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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:17 am

    Yep...they even gave Gryba a 60-something number, so as to make us think Karlsson was still out there.

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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:08 am

    wprager wrote:
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    Ev wrote:but you know they're going to pick Monahan regardless...Dung

    If it's a top 3 pick, not a chance.

    First, I doubt we're dropping that low unless Anderson gets traded. Too many other teams really struggling, and most of them haven't been hit with significant injuries.

    Monahan wouldn't be a bad choice, but I'd prefer someone more NHL-ready Although he is nearly a year younger, Barkov has been playing in a pro men's league and I'd read how he may be the most NHL ready in the draft. Hyperbole, perhaps, but you cant argue with facts: same height, but a about 30 lbs heavier -- I like that. And despite his last name, he plays for Finland (holds dual citizenship but played for Finland in international competitions). Recall that Finland has the hybrid ice -- wider than NHL but not as wide as the international ice in the SEL. Perhaps the level of competition he plays against is why he is ranked lower. He's also said to be below-average in skating. Well, a 17-year old tipping the scales at 205 may mean his muscles haven't caught up to his size, yet. He'll have another year of growing into his body.

    He's awesome, but size is not a factor to me. Just get the most skilled and best skating guy.

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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:09 am

    wprager wrote:
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    Ceci?

    Ceci is probably a year or two away at least.

    The job is Gryba's to lose at this point.

    Cowen skipped the AHL, except for the playoffs. And that's with missing a year of his development due to injury. Why do you think Ceci would need "at least a year or two"? We've had the likes of Phillips and Borowiecki playing their wrong-side; how ludicrous is it to assume that Ceic, playing his right side, wouldn't do any worse? Don't forget we'll have only Karlsson and Gryba on the right, and that is assuming Gryba sticks around (1 game is not enough to convince me).

    Getting the best fit on the right side should not be the focus. It should be to get the best out of Ceci for the rest of his career.
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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by PTFlea on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:46 am

    Hoags wrote:
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    Ceci?

    Ceci is probably a year or two away at least.

    The job is Gryba's to lose at this point.

    At least a year in the AHL where he's a callup I would imagine.

    Agreed, we need a sick skilled forward, Drouin's the dream scenario I guess.
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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:40 pm

    Looks like the lottery will stay the same for this year.
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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by wprager on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:43 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    wprager wrote:
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    Ev wrote:but you know they're going to pick Monahan regardless...Dung

    If it's a top 3 pick, not a chance.

    First, I doubt we're dropping that low unless Anderson gets traded. Too many other teams really struggling, and most of them haven't been hit with significant injuries.


    Y'know we haven't scored a goal since Karlsson went down, right? We're going to need Matrix to start racking up shutouts.

    Y'know, it's been 4 periods and we hit the post at least once.


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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by wprager on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:07 pm

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    He's awesome, but size is not a factor to me. Just get the most skilled and best skating guy.

    "most skilled" is usually not enough. Same with skating (which is just one skill, really). If their skill is enough to get them to the 1st round it's usually enough to make it not the most important factor. Hockey IQ, determination, leadership qualities, character -- and as they usually say, you can't teach size.


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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:31 pm

    Crosby, Skinner, Tavares, Stamkos, Parise etc are all at or under 6'. Size does not matter, unless you are under 5'8. Strength does. McKinnon and Drouin are 5'11. They have all the things you are mentionning, plus are better skating and I would say better puck handling. We don't play like the Bruins, we play like the Red Wings, and what we need is players like Datsyuk, not players like Lucic.

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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by NEELY on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:04 pm

    5'10, 5'11 is about the perfect size for an NHL offensive forward.
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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by Flo The Action on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:39 am

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    I know, it's silly. But no way would he be able to do that against an NHL team. still it's impressive. the kid wants it.
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    Re: 2013 NHL Draft Thread

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:04 pm

    It's not really the dangles that impress me, it's the determination, the confidence, and that guy who was checking him and fell down on his Donkey while being way bigger

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