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ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT II

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1 Victor Hedman, D, MODO (Sweden) +1
SKINNY: A potential franchise defenseman is just too hard to pass up.

2 John Tavares, C, London (OHL) -1
SKINNY: Following the Pittsburgh plan -- two young, dominant centers.

3 Matt Duchene, C, Brampton (OHL) +3
SKINNY: Sniper and puck mover has almost no holes in his game.

4 Evander Kane, C, Vancouver (WHL) --
SKINNY: Strong center can get to the net or set up wingers.

5 Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi, F, Timra (Sweden) -2
SKINNY: Good size and skill; could play in the NHL next season.

6 Dmitry Kulikov, D, Drummondville (QMJHL) +14
SKINNY: Stocked with young forwards, Coyotes take big, offensive-minded blueliner.

7 Brayden Schenn, C, Brandon (WHL) +2
SKINNY: Leafs can't let Luke's offensively gifted younger brother pass.

8 Zack Kassian, RW, Peterborough (OHL) --
SKINNY: Toughest player in the Draft, reminiscent of a young Brenden Morrow.

9 Jared Cowen, D, Spokane (WHL) -4
SKINNY: Senators find complement to last year's first pick, Erik Karlsson.

10 Carter Ashton, RW, Lethbridge (WHL) +4
SKINNY: Oilers need power forward to make them tougher to play against.

11 John Moore, D, Chicago (USHL) +4
SKINNY: Predators grab best skater in the Draft.

12 Jordan Schroeder, C, Minnesota (WCHA) -1
SKINNY: Small scorer has shown he can excel against bigger, stronger players.

13 Ryan Ellis, D, Windsor (OHL) -1
SKINNY: Electrifying offensive skills outweigh size issues.

14 Simon Despres, D, Saint John (QMJHL) -7
SKINNY: Could big, mobile defenseman be eventual Bouwmeester replacement?

15 Chris Kreider, C, Philips Andover Academy (Mass.) +6
SKINNY: Big forward can skate like a smaller player.

16 Scott Glennie, RW, Brandon (WHL) -3
SKINNY: Speedy scorer excelled in WHL playoffs.

17 Jacob Josefson, C, Djurgardens (Sweden) -7
SKINNY: Blues always seem to have luck with imports.

18 Louis Leblanc, C, Omaha (USHL) NR
SKINNY: Quick forward going to Harvard, but talent means he won't be there long.

19 Nazem Kadri, C, London (OHL) +3
SKINNY: If forward can develop physically, he has skills to be an offensive force.

20 Zach Budish, Edina (Minn.) H.S. +4
SKINNY: Needs Scouting Combine to show he's fully healed from knee injury.

21 Edward Pasquale, G, Saginaw (OHL) NR
SKINNY: Flyers in desperate need of young goaltending talent.

22 Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Leksand (Sweden) -3
SKINNY: Teams can't have enough talented blueliners.

23 Landon Ferraro, C, Red Deer (WHL) -5
SKINNY: Outstanding defensively with potentially high-end offensive skills.

24 Jordan Caron, C, Rimouski (QMJHL) NR
SKINNY: Big, strong center excels at both ends of the ice.

25 Stefan Elliott, D, Saskatoon +1
SKINNY: Scouts say difference between Ellis and Elliott's skill level is very small.

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N.Y. Islanders (from SJS/OTT)
Robin Lehner, G, Frolunda Jr. (Sweden) +2
SKINNY: Giant (6-4, 220) goalie fills giant development hole.

27 David Rundblad, D, Skelleftea (Sweden) -11
SKINNY: Needs work in defensive zone, but has great offensive upside.

28 Philippe Paradis, C, Shawinigan (QMJHL) -5
SKINNY: Big forward with heavy shot very impressive at Top Prospects Game.

29 Carl Klingberg, LW, Frolunda Jr. (Sweden) NR
SKINNY: Big forward (6-3, 205) an organizational necessity.

30 Calvin De Haan, D, Oshawa (OHL) NR
SKINNY: Surprise of the OHL season rising in eyes of scouts.