The 2011 NHL Draft is roughly a month away, and the future of about 210 young players lives are about to be decided.
What makes this draft different than any other is that after the top four prospects, the draft could really go anyway. That is how close together the rest of the players are. A player that I have getting picked in the first round could just as easily be picked in the second- or even the third-round.
In this mock draft, I will obviously tell you where players will be picked but also how long it could be before the player makes it to the NHL.
To compile this, I used the International Scouting Services Ranking System, The Hockey News Draft Preview Magazine and of course, my own opinion to see who would go where. Everytime I mention scouts saying something, its from the Draft Preview. They don't give specific names, so neither can I.
Without further a due, with the first overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft...