The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Reefer2 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:25 pm

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Shouldn't the Canucks actually win the Cup first, before you become blase about it ?
Yawn, if it's not obvious to you by now that this is inevitable I pity you...
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Well, maybe take pity on the oblivious and at least tell me in what year they win the first one?
1-2 years from now????

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:12 pm

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Hughes is not 5'-10" SKYO. After seeing him at the WJC I now question his listed height of 5-9". He looked a lot smaller than 5'-9" - 175 lbs. I simply have a hard time using a top 10 pick on a "defencemen" that tiny. I don't care how skilled he is, he can't just be a PP guy or an overtime guy, you certainly don't waste a top 10 pick on that.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:32 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
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RoyalDude wrote:
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Hughes is not 5'-10" SKYO. After seeing him at the WJC I now question his listed height of 5-9". He looked a lot smaller than 5'-9" - 175 lbs. I simply have a hard time using a top 10 pick on a "defencemen" that tiny. I don't care how skilled he is, he can't just be a PP guy or an overtime guy, you certainly don't waste a top 10 pick on that.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by micky107 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:38 am

dangler wrote:
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Well, well that’s the million dollar question where the game is going, am I the only in hockey earth that says the game is changing to a more high tempo, speed, skill, quick transitional game where there is no room for errors like consistently getting penalties from poor positional play, poor gap control having a poor stick, chasing hits, consistently being on the wrong side of the puck etc.
No your not the only one. Pretty much everyone that watched the playoffs this year would agree with you.

Skating RG,skating.
I watched the playoffs and In "layman's terms", it was as brutal as usual.
Did the Canuck organization draft on the whim of a fad?

Big and heavy; Well that's getting boring.
Let's change it to small and speedy.

All rather farcical from afar.

My confidence level is down somewhat Not what I would have done in the draft.
Not only that I have to watch Bouchard in Edmonton,
now I have to watch Hanifin in Calgary.

The ball is being dropped.
Absolutely critical that this team made a major push for the playoffs, this year.
"evolution"

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:32 am

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Absolutely critical that this team made a major push for the playoffs, this year.
Lol they are nowhere near making playoffs with this scabby roster. You could add both Hanifin and Bouchard and they still aren’t within a dozen points of a wildcard.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:34 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:12 pm
RoyalDude wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:47 am
Hughes is not 5'-10" SKYO. After seeing him at the WJC I now question his listed height of 5-9". He looked a lot smaller than 5'-9" - 175 lbs. I simply have a hard time using a top 10 pick on a "defencemen" that tiny. I don't care how skilled he is, he can't just be a PP guy or an overtime guy, you certainly don't waste a top 10 pick on that.
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I don't know how good Botchford is at estimating human heights, but:

"Hughes looks like a legit 5-10 and has a pretty thick frame."

http://vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/n ... oplay=true

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:15 pm

Botchford is about the same height as the Dude. 5ft 7 at best. Hughes probably looks like an ape compared to him.
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:13 pm

Bubbles how do you see your smart phone beyond the empty plastic beer cups piled up on your "beer shelf"
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by lostinarink » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:03 pm

micky107 wrote:
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My confidence level is down somewhat Not what I would have done in the draft.
Not only that I have to watch Bouchard in Edmonton,
now I have to watch Hanifin in Calgary.
Better competition will provide better challenges and thus better players and team spirit.
Better competition will provide better entertainment.

Pacific was a disaster in 17/18. I want to see the division be the best in the NHL. And then when the Canucks make the playoffs, it will mean something.

The Calf teams are on the downhill slide. The Canadian teams and Arizona are playing like crap. Vegas is, well, Vegas.

Beating crap teams will not get you a Stanley Cup. Young players especially, need to learn what it takes to win game in and game out - against the best teams in the world.

Please, let's hope that Edm, Cal, SJ, Ana, and LA can get their acts together and put out consistently strong performances in 18/19.

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:18 pm

I’m honestly wondering which team in the Pacific that Vancouver can finish ahead of. Maybe the Coilers?
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:19 pm

Hey Micky, you're not fine, fell down from a steep decline, Hey Micky! Hey Micky!

Listen Micky, skill, skill, skill, speed, speed, speed, kills

You plug in the meat and potato's later.

Bouchard's edge work, lateral skating, skating in general is not up to NHL snuff. The Oilers with the exception of 3-4 players are dreadfully slow. I personally would have drafted the excellent skating Dobson instead of the slug they drafted.

Hughes is a dynamic player, fast and skilled. Handles the puck tremendously. We need that. We needed that offence from the back end. Park Woo beside him and we have the next Keith/Seabrook pairing. Woo is an excellent skater himself. The future is here, Mikey. "Embrace it, nurture it, it will make you proud someday, trust me. I've seen it" - Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman)
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Hank » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:20 pm

Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:34 am
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:12 pm
RoyalDude wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:47 am
Hughes is not 5'-10" SKYO. After seeing him at the WJC I now question his listed height of 5-9". He looked a lot smaller than 5'-9" - 175 lbs. I simply have a hard time using a top 10 pick on a "defencemen" that tiny. I don't care how skilled he is, he can't just be a PP guy or an overtime guy, you certainly don't waste a top 10 pick on that.
:lol:
I don't know how good Botchford is at estimating human heights, but:

"Hughes looks like a legit 5-10 and has a pretty thick frame."

http://vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/n ... oplay=true
Here's a photo of the top prospects together. Unless Hughes is on his tip-toes, Boqvist is hunched way down and both him and Zadina are much shorter than listed... I'd say Hughes is actually close to his listed 5'10".

Of course Hughes has the head and torso size of a 10-year old boy, so that may make him look especially small.

I can see that Bouchard will be threading cross-eyed passes to McDavid for years to come. Tkachuk has the frame to hit 280lbs like his old man during a lockout year.

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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:22 pm

Dude could look up at all those kids
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:22 pm

Hughes is bigger than Boqvist and almost as big as Zadina
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Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Post by ESQ » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:24 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:18 pm
I’m honestly wondering which team in the Pacific that Vancouver can finish ahead of. Maybe the Coilers?
I think that's a topic worthy of its own thread.

The first one that jumps out of LA, which got a lot of career years out of old, declining players last year to squeak into the playoffs and only managed to score 3 goals and 0 wins.

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