The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:52 pm

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SKYO wrote: just tired of mediocrity, this team is frustrating, yo-yo'ing all season, from worst team to a team on fire, back to bottom feeder, then win a few games. Team's tiptoing on last wild card spot at times, then back to the worst.
Some people can't handle a rebuild.
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Hard to predict where the Canucks will land at this point, do they go a .650 pace from here on out? where we pick 14th overall or nah.

No I didn't do the calculations on what place that would land us if you want to get technical. :D
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:35 pm

SKYO wrote:
Topper wrote:
SKYO wrote: just tired of mediocrity, this team is frustrating, yo-yo'ing all season, from worst team to a team on fire, back to bottom feeder, then win a few games. Team's tiptoing on last wild card spot at times, then back to the worst.
Some people can't handle a rebuild.
I know right, it's so annoying. 8-)

Hard to predict where the Canucks will land at this point, do they go a .650 pace from here on out? where we pick 14th overall or nah.

No I didn't do the calculations on what place that would land us if you want to get technical. :D
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:55 pm

Vilardi on fire lately - has been named Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week.
In his last 13 games, he has 11 goals, 23 points (1.77 points per game). This includes 4 goals, 9 points in his last 3 games.

His season totals currently stand at 28 goals, 59 points in 43 games.
If we land outside the top 3 overall, but are still in the top 5/6 I hope we can get this guy still.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Cornuck » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:48 pm

SKYO wrote:Vilardi on fire lately ... If we land outside the top 3 overall, but are still in the top 5/6 I hope we can get this guy still.
Nice stats - if you look at his PPG at every level it's impressive - and being 6'2 is a bonus.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:42 pm

Vilardi will be gone by the 5th pick. Top 5 should go like

Patrick
Hischier
Mittlestat
Vilardi
Liljegren
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:58 am

Yeah it's looking like Vilardi will go top 3 for sure. The kid is on fire right now and getting rave reviews. Voted OHL player of the week recently. What's interesting about the kid is how young he is, on the cusp of not being 2017 draft class eligible but 2018. Too bad for the Canucks since we won't be picking in the top 5. Have to focus on the string bean Euro centres like Necas, Pettersen now.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:13 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Yeah it's looking like Vilardi will go top 3 for sure. The kid is on fire right now and getting rave reviews. Voted OHL player of the week recently. What's interesting about the kid is how young he is, on the cusp of not being 2017 draft class eligible but 2018. Too bad for the Canucks since we won't be picking in the top 5. Have to focus on the string bean Euro centres like Necas, Pettersen now.
Lottery dude. Need that Winnipeg bounce.

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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:27 pm

With how well but just short of winning these days for this young hungry team, including the playing injured tanev/sutter and probably the sedins, I figure we'll play .400 hockey.

And then lotto odds will probably be on our side, canucks luck in a weaker draft, still good but no generational stars, just solid all-stars down the road.

In any case I see us landing at 4th overall, of course right after the big three patty/nico/gabe, but IF we can some Winnipeg luck (best case scenario) could land #2 or #3.

But if at #4 onwards gotta go with BPA! that leaves us with Timothy Liljegren add him to Juolevi, Tryamkin, Stecher, Hutton & Guds and we could have an all-star defense best top 6D in the league in 4 years.

Or take Dahlen's partna in crime Elias Pettersson to make a future poor mans Sedins duo, but I Dahlen has more electric game breaking ability than the twins.

Casey Mittelstadt (6-1, 201-scoring center, too bad he went to high school in minny to play hockey recently, but he will go to college for a few years I bet).

Owen Tippett (6-1, 202-pound power forward)

Cody Glass (6-2, 180-playmaking center)

Kristian Vesalainen (6-3, 207-strong LW/RW who can put up points, likes to try to score pretty goals, but consistency issues)
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:02 am

No to Pettersen please, at 6'-2" 165 lbs this will be Brad Ference all over again, hearing constantly about the struggles of making him stronger to play in the NHL. Shit I don't even think Nedved was that skinny. Pettersen's brother is 23 years old, he is 6'-2" as well but managed to reach a whopping 173 lbs! No thanks, draft Glass or Tippitt instead, if Vilardi, Liljegren and Mittlestat are off the board
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:04 am

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RoyalDude wrote:Yeah it's looking like Vilardi will go top 3 for sure. The kid is on fire right now and getting rave reviews. Voted OHL player of the week recently. What's interesting about the kid is how young he is, on the cusp of not being 2017 draft class eligible but 2018. Too bad for the Canucks since we won't be picking in the top 5. Have to focus on the string bean Euro centres like Necas, Pettersen now.
Lottery dude. Need that Winnipeg bounce.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by RoyalDude » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:10 pm

Reading a lot of not so glowing reports on Nolan Patrick's game lately, not very good away from the puck, skating not so good, durability issues - injured yesterday needing help to be carried off the ice. Starting to wonder about this kid, in fact starting to wonder about the WHL in general. The Canucks seem to be striking gold in the USHL -
Demko, Boeser, Gaudette, Lockwood. Reading some good things about Lockwood. Anyhow, Patrick is not looking like the runaway best player of this draft, could be a decent player but 1st overall material? Has me thinking of Nugent-Hopkins at best. It's almost like you don't want to be picking first in this draft. He'll even Hischier has tailed off a bit since the WJC's. This is a draft that a team will only do as well as your scouting staff is good. Reminds me of the Ekblad draft class where the best players were not picked in the top 5. Pasternak is looking like the consensus best player of the 2014 draft class.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by micky107 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:31 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Reading a lot of not so glowing reports on Nolan Patrick's game lately, not very good away from the puck, skating not so good, durability issues - injured yesterday needing help to be carried off the ice. Starting to wonder about this kid, in fact starting to wonder about the WHL in general. The Canucks seem to be striking gold in the USHL -
Demko, Boeser, Gaudette, Lockwood. Reading some things about Lockwood. Anyhow, Patrick is not looking like the runaway best player of this draft, could be a decent player but 1st overall material? Has me thinking of Nugent-Hopkins at best. It's almost like you don't want to be picking first in this draft. He'll even Hischier has tailed off a bit since the WJC's. This is a draft that a team will only do as well as your scouting staff is good. Reminds me of the Ekblad draft class where the best players were not picked in the top 5. Pasternak is looking like the consensus best player of the 2014 draft class.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Lancer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:11 pm

Reading the posts on this thread, this draft crop appears to be the worst in history. Our luck, this is when Vancouver gets the first overall pick. In that case, would Benning trade it if the best he can pick is a glorified Brandon Sutter in Patrick or another girly-Hopkins in Hischier?
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:34 pm

Lancer wrote:Reading the posts on this thread, this draft crop appears to be the worst in history. Our luck, this is when Vancouver gets the first overall pick. In that case, would Benning trade it if the best he can pick is a glorified Brandon Sutter in Patrick or another girly-Hopkins in Hischier?
We did pretty well in the last "worst draft in history".

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