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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:47 pm 
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May as well get started on this...any of you in the Vancouver area planning to go?

https://www.eliteprospects.com/draft-center/2019

Looks like right now the projected Top Five is something like:

1. Jack Hughes
2. Kaapo Kaako
3. Dylan Cozens
4, Kirby Dach
5. Vasili Podkolzin

Of those guys I expect Podkolzin to possibly surpass Dach (based on what I've read, I am no talent evaluator) but I think that top three is set.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:23 pm 
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I may go as I am frequently back in Vancouver and could time accordingly. Was at BC Place for the 1990 NHL Entry Draft where Owen Nolan went #1 overall to the Nords and the Canucks picked (drumroll please) Petr Nedved over Jaromir Jagr and Keith Primeau, among others from the #2 slot. :rimcrash:

I'm hearing some mixed things about Jack Hughes. Not quite as highly touted as he was last year. Such a crapshoot.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:32 pm 
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I've heard Hughes is a decent number one but not generational talent like McDavid etc.

His dad is good at marketing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
I've heard Hughes is a decent number one but not generational talent like McDavid etc.

His dad is good at marketing.


That's fine, I feel like there are way too many "generational talents" being hyped these days, the term is starting to lose its meaning.

To me, there are only three true generational talents in the league: McDavid, Crosby, and Karlsson.

Other players like Matthews, P. Kane, Price, Pettersson, and MacKinnon are super-elite to be sure, but I think they fall short of "generational." The next minor step down are the merely "elite" players like Tavares, Boeser, Tarasenko, etc. Then you're just getting to the "very good" players and so on and so forth.

I don't think they need to keep labeling a player "generational." Just say the kid is really damned good fer cryin' out loud. If Hughes is truly as good as his present play suggests, then he will be a top-flight pivot any team can build a winner around.

Based on what I'm hearing, Jack may not even be the best Hughes. Quinn is gonna absolutely light up the league when he's finally ready.


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Pokecheque wrote:

Based on what I'm hearing, Jack may not even be the best Hughes. Quinn is gonna absolutely light up the league when he's finally ready.


Where you been hearing this?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:15 pm 
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Fogghorn wrote:
Pokecheque wrote:

Based on what I'm hearing, Jack may not even be the best Hughes. Quinn is gonna absolutely light up the league when he's finally ready.


Where you been hearing this?


Pronman has his ranked among his very best prospects, and just chatter I catch on social media and HF.

I don't think he'll seriously be better than Jack, but I think he'll be an elite puckmover.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:32 pm 
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I hear his Dad is an elite marketeer.


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Logical Progression wrote:
I hear his Dad is an elite marketeer.


Well...I think they'll end up backing up most of the hype.

Schedule permitting, Jack Hughes and the USNTDP will be in town here to take on the now-dismantled Lincoln Stars in early March. I'll get to see just how much he will dominate against a pretty weak lineup.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:20 am 
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Pokecheque wrote:
E.L. wrote:
I've heard Hughes is a decent number one but not generational talent like McDavid etc.

His dad is good at marketing.


That's fine, I feel like there are way too many "generational talents" being hyped these days, the term is starting to lose its meaning.

To me, there are only three true generational talents in the league: McDavid, Crosby, and Karlsson.

Other players like Matthews, P. Kane, Price, Pettersson, and MacKinnon are super-elite to be sure, but I think they fall short of "generational." The next minor step down are the merely "elite" players like Tavares, Boeser, Tarasenko, etc. Then you're just getting to the "very good" players and so on and so forth.

I don't think they need to keep labeling a player "generational." Just say the kid is really damned good fer cryin' out loud. If Hughes is truly as good as his present play suggests, then he will be a top-flight pivot any team can build a winner around.

Based on what I'm hearing, Jack may not even be the best Hughes. Quinn is gonna absolutely light up the league when he's finally ready.


I would say that the greatest goal scorer of all-time is a generational talent...

Was leaving Malkin off of the super-elite and minor step down lists a shot at the NHL top-100? ;)

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I would say that the greatest goal scorer of all-time is a generational talent...

Was leaving Malkin off of the super-elite and minor step down lists a shot at the NHL top-100? ;)


Yeah I thought about adding Ovechkin to that list, he probably deserves to be there.

As for Malkin, pfffffffft try doing something without Crosby, ya knob! :P


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