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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby dbr » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:49 am

All the noise being made about the quality of this draft (and the clear posturing some teams are doing looking for a big return on their top 10 pick) suggests to me that teams at the top of the draft are going to have to be bowled over to move their pick.

If this is a draft like 2003 or 2008 where you have 10-15 real high end prospects coming out of the first round then it's definitely one to try to make a move - hopefully there is a GM who doesn't see this draft that way (or simply doesn't care) because otherwise it's going to take a huge return to convince these guys to pass up a shot at a young top six forward or top four defenseman on a dirt cheap contract in the next few years.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Benjo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:48 am

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Re Nikushkin: Sr scouts all laughed. Sez 1 "Don't remember worse combine. Quit tests, brutal intervu. Shame. as talented." #NHL #draft
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Lancer » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:54 am

Benjo wrote:
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Re Nikushkin: Sr scouts all laughed. Sez 1 "Don't remember worse combine. Quit tests, brutal intervu. Shame. as talented." #NHL #draft


Yeah, if that wasn't a warning light. If Gillis trades up, I doubt it would be for him no matter the chatter.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:38 pm

If I remember correctly Kopitar had horrible interviews, had a reputation as lazy and un-coachable and his physical commitment was also questioned. He dropped pretty far int he draft and so much so, even though we needed a centre, we pick Luc. Just saying.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby SKYO » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:42 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:If I remember correctly Kopitar had horrible interviews, had a reputation as lazy and un-coachable and his physical commitment was also questioned. He dropped pretty far int he draft and so much so, even though we needed a centre, we pick Luc. Just saying.


Good memory, I swear some of this stuff gets purposely leaked so a player could drop in the draft and be available later on.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:46 pm

So where are we picking? The draft order should be finalized except who gets 29 and 30th...so where will we pick?
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby herb » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:53 pm

^ 24th

I hope there's a big Canadian centre available.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:06 pm

herb wrote:^ 24th

I hope there's a big Canadian centre available.

Christ! After sucking so bad like that they shouldve at least got a pick in the teens ffs.

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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:17 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:If I remember correctly Kopitar had horrible interviews, had a reputation as lazy and un-coachable and his physical commitment was also questioned. He dropped pretty far int he draft and so much so, even though we needed a centre, we pick Luc. Just saying.


Hmmm.. maybe. I can't remember, but I remember he was comapred to a Forsberg with size and I remember a lot of posters on the old board wanted him. I seem to recall like with a lot of bigger players, skating might of been an issue. Also, being a kid from Slovenia, like many euros, his english may not have been the best and he seems like more of the introverted type, so it could have been misconstrued as having a bad attitude and being lazy.

On the other hand, Bourdon was a pretty good skater for his size and was compared to a jovo type. Nonis probably figured he had Hank already and he had Kes coming along, so he wanted to bolster his blueline for the future and add Bourdon to Edler, Bieksa.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:08 pm

Hard to argue wit the Luc pick, it was not a bad selection. Just remembering there was a lot of scare talk surrounding Kopitar at the time.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby damonberryman » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:41 pm

We sure could have used Luc this playoff. Talk about soft D. Let us all down.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:12 pm

Luc was gonna be a good defenseman. Good Size, Good Skill, Tough, Good shot, Good Hockey Sense, Great Skater, Great Puck Mover...he pretty much had a starting role one in those last few games of the season he played with us.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Strangelove » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:20 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Luc was gonna be a good defenseman. Good Size, Good Skill, Tough, Good shot, Good Hockey Sense, Great Skater, Great Puck Mover...he pretty much had a starting role one in those last few games of the season he played with us.


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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby RoyalDude » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:14 pm

Strong rumors that the Avalanche are going to take a forward, apparently McKinnon. I don't blame them, hard to pass him up.

McKinnon
Landeskog
Duschene
O'Reilly

Not a bad looking group

Still think Florida takes a forward as well. Drouin and Huberdeau make for a real good duo

Tampa snaps Jones up but Edmonton is going to offer Yakupov straight up for the pick, if Jones is there, draft Jones and then draft Nurse at 7. The Oilers take the two towering Negro's and there defense, with Schultz and Klebom, all of a sudden look outstanding.
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Re: 2013 Draft

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:28 pm

Two towering negroes..........It isn't fucking basketball dude.
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