By David Dickenson
Each year thousands of people watch the NHL Entry Draft with their eyes on who will be the next big star in the league for years to come.
They cheer and boo their team’s choices and everyone has their favourite future star you tout that you knew he would be a dominant player way back when.
Where as many prognosticators will launch up version after version of their own mock drafts taking into account player rankings, team needs and maybe a little wishful thinking, not many look at the players with a purely fantasy hockey value.
These rankings are not a mock draft, not a prediction of where these players will go in the draft, but a potential fantasy hockey value on them based on if everything went right, how quickly they’ll be in the league and what type of player or production could be expected from such a player and the risk/reward of drafting that player.
Nobody is saying Aaron Ekblad will be Scott Stevens,