The Season is coming to a close real soon and there has been a definite trend in the rankings for draft picks. Columbus and Edmonton are looking poised to pick 1 and 2 overall. I will be doing another revision this week to my REVS 2012 NHL Entry Draft rankings before the season's end. At that point there will be a small change to the order but not lot's of movement.
The Oilers are really looking like a team who will be picking in the top 3 of the lottery again this year. Should the order of final standings look like it does today the following players would be picked by the following teams. Of course that is only if they were to follow my 'REVS 2012 NHL Entry Draft rankings'.
Oilers 2012 NHL Mock Draft Rankings March 3rd/12
( I am going to assume Los Angeles misses the playoffs and both Washington and Columbus elect to use their draft pick option in 2012)
1. Nail Yakupov
2. Mikhail Grigorenko
1st Round Traded Draft Picks
Washington receives Colorado's 2012 1st round pick and a 2012 or 2013 2nd round pick (Capitals choice) for Semyon Varlamov.
Columbus receives Los Angeles' 2012 1st round pick (lottery protected in 2012. If the Kings miss the playoffs, Columbus decides if they want to use the pick 2012 or 2013 ) and Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter.
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