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Final 2021 NHL Draft Preview: What Are Sharks Going to Do?

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KyleErik, and JD share their final thoughts heading into the 2021 NHL Draft. We discuss how the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft strategy might affect their entry draft strategy. Then we look at Bob McKenzie’s final draft rankings and who could be there for the San Jose Sharks at No. 7 (8:00). We finish off by creating some draft props: How many defensemen will the San Jose Sharks draft? Will Kevin Labanc be on the team at the end of the weekend? Who do we think the Sharks are picking in the first round (12:30)?

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david barnard

Luke Hughes could end up the Sharks’ pick.

Kirill Gerasimyuk, G, pick #198. Big goalie.
“Calm and composed, quick to get down to the butterfly. Just about unbeatable on his glove side, and controls rebounds with ease,” EPRinkside.com2021

my mock had: Jake Martin, RD; Cole Jordan, RD; and Jiri Tichacek, LD. all 2-way d-men.

i, as well, am manifesting William Eklund at 7th overall, but i’m thinking it will actually be Luke Hughes.

david barnard

if Eklund and Hughes are off the board by #7, perhaps the Sharks trade back with BUF for that new #14 PHI pick they got for Risto, the #33rd pick, the #95th pick (MTL), and throw in that 6th round #188 (COL) pick? #14 Svechkov (center): playmaker/2-way #33 Robertsson (RW) or Svozil (LD) here? #70 Lukashevich (LD): 2-way, versatile, high-end passer #95 Huckins (center): big, physical, playmaker, power forward #102 Tschigerl (LW): 2-way, physical, playmaker #120 Petrov (RW): goal scorer, playmaker #134 Vilen (LD): offensive #155 Orr (center): goal scorer #166 Voit (cneter/LW): playmaker #188 Almquist (center/RW): playmaker #198 Gerasimyuk… Read more »

Damon P

That would be a really good haul in a trade down with Buffalo. You’ve obviously thought through a lot of scenarios. A simpler trade down scenario that might crop up is if the board falls in a manner that Hughes is available to SJ at 7, do you think Benning will be on the phone to Wilson offering him their #9 & #41. Benning is supposedly really high on Hughes. Probably moot since NJ likely to take Hughes at 4. In trading down with Vancouver, they could still pick up Lucius, whom I’ve become higher on the more I’ve read… Read more »

Damon P

nevermind that scenario I posted already. Vancouver just traded their #9 for Oliver EK-L. Should be an exciting draft

david barnard

i like Lucius as well. his injury hurt his draft position. his skating isn’t bad, but needs work-burst. pace was also a bit of a critique.

Last edited 1 month ago by david barnard
david barnard

DET’s gonna cuck us!

david barnard

holy shit! we got our pick of Eklund/Guenther! unbelievable!!! Wilsoooonnnn!!!!

david barnard

rem back when i said somebody always goes off the rails with their top 10 pick? yeah, PD is THAT guy, ROFL!!!

Sheng Peng

I was most surprised with Johnson, personally

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