Beer League Hero's NHL Draft Predictions #1-10

Alright, It's getting close enough to the draft that we can do a proper mock up. But before we do that I'd like to make a polite request. If you wouldn't mind, please add me to your twitter @beerleagueheroe. If you don't have twitter, that's ok, I also operate a facebook page, "Like" it if you're a facebooker OR if you want to check out a sweet Oilers Blog, go to the home of the Beer League Hero!

So let's get picks #1-10 done!

No.1 -Edmonton: Nail Yakupov, RW

The Oilers will have the best top 6 in the league in 2 years with the addition of Yakupov. Is he the next Valeri Kharlamov or Pavel Bure? It doesn't matter because he's got a fire in his belly and goals in his hands.

No.2 - Columbus: Filip Forsberg, RW

I believe that after missing out on Yakupov and trading away Rick Nash the Blue Jackets will be in the market for a scoring winger. Some have said that Forsberg is ready to play in the NHL this year but I think that would be a big mistake on Columbus' part.

No.3 - Montreal: Ryan Murray, D

The temptation of having PK Subban, Jarred Tinordi, Nathan Beaulieu, AND Ryan Murray will be too much for new Habs GM Marc Bergevin. After watching how Nashville has succeeded, this will be a no-brainer for Montreal.

no.4 - New York Islanders: Matthew Dumba, D

The Isles miss the days of Denis Potvin and one could say that Matt Dumba could be compared... Denis Potvin was a physical force on the ice and he could put the puck in the net too. He wasn't that big (6ft, 205lbs) and that is certainly somewhere Dumba could go as he's listed at 6ft and 185lbs. Of course, he's not the next Potvin but I think it would be fair to say their style is comparable.

No.5 - Toronto: Alex Galchenyuk, C

Burkie would be remiss to pass on this talented American born Russian. He's already better than Kadri and Colborne and would provide some electricity to the lineup. Galy and Kessel would be a highlight reel waiting to be played every night. But someone might have to go in the corner to get the puck to them.

No.6 - Anaheim: Griffin Reinhart, D

The Ducks don't really have a big shutdown defenseman in the system. I think that Reinhart could be the Pronger to Fowler's Niedermayer. Reinhart isn't mean...yet but then again Larry Robinson has said himself that he didn't really start to excel until he began to assert his temper a bit.

No.7 - Minnesota: Teuvo Teravainen, LW

With Mini Saku Koivu, Mikael Granlund, coming next season. The Wild are lacking on LW and Teravainen fits the bill. He's possibly the most skilled player in the draft according to internet draft gurus and he would form an incredilble 1-2 with Granlund.

No.8 - Carolina: Mikhail Grigorenko, C

The Canes will happily take Grigorenko as they don't have a high end center in their system at the moment and he would be an excellent no.2 to play behind no.1 center Eric Staal for years to come. Staal would also teach him a thing or two about dedication and hard work.

No.9 - Winnipeg: Sebastian Collberg, RW

The Jets would've loved to get their hands on Teuvo Teravainen but they'll be happy to go with Collberg. He had a much better World Juniors than previously picked Filip Forsberg and he will add some high end talent to their prospect pool.

No.10 - Tampa Bay: Jacob Trouba

The Bolts are really lacking in high end blue line talent aside from Victor Hedman. Trouba is big and mean and can put points on the board. He would definitely compliment Hedman someday.

Well there it is guys! I'll have 11-20 up soon!

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