Viagra price list The 2012 NHL Entry Draft represents the 50th draft conducted by the National Hockey League. Viagra price list The first NHL draft took place on June 5, viagra price list 1963 in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

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Viagra price list “A Universal draft has to come, viagra price list” Costello quotes Smythe. Viagra price list “Take a look at the records. Viagra price list Montreal and Toronto clubs won 14 of the last 19 Stanley Cups. Viagra price list When the other owners get to see the picture correctly, viagra price list they’ll vote to change the rules.”

Viagra price list With the pickings so slim, viagra price list it came as no surprise that only 21 of a possible 24 players were drafted. Viagra price list The Detroit Red Wings passed on the third and fourth round selections while the Chicago Blackhawks passed on their fourth round selection.

Viagra price list Of the 21 players drafted in the four rounds, viagra price list only five made the NHL: Garry Monahan (1st overall), viagra price list Peter Mahovlich and Walt McKechnie were first round selections. Viagra price list Jim McKenny was drafted in the third round and Gerry Meehan was the last selection of the draft in the fourth round.

Viagra price list It took a few years before the draft would produce what NHL President Clarence Campbell said would be “a uniform opportunity for each team to acquire a star player” when the New York Rangers drafted Brad Park with the second overall pick in the 1966 Draft.

Viagra price list For the third consecutive year, viagra price list the Edmonton Oilers will have the first overall pick and first chance to fulfill Campbell’s vision. Viagra price list It also marks the fourth straight year the Oilers will have a Top 10 draft pick.

Viagra price list Oilers GM Steve Tambellini is attempting to recreate the draft success the Pittsburgh Penguins when they made five Top 5 selections from 2002-2006 as they drafted Ryan Whitney (#5-2002), viagra price list Marc-Andre Fleury (#1-2003 after trading up), viagra price list Evgeni Malkin (#2-2004), viagra price list Sidney Crosby (#1-2002), viagra price list and Jordan Staal (#2-2006).

Viagra price list It is pretty much a given that Russian-Born LW Nail Yakupov is the top player in 2012 Draft. Viagra price list While his first name is pronounced “Nah-eel”, viagra price list many fans wanted their teams to “Fail for Nail” – as THN pointed out. Viagra price list One scout told THN, viagra price list “He’s a goal-scorer. Viagra price list A game creator with his speed and his ability to put the puck in the net.”

Viagra price list The problem for the Oilers is that, viagra price list since 2007, viagra price list they have used six of eight first round picks on forwards. Viagra price list Edmonton might be better off looking to draft one of the top defensemen available – whether it is Ryan Murray, viagra price list Matt Dumba, viagra price list Morgan Rielly, viagra price list or Griffin Reinhart.

Viagra price list The question is will Edmonton just draft the best player available, viagra price list or will they just draft the defenseman that bests fits their needs? If the Oilers decide to pass on Yakupov, viagra price list there will be a long line of teams rushing to trade for the first overall selection.

Viagra price list Would Edmonton accept Rick Nash (should he agree) as part of a bigger deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Viagra price list Speaking of Nash, viagra price list his future will play a big part in how the draft shapes up. Viagra price list Will the Blue Jackets look to draft a replacement or will they go for Ryan Murray?

Viagra price list New GM Marc Bergevin would love dearly to make a big splash in first draft with the Habs, viagra price list but does he have enough to interest the Oilers?

Viagra price list While the Islanders have John Tavares and some offensive talent, viagra price list would GM Garth Snow look for another valuable offensive weapon as a means to move the franchise’s agenda of getting a new arena?

Viagra price list Brian Burke is getting much heat in Toronto, viagra price list but is it enough heat for Burke to gamble like he did when he traded for Phil Kessel?

Viagra price list Since my crystal ball is out being serviced for the summer, viagra price list I am going to leave the draft order as it is as of June 21.

Viagra price list In this Mock Draft, viagra price list each player has ratings for the following scouting services: The Hockey News (THN), viagra price list McKeen’s (McK), viagra price list NHL’s Central Scouting (CS), viagra price list and International Scouting Service (ISS). Viagra price list CS breaks down their ratings by North American skaters, viagra price list European skaters, viagra price list North American goaltenders and European goaltenders. Viagra price list THN lists each prospect’s NHL Translation. Viagra price list ISS provides a prospects’ comparable NHL player. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 1. Edmonton Oilers – Nail Yakupov – RW
CS: # 1NA —– McK: # 1
THN: # 1 (Offensive Forward) —– ISS: # 1 (Pavel Bure)
If GM Steve Tambellini holds on to the 1st pick, viagra price list the Oilers will adhere to the motto of “draft the best player available”. Viagra price list ISS probably described Yakupov best when they wrote, viagra price list “Simply put, viagra price list he is a Ferrari. Viagra price list A dynamic scorer. Viagra price list Undisputed top player in the draft.”

Viagra price list 2. Columbus Blue Jackets – Filip Forsberg – RW
CS: # 1E —– McK: # 3
THN: # 2 (Two-way Forward) —– ISS: # 2 (Jordan Staal)
Columbus expects to be the center of draft universe in Pittsburgh given the Nash situation and their 2nd overall draft position. Viagra price list Since the strength of the draft is in defensemen, viagra price list it makes sense for GM Scott Howson to bring in a top forward

Viagra price list 3. Montreal Canadiens – Mikhail Grigorenko – C
CS: # 3NA —– McK: # 9
THN: # 3 (Offensive Forward) —– ISS: # 4 (Russian Joe Thornton)
Murray and Alex Galchenyuk will get long looks for the Habs, viagra price list but Grigorenko’s offensive abilities, viagra price list and size, viagra price list will be too much to pass up. Viagra price list In addition to his on-ice pluses, viagra price list Grigorenko is used to playing in Quebec province from his QMJHL days.

Viagra price list 4. New York Islanders – Ryan Murray – D
CS: # 2 NA —– McK: # 4
THN: # 4 (Two-way Defenseman) —– ISS: # 3 (Nicklas Lidstrom)
Isles have a cadre of young prospects among their forwards corps so bringing a top-notch d-man is the next step in the natural progression of rebuilding a franchise. Viagra price list With that said, viagra price list it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Isles move down to take another d-man and add more draft picks.

Viagra price list 5. Toronto Maple Leafs –Alex Galchenyuk – C
CS: #4NA —– McK: # 2
THN: # 7 (Offensive Forward) —– ISS: # 14 (Paul Stastny)
I see the Maple Leafs as the biggest pursuer of the Oilers 1st pick because Brian Burke needs to make a splash. Viagra price list Galchenyuk is as talented as they come, viagra price list but he lost a year of development after suffering a torn ACL. Viagra price list Toronto might go elsewhere if there is a concern over Galchenyuk’s health.

Viagra price list 6. Anaheim Ducks – Griffin Reinhart – D
CS: # 10NA —– McK: # 7
THN: # 8 (Two-way Defenseman) —– ISS: # 5 (Rob Blake)
Ducks have some age and decision to make among their forwards. Viagra price list Teemu Selanne will be back while Saku Koivu is an UFA – and they face the likelihood of losing Justin Schultz as an UFA. Viagra price list With the strength of this part of the draft in blueliners, viagra price list look for Anaheim to go with the son of former NHLer Paul Reinhart as his size, viagra price list shot and hockey sense push him ahead of the rest.

Viagra price list 7. Minnesota Wild – Jacob Trouba – D
CS: # 9NA —– McK: # 10
THN: # 9 (Defensive Defenseman) —– ISS: # 5 (Jack Johnson)
The Wild could look to go with a forward to help boost their offense, viagra price list but Trouba brings in the size and grit they can use on defense. Viagra price list ISS says he “has the size, viagra price list skill and skating ability to be a top two NHL d-man.”

Viagra price list 8. Carolina Hurricanes – Teuvo Teravainen – LW
CS: # 2E —– McK: # 5
THN: # 12 (Offensive Forward) —– ISS: # 9 (Claude Giroux)
The Canes could go with Faksa to provide a physical compliment to Eric Staal. Viagra price list However, viagra price list Teravainen offers a smooth skating LW who is able to use his hockey IQ to enhance his puckhandling ability. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 9. Winnipeg Jets – Radek Faksa – C/LW
CS: #7NA —– McK: # 16
THN: # 11 (Power Forward) —– ISS: # 16 (James van Riemsdyk)
With Ondrej Pavelec being romanced by the KHL, viagra price list the Jets could start the goalie rush. Viagra price list If not, viagra price list the Jets will go with Faksa who adds size and power to their forwards corps. Viagra price list If Faksa goes to Carolina, viagra price list the Jets will probably look at Teravainen or one of the d-men. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 10. Tampa Bay Lightning – Morgan Rielly – D
CS: # 5NA —– McK: # 6
THN: #6 (Offensive Defenseman) —– ISS: # 7 (Kris Letang)
With Anders Lindback in the fold, viagra price list GM Steve Yzerman can continue the transformation of the Lightning. Viagra price list Rielly is an outstanding skater and puckhandler who will eat major minutes and can play in all situations.

Viagra price list 11. Washington Capitals (1) – Sebastian Collberg – RW
CS: #3E —– McK: # 14
THN: # 14 (Offensive Forward) —– ISS: # 13 (Jeff Skinner)
With Alexander Semin a good bet to leave as an UFA, viagra price list Collberg would provide Alex Ovechkin a shooter/scorer to team up with in the future. Viagra price list While he didn’t score any points in 41 games in Sweden’s Elite League (playing a few shifts per game), viagra price list Collberg was a big part of Tre Kronor’s WJC gold medal performance.

Viagra price list 12. Buffalo Sabres – Matt Dumba – D
CS: # 11NA —– McK: # 6
THN: # 5 (Offensive Defenseman) —– ISS: # 8 (Chris Chelios)
The Sabres would probably prefer to draft a forward, viagra price list but Dumba’s talent is too good to pass up. Viagra price list He is a top two d-man who is an outstanding offensive player with good instincts defensively. Viagra price list He just needs to bulk to his 6-0/180 frame to make an impact in the NHL.

Viagra price list 13. Dallas Stars – Brendan Gaunce – C
CS: # 13NA —– McK: # 18
THN: # 17 (Power Forward) —– ISS: # 11 (David Backes)
Brendan’s brother Cameron Gaunce is a d-man in the Colorado organization. Viagra price list Brendan projects out to be a solid two-way power forward that brings leadership and hockey sense to a well-rounded NHL game.

Viagra price list 14. Calgary Flames – Cody Ceci – D
CS: # 6NA —– McK: # 12
THN: # 10 (Offensive Defenseman) —– ISS: # 10 (Brent Burns)
Ceci is a solid all-around blueliner who combines an offensive flair within a 6-3/210 frame. Viagra price list Ceci fits the Flames need to add offense and scoring from their defensemen. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 15. Ottawa Senators – Derrick Pouliot -D
CS: # 12NA —– McK: # 17
THN: # 13 (Offensive Defenseman) —– ISS: # 22 (Brian Campbell)
Ottawa has some good young talent on the way at forward with Mika Zibanejad and Jakob Silfverberg. Viagra price list Pouliot adds another offensive weapon to go along with Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 16. Washington Capitals – Olli Maatta – D
CS: # 8NA —– McK: # 13
THN: # 20 (Two-way Defenseman) —– ISS: # 12 ((Dmitry Kalikov)
With Dennis Wideman an UFA, viagra price list Roman Hamrlik getting old and Tom Poti retiring, viagra price list Maatta fits in well with the 16th overall selection. Viagra price list He is a solid d-man who stepped up his play in the playoffs with 23 points in 19 playoff games. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 17. San Jose Sharks – Zemgus Girgensons -C
CS: # 18NA —– McK: # 15
THN: #16 (Power Forward) —– ISS: # 24 (Shane Doan)
Born in Latvia, viagra price list Girgensons moved to the USHL to help speed along his development and adjustment to North American hockey. Viagra price list He is committed to the University of Vermont. Viagra price list Zemgus’ size and leadership skills make him a fine replacement for Joe Thornton.

Viagra price list 18. Chicago Blackhawks – Matthew Finn -D
CS: # 16NA —– McK: # 20
THN: #18 (Two-way Defenseman) —– ISS: # 18 (Ryan Suter)
The Blackhawks could begin a run on goaltenders given the need to find a young goalie to push Corey Crawford. Viagra price list Finn is a solid d-man who is positioned well to join Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook on Chicago’s blue line.

Viagra price list 19. Tampa Bay Lightning (2) – Thomas Wilson – RW
CS: #15NA —– McK: # 19
THN: # 25 (Power Forward) —– ISS: # 17 (Ryan Clowe)
Yzerman could look to make it two defensemen in the 1st round but, viagra price list after trading away Carter Ashton, viagra price list Tampa Bay should draft Wilson as a power forward replacement in the organization. Viagra price list Even if Wilson’s potential doesn’t completely pan out, viagra price list he would be an effective physical winger to ride shotgun for Steven Stamkos.

Viagra price list 20. Philadelphia Flyers – Slater Koekkoek – D
CS: # 23NA —– McK: # 22
THN: # 23 (Two-way Defenseman) —– ISS: # 21 (Justin Schultz)
With Chris Pronger’s career uncertain, viagra price list the Flyers need to start stockpiling their blueline reserve. Viagra price list While he won’t make anyone forget Pronger in the physical aspect of the game, viagra price list Koekkoek has good size and will be a boost to the Flyers PP. Viagra price list His development was stunted a bit last year as a shoulder injury limited him to just 26 games with Peterborough.

Viagra price list 21. Buffalo Sabres (3) – Nicolas Kerdiles – C
CS: # 29NA —– McK: # 43
THN: # 33 (Power Forward) —– ISS: # 15 (James Neal)
Buffalo has a lot of young talented forwards. Viagra price list However, viagra price list the likes of Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe lack size – hence the drafting of Kerdiles (6-2/200). Viagra price list He helped lead the USA U-18 team to Gold and will continue his development at the University of Wisconsin. Viagra price list The Sabres might also consider Wilson if he slips down to this spot.

Viagra price list 22. Pittsburgh Penguins – Stefan Matteau – C/LW
CS: # 17NA —– McK: # 26
THN: # 30 (Power Forward) —– ISS: # 31(Brooks Laich)
The hometown Pens would love to make a splash as the host of the 2012 Draft. Viagra price list They have some cap concerns over extending Jordan Staal’s contract, viagra price list so they might look to shake up the draft and move up as part of a trade. Viagra price list If not, viagra price list Matteau adds size and leadership and can either fill a hole on the wing or at center. Viagra price list Ranger fans will not be happy that the son of Stephane Matteau goes to a divisional rival, viagra price list but it could have been worse, viagra price list he could have ended up with the Devils. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 23. Florida Panthers – Hampus Lindholm – D
CS: # 4E —– McK: # 11
THN: # 15 (Two-way D-man) —– ISS: # 19 (Oliver Ekman-Larsson)
Dale Tallon has done a fine job rebuilding the Panthers. Viagra price list They have the enviable option of giving their prospects a chance to mature as opposed to rushing them (e.g. Viagra price list Jonathan Huberdeau and Jacob Markstrom). Viagra price list Lindholm has nice size (6-3/200) and showed good development as the season progressed. Viagra price list He helped his team, viagra price list Rogle, viagra price list gain promotion to the Swedish Elite League

Viagra price list 24. Boston Bruins –Ludvig Bystrom – D
CS: # 8E —– McK: # 41
THN: # 19 (Two-way D-man) —– ISS: # 29 (Marc-Edouard Vlasic)
With Tim Thomas taking a “sabbatical”, viagra price list the Bruins might look to draft a goalie to team with Tuukka Rask down the line. Viagra price list However, viagra price list they can use another d-man to help Dougie Hamilton bridge the gap beyond Zdeno Chara. Viagra price list While Bystrom still needs to be more consistent, viagra price list he showed he has the ability to step up his play as he played 20 games in the Elite League with Modo as an 18-year-old.

Viagra price list 25. St. Viagra price list Louis Blues – Brady Skjei – D
CS: # 19NA —– McK: # 21
THN: # 26 (Smooth-skating D-man) —– ISS: # 26 (Ryan McDonagh)
The Blues have some good talent in the pipeline at forward with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko, viagra price list so adding another blue chip blueliner to help out Alex Pietrangelo is a good thing. Viagra price list Skjei is a big (6-3/205) fluid skating d-man with tremendous upside. Viagra price list He is committed to the University of Minnesota.

Viagra price list 26. Vancouver Canucks – Henrik Samuelsson – C
CS: # 75NA —– McK: # 32
THN: # 50 (Third Line Center) —– ISS: # 27 (Mats Sundin)
With a decision to make between going with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, viagra price list Vancouver might be in the market for a goalie of the future. Viagra price list With Cody Hodgson dealt away at the deadline, viagra price list Vancouver will look to Samuelsson to step into his spot. Viagra price list The son of former NHL d-man Ulf Samuelsson, viagra price list Henrik is a solid two-way forward that thrives in the physical game. Viagra price list He will benefit from the tutelage of the Sedin Twins.

Viagra price list 27. Phoenix Coyotes – Pontus Aberg – LW
CS: # 6E —– McK: # 28
THN: # 22 (Skilled Forward) —– ISS: # 20 (Phil Kessel)
With the Coyotes ownership still unsettled, viagra price list GM Don Maloney is going to have to look to the Draft to add offensive help. Viagra price list Aberg played the majority of the season in the Swedish Elite League where he used his outstanding speed and competiveness to succeed.

Viagra price list 28. New York Rangers – Dalton Thrower – D
CS: # 26NA —– McK: # 38
THN: # 29 (Two-way Defenseman) —– ISS: # 28 (Kevin Bieksa)
The Rangers would have loved to see one of the power forwards fall to them, viagra price list but that is not the case. Viagra price list The Blueshirts could look to the long-term future and draft a goalie to groom as Henrik Lundqvist’s eventual successor. Viagra price list In the end, viagra price list Thrower might be a nice alternative. Viagra price list He is a right-handed shooting d-man that would fit in well with their bevy of lefty d-men. Viagra price list He is a fierce competitor who loves to be physical, viagra price list throw big hits and fight when needed. Viagra price list He would see time on both the PK and PP for New York. Viagra price list

Viagra price list 29. New Jersey Devils (4) – Andrei Vasilevski – G
CS: # 1E-G —– McK: # 23
THN: # 21 (Starting Goaltender) —– ISS: # 3-G (Not Available)
President/GM Lou Lamoriello must have something up his sleeve because some people expected the Devils to forfeit this pick as a result of the sanctions for circumventing the salary cap in re-signing Ilya Kovalchuk. Viagra price list It could be Lou buying time until he can secure a 1st round pick a trade or he might just have a particular player in mind. Viagra price list While Martin Brodeur defied Father Time, viagra price list the Devils will have to replace him eventually. Viagra price list Vasilevski gets the call, viagra price list although Oscar Dansk and Malcolm Subban are other possibilities.

Viagra price list 30. Los Angeles Kings – Scott Laughton – C
CS: # 28NA —– McK: # 25
THN: # 42 (Shutdown Forward) —– ISS: # 23 (Dustin Brown)
The Kings have done well by their selection of Dustin Brown, viagra price list so drafting Laughton would be a good way to look to the future. Viagra price list While he isn’t a big goal scorer, viagra price list he is a hard worker with excellent hockey sense and is the type of two-way forward that would help the Kings in life after Brown.

Viagra price list First Round Draft Pick Transactions

Viagra price list 1. Colorado’s 1st round pick goes to Washington as the result of the 7/1/11 trade that sent Semyon Varlamov to Colorado in exchange for a 2012 or 2013 2nd round pick and this pick.
2. Detroit’s 1st round pick goes to Tampa Bay as a result of the 2/21/12 trade that sent Kyle Quincey to Detroit in exchange for Sebastien Piche and this pick.
3. Nashville’s 1st round pick goes to Buffalo as a result of the 2/27/12 trade that sent Paul Gaustad and a 2013 4th round pick in exchange for this pick.
4. New Jersey has to forfeit one 1st round pick between 2011 (which they didn’t opt to do) and 2014, viagra price list at their own choice, viagra price list as a result of the penalty sanction due to cap circumvention when re-signing Ilya Kovalchuk. Viagra price list The penalty also included a $3 million fine and the forfeiture of the Devils 2011 3rd round pick. Viagra price list The Devils elected to keep this pick.

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