2010 NHL Mock Draft: BT and Bass, Picks 8-15

June 22nd, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
Please Note: This article was completed and posted before the 15th pick (and Dennis Wideman) was sent to Florida by Boston in exchange for Nathan Horton.

Earlier on Tuesday, Alan Bass posted picks 1-8 of our mock draft. Now some of you are probably wondering why we pair up to do this:

1) A one person mock draft can be biased: Everyone has picks that they're higher on than they should be, lower on than they should be, and guys that they're set on fitting in at a certain locale. If I were to say that I would like Player X to go to the Minnesota Wild because I think he fits in well with their system, then I'm going to swing the draft to try and get him there.

2) With two people, there's more intrigue: I don't know who Alan's picking and Alan doesn't know who I pick until we submit them.

Fast Fact: Did you know that Gary Bettman oversees our mock drafts? We're in negotiations for Ron MacLean to host a two-hour Draft Recap show for next year's draft.

The alternating keeps us both on our toes, and throws an added wrinkle into the "draft process".

3) For some reason it encourages me to go off-board more: I don't know ...

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