This is the first edition of THW’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft – The Next Ones Winter Edition.
Every year it seems I contemplate whether or not to go through the intriguing yet dubious task of putting together a mock draft. We all know how fascinating it is to go through the process of formulating which team should select which prospect and at what point in the draft. We also know how quickly a mock draft can go off the rails when the actual NHL draft takes place.
Whether it be the Phoenix Coyotes
going off the board to take a Blake Wheeler
or the Los Angeles Kings
selecting Thomas Hickey
seemingly out of nowhere, one’s mock draft can be wrecked quicker than Nathan MacKinnon
can do a lap around the rink
There will also be plenty of movement in terms of where team’s picks as they continue to be jostling for positions in the standings with a little less than two-thirds of the season to go.Read more from The Hockey Writers