In order to have the most realistic mock draft, me and another Bleacher Report writer, Kyle Nicolas, met up and after a few coin tosses, we were well on our way to mocking the draft that will take place for the All-Star game.
A coin flip determined that I will represent "Team Lidstrom," now to be renamed "Team Liz," with the set captain in Nicklas Lidstrom, and alternates of Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis. "Team Kyle" started off with captain Eric Staal and Ryan Kesler and Mike Green as alternates. A second coin toss also determined I would be choosing first
So in addition to the one defender and two forwards that are set already, the draft will have 18 rounds, selecting a total of three goalies, five more defenders totaling six blue liners, and another 10 fowards meaning there are 12 forwards on the final roster.
Rules set for the draft are that all three goalies must be selected by round 10, and the five extra defenders by the 15th round. Since some of the players are unavailable, we opted to each select a forward from the pool of rookies who will be at the All-Star weekend.
Please comment on either my slide show or Kyle's (here's Kyle's side of the story) to let us know who you think would win!
So here is the explanation of what happened, round by round.