offensive force at their position. Someone like Murphy, who, despite his need for physical and defensive grooming, has an amazing upside. Or someone like Strome, who's offensive tools give him arguably the highest offensive ceiling in this draft. 


    As for the second round, I highly doubt he's available at 40, but if they're still doing the BPA and shooting for the stars I'd love to see Chiarelli draft Rocco Grimaldi. His size will scare most away, but for those who stay his offensive skills will keep them coming back again and again. 3-4 inches separates Grimaldi from late 1st round at the highest to easy top 5 pick. 
     
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    In Response to Re: NEW mock drafts at NHL.com:[QUOTE]I don't know why he would, he needs a centermen.  Maybe he wants a defenseman. Posted by bim09[/QUOTE]

    Bim, Could you elaborate a little more as Edmonton has taken nothing but wingers and centers since 2004. Other than Peckham and Whitney who do the Oilers really have on the blueline that they could pass up on a blue chipper ?
     
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    sorry guys, no way Landeskog is available at #9....

    along with Hopkins and Larsson, they've been in the top 4-5 for the last year....  forget about Huberdeau and Hamilton too....

    i'd be very surprised if Couturier drops down to the B'S, but if he does it's a no-brainer....

    as for the rest, Strome, Bartschi and Zibanejad are centers and the B'S are set there for awhile....  

    B'S will most likely get either Murphy, Beaulieu or Siemens.... 
     
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    In Response to Re: NEW mock drafts at NHL.com:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NEW mock drafts at NHL.com : Bim, Could you elaborate a little more as Edmonton has taken nothing but wingers and centers since 2004. Other than Peckham and Whitney who do the Oilers really have on the blueline that they could pass up on a blue chipper ?
    Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]

    the big swede seems to be the perfect fit for the oilers.  they are deep up front.  i do see them adding some veteran presence back there.
     
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    [QUOTE]sorry guys, no way Landeskog is available at #9.... along with Hopkins and Larsson, they've been in the top 4-5 for the last year....  forget about Huberdeau and Hamilton too.... i'd be very surprised if Couturier drops down to the B'S, but if he does it's a no-brainer.... as for the rest, Strome, Bartschi and Zibanejad are centers and the B'S are set there for awhile....   B'S will most likely get either Murphy, Beaulieu or Siemens.... 
    Posted by days-of-Orr[/QUOTE]

    I was under the impression that Bartschi can play center or wing?

    Anyone think Strome, Zibanejed or Couturier would have any trouble playing wing in the NHL? 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NEW mock drafts at NHL.com : I was under the impression that Bartschi can play center or wing? Anyone think Strome, Zibanejed or Couturier would have any trouble playing wing in the NHL? 
    Posted by Crowls2424[/QUOTE]

    my wrong, Bartschi's a winger.... 

    whereas i'd look at him i'd pass on Zibanejad who doesn't seem to possess much offensive upside and has been compared to Bobby Holik....
     
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    Mock drafts are all over the map right now, I've seen Hamilton at 12th, Siemens at 8th all the way to 28th!  Nathan B and Murphy are all over the map too, this draft seems like a total crap shoot after RNH, which favors a team like us picking 9th.  We could end up with a guy who is top 5 on our board.  Scouts have said the top 6 guys are one level of elite talent, with a slight dropoff to a second group of 7-10 other guys, and then the next 30-50 could go anywhere from mid first to early 3rd.  Sounds like another good year to have a top 10 pick, problem is, I'm totally confused as to who I want at this point!
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Dougie Hamilton or Sean Couturier available at #9 (which is my ideal scenario).  I would love if one of those guys fell to the Bruins.

    Does anyone remember the 2010 Draft?  Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley were both SURE FIRE top 7 players (some predicted that Gudbranson, Fowler and Gormley were going to go 3-4-5 after Hall/Seguin).  Then the Hurricanes picked Jeff Skinner at #7, then the Rangers drafted Dylan McIlrath at #10 and the Blues grabbed Jack Campbell at #11.  Fowler and Gormley fell to #12 and #13, which NO ONE predicted.

    This draft is considered to be more unpredictable than the 2010 draft, so don't be shocked to see one of the top eight teams fall in love with Murphy, Zibanejad, Beaulieu, Siemens, Oleksiak, Bartschi or Armia.

    I just hope that the B's jump all over Hamilton or Courturier if they do, in fact, slide to them.
     
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    [QUOTE]Murph who I like and would love to have is a far cry from Orr and Housley drafted 6th, scored 31 at 20, very big expectations from  a kid would love to have him and him live up to them. If Coutur is available at #9, I don't care who else is available I take him, would have taken him a very close #3 last year. 2nd round we steal Puempel.
    Posted by No4BobbyOrr-GOAT[/QUOTE]
    Agreed on COuturier. I don't care if Hamilton, Beaulieu or Murph is available at #9, if Couturier is, YOU DRAFT HIM. I really like his skill set and potential, although he needs work on his skating.
     
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    [QUOTE]Tambellini (sp?) is looking hard to try n deal down keep this in mind.
    Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
    No way I support moving up to #1. We don't need a Nugent-Hopkins. We have enough playmaking (secondary in goal scoring) Centres on this team. If you're gonna move up, go to #3 or #4 and try for Larsson or possibly Landeskog. We likely would not have to give up as much as we would for #1 overall. I personally don't think RNH is the best player in the draft. I think that honor belongs to Larsson or Landeskog, both, or atleast one, will probably be available at around #3/4.
     
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    [QUOTE]I wouldn't be surprised to see Dougie Hamilton or Sean Couturier available at #9 (which is my ideal scenario).  I would love if one of those guys fell to the Bruins. Does anyone remember the 2010 Draft?  Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley were both SURE FIRE top 7 players (some predicted that Gudbranson, Fowler and Gormley were going to go 3-4-5 after Hall/Seguin).  Then the Hurricanes picked Jeff Skinner at #7, then the Rangers drafted Dylan McIlrath at #10 and the Blues grabbed Jack Campbell at #11.  Fowler and Gormley fell to #12 and #13, which NO ONE predicted. This draft is considered to be more unpredictable than the 2010 draft, so don't be shocked to see one of the top eight teams fall in love with Murphy, Zibanejad, Beaulieu, Siemens, Oleksiak, Bartschi or Armia. I just hope that the B's jump all over Hamilton or Courturier if they do, in fact, slide to them.
    Posted by Bigpapa1977[/QUOTE]
    I agree on Couturier. Murph, idk. I'd be perfectly content selecting a Beaulieu or Hamilton. However, if Sean slides to around #7, I'd for sure give PC the "green light" to go up and attempt a trade. If, for some way, Larsson is available at #5 or #6, I'd also give him the green light.

    Realistically, the top 5 players (in order) I'd live to have would be...
    1.) Couturier
    2.) Beaulieu
    3.) Murphy
    4.) Hamilton
    5.) Strome
     
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