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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby SKYO » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:09 pm

theman wrote:Anyone going to be watching the draft lottery?


Just awaiting response on the interwebz.

If the nux win, it would be typical, the year in between MacKinnon and McDavid haha. aw poor canucks.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:19 pm

We keep the sixth. Panthers move up to 1st

Everyone else stays the same, well Buffalo drops to 2nd
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby theman » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:20 pm

Vancouver stays in 6th, at least Calgary didn't win it.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby SKYO » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:26 pm

Jets, Leafs, Canes, Canucks, Sabres, Flames, Oilers, Sabres, Panthers.

And so back to hoping for Draistel Draisitl Draisaitl.

or Nylander / Ehlers.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby theman » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:28 pm

That terrible former GM on TSN projects us to take Jake Virtanen
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby SKYO » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:30 pm

theman wrote:That terrible former GM on TSN projects us to take Jake Virtanen

Depends on the new GM/Linden if they want size and skill, Ritchie/Virtanen could be avail at 6th.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Lancer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:40 pm

I'd take Virtanen or Ehlers. Both of them can fly and both of them have dangerous shots. Depends on whether Linden and Co. want size or versatile skill.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Diehard1 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:58 pm

This is very good news, means we will have a chance at one of the top 6 talents. I see two top tiers:

Reinhart
Ekblad
Bennett

DalColle
Draisaitl
Ritchie

With Ehlers just a step behind the top 6. Nylander is the huge wildcard, could be very good or could completely bust. I think I take one of the top 6 before the wild cards though again Ehlers could convince me with a strong memorial cup finish, if Halifax makes it.

I figure it will go:

Florida: Ekblad
Buffalo: Reinhart
Edmonton: Bennett

Florida needs a big D more than another center. Buffalo needs everything. Edmonton has a ton of wingers and that's about it.

After that I'm not sure. Calgary will likely take DalColle but Burkie does love skill with size so I could also see Ritchie go. The Isles will be interesting to watch, I'm not sure they keep their pick but if they do I see them going for Ritchie as a big winger is a much bigger need than another center, when they already have Tavares, Strome, Bailey, Nielsen on the roster. If they give up their pick will the Sabres pick two centres in the top 5? My guess is they would also go winger, leaving Draisaitl to the Nucks.

Regardless, the Nucks will get one of DalColle, Ritchie or Draisaitl, and I will be very happy with any of them. Any way you look at it a very good young player will be added to the pool. All are big bodies that are badly needed in the western conference.

Now with the 36th pick I really hope somebody falls - would love a Fabbri, Bleackley or Lemieux but it will be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Lancer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:12 pm

Would rather avoid Draisaitl like the plague. Kid may have some moves, but his moves have yet to get beyond junior speed. He just screams "junior-dominating ceiling" to me.

Just what I hear about Ritchie's injury/concussion issues saddled with questions about consistency... I dunno. They call this year one of the weakest drafts in years for a reason, I guess.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby rats19 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:42 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby SKYO » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:13 pm

Lancer wrote:Would rather avoid Draisaitl like the plague. Kid may have some moves, but his moves have yet to get beyond junior speed. He just screams "junior-dominating ceiling" to me.


oh hell naw, are you working for the Jets, Leafs or Canes? trying to get him to fall you guys.

Draisaitl is the type you win Championships with, big body, hard to move off of the puck with hockey skills, he'd be perfect to go to war with, especially against all the Cali teams.
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Lancer wrote:Just what I hear about Ritchie's injury/concussion issues saddled with questions about consistency... I dunno. They call this year one of the weakest drafts in years for a reason, I guess.

This is why I would like to stay away from Ritchie, if I had a choice, hard to pass up on though, but we all know injury prone players can lead to disastrous seasons.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby givemeda411 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:29 pm

Diehard1 wrote:
Regardless, the Nucks will get one of DalColle, Ritchie or Draisaitl, and I will be very happy with any of them. Any way you look at it a very good young player will be added to the pool. All are big bodies that are badly needed in the western conference.

Now with the 36th pick I really hope somebody falls - would love a Fabbri, Bleackley or Lemieux but it will be interesting to see what happens.


The 2nd round looks interesting, I would love to land Lemieux, even if he's half as good as his father it will be worth it.

Dal Colle & Lemieux is what I'm hoping for.

I see the draft going like so...

Fla - Ekblad
Buf - Bennett
Edm - Draisaitl
Cal - Ritchie
Buf - Reinhart
Van - Dal Colle
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Rede » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:46 pm

I don't think Reinhart drops to 5. If someone is going to drop the most likely scenario is that ekblad/reinhart/bennett go top 3 as expected, then Calgary takes Ritchie and one of MDC and Draisaitl drops.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:52 pm

Burke is known for surprising people with his 1st pick, other than the Sedins that is. Calgary has a lot of needs so who knows who he picks. Last year a lot of people were surprised to see Jones fall into Nashville's lap. Sometimes it goes according to plan and other times who knows. But it only takes one or two teams to take a different path and our options change significantly. I do doubt we get one of the top three. I can't really so see any of them dropping to 6th.

Other than the top calibre guys it is always a crap shoot to me.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Nuckertuzzi » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:20 am

Hockey Widow wrote:Burke is known for surprising people with his 1st pick, other than the Sedins that is.


Hmm...could he repeat history and move up to secure the other brother??
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