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The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SKYO » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:16 pm

2018 NHL draft will be held in Dallas.

Canucks are in the middle of a rebuild, with some quality prospects finally that are currently in development, we hope some can develop into pro's quicker than expected, but no pressure rookies!

Anyways I think it's a good time to acquire more picks for this draft - (butter-up Edler to waive that NTC soon) - which supposedly should be a deeper draft than this year, with some higher end choices at the top of the draft.

Here is draftsite's mock 2018 draft, https://www.draftsite.com/nhl/mock-draft/2018/ which changes a lot over the year:

1 Andrei Svechnikov RW Muskegon (USHL) 6' 2" 185
2 Rasmus Dahlin D Frolunda HC (SHL) 6' 1" 165
3 Brady Tkachuk C London (OHL) 6' 2" 195 (Matthew T. bro)
4 Joe Veleno LW Saint John (QMJHL) 6' 1" 190
5 Filip Zadina RW Vancouver (WHL) 6' 0" 198
6 Jared McIssac D Halifax (QMJHL) 6' 2" 209
7 Quinton Hughes D US-Under-18 (USAH-NTDP) 5' 10" 176
8 Bode Wilde D Chicago Mission (MWEHL) 6' 2" 194
9 Oliver Wahlstrom C USNTDP (USHL) 6' 1" 198
10 Joel Farabee LW USNTDP (USHL) 5' 11.5" 160
11 Allan McShane C Oshawa (OHL) 5' 10" 184
12 Ryan Merkley D Guelph (OHL) 5' 11.5" 170
13 Ty Smith D Spokane (WHL) 5' 11" 176
14 Akil Thomas C Niagara (OHL) 5' 11" 170
15 Nando Eggenberger RW Davos (NLA) 6' 2" 190
16 Jett Woo D Moose Jaw (WHL) 6' 0" 202
17 Evan Bouchard D London (OHL) 6' 2" 178
18 Trade Icon KAndre Miller D USNTDP (USHL) 6' 3" 192
19 Mattias Samuelsson D US-Under-18 (USAH-NTDP) 6' 3" 209
20 Benoît-Olivier Groulx C Halifax (MJAHL) 6' 1" 176
21 David Levin LW Sudbury (OHL) 5' 10" 170
22 Alexis Gravel G Halifax (QMJHL) 6' 2" 210
23 Anderson MacDonald LW Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 6' 2" 203
24 Adam Boqvist D Brynäs IF (SHL) 5' 11" 166
25 Ryan McLeod C Mississauga (OHL) 6' 1.25" 183
26 Jake Wise C US-Under-18 (USAH-NTDP) 5' 10.5" 185
27 Isac Lundeström C Lulea HF (SHL) 5' 11" 175
28 Vitali Kravtsov RW Belye Medvedi Polar Bears (MHL) 6' 2" 176
29 Jacob Olofsson C Timrå IK (Allsvenskan) 6' 2" 185
30 Jesperi Kotkaniemi RW Assat Pori (SM-liiga) 6' 1" 186
31 Paul Cotter C Brookings (NAHL) 6' 186" 183

2018 NHL Draft:10 Prospects to Watch
http://thehockeywriters.com/2018-nhl-dr ... -to-watch/

http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/2018/ ... pects.html
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:41 pm

Prediction: Dude will gush about every prospect in the top-20 between now and the draft.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Topper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:49 pm

Pediction: Skyo is in love

18 Trade Icon KAndre Miller D USNTDP (USHL) 6' 3" 192
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SKYO » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:59 am

:lol: curse you topper! (copy/paste fail) ah well at least ya'll are reading the future prospectus choices for 2018.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Uncle dans leg » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:52 pm

Linden busy scanning the weight column looking for another buck fifty pipe cleaner so he wont feel like he was thaaaaat wimpy of a player
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:02 am

Prediction - Nucklefarm will spend the next 1-2 years after the 2018 draft lamenting how Benning should have drafted Brady Tkachuk instead of Jared McIsaac
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Mondi » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:08 am

Prediction, Canucks finish 28-30th, and end up drafting 5-8.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:35 am

Mondi wrote:Prediction, Canucks finish 28-30th, and end up drafting 5-8.


Canucks will pull a Philadelphia and just miss out on the playoffs and then move way up to pick 2nd overall in the lottery
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby damonberryman » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:49 am

IF wea re a lottery team, as seems likely,we have to win sooner or later.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Cornuck » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:21 pm

damonberryman wrote:IF wea re a lottery team, as seems likely,we have to win sooner or later.


You don't play the lottery much, do you? :D
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SKYO » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Cornuck wrote:
damonberryman wrote:IF wea re a lottery team, as seems likely,we have to win sooner or later.


You don't play the lottery much, do you? :D


Yup when the Pittsburgh Penguins were tanking for their generational superstar's, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby Malkin

What do you do when a 6’4″ QMJHL forward who scored 184 points in 66 games in his last underage season scores at a 282-point pace in his draft year? You tank — you tank as hard as you can. In the latter half of the 1983-84 season, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils were in an unspoken, pitched battle for the bottom of the league and everybody knew it. While the Penguins would ultimately win out, sputtering to a 16-58-6 record (“good” for 38 points in the standings) to New Jersey’s 17-56-7 (41 points), the two teams were coming from distinctly different franchise backgrounds.

Even within the season, both teams were hurling accusations at one another for tanking, and Wayne Gretzky referred to the Devils as a “Mickey Mouse operation”

https://hockey-graphs.com/2015/04/06/th ... s-1983-84/


While tanking is a hot topic in this year’s NHL, the act of tanking is as old as the idea of granting the worst teams a shot at the #1 pick in the draft. Case in-point: the 1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins, routinely considered the most overt of tankers in NHL history.

While the Penguins’ GM of the time, Eddie Johnston, has never admitted to tanking on purpose, coach Lou Angotti said they did, and even recounted a game against the Rangers when Johnston stormed into the coach’s office to complain about a 3-1 lead after the 1st period. It was also Johnston who traded away top defenseman Randy Carlyle for no readily active players 50 games in and sent relatively strong performing goaltender Roberto Romano down to the AHL in favor of the identifiably-worse Vincent Tremblay.

As I was snooping around for more articles on the 1983-84 season, I found an article comparing that tank to the Penguins’ tank attempts for the #1 pick in 2003-04. They wanted Ovechkin, but ended up with Evgeni Malkin

https://hockey-graphs.com/2015/04/03/nh ... -penguins/



And everyone knows the Oilers TANK god mode stories, anyways the odds of winning the draft lotto back in the good ol' days was like flipping a coin, now it's like winning the lotto 6/49...just as the canucks started their rebuild, anyways we could have an uber talented center in Pettersson in a few years, so it's good we have a good scouting crew/GM....in the long run having a solid management team will lead to success, not as immediate as a team that won the 1st overall pick(s), but we could have a really well built franchise in a few years with quality assets to make moves down the road, and that's what you want, some solid trading chips to find pieces you need to complete your chemistry/balance in a Cup winning team.

Build down the middle, get some game breaker scoring talent, find two or three dmen to keep forever, get a goalie to get hot at just the right time before they get overpaid in the Cup window time.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby micky107 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:42 pm

Nice post, Skyo, But your last paragraph kinda sums up, "ALL THE HARD PARTS".
Gotta like your enthusiasm though... ;)
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Hockey Widow » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:01 pm

Mondi wrote:Prediction, Canucks finish 28-30th, and end up drafting 5-8.



Well at least you're not predicting a last place finish.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Meds » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:04 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Mondi wrote:Prediction, Canucks finish 28-30th, and end up drafting 5-8.



Well at least you're not predicting a last place finish.


How can anyone predict that for us when on paper Vegas looks like a lock to be 31st by a solid 20 points.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SKYO » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:58 am

updates on some the 2018 draft prospects.

The top two, Ras Dahlin looking like a future star, RW Andrei Svechnikov (6-2, 186)..

https://www.nhl.com/news/rasmus-dahlin- ... -291520870

Among the A-rated North American skaters who could be selected in the first round are defensemen Quinton Hughes (5-10, 174) of the University of Michigan (Big Ten), Jared McIsaac (6-1, 195) of Halifax in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ryan Merkley (5-11, 170) of Guelph in the Ontario Hockey League; centers Joseph Veleno (6-1, 195) of Saint John (QMJHL) and Ryan McLeod (6-2, 200) of Mississauga (OHL); right wings Oliver Wahlstrom (6-1, 205) of USA Hockey's Under-18 National Team Development Program (USHL) and Filip Zadina (6-0, 196) of Halifax (QMJHL); left wings Brady Tkachuk (6-3, 196) of Boston University in Hockey East and Benoit-Olivier Groulx (6-1, 192) of Halifax (QMJHL).

"Tkachuk is a throwback; he has the skill set, hands, shot and net-front play to be a real high-end goal scorer in the NHL," said USNTDP U-18 coach Seth Appert. "Some players hit because they know it's part of the game and the coach wants them to go hit to create a turnover. Tkachuk absolutely craves physical contact."

Halifax may have lost center Nico Hischier, who is expected to remain with the New Jersey Devils after being selected No. 1 in the 2017 NHL Draft, but they have three others projected high on most 2018 draft boards in Zadina, McIsaac, and Groulx.

Zadina, selected No. 10 in the 2017 CHL Import Draft, has eight points (three goals, five assists) and 14 shots on goal in five games this season. Originally chosen No. 4 in the 2016 CHL Import Draft by Vancouver (WHL), he opted to stay in the Czech Republic and had two points (one goal, one assist) in 25 games for Dynamo Pardubice last season.

"Zadina is adapting quickly and putting up points," said Troy Dumville of NHL Central Scouting. "He's a smart player with very good puck skills, vision and finish around net."

Veleno, the first player from the QMJHL to be granted exceptional player status, was selected No. 1 by Saint John in the 2015 QMJHL draft as a 15-year-old. He has four points (one goal, three assists) and 10 shots on goal in five games this season, his third with the Sea Dogs.

Among the eight A-rated players from Europe, Dahlin, center Rasmus Kupari (6-1, 183) of Karpat Jr. (Finland), center Isac Lundestrom (6-0, 185) of Lulea (Sweden), and defenseman Adam Boqvist (5-11, 168) of Brynas (SWE) have received a lot of attention.

Boqvist, the brother of Devils prospect Jesper Boqvist, had eight points (one goal, seven assists) to help Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He is almost as skilled but not as mature as Dahlin, according to Stubb.


*side note* - imo since the Canucks will likely improve this season, and won't be ranked high in the draft lotto again probably, JB should try to do a hard task and trade with a bubble team to acquire their 1st, so the Canucks can get a couple chances in the draft lotto since they have notorious bad luck in that system since it's inception, more cracks at the can.
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