The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Sun May 27, 2018 5:49 pm

lol facts hdubz. :thumbs:


Noah Dobson seems to be tearing it up at the Memorial Cup.
Watching draft eligible D Noah Dobson at the Memorial Cup feels a lot like watching Seth Jones at the 2013 tournament.

- Willy Palov, Editor, Red Line Report.
“Noah Dobson will be not only a top prospect for the NHL but one day will be a top player in the NHL, I’m pretty sure of it.”
http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/157 ... oah-dobson
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun May 27, 2018 6:38 pm

Maybe the Dudes onto something with this one...a Seth Jones on our blueline would be unreal
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun May 27, 2018 6:49 pm

I don’t think he will be there at 7. Such a smooth skater. He reminds me of Pietrangelo or Jones. All situations player who may have just played himself in to the 4 hole
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Strangelove » Sun May 27, 2018 7:33 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Tkachuk plodding the wing<Wahlstrom at center ice
Wait what... Wahlstrom isn't a centre!

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I'd be happy with either but the Tkachuk grit factor is something we need.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Cherry Picker » Sun May 27, 2018 7:54 pm

Dobson now a memorial cup champion.
Damn, he looked good shutting down the Pat’s top line.
No points but +2 and 7 shots in the championship game.
The defense just dominated the second period, hardly nothing got to the net.
This is very confusing. He’d look pretty nice in Canuck colours.
Great skater, they said he might be 6’4 now.
Might be a better choice than Tkachuk or Boqvist after all.
Hard decision.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun May 27, 2018 8:31 pm

Hes listed as a C/RW on hockeywriters and why I specified him at centre over Tkachuk. Winger to winger I may choose more carefully
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Sun May 27, 2018 10:15 pm

For Dobson and the Memorial Cup, I'm just a wee bit wary of those Cup championship play a tad, as my hopes were up for Cole Cassels after his play vs McDavid and his team.

May 25, 2015 - Generals’ Cassels shines in Memorial Cup spotlight

Cole Cassels has been the man in the spotlight for the Oshawa Generals.

The versatile centre took most of the important faceoffs as the Generals beat the Quebec-champion Rimouski Oceanic and host Quebec Remparts in their opening two games at the Mastercard Memorial Cup.

Perhaps the biggest so far came late in overtime against the Remparts. Cassels’ draw back to defenceman Stephen Desrocher for the winning goal gave Oshawa a 5-4 win in a game it dominated but was in danger of losing thanks to Zach Fucale’s brilliance in the Quebec net.

The two had combined on a similar goal in a 4-3 win over Rimouski.

"We knew Steve has a great shot and he gets it off quick," Cassels said Monday. "It worked out twice for us."

The 20-year-old Cassels, a Vancouver Canucks prospect whose father, Andrew, is a former NHL centre, is playing his best at the right time for the Generals.

Linemates Bradley Latour and hulking Calgary Flames prospect Hunter Smith, as well as top defence pair of Josh Brown and Dakota Mermis, got much of the credit for limiting the damage from projected first overall draft pick Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League final.

Coach D.J. Smith has the luxury of having two faceoff aces, Cassels and Montreal Canadiens first-round pick Michael McCarron, and decides before each game which one to match against the opponent’s top centre.

"A lot of winning faceoffs is digging in and battling, and he battles all the way through the draw," Smith said of the six-foot-one 190-pound Cassels.

His offensive numbers have climbed in each of his four OHL seasons, all with Oshawa. This year he had 30 goals and 81 points in 54 games. Smith’s strong defensive game as well as being a right-hand shot has Smith seeing Cassels as a second-line NHL centre, third-line at worst.

Cassels isn’t looking that far ahead just yet.

"It’s a process to get to the NHL," he said. "It’s a big step, but right now I’m just focused on the Memorial Cup."

Cassels said his father gave him many pointers on faceoffs, but mostly he picked up the skill by working with former Generals players Boone Jenner and Scott Laughton.
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors ... spotlight/
Still Dobson has good upside, if he's there at #7 I think JB takes him.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun May 27, 2018 11:07 pm

Lol Cole Cassels was a third round pick who was 20 years old at the time and he couldn’t skate. Dobson is a fantastic skater and projects as a top 6-8 pick as an 18 year old. Yeah these guys are identical :lol:
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Sun May 27, 2018 11:23 pm

Lol never said they were identical, just saying don't base your judgement solely based on that memorial cup game.

But I concur Dobbie should be a solid NHLer.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun May 27, 2018 11:27 pm

SKYO wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Lol never said they were identical, just saying don't base your judgement solely based on that memorial cup game.

But I concur Dobbie should be a solid NHLer.
He had a great season though. He got more exposure in the Mem Cup for sure but he has been climbing the charts all year. He is going to be a top pairing guy for someone’s team for 10-15 years
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Mon May 28, 2018 6:35 am

Yeah there is pretty much no chance Dobson is available at 7. We are picking from a group of Boqvist, Bouchard and Wahlstrom. Benning and his scouting staff is quite unpredictable, who they’d pick of those 3 is tough to say. I’d lean towards Wahlstrom

Top 6

Dahlin
Svechnikov
Tkachuk
Zadina
Hughes
Dobson
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Mon May 28, 2018 12:08 pm

The infamous top 3: sabres dahlin, habs svechnikov, canes zadina the top 3, I think habs could trade up to secure Svechnikov (they have a billion 2nd rounders this draft) and Canes might want to ice Zadina and Necas together.

#4 sens, #5 yotes, #6 wings, #7 canucks, #8 blackhawks, #9 rangers
In no order these guys should get taken in the top 9: wahlstrom, hughes, dobson, boqvist, tkachuk, bouchard. Also why the Canucks shouldn't trade out of the top 9, and/or they should try to acquire the Hawks or NYR 1st somehow while keeping the #7.

Leaving the Oilers, NYI, NYI, Stars, Flyers, Panthers, Avs, Jersey with.
Farabee, Lunderstrom, Kotkaniemi, Smith, Veleno, Wilde, Hayton, Kupari, Kravtsov etc


Notable teams who have extra picks in the top 2 rounds:
https://www.draftsite.com/nhl/mock-draft/2018/

Sens have 4, 22
NYI have 11, 12 and 41, 43
NYR have 9, 26, 28 and 39, 48
Hawks have 8, 27
Wings have 6, (30/31) and 33, 36
Flyers have 14 and 19.
Habs in 2nd round have 35, 38, 56, 61
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Cherry Picker » Tue May 29, 2018 6:29 pm

I think it is a top eight and Bouchard will be number nine.
I think the best comparable to Bouchard is Paul Reinhard.
He was a step slow but an excellent pp qb. He had a great career.
Not a bad player but it seems the league is getting smaller and faster.
He might have trouble with the speed.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Tue May 29, 2018 9:07 pm

Cherry Picker wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:29 pm
I think it is a top eight and Bouchard will be number nine.
I think the best comparable to Bouchard is Paul Reinhard.
He was a step slow but an excellent pp qb. He had a great career.
Not a bad player but it seems the league is getting smaller and faster.
He might have trouble with the speed.
Reinhart was a very good skater. He had a bad back, otherwise his careeer is 15 + years instead of 10.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Cherry Picker » Tue May 29, 2018 9:57 pm

Likely it was his back then. I just remember him being less mobile, but he had great vision and passing skills, which is what I basically expect of Bouchard.
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