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BSN Denver 2018 NHL Mock Draft 3.0: Fun with Finns

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This is edition number three of the BSN Denver 2018 NHL Mock Draft. There will be one final one coming next week right after the NHL Awards are finished. This one has some major changes from the last version as the rumor mill continues to churn about who teams are actually targeting.

1. Buffalo Sabres – Rasmus Dahlin, D, Frolunda (SHL)

This is a surefire home run for an organization that badly needs one. They should they had a smash with Jack Eichel as the consolation prize in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes but his inability to stay healthy early on has held him back from achieving the kind of dominant success expected of him. Dahlin is a no-brainer at the top of this draft as he ran away from the pack as the top prospect this year. Expect Dahlin in the NHL right away and for him to work his way to their top pairing in time. He is the franchise defenseman the moribund Sabres have desperately needed.

2. Carolina Hurricanes – Andrei Svechnikov, RW, Barrie (OHL)

This is pick and it's the right call for Carolina. He visited with the organization and they were sold on him being the guy for them. I wouldn't be surprised to look back and five years and find Svechnikov is the best player to come out of this draft. I believe he's that special of a talent.



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