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2011 NHL Draft Lottery - Tue. April 12th - 8:00pm EST

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Ev


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SpezDispenser wrote:Nathan Beaulieu is rising as fast as anyone has recently. Perhaps he's one of the 'surprise' top 5 picks?

Naw, Central Scouting is just challenged. EJ had some tools working for him.

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Big Ev wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:Nathan Beaulieu is rising as fast as anyone has recently. Perhaps he's one of the 'surprise' top 5 picks?

Naw, Central Scouting is just challenged. EJ had some tools working for him.

I've seen his name in the top 6-10 more than once now, are you sure?

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I'm just saying there's no way he goes 5th...before Couturier, Strome, Murphy. No way!

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Big Ev wrote:I'm just saying there's no way he goes 5th...before Couturier, Strome, Murphy. No way!

True, that would be mistake with Murphy and especially Hamilton there.

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ddt wrote:
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SpezDispenser wrote:Steve_Lloyd Steve Lloyd
Murray thinks moving up to #3 might be possible. Panthers are #3

We could have had RNH, Prince AND Zibanejad. Now we're gonna end up, if that happens, with probably Landeskog only.
Diddle this Dung. I am Cussing frustrated. Sign me up for Yakupov/Galchenyuk. WIth our luck we probably will lose the one we pick to the KHL.

Yeah, and I could have been the pope.

I don't even get the point of this post. At one point with 10 games left approximatively we were 2nd last, Nashville was 12th last and then we had the 32nd pick too.
Maybe you were too busy reading the Bible ? 2011 NHL Draft Lottery - Tue. April 12th - 8:00pm EST - Page 22 489887

Did you honestly believe those spots were going to hold up?

They could have. Ottawa made no effort to try and secure theirs. Nashvilles was obviously out of our control.

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NEELY wrote:
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NEELY wrote:Thing is though, Strome may not even get to Ottawa. He could very well be picked at 4 or 5.

Fine with me, I'll take Huberdeau. Assuming 2 defensemen get drafted before him.

I'll be happy with either of those 2, I still have my reservations about Couturier. Strome would be my first choice though has he has seemed to pick his game up going through the playoffs and into tougher games.

I think NJ will be drafting a D man as well.

After watching him last night I am convinced Couturier has the worst supporting cast out of all the top 5 forwards. RNH has a good goalie (well up until these last playoffs), Froese and Petrovic, Strome has Hamilton, Landeskog has Murphy and Akeson, Huberdeau has an all star cast.
The more I watch the more I am convinced there is no real need to trade up unless just one of the 2nd rounder does the trick. I still think there's a good player at 21 since a lot of guys are stepping up during these playoffs.
I definitely feel better than yesterday.

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Flo The Action wrote:everyone thought the CBJ would pick a blue-liner last year since they lacked in that department... what happened? you know the story.
I'm not gonna say any team is gonna pick anybody. We always say we should pick the best available player well I'm sure most team fell the same way.


Everyone thought they would pick a D because everyone assumed Fowler and Gormley were in that top 5 and the other guys were a tier below. Of course D was a need, but they were also lacking a N1 center and a lot of guys here like Me and Neely were big Johansen fans. I definitely liked him more than Skinner. I wasn't really surprised to be honest.

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22_4_ever wrote:
NEELY wrote:Strome is also younger than every player expected to go in the top 10 I believe.

Yep,

Landeskog is almost a full year older Huberdeau and RNH are only a couple of months older. I think Ottawa could entice Florida to trade down to 6th if Ottawa really wants Landeskog, but for me I think Strome has a higher upside. I could be wrong, but from everything I've read about Strome and Landeskog the difference is do you want more scoring (strome) or more responsible play in both ends of the ice. (Landeskog). Well that and one is a winger other is a center.

I'd still take Strome in a heartbeat...I'm crazy like that, but I still think that Gryba is our top D-man down in Bingo. Strome has so much offensive talent that if that's what you want from a player then I think he's easily our choice. Couturier is interesting. I wonder how much of his decline is much like Tavares. We've been looking at him for so long, people are starting to find minor issues with his game and making them out to be big ones. He's great in faceoffs, skating is good, offense is great and his defensive zone awareness is great. Any other issues that exist can be corrected. Plus my father always said, you can't teach size.

I think Landeskog is the better goal scorer. Strome is more of a playmaker, even if he has a good slap shot.

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ddt wrote:
marakh wrote:
ddt wrote:
marakh wrote:
SpezDispenser wrote:Steve_Lloyd Steve Lloyd
Murray thinks moving up to #3 might be possible. Panthers are #3

We could have had RNH, Prince AND Zibanejad. Now we're gonna end up, if that happens, with probably Landeskog only.
Diddle this Dung. I am Cussing frustrated. Sign me up for Yakupov/Galchenyuk. WIth our luck we probably will lose the one we pick to the KHL.

Yeah, and I could have been the pope.

I don't even get the point of this post. At one point with 10 games left approximatively we were 2nd last, Nashville was 12th last and then we had the 32nd pick too.
Maybe you were too busy reading the Bible ? 2011 NHL Draft Lottery - Tue. April 12th - 8:00pm EST - Page 22 489887

Did you honestly believe those spots were going to hold up?

Why not? I certainly expected McElhinney to play at least 2-3 more games, more guys from Bingo like Jim OBrien and ROman WIck getting more games and goddamn FIlip Kuba scores 2 goals in 5 games? Facepalm
Let's face it, Clouston was trying to save his job, and Murray who knew since the trade dealine he would fire CLouston made absolutely no effort to make him play McElhinney.
Nashville was kind of 50/50 I admit.

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