Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mock Draft of the Week Nine Waiver Draft

Round Pick Team Dropped Player NHL Position Picked Player NHL
1 1 John Robertson Carter Hutton NAS G Anders Nilsson EDM
1 2 Grant Saskiw Viktor Tikhonov CHI F Dylan Larkin DET
1 3 Wes Moroz Matthew Carle TAM D Nathan Beaulieu MTL
1 4 Cindy Saskiw Ben Scrivens EDM G Mike Condon MTL
1 5 Mike Somerville Matt Read PHI F Lee Stempniak NJD
1 6 Kristy & Don Jiri Tlusty NJD F Tomas Fleischmann MTL
1 7 Derek & Dan Evander Kane BUF F Antoine Roussel DAL
1 8 Tony Dourado Darcy Kuemper MIN G Reto Berra COL
1 9 Benson Greenley Brad Boyes TOR F Cody McLeod COL
1 10 Allan Scott Jeff Zatkoff PIT G Linus Ullmark BUF
1 11 Stacey Campbell Robin Lehner BUF G Jonas Gustavsson BOS
1 12 Dale Corley Olli Maatta PIT D Colton Parayko STL
1 13 Derek Wilton Lance Bouma CAL F Oscar Lindberg NYR
1 14 Stacey McDonald Nathan Gerbe CAR F Dale Weise MTL
1 15 Eric Wheeler Jakob Silfverberg ANA F Derek Dorsett VAN
1 16 Clayton Corley Dustin Tokarski MTL G Anders Lindback ARI
1 17 Scott Gilmore Zemgus Girgensons BUF F Anthony Duclair ARI
1 18 Brenda & Seward Ian Cole PIT D Mattias Ekholm NAS
1 19 Stuart Greenley Ondrej Pavelec WPG G Al Montoya FLA
1 20 Brian Towers Michael Raffl PHI F Teemu Pulkkinen DET
1 21 Ryan Miller Chris Stewart ANA F Jared McCann VAN
1 22 Troy Berkley Marko Dano CHI F Mattias Janmark DAL
1 23 John Swan Mike Fisher NAS F Torrey Mitchell MTL
1 24 Jeremy Dieser PASS
1 25 John Preston Yannick Weber VAN D Dan Girardi NYR
1 26 Neil Buysman Antoine Vermette ARI F Travis Zajac NJD
1 27 Dale Bradley Patrick Maroon ANA F Jannik Hansen VAN
2 28 John Robertson James Wisniewski CAR D Ben Hutton VAN
2 29 Grant Saskiw Michael Del Zotto PHI D Nick Holden COL
2 30 Wes Moroz Marco Scandella MIN D Kevin Bieksa ANA
2 31 Cindy Saskiw Riley Sheahan DET F Leo Komarov TOR
2 32 Mike Somerville Mikael Backlund CAL F Jason Chimera WAS
2 33 Kristy & Don Nick Bonino PIT F Tobias Rieder ARI
2 34 Derek & Dan Marian Gaborik LOS F Brandon Bollig CAL
2 35 Tony Dourado Derrick Pouliot PIT D Colin Miller BOS
2 36 Benson Greenley Brian Gionta BUF F Brett Connolly BOS
2 37 Allan Scott Jonathan Drouin TAM F Mikhail Grigorenko COL
2 38 Stacey Campbell PASS
2 39 Dale Corley Alexander Semin MTL F Ales Hemsky DAL
2 40 Derek Wilton Andre Burakovsky WAS F Vladislav Namestnikov TAM
2 41 Stacey McDonald Jordan Staal CAR F Mikhail Grabovski NYI
2 42 Eric Wheeler David Pastrnak BOS F Chris Neil OTT
2 43 Clayton Corley Ryan Strome NYI F Brandon Prust VAN
2 44 Scott Gilmore Dan Boyle NYR D Paul Martin SAN
2 45 Brenda & Seward PASS
2 46 Stuart Greenley Clarke MacArthur OTT F Chris Stewart ANA
2 47 Brian Towers Christopher Tanev VAN D Trevor Van Riemsdyk CHI
2 48 Ryan Miller Patrick Weircioch OTT D Shayne Gostisbehere PHI
2 49 Troy Berkley Simon Despres PIT D Jakub Kindl DET
2 50 John Swan Nikita Zadorov COL D David Schlemko NJD
2 51 Jeremy Dieser PASS
2 52 John Preston PASS
2 53 Neil Buysman PASS
2 54 Dale Bradley PASS

This will give you a brief look about how the Waiver Draft may or most likely may not go next week, but I always like to have my hand at this, providing a good guess for the process.  The standings were based on Monday night's movements, taken from Tuesday morning... I just hadn't had the time to publish them yesterday.

Still, as you can see, the depth in this draft isn't very good, so you're going to have to be sure that you're taking players that can serve you a purpose, more than the player that you're dropping.  For some teams, it will be easy, because injuries and demotions to the AHL will make for quick drops, but for other teams, will the players available be any better than what you have on your roster at the moment?

If you have more than one easy drops, how are you going to prioritize your drops?  Do you want the biggest points from the available players or do you go down the list to find the best defender or goalie, before you take a forward?  Looking for rookies or goons?  Are you going to make a move at all?

These questions and possibly a few others will start on Monday (maybe sooner), as we move towards activating our new players on December 7th.
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