McKenzie listed Filip Zadina at 4, Finnish center Jesper Kotkaniemi at 5 and then defensemen Noah Dobson, Evan Bouchard and Quinn Hughes at 6, 7,8 respectively. (TSN)
He listed Oliver Wahlstrom 9th and Adam Boqvist 10th. (TSN)
McKenzie notes that while Zadina is still considered to be a top-five pick but that some of the scouts he surveyed had him ranked 6th, 7th and 9th.
Bob Stauffer, of the Oilers Now Radio show, projected Zadina to fall to the Rangers at 9.
Kevin Allen of USA Today has Noah Dobson to the Rangers at 9 in his mock draft.
Adam Rotter: The draft never really plays out like the mock drafts or the rankings indicate it will. Guys will slip, others like Kotkaniemi, rise up boards and go from being outside the top-10 to possibly going in the top-five. There are usually some surprises and if that remains the case, that could lead to the Rangers getting someone they didn't think they would. As Kotkaniemi's name has risen, Zadina's name, and to some Brady Tkachuk's name, have started to fall and some think they could fall out of the top-five. If that were to happen, would the Rangers consider trying to move up for one or stay in their spot, hope one or both fall and then make a decision? Tkachuk obviously worked with David Quinn at BU and I am sure the Rangers saw plenty of him as they not only did their normal scouting but scouted the person they eventually hired as coach. Zadina played with Filip Chytil at the World Juniors and I am sure the Rangers would be ecstatic if they were able to somehow land someone long considered to be a top-three prospect.