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Saugus 06-23-2012 11:04 AM

Devils select Ben Thomson (LW-Kitchener OHL) 96th Overall
 
Discuss this pick here.

Basement Cat 06-23-2012 11:04 AM

Big ass dude. 6'3" 205 as an 18 year old? That's awesome

AfroThunder396 06-23-2012 11:04 AM

Who the hell is Ben Thomson

Larsson 06-23-2012 11:04 AM

http://thehockeywriters.com/sharks-r...rs-tournament/

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8. Ben Thomson - The ’93-born Kitchener Rangers forward was sure to make himself noticed each game he played throughout the tournament. With two spirited fights and a goal, Thompson fits right in with the Sharks general formula of players they like to employ. Although his point production in Kitchener has yet to take off, Thomson proved this past week that he has the capacity to do it all. His positional play was impressive, and his rambunctiousness on the ice became more noticable with each shift, as the six-foot-four, 205-pounder was not afraid to lay the body, or drop the gloves to stick up for his teammates. As such a young player, Thomson will return to the OHL to develop and with the right opportunity, could develop nicely into a solid, physical power forward.

Devils Trap 06-23-2012 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Larsson (Post 51373425)

Again, Id rather get a skilled forward

DatBoyJPP 06-23-2012 11:06 AM

I sure as hope Lou/Conte knows something we don't

Saugus 06-23-2012 11:06 AM

Looks like we're loading up with size this year. That's the running theme of our picks, they're all tough customers.

Seto 06-23-2012 11:06 AM

So many Canadians.

forceten 06-23-2012 11:07 AM

I agree with the want for a skilled forward; I suspect this guy would have been there for our next pick. Would have preferred Zharkov 3rd and then Johnson 4th if need be.

HenriqueItsOver 06-23-2012 11:08 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II9vTngHKhE

Devils Trap 06-23-2012 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by HenriqueItsOver (Post 51374009)

Oh my God

KO

The Great Dame 06-23-2012 11:10 AM

I pray that Prokhorkin is available for our next pick

Devils Trap 06-23-2012 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by bnots13 (Post 51374269)
I pray that Prokhorkin is available for our next pick

or Slepyshev

HenriqueItsOver 06-23-2012 11:12 AM

No more drafting little skilled swedes. Big strong North Americans this draft.

Devils Trap 06-23-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by HenriqueItsOver (Post 51374625)
No more drafting little skilled swedes. Big strong North Americans this draft.

Which is dumb

We need skilled forward prospects

Team Concept 06-23-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Cat Purrise (Post 51373411)
Big ass dude. 6'3" 205 as an 18 year old? That's awesome

He is a 19 year old. Which makes it a very questionable pick in my opinion. He offers no offensive upside.

Devils Dominion 06-23-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by PariseforPresident (Post 51373675)
I sure as hope Lou/Conte knows something we don't

Yep, because we lack skilled/scoring forwards in our system.

Saugus 06-23-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by HenriqueItsOver (Post 51374009)

Well, we know he can fight, at least.

Devils Dominion 06-23-2012 11:16 AM

We know Detroit has great scouting and they are drafting high skilled forwards.

Saugus 06-23-2012 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Devils Trap (Post 51374727)
Which is dumb

We need skilled forward prospects

We needed both. Many of our current forward prospects aren't very big. Boucher, Coleman, and Pietila all aren't very big.

Rob Nieds work ethic 06-23-2012 11:18 AM

Really like this pick, forwards that can produce points and play with grit are always nice to have.

NJDevs26 06-23-2012 11:19 AM

lol for years people complained we didn't have enough size. Now that we're drafting size, we need skill.

Devilsfanatic0421 06-23-2012 11:20 AM

We need size and potential power forwards.

We are way too soft as a team, need more guys who can be pests around the net.

AfroThunder396 06-23-2012 11:20 AM

So Barry Tallackson?

Getzo5 06-23-2012 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 (Post 51375791)
lol for years people complained we didn't have enough size. Now that we're drafting size, we need skill.

:laugh: couldn`t have said it better myself.


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