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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:43 pm 
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So, is there a consensus #1 pick? How about 1-10? Asking for a friend.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Rasmus Dahlin, best prospective defenceman since I don't know when.

https://thehockeywriters.com/rasmus-dahlin-the-next-erik-karlsson-or-better/

In the last 10 years I think only Mathews, McDavid and Tavares were more highly thought of, so he appears to be very, very good for whoever lands him.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Fogghorn wrote:
Rasmus Dahlin, best prospective defenceman since I don't know when.

https://thehockeywriters.com/rasmus-dahlin-the-next-erik-karlsson-or-better/

In the last 10 years I think only Mathews, McDavid and Tavares were more highly thought of, so he appears to be very, very good for whoever lands him.


Oh yeah. Duhhh- Fahlin for Dahlin. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Yep, Dahlin...he's the tanking prize. Beyond that it's supposed to go something like this.

- Andrei Svechnikov, RW, described by someone as another Malkin...if he were a winger.

- Filip Zadina, LW, dynamic offensive player who's also defensively sound.

- Brady Tkachuk, C/LW, like his father and brother, big, mean, talented, and kind of an asshole.

- Adam Boqvist, D, a right-handed shooting defenseman who isn't big but boasts elite-level puckmoving skill.

It's really a toss-up as to which order it goes beyond Dahlin, but it's likely gonna go in that order.

Beyond that there's some notable kids, E.L. can tell you about Joseph Veleno, lots of people been singing his praises. There's also Quinton Hughes (Jack's brother) who is a really small puckmover but still looks like a player. This is supposedly a very deep draft, especially if you're looking for a defenseman.

One lottery simulator I saw had the Isles picking 1-2. :lol: Imagine the fallout in Calgary if THAT happened...


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One lottery simulator I saw had the Isles picking 1-2. :lol: Imagine the fallout in Calgary if THAT happened...


Oh my fucking god. Please let that happen! :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Incidentally, the most-hyped goalie prospect going into this draft I'm reading about is Jakub Skarek, but I don't believe he is going to be a first-rounder.


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Veleno might be the next Patrice Bergeron. Already an accomplished two-way player with NHL smarts who just needs to fill out a little.

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A mock draft updated with final regular season standings. The lottery and playoff performance adjustments will determine the final order.

http://www.mynhldraft.com/NHL-Mock-Draft/


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Pokecheque wrote:
A mock draft updated with final regular season standings. The lottery and playoff performance adjustments will determine the final order.

http://www.mynhldraft.com/NHL-Mock-Draft/

Zadina plays for the Moose in the Q

He's listed as playing in Europe.

He and Otto Sompi (Tampa prospect - might be too soff for the nhl) are fucking unbelievable on the ice together.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Saw Veleno play a bunch of times too.

Wasn't impressed.

Good player? Maybe but Saint John are shit this year.


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Benoit Olivier Giroux may be benefiting from time on ice with Sompi and Zadina...


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Stinky wrote:
Saw Veleno play a bunch of times too.

Wasn't impressed.

Good player? Maybe but Saint John are shit this year.


Interesting. He's looking good in Drummondville now, so maybe the trade was a kick in the pants he needed?

I agree a bit on Groulx, even if I kinda like his game. But yeah, whatever offence he's getting is because of his linemates.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Montreal, Buffalo or Carolina getting #1 pick. Isles had 2 lottery spots thanks to the Hamonic trade, wind up going from 10th and 12th picks to 11th and 12th. I can only laugh at this point. Especially since most reports say the top 9 are really good, and then there's a drop off.

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Please, Gary. The Habs need this.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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There is no god.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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There is no god.


No, this is good for the Habs. They end up with a dynamic young forward (I am assuming Zadina but I bet frickin' Bergevin goes for Tkachuk) but no one who'll save his job. Dahlin could probably do that if he's as good as advertised.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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If they draft Tkachuk because of bloodlines, grit and North Americaness and miss on the actual franchise players, that would sum up the team's problems in a nutshell.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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Heard a report that there is a pretty big fall off of talent after 1-9. Any truth to that rumour? Loads of D prospects available.

https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-draft- ... pril-2018/


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1. Rasmus Dahlin, D, 6-foot-2, 181 ounds (Frolunda, SHL): He’s a one-man band and has essentially made this draft a 2-31 affair.

2. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, 6-foot-2, 188 pounds (Barrie, OHL): OHL Rookie of the Year is quite an honour considering he played in just 44 regular season games, or roughly two-thirds of the season. He can impact the game in several areas. He has size and is incredibly dedicated to the craft.

3. Filip Zadina, RW, 6-foot, 195 pounds (Halifax, QMJHL): His innate ability to score goals is translatable in that he knows where to go to get into scoring position. Zadina has pro bloodlines and answered every task asked of him all season in a variety of events.

4. Brady Tkachuk, LW, 6-foot-3, 196 pounds (Boston University, NCAA): All of the elements are in place to become a producing power forward who is responsible enough to play in all situations. Oh, and he’ll be good at drawing the opposition’s attention, too.

5. Adam Boqvist, D, 5-foot-11, 168 pounds (Brynas Jr, Sweden): Much is made about the new-age defenceman and no doubt he fits that bill, but it’s his goal scoring ability that separates him from the crowd.

6. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, 6-foot, 205 pounds (USNTDP): Everything we’ve heard all season long was confirmed with a stellar U-18 performance. He can score and score in bunches.

7. Noah Dobson, D, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds (Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL): Playoff point production is down, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been effective. An all-around game that is good at the junior level, but has so much room to grow.

8. Evan Bouchard, D, 6-foot-2, 193 pounds (London, OHL): Did more than enough in the regular season to earn his meteoric rise up everyone’s list. He thinks the game well well, shoots the puck a ton, and is as strong as an ox, which will allow him to log big minutes down the road.

9. Quinn Hughes, D, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds (University of Michigan, NCAA): There’s no denying his play with the puck. He has power play QB potential because of elite puck poise and puck-moving abilities.

10. Barrett Hayton, C, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL): Continues to improve on a daily basis, he has undercover skill and is world-class when it comes to character. He’s a top-15 pick all day, but is helped by a weaker centre crop.

11. Joel Farabee, LW, 5-foot-11, 164 pounds (USNTDP): Perfect combination of work ethic, production and character. He will have to add to his slight frame.

12. Ty Smith, D, 5-foot-11, 175 pounds (Spokane, WHL): Class and character best describe Canada’s U-18 captain. Smith performed well for Spokane in the playoffs before heading overseas. One of the best skaters in the draft he has a never ending thirst to improve.

13. Joe Veleno, C, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds (Drummondville, QMJHL): Got back on track after being moved to Drummondville. He’s never performed at “exceptional player” levels, but he’s played well at every calling and should end up being a solid pick.

14. Bode Wilde, D, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds (USNTDP): Big shot, wild pony who is a bit risky even for those who enjoy the new-aged defencemen. Uses size to add bite to his game.

15. Serron Noel, RW, 6-foot-5, 205 pounds (Oshawa, OHL): A player who saves his best for games, Noel has everything required to be a power forward at the next level. It’s the rawness that speaks to a high ceiling.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
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and for the third year in a row the Canucks drop in the draft.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 draft
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:08 pm 
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Fogghorn wrote:
and for the third year in a row the Canucks drop in the draft.
:lol: That's what happens when the rules of the game involve gambling. They should grab a decent prospect. I am happy with 7, wasn't expecting any higher than 6.


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