The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Island Nucklehead wrote:
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:07 am

The Canucks are picking 4th. Dahlin, Tkachuk, Svechnikov are gone. Who you selecting?

Winger - Zadina?
Small super skilled offensive D-man - Boqvist?
Big, skilled, well rounded D-man - Bouchard?

I'm going with Bouchard
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Hank » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:02 am

Boqvist. He reminds me most of Karlsson.

We desperately need D in the system.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:46 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:07 am
The Canucks are picking 4th. Dahlin, Tkachuk, Svechnikov are gone. Who you selecting?

Winger - Zadina?
Small super skilled offensive D-man - Boqvist?
Big, skilled, well rounded D-man - Bouchard?

I'm going with Bouchard
Hardest question of the day.

I might try to trade back a spot or two to team deep on D prospects who really want the uber sniper Zadina.
But the teams behind us could very well be the Oilers, Habs and Redwings who could use Boqvist and Bouchard as well ha, just maybe the Panthers will take a forward over those two dmen.
I know the Habs would kill to get Bouchard like they were for Dubois, so maybe we can get a 2nd and their pick for #4.

That said thanks to the Junior Championships, Zadina stock went way up, could be 3rd overall - he's the best sniper this draft, plus don't the Sens do well with Czechs?

Potential mock draft:
AZ - Dahlin
Sabres - Svechnikov
Sens - Zadina
Canucks - Tkachuk
Oilers - Boqvist
Habs - Bouchard
Panthers - Wahlstrom
Redwings - Hughes
Hawks - Lunderstrom
NYR - Dobson
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 am

I'd be shocked if Tkachuk doesn't go 2nd overall. Zadina isn't what the Canucks are in need of - another winger to go with the billions of wingers already in the system, gotta go with Boqvist or Bouchard. Dahlin Tkachuk and Svechnikov are BPA at 1, 2 and 3. Not much seperation between Zadina, Boqvist and Bouchard

Bouchard is from Oakville Ontario isn't he? Only French by last name
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by rockalt » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 am
I'd be shocked if Tkachuk doesn't go 2nd overall.
Why are you so confident Tkachuk will go 2nd? I thought his stock has dropped a little since the beginning of the year and there's no consensus in this year's draft beyond Dahlin going 1st overall. If anything it seems Zadina is the front runner among the pack after Dahlin. Seems impossible to predict without knowing the draft order. Just curious why you're so confident.

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:05 pm

rockalt wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm
RoyalDude wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 am
I'd be shocked if Tkachuk doesn't go 2nd overall.
Why are you so confident Tkachuk will go 2nd? I thought his stock has dropped a little since the beginning of the year and there's no consensus in this year's draft beyond Dahlin going 1st overall. If anything it seems Zadina is the front runner among the pack after Dahlin. Seems impossible to predict without knowing the draft order. Just curious why you're so confident.
Yeah I tend to agree, I think Svechnikov and Zadina will go 2nd, 3rd maybe swap spots, their elite scoring skills will be hard to turn down.

RoyalDude wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 am
Zadina isn't what the Canucks are in need of - another winger to go with the billions of wingers already in the system, gotta go with Boqvist or Bouchard. Dahlin Tkachuk and Svechnikov are BPA at 1, 2 and 3. Not much seperation between Zadina, Boqvist and Bouchard

Bouchard is from Oakville Ontario isn't he? Only French by last name
Yup from Ontario, but after some sleuthing on google I found out that his father is from Montreal.
https://translate.google.ca/translate?s ... t=&act=url
"Bouchard was playing a little in the shadows in recent years, but now he's showing how good he is," Mete said. I saw him mature from his first season. He is bigger and stronger, and he always works on the little things he can improve after workouts. He is very dedicated. "

At the rate things are going at the Habs, we should not be surprised if Bouchard found his driver in the near future, this time in the streets of Montreal. (Mete used to drive Bouchard around)

If the trend continues, the defender whose father is from the city should hear his name among the top 10 in June.


"I tell him since his first season that he will be drafted in the top 10," said Mete with a smile. It would not be a surprise to me at all. "
Yeah I'd be happy with either LD QB Boqvist or RD QB Bouchard.

Sharks post sorta comparing Bouchard to Burns with all the shots EB takes and hits the net, a good read.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:24 pm

If you weren't impressed with Tkachuks game at the WJC's then get off the glue. Even ole Ray Ferraro says he's taking Thachuk 2nd overall. Scouts say he projects to be a better player in the NHL than his brother and possesses a better all around game. The Canucks have enough skilled shooter types in the system but could use some grit/skill in the top 6 of our forward group. The Russian factor sacres me with Svechnikov and wasn't all that impressive at the WJC's. Zadina is a bit one dimensional shooter type, I worry he could be this drafts Yakupov. You simply cannot go wrong with Tkachuk. I'm still taking Svechnikov ahead of Zadina, Boqvist and Bouchard, too much too like about his game but I'm taking one of Bouchard or Boqvist ahead Zadina.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:07 pm

I think it's due to Tkachuk's play outside of the junior championships that has him slip to #4 or #5 - in college first year so far: 29gp 7g 16a 23pts.

A lot of mock drafts (dobber's, SN, Steve Kournianos among many others) have svechnikov/zadina 2 & 3.

That said IF Tkachuk is available to the Canucks when we pick, gotta think we take him over Boqvist, Bouchard no?
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:25 pm

Skyo, Zadina is not getting drafted ahead of Tkachuk.
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