2018 NHL Mock Draft – Round One

The best thing about doing mock drafts is how confident you are when you write them, and then how wrong you end up being.

That’s exactly why the mock draft you are reading right now has been deleted and started again several times.

I’ve always struggled outside the top three when it comes to my mock drafts, the only year I didn’t nail the top three was in 2016 when the Columbus Blue Jackets selected Pierre Luc Dubois with the third pick despite most predicting they’d take Jesse Puljujarvi.

After that, my track record isn’t great. So have a look at who I’ve projected to go where but after the first round is completed on June 22nd, please don’t point out my mistakes, I’ll be aware of them already.

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Breaking down the Domi Galchenyuk trade

Alex Galchenyuk (left) and Max Domi (right) – Source: Minas Panagiotakis & Debora Robinson (sourced from russianmachineneverbreaks.com)

So the first big trade of the offseason has finally happened, queue the long wait for the next one.

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Getting to know you – Brady Tkachuk

Source: NHL.com

You’ve heard of his USA Hockey Hall of Fame dad, and you’ve heard of his brother who’s physically dominant style of play has divided opinions in the NHL recently, now it’s time to meet Brady Tkachuk who should be a top five pick on June 22nd in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Brady, the son of Keith Tkachuk and brother of Matthew could be the highest selected of the three after his brother went sixth overall in 2016 and his dad was taken 19th in 1990.

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Edmonds and Inglis Stay With Stars – Or Do They?

If you follow the Dundee Stars on FaceBook then you may have noticed some signing news! Ben Edmonds and Kris Inglis have re-signed with the Stars for 2018/2019. Although, it seems this news was a bit premature as the post was removed pretty quickly…

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We are Family.

A term I sometimes see thrown about on social media is #HockeyFam or #GiantsFam. According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of family is:

“a group of people who are generally not blood relations but who share common attitudes, interests, or goals and, frequently, live together”

No, we don’t all live together, but as fans we do share common interests and attitudes.

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