Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:33 pm

Cornuck wrote:
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sagebrush wrote:...Bleacher report...
And who is exactly is James Onusko and what are his qualifications regarding undrafted hockey prospects ? He could be as stupid as the people who cover prospects at the giant shithole called hockeysfuture.
Bleacher Report has some of the worst hockey articles I have read. It's just a place to hang ads.

That's just it. At least guys like Mckenzie and Pierre watch these kids play so they are a bit more plugged than James Onusko .
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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by coco_canuck » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:35 pm

To be honest I was hoping the Canucks would have picked Nichushkin at 9 because he can be that elite big winger who burns down the wing and finishes extremely well around the net.

My only concern with Horvat from what I've read is that he doesn't project as a big-time point producer but I've heard some Mike Richards comparisons as well, and if he turns out to be a Mike Richards type player, I'll be more than happy with the pick.

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by SKYO » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:49 pm

coco_canuck wrote:To be honest I was hoping the Canucks would have picked Nichushkin at 9 because he can be that elite big winger who burns down the wing and finishes extremely well around the net.

My only concern with Horvat from what I've read is that he doesn't project as a big-time point producer but I've heard some Mike Richards comparisons as well, and if he turns out to be a Mike Richards type player, I'll be more than happy with the pick.
Yeah at #9 this was a way too safe of a pick I was hoping for Lazar, but I reckon BoHo will be a great player with a top ceiling as a 2nd line two-way center, at least Shinkaruk has elite talent - a steal at #24.
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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by coco_canuck » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:13 pm

SKYO wrote: Yeah at #9 this was a way too safe of a pick I was hoping for Lazar, but I reckon BoHo will be a great player with a top ceiling as a 2nd line two-way center, at least Shinkaruk has elite talent - a steal at #24.
I like Horvat more than I like Lazar.

If it wasn't Nichushkin at 9 Horvat and Wennberg were the two players I would have considered.

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by Diehard1 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:30 pm

Haven't seen him at all, but from what I'm reading he sounds exactly like Mike Richards in his draft year. Good skater, physical but not overly so, intangibles off the charts, just not sure how he's going to score. Worked out ok for Richards.

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by sagebrush » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:44 pm

Cornuck wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
sagebrush wrote:...Bleacher report...
And who is exactly is James Onusko and what are his qualifications regarding undrafted hockey prospects ? He could be as stupid as the people who cover prospects at the giant shithole called hockeysfuture.
Bleacher Report has some of the worst hockey articles I have read. It's just a place to hang ads.
That's interesting, since you referenced another Bleacher report on Horvat's face off prowess, & completeness as a player.

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by Cornuck » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:47 pm

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Bleacher Report has some of the worst hockey articles I have read. It's just a place to hang ads.
That's interesting, since you referenced another Bleacher report on Horvat's face off prowess, & completeness as a player.
Good point. I honestly didn't mean to use BR, and apologize for linking to that site. I was just in a rush to find info on the kid. :oops:
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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by sagebrush » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:57 pm

^^ We all want Horvat to develop into a star. I'm just trying to be realistic.

If others know of more credible, detailed reviews on this player, I'd like to see them.

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by dbr » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:23 pm

So I mentioned this coppernblue series in the Shinkaruk thread, they don't paint a rosy picture of Horvat:

http://www.coppernblue.com/2013/6/18/44 ... omparables

Buuuuut, when you're doing straight math on the regular season scoring stats of a player whose play improved as the season and then playoffs wore on, I guess that's not going to be too surprising.

Another name I heard bandied about today in relation to Horvat was Patrice Bergeron. If he can turn out anything like Bergeron or Richards I'd be very happy with the pick.



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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by ESQ » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:18 pm

A good number of breakaways in the highlights clips, showed some pretty good speed.

It does seem like quite a few goals were scored by using the huge size advantage to his benefit, not so sure if that will translate to the Bigs. I wouldn't be surprised by a Kesler-like progression, as his offensive game might need to adjust to playing against men.

Also, that playoff goal-from-the-belly was awesome!

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by sagebrush » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:27 pm

Lets see how he does in Penticton (hopefully, with Gaunce, Jensen, Shinkaruk, Blomstrand, Schroeder, Corrado, Tommernes, McNally, Lack, Eriksson).

The prospect pool is looking better, but both good & bad reviews deserve some skepticism.

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by GoalieDad » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:01 am

I don't get it. I can't find a discussion of the merits of the Schneider deal. WTF? (I think that's what the kids say.)

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Re: Canucks select Bo Horvat with the #9 pick

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:21 am

GoalieDad wrote:I don't get it. I can't find a discussion of the merits of the Schneider deal. WTF? (I think that's what the kids say.)
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