2011 NHL Draft: Mocking the Lottery Picks

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2011 NHL Draft: Mocking the Lottery Picks
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Well the day has finally arrived for the have-nots in the NHL—the NHL Draft is here. After months of scouting the top prospects in this draft, a fairly deep draft I might add, teams finally have the chance to go out and pick up a major building block for their future.

Teams looking for a future center or defenseman are in luck as those positions are the deepest in this class.

Names like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Larsson, Sean Couturier, and Gabriel Landeskog have been discussed endlessly all year, but they won't be the only ones who walk the stage early on at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota.

While the lottery picks are not the only place to find the next superstar in a draft, its a good place to start, so here is a look at the top 14 picks in this draft.

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