30th Overall: Boston Bruins
The Stanley Cup runner-up Boston Bruins are on the board at 30th overall, a team that’s got some players reaching the end of their shelf life and some question marks regarding some of their recent 1st round forward draft picks.
The Bruins could use a player who’s more physically developed and Brett Leason is that he’s a big body player standing 6’4 and is older than most of the other draftees as he has been passed over twice already in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 drafts. Leason worked extremely hard on his skating ability and that has helped him rocket up the draft boards to the point where he’s gone from nigh-undraftable to fringe 1st round pick.
31st Overall: Buffalo Sabres
Finally, we have reached the end of the first round and it’s the Buffalo Sabres picking for the second time in the first round and I think they’ll go for defense. Matthew Robertson is a solid two-way defender who doesn’t leap off the page as a future top pairing guy, and his inconsistency leaves the question as to whether he’ll be a top 4 guy in the league.
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Personally, I think he can be due to his big size and having a fairly good offensive game even if not the most consistent. He’s a left side defender, and obviously won’t be posing any threat to Rasmus Dahlin in the future but in the long run, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Robertson play on the 2nd or 3rd pairing in Buffalo.
Give Us Your Thoughts
And there we have it, folks, 31 picks up and 31 picks done What do you think of my mock draft? I’ve been working hard at this for the past couple of months and have changed my mind countless times over that stretch over countless prospects but I think this is where I stand on things with less than a week to go before the draft.
Do you see anyone that you would rank significantly higher? Lower? What about sleepers, do you think there is anyone in this draft who deserves a lot more respect than they are getting? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook!
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