2009 NHL Draft: Interview with Victor Hedman
"Vancouver has made a major effort to get the second pick out of Tampa Bay (edit:Viktor Hedman perhaps). We heard they offered, again this is all second hand so we don't know if it's true. We heard they offered (Alex) Burrows, (Kevin) Bieksa and their own pick. Those are two pretty good players."
The chants began the moment the St. Louis Blues announced David Rundblad as the 17th pick over all. "Louis, Louis", came raining down from the stands, in anticipation of the Canadiens selecting Pointe Claire native and Omaha Lancers center Louis Leblanc. The Montreal braintrust did not disapoint the extatic crowd.
That prospect camp now takes on some official definition...
This is it for the first round folks. It's Day 10, and more than a few SBN participants were willing to go seven rounds with this, but I gather that 24 hours from now we will all be looking back at this mock draft and wondering why the respective teams we cover didn't take our advice! Rounding out the first 30 mock draft picks, are the Blackhawks, Red Wings and Pingouins.