2010 NHL Mock Draft: BT and Bass, Picks 24-30

June 24th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
So the NHL tried to thwart Alan and I yet again.

On Tuesday when we posted picks 1-8 and 8-15, the Boston Bruins immediately swung that trade the saw the 15th overall pick change hands. Now, the day before we're set to finish this up, Chicago snaps up the 24th pick from Atlanta, who snuck it out from under New Jersey.

Instead of changing our entire draft order (Because: A) I have no idea where Bass is and B) There'll be at least two more first rounders changing hands before tomorrow night is through—and I'll gamble on it because I'll be in a Casino), I will now show you who I had Atlanta taking, and reason with you as to why it makes sense for Chicago to take the same guy.

Oh yeah. Picks 15-23 are up too.


24. Atlanta Thrashers (from New Jersey)
Jonathon Merril, D, USNDP
He's a smart, heads-up defenseman. Atlanta already has offensive guys (Bogosian and Enstrom) and a good defensive guy in Hainsey, so a good thinker would be a nice addition.

Why Chicago will STILL take Merril: The Blackhawks replaced what they lost on the wings with Crabb and Morin in the system and have a solid core down the ...

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