2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by SKYO » Fri May 24, 2019 12:27 pm

Raph Lavoie would be awesome, what's great to see is his points are good 5v5 as well, so he isn't just piling up the points on the powerplay.

Also good to see is he only gets better in the playoffs & doesn't disappear.

In addition he's not like Brock Nelson - a big body who isn't physical, this article illustrating dude plays like a true power forward, playing physical and can play in trenches on top of having a wicked shot.

Lavoie will probably play in the NHL at the same size as Mark Stone 6'4" 219lbs, Lavoie like Stone just has to work hard on his skating, but they have all the other NHL attributes to succeed.

Halifax Mooseheads forward Raphael Lavoie is showing he can do a little bit of everything ahead of the NHL draft.

Score, hit, even chirp.

“Game gets hard and sometimes, it happens that we say love words to each other, I think it’s part of the game,” said Lavoie.

The 18-year-old from Chambly, Que., is the top-ranked draft-eligible player at the Memorial Cup and is heading to Sunday’s final after producing a goal, assist and 12 shots on net in three round-robin games.

Lavoie’s blend of soft hands and strength were on full display in the Mooseheads’ 4-2 round-robin win over the Guelph Storm.

as the game got more physical, he didn’t shy away and won a 1-on-1 battle with Guelph blue liner Sean Durzi by overpowering him and sending him crashing into the net. Lavoie even had a few choice words for Durzi after the whistle.

“You need to be mobile, strong on your feet because guys are gonna push you,” said Lavoie. “I have a pretty big body, try and use it as much as I can. Hockey is physical, you need to hit.”

Mooseheads coach Eric Veilleux added: “He’s a good two-way player, works hard and can defend. He does it all on the ice, loves taking the puck to the net … For me, he’s a complete player.”

The six-foot-four, 198-pound Lavoie is powerful and deceptively mobile, and a threat to score with his wrist shot any time he cuts across the opposition’s blue line.

He considers himself a natural power forward that prefers to play the wing, but can shift to centre when needed.

Lavoie scored 17 times in his first 16 playoff games before ending the post-season first in goals (20) and second in points (32).

He has an NHL top-notch shot,” said Veilleux.

Linemate Samuel Asselin says at times in the post-season, Lavoie put his teammates on his back.

“He really, really improved his game during the playoff run and since then he’s been so good for us,” said Asselin.

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn ... -nhl-draft
IF Boldy isn't there at #10 I'd think long and hard about reaching a tad for Lavoie who is ranked #11 by FC, #12 ISS and #14 by Bob McKenzie.
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Meds » Fri May 24, 2019 1:02 pm

I always have one red flag with projected top-6 forwards coming out of the Q. When it comes to the modern era, unless we're talking about a Crosby or MacKinnon level talent, guys who score close to 1.5 ppg in the Q tend to struggle to produce at a level that people hope for. Defense just isn't as prioritized in that minor league compared to its counterparts to the west.

So a guy like Lavoie, clocking 73 points in 62 games is good, but he will be 19 this year, so a bit further along the development curve than some of his teammates and opponents. Last year he was below 1 ppg.

The lack of a focus on D in that league also becomes a factor with guys like Lavoie who are big bodies and produce at higher rates because the Q is generally a "softer" league as well, his size won't be as much of a factor when he hits the big time.

Just pointing out the obvious I guess.

I will say that I would be more comfortable with a pick like this kid though based on what was pointed out about the percentage of his points coming at even strength.....that's actually huge in the NHL.

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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sat May 25, 2019 7:58 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
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but this pic of Middlestadt.....

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Post by RoyalDude » Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 am

Swamp ass McKenzie has to Billy Ray Cyrus all his T-shirts (customized muscle shirts) cause hes got too much arm fat on his hairy arms
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by RoyalDude » Sat May 25, 2019 8:53 am

The Red Wings at 6 are the mystery team. I’m assuming Turcotte, Cozens and Byram will be the next 3 to go after Hughes and Kakko. Red Wings last few draft picks

2018 - Zadina - RW
2018 - Veleno - C
2018 - Berggren - RW
2018 - McIsaac - D
2017 - Rasmussen - C
2017 - Lindstrom - D
2016 - Cholowski - D
2015 - Svechnikov - RW
2014 - Larkin - C
2013 - Mantha - RW
2013 - Bertuzzi - LW

Probably Centre or Defence is their priority, so it should be a centre they pick if the 5 I say are gone by their 6th. Toss up between Zegras or Dach. Or Cozens, Turcotte if available at 6.

Detroit also needs D, could be a team who will try to move up to draft Byram or drop back (Canucks 10th) to daft - Broberg or Soderstrom

Buffalo and Coilers will be snapping up wingers Podkozlin or Boldy. Maybe one of them - Caulfield. Highly doubt it’s Edmonton after selecting shrimp - Yamamoto. I only see Buffalo as the team who could reach for Caulfield

Anaheim - the table scraps after the first 8
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Richardstroker69 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:49 am

RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 8:53 am
The Red Wings at 6 are the mystery team. I’m assuming Turcotte, Cozens and Byram will be the next 3 to go after Hughes and Kakko. Red Wings last few draft picks

2018 - Zadina - RW
2018 - Veleno - C
2018 - Berggren - RW
2018 - McIsaac - D
2017 - Rasmussen - C
2017 - Lindstrom - D
2016 - Cholowski - D
2015 - Svechnikov - RW
2014 - Larkin - C
2013 - Mantha - RW
2013 - Bertuzzi - LW

Probably Centre or Defence is their priority, so it should be a centre they pick if the 5 I say are gone by their 6th. Toss up between Zegras or Dach. Or Cozens, Turcotte if available at 6.

Detroit also needs D, could be a team who will try to move up to draft Byram or drop back (Canucks 10th) to daft - Broberg or Soderstrom

Buffalo and Coilers will be snapping up wingers Podkozlin or Boldy. Maybe one of them - Caulfield. Highly doubt it’s Edmonton after selecting shrimp - Yamamoto. I only see Buffalo as the team who could reach for Caulfield

Anaheim - the table scraps after the first 8
Them passing on Hughes is so funny, and lucky for us.

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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by RoyalDude » Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm

Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
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Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sat May 25, 2019 4:35 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
Great analysis
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Richardstroker69 » Sat May 25, 2019 5:27 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:35 pm
RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
Great analysis
Agreed

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Post by RoyalDude » Sat May 25, 2019 7:04 pm

2015 draft

19th overall - Svechnikov - Holland
23rd overall - Boeser - Benning

2018 draft

6th overall - Zadina - Holland
7th overall - Hughes - Benning
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am

RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
I think Holland is a decent hockey guy but his amateur scouting hasnt been good enough. He may be better suited to transition a team like the coil from bumbling around with their young assets into contenders. I wouldnt write holland off just yet
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by RoyalDude » Sun May 26, 2019 7:47 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am
RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
I think Holland is a decent hockey guy but his amateur scouting hasnt been good enough. He may be better suited to transition a team like the coil from bumbling around with their young assets into contenders. I wouldnt write holland off just yet
His ship sailed when Lidstrom and Datstyuk retired. He’s done, stick a fork. His current rebuild in Detroit is far less than flattering to say the least.
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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by ESQ » Sun May 26, 2019 9:49 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am
RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
I think Holland is a decent hockey guy but his amateur scouting hasnt been good enough. He may be better suited to transition a team like the coil from bumbling around with their young assets into contenders. I wouldnt write holland off just yet
I've been saying for years that Holland is a below-average drafter. He himself acknowledges the blind luck involved in hitting home runs on fluke picks in Zetterberg and Datsyuk - "if I knew they'd be that good, I'd have picked them in the 1st". He was able to win Cups in the 2000s due to stellar drafting in the 80s - which is completely insane - and two fluke picks in 98 and 99.

However, he has been very good at trades. He is very much plugged in to the old boys network, and it seems like every GM takes his calls. That Mantha deal last year was one of the best/most lopsided trades in recent memory.

He was able to be a buyer at the deadline for years, without ever giving up too much in a trade - I remember how much he regretted giving up Shawn Matthias at the deadline, and look how he turned out...actually, he was so upset about losing Matthias because he was literally the best prospect he'd drafted in several years, nuff said.

He could pull off a drastic draft day trade that could turn the team's fortunes, but the Coilers have needed somebody to better drafting at any position other then 1st overall. I'd have little faith in Holland being that person, but he could be the one to surround himself with the right team of scouts. In which case, watch out.

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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Richardstroker69 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:14 am

RoyalDude wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:47 am
Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am
RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
I think Holland is a decent hockey guy but his amateur scouting hasnt been good enough. He may be better suited to transition a team like the coil from bumbling around with their young assets into contenders. I wouldnt write holland off just yet
His ship sailed when Lidstrom and Datstyuk retired. He’s done, stick a fork. His current rebuild in Detroit is far less than flattering to say the least.
But what about all those extra picks blob blathers on about!!

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Re: 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT - Vancouver

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun May 26, 2019 10:21 am

Richardstroker69 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:14 am
RoyalDude wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:47 am
Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am
RoyalDude wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Detroit is already regretting passing on QH. To be honest, Detroit’s drafting the last while is quite underwhelming. Holland is overrated
I think Holland is a decent hockey guy but his amateur scouting hasnt been good enough. He may be better suited to transition a team like the coil from bumbling around with their young assets into contenders. I wouldnt write holland off just yet
His ship sailed when Lidstrom and Datstyuk retired. He’s done, stick a fork. His current rebuild in Detroit is far less than flattering to say the least.
But what about all those extra picks blob blathers on about!!
Yeah you’re right. They should trade even more picks for useless waiver wire fodder like Gudbranson and Sutter.

Vancouver has four good hockey players moving forward. I don’t think I’d be throwing too many rocks at Detroit’s rebuild.
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