SBNation NHL Mock Draft: Day 2


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Today is Day Two of the NHL Mock Draft over at James Mirtle's From the Rink, all the SBN hockey managers are picking for their respective teams. I will be making the selection for our New York Rangers over the weekend, to be published on Monday.

1 N.Y. Islanders John Tavares, London (OHL) The sexy pick, the consensus pick, the right pick. He's what this team and franchise needs most. Get ready for "Islanders goal scored by #91..." because they're coming in bunches. Lighthouse Hockey
2 Tampa Bay Victor Hedman, Modo (Swe) A boy playing  among men in the Swedish Elite League (and thriving) the past two seasons, Hedman starts immediately on the TB blueline and can contribute at both ends of the ice. Raw Charge
3 Colorado Matt Duchene, Brampton (OHL) No big surprise here; we’ll take whichever of the big 3 is available and immediately offer them a position as GM & coach. Mile High Hockey
4 Atlanta Evander Kane, Vancouver (WHL) Named after Atlanta boxing legend Evander Holyfield, Kane adds some scoring punch to Atlanta's top six — perhaps as early as this fall. Bird Watchers Anonymous
5 Los Angeles Braydon Schenn, Brandon (WHL) Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson is the popular pick here, seeing as how the Kings need a left winger badly, but I'm counting on Dean Lombardi's love of grit and distaste for Swedes to influence his decision here. Plus, I really wanted to upset Toronto fans. Battle of California
6 Phoenix Jared Cowen, Spokane (WHL) The Coyotes are deep on forward prospects and badly need young defensemen. Cowen is a beast who could play in the NHL very soon if his recently repaired knee doesn't hamper him. Five For Howling 
7 Toronto      
8 Dallas      
9 Ottawa      
10 Edmonton      
11 Nashville      
12 Minnesota      
13 Buffalo      
14 Florida      
15 Anaheim      
16 Columbus      
17 St. Louis      
18 Montreal      
19 N.Y. Rangers      
20 Calgary      
21 Philadelphia      
22 Vancouver      
23 New Jersey      
24 Washington      
25 Boston      
26 N.Y. Islanders      
27 Carolina      
28 Chicago      
29 Detroit      
30 Pittsburgh      
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