I don’t put a lot of stock in mock drafts because so much can happen and one team doing the unexpected, or one trade, can upset the whole applecart. Plus it’s a whole lot of guessing.
Still, they make for some fun reading, I guess.
Here are a couple:
One, with a slideshow, by Kevin Allen, our hockey columnist for USA Today.
And one by Kyle Woodlief, of the Red Line Report, via USA Today.
Here’s what Allen said about the Rangers’ pick at No. 28:
28. D Matthew Finn (6-0, 195, Guelph, OHL): The read on him is that he’s a smart player who gets the job done on a regular basis.
Here’s what Woodlief said:
28. New York Rangers — Tim Bozon. Call this one a hunch. He seems like the type of speed-and-skills winger with upside that Gordie Clark likes, and the Rangers are certainly on the prowl to find some secondary scoring.