If you’re anything like me, you entered this Canes season hopeful. Too hopeful. They’re 15-17-5 right now and at this same time last year they were 18-13-7, so things have managed to get worse despite what you thought was possible and you hoped would happen.
Trades around the NHL Draft were unexpectedly quiet this year and now we might know one reason.
With a year left on his current deal, it looks like the Carolina Hurricanes has deals on the table that would send Jeff Skinner out of Carolina, only for Skinner to turn them down, however it’s unclear which teams had potential deals in place to bring the 26-year-old to their organisation.
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.