With the draft lottery complete and the draft order changing a bit from the final regular season standings, it is time for the draft speculation to begin! For the second year in a row, the Edmonton Oilers have the first overall pick, with the entire top 10 draft order looking as follows:
1. Edmonton Oilers
10. Minnesota Wild
Alan Bass, a writer for The Hockey News and THN.com, is the author of The Great Expansion: The Ultimate Risk That Changed The NHL Forever. He has worked for the Philadelphia Flyers' Fan Development department, going to schools throughout the tri-state area to teach about fitness and the importance of teamwork. He is the General Manager of the Muhlenberg College Division II hockey team as well. You can contact him at Alanbasswriting@aol.com.