2018 NHL mock draft 1.0

Filip Zadina, who skated in the recent CHL Top Prospects game, is projected to be a top pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Will Buffalo take him at No. 2 or will he fall to a quartet of Canadian teams in the following picks? Claus Andersen/Getty Images

A few teams out there are already staring at missing the playoffs, and those fan bases naturally turn their attention to the NHL draft. This draft class comes with a lot of promise and intrigue. A possible generational defenseman in Rasmus Dahlin is affixed at the top of the list, but there will be a lot of variation of opinions as the first round progresses.