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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:11 pm

Canucks have never drafted 1st overall
Canucks 2nd overall 3 picks - Linden, Nedved, Daniel Sedin, Tallon
Canucks 3rd overall picks - Guevremont, Henrik Sedin,Ververgaert, Lever
Canucks 4th overall picks - Bryan Allen, Sandlak, Derlago, Gillis
Canucks 5th overall picks - Vaive
Canucks have never drafted 6th
Canucks 7th overall picks - Woodley, Lanz, Stojanov
Canucks 8th overall picks - Herter
Canucks 9th overall picks - Horvat, Neely
Canucks 10th overall picks - Hodgson, Bourdon, Butcher, Daigneault, Ference, Blight

One thing is clear, the Canucks drafting record in the top 10 is, duh, kind of gross on the whole.

We don't want to be drafting 7th or 8th as we suck at that number. 6th is an unknown area for us, 9th we've had pretty good success (a sign NOT to trade Horvat) 10th overall is kind of suckage

I'm pulling for 6th or 9th pick! Stay away from 7th or 8th. 1 through 5 we ain't getting.

General consensus is that there is a drop off after the 6th pick. From 7th through the rest of the 1st round it's spin the bottle. Not a very deep draft. Finish 6th and draft Ritchie. I will be happy, or 9th and hope for a fluke Neely result.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Island Nucklehead » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:11 pm

Don't worry dude, we're gonna win the lottery and pick 1st overall. ;)
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:35 pm

If you look at our overall 1 round picking, clearly it was time for MG to go :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Strangelove » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:24 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:Don't worry dude, we're gonna win the lottery and pick 1st overall. ;)


That only happens if Dude gets down on his knees and prays to David Booth's God.

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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:22 am

Hey the Devils won the lottery when they were slated to pick 8th, moved up 4 spots and drafted Larsson. I believe they've made the odds even better since then at moving up.

Gotta get that 6th pick overall. Carolina have to win their final game, we have to lose our last two. The drop off in this draft is after the 6th pick. We gotta get in that Draisaitl, Dal Colle, Ritchie category. Apparentlly Burkie isn't high on Draisaitl and likes Ritchie more than Dal Colle. Interesting. If we are picking 7th it's a coin toss from there on out to the middle of the first round on who you can project to be the better prospect.

Fabbri and Tuch are fast risers right now. Fabbri just annihilated Horvat and the London Knights out of the playoffs, a one man show he was. Concerning how quiet Horvat was in this series. Tuch could be the first defenseman after Ekblad to get selected. Fleury seems to be falling. Sherbak may even get selected before Fleury.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Island Nucklehead » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:35 am

RoyalDude wrote:Hey the Devils won the lottery when they were slated to pick 8th, moved up 4 spots and drafted Larsson. I believe they've made the odds even better since then at moving up.


According to this the Canucks have a 4.7% chance of winning the draft lottery, and picking 1st overall. Getting "ahead" of the Canes would boost us to 6.2%.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby rats19 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:37 am

If 2 or 3 guys get picked before expected ...does that not give us a chance at top six guy even if we pick 7 or 8 spot?
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Topper » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:52 am

rats19 wrote:If 2 or 3 guys get picked before expected ...does that not give us a chance at top six guy even if we pick 7 or 8 spot?

I don't know, you do the math.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:00 am

The consensus top 6 is Reinhart, Ekblad, Bennett, Draisaitl, Dal Colle, Ritchie. The only wild card that could move in to the top 6 is Ehlers. A big long shot for that to happen.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Arachnid » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:28 am

Topper wrote:
rats19 wrote:If 2 or 3 guys get picked before expected ...does that not give us a chance at top six guy even if we pick 7 or 8 spot?

I don't know, you do the meth.


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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Arachnid » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:32 am

No way dEaDmonton will beat us tonight. They would lose their loser low draft spot right now, maybe same thing with Calpuke but doubt it with BB in charge now. He would never allow a tank....too big an ego

I predict the coilers will actually tank it™ and the Torts, with his integrity intact will win both games because he is about winning (despite his season :eh: ).

We might even pass the Laughs in the draft which is fine for bragging rights and makes it even easier to torture their fans with.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby ClamRussel » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:52 am

I fail to see how attaining a lower draft slot than Toronto...but both remaining in the sewer of the NHL offers any kind of bragging rights.

...meanwhile, in other news: the Bruins have not self destructed, rid themselves of their Conn Smythe winning goaltender and are still at the top & competing for the President's trophy.

Not that the Canucks should tank or anything but I think they're doing the right thing by playing the people who haven't received much of a look. If anything they should ramp it up and play all these kids in all games then send whoever's eligible to Utica asap. Interested to see what Zalewski has to offer.
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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Arachnid » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:16 am

ClamRussel wrote:I fail to see how attaining a lower draft slot than Toronto...but both remaining in the sewer of the NHL offers any kind of bragging rights.

...meanwhile, in other news: the Bruins have not self destructed, rid themselves of their Conn Smythe winning goaltender and are still at the top & competing for the President's trophy.

Not that the Canucks should tank or anything but I think they're doing the right thing by playing the people who haven't received much of a look. If anything they should ramp it up and play all these kids in all games then send whoever's eligible to Utica asap. Interested to see what Zalewski has to offer.


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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby ClamRussel » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:52 am

Arachnid wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:I fail to see how attaining a lower draft slot than Toronto...but both remaining in the sewer of the NHL offers any kind of bragging rights.

...meanwhile, in other news: the Bruins have not self destructed, rid themselves of their Conn Smythe winning goaltender and are still at the top & competing for the President's trophy.

Not that the Canucks should tank or anything but I think they're doing the right thing by playing the people who haven't received much of a look. If anything they should ramp it up and play all these kids in all games then send whoever's eligible to Utica asap. Interested to see what Zalewski has to offer.


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Anything, I will take anything to take down a Laugh fan, if it means bragging their fall from grace was far bigger than ours...I take man, I take it!

Sometimes it's the little pleasures in life make it soooooo sweet ;)


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Re: Welcome to the Dark Side Minions: The Top Draft Prospect

Postby Meds » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:57 pm

ClamRussel wrote:I fail to see how attaining a lower draft slot than Toronto...but both remaining in the sewer of the NHL offers any kind of bragging rights.

...meanwhile, in other news: the Bruins have not self destructed, rid themselves of their Conn Smythe winning goaltender and are still at the top & competing for the President's trophy.

Not that the Canucks should tank or anything but I think they're doing the right thing by playing the people who haven't received much of a look. If anything they should ramp it up and play all these kids in all games then send whoever's eligible to Utica asap. Interested to see what Zalewski has to offer.


Meanwhile the Bruins beat the Sabers and clinched the President's Trophy. Now they can proceed to not win the Stanley Cup and everyone will point to this season as being a complete failure for Boston.

The Bruins have had some talented youth that hit their stride in 2011. Most of said youth fit the mold that the Bruins play. Mean, dirty, and in the grey areas. The league has seen fit to penalize and suspend players for doing far less than some Bruins players.

They built a good team in Boston and have added to it nicely.

They also had the benefit of having Rask signed up for an extra couple of years when Thomas was just running out the end of his contract. Had Thomas been a couple of years younger they likely would have had to give him a longer term and then they may not have had room for Rask if they couldn't move Thomas. Timing is everything sometimes.
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