And here we are at last. The 2007 NHL Entry Draft from
The Peerless makes no claim to have seen any of these fine young men in action. We’re as clueless as Eklund when it comes to their respective skills and depend on what we read from a variety of scouting sites, media outlets, bloggers, and mock drafts. Then, The Peerless throws all that out so he can go for the punch line. But as we rush head long into this year’s “everyone can be a GM” moment, The Peerless is imagining what will transpire . . .
The clock strikes 7:00 pm. Gary Bettman is greeted by throngs of adoring fans adept at masking their cheers as boos. The Commissioner slithers to the podium, clears his throat, flicks his forked tongue once. . . twice . . and announces . . . “with the first overall pick in the 2007 National Hockey League entry draft, the Chicago Blackhawks select . . .
1. Patrick Kane, RW. Patrick Kane is an anagram for “a tanker pick.” Given the Blackhawks’ record since the Pleistocene Age, this might be the only club who could draft Kane and have this happen. Good #1:
Sidney Crosby…Alex Ovechkin...Bad #1: Alexandre Daigle.
5. Washington – Jakub Voracek, C. Satisfies the club’s minimum requirements of Jakubs if Klepis is moved. Good #5: Jaromir Jagr (no, really)…Bad #5: Daniel Dore.
7. Columbus – Keaton Ellerby, D. Keaton is one of those sturdy Canadian names, like Brendan or Doug.
17. NY Rangers – Lars Eller, LW. I read somewhere…ok, everywhere, that this kid could be the highest pick ever from
25. Vancouver – Oscar Moller, C. My baloney has a first name . . . oh, c’mon, you knew it was coming. Good #25: Mark Howe…Bad #25: Eric Lavigne.
And there you have it...the only mock draft you'll ever need!