RoyalDude wrote:The consensus scouting opinions on Ehlers and Nylander is that they tend to try to do it all by themselves, beat guys one on one and will not be able to do that in the NHL. Not too many guys who can do that in the NHL. If they adapt and learn how to use their teammates more they may turn out decent but Ehlers at 165 lbs , he's
a no go for me.
Virtanen has that bust potential of being nothing more than a Raffi Torres type and Ritchies weight and fitness issues along with skating deficiencies could be a problem for him.
He might only be good for one burst a shift and will lumber around the rest of the shift.
Where the Canucks are picking all the players have some concerns that could turn them into busts, all the more reason to make a move for Reinhart. Once the Sedins are gone we will probably have the worst 1st line in the NHL, so getting 1st liner potentials is a must at this draft
The only way buffalo takes Ekblad is if they move Myers. Buffalo will take Bennett
It’s entirely possible — maybe even closer to probable — that the most naturally gifted player available will not be selected in the first 30 picks.
According to sources, numerous NHL teams have Ho-Sang on their Do Not Draft List.
Three years ago, on a gifted Marlies GTHL team, the only difference between Ho-Sang and Connor McDavid was — Ho-Sang was the more electric player. You couldn’t take your eyes off him.
Now McDavid is considered a certainty to go first in the draft next year, as a generational player. And the hockey world is confounded by who Ho-Sang is and what he is all about.
I asked a chief scout with a late pick in the first round whether he would select Ho-Sang if he was available, and without hesitating, he answered no.
When I asked why, he said there are certain criteria his organization values, “and if I picked him, my scouts would all revolt. He doesn’t fit what we’re looking for.”
Said Ho-Sang, in a lengthy interview: “If I was a general manager and had first pick in the draft, I’d pick me No. 1 ... In three years, I’ll be the best player in this draft. And I have no doubt about that. I know myself. I know the other players. I believe in my ability. There are guys ranked ahead of me who are nowhere near me.
“I’m not concerned about the draft (and where I’m picked). I know what’s being said out there. I know people’s skepticism. I’m prepared for that.”
Hockey Widow wrote:So if he is so good why is everyone staying away? What's the scoop on the guy ?
Uncle dans leg wrote:Every draft year has at least 1 major dud come out of the top 10...NOT picking this player would be huge for this team. Huge.
Who do you think has the highest potential for failing? My bust candidate is probably Sam Bennett... Who can't do a pull up at 17/18? especially after being groomed as a top prospect heading into an NHL draft AND knowing you will have to do one....
Not looking like a future pro imho...but who the hell am I anyway!