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T_Cage 06-23-2012 01:27 PM

With the 211th pick, Kings select Nick Ebert
 
With the last pick.

From a leafs fan, congrats on the steal. Had he been left undrafted, probably would have gone mid-rounds in 2013 once he gets his head together.

Zero risk for an interesting prospect.

CNS 06-23-2012 01:29 PM

With the 211th pick, Kings select Nick Ebert!
 
With their seventh-round pick, and the final pick of the draft, (No. 211 overall) the Kings selected defenseman Nick Ebert from Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League. Ebert, 18, is listed at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds and, coincidentally, is a native of New Jersey. Ebert had six goals, 33 assists and a minus-2 in 66 games for Windsor this season.

Ebert, who recorded the hardest shot in a junior “top prospects” competition this season, was once considered a potential first-round pick, but his stock dropped considerably this season.





Talk about an absolute meteoric fall. From top 5 pick to Mr. Irrelephant. Wow. Tough **** for Nick. Hopefully he sees it as a challenge and works his ass off.

KingLB 06-23-2012 01:36 PM

Hope he can "get it back" and we can see him a few times in the WJC.

CNS 06-23-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KingLB (Post 51397087)
Hope he can "get it back" and we can see him a few times in the WJC.

I highly doubt he makes the WJC team unless he snaps back in to rookie year form at the start of next year. And even then, he'd have to continue that play until the WJC tourney to even get a look.

Evgeny Oliker 06-23-2012 02:03 PM

Now that he was drafted the pressure is finally off and he can focus on playing hockey.

I think he is going to rebound next season and prove a lot of people wrong.

Reclamation Project 06-23-2012 02:41 PM

Absolutely LOVE this pick!!!

GK 06-23-2012 02:50 PM

Great pick. You guys got a steal.

losingsand 06-23-2012 02:57 PM

Tell us more gk

MildlyAwesome 06-23-2012 03:04 PM

Can someone tell me what happened? At one point, he was a top 5 pick, and fell far.

I know a couple years ago, Teemu Pulkinnen fell from top 3 at September to 4th round in June but I mean top 5 to 7th round, last pick of the draft seems like a huge drop-off.

How poorly did he play? What was the problem?

CNS 06-23-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MildlyAwesome (Post 51402681)
Can someone tell me what happened? At one point, he was a top 5 pick, and fell far.

I know a couple years ago, Teemu Pulkinnen fell from top 3 at September to 4th round in June but I mean top 5 to 7th round, last pick of the draft seems like a huge drop-off.

How poorly did he play? What was the problem?

Benefitted a lot from playing with Ryan Ellis his rookie year. Many attribute him for Ebert's point totals. Without him he apparently isn't very good with the puck and he's not good defensively so that makes him not a great prospect from what I've read.

no name 06-23-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cnshockey (Post 51404159)
Benefitted a lot from playing with Ryan Ellis his rookie year. Many attribute him for Ebert's point totals. Without him he apparently isn't very good with the puck and he's not good defensively so that makes him not a great prospect from what I've read.

Not so sure about that. This guy has been considered a prodigy since his first year of high school.

CNS 06-23-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by no name (Post 51404659)
Not so sure about that. This guy has been considered a prodigy since his first year of high school.

Only passing on what seems to be reiterated by every poster on here it seems.

Brock 06-23-2012 04:24 PM

I had Ebert ranked 23rd among OHL players. Here's what I wrote.

Man, what one year can do to your draft stock. At this time last year we're talking about Ebert as a potential top 10 selection in 2012. Now we're left wondering if he can crack the Top 100. There were a lot of problems with Ebert's game that contributed to his fall down the rankings. The main two were consistency and his decision making. Consistency in the sense that some shifts he looked great, others terrible in the very same game. At times, he looked great rushing the puck, using his strong skating ability and puck skill to gain entry into the offensive zone. Other times he looked hesitant to jump into the rush, or would casually carry the puck up ice leading to little. At times, he used his size defensively to engage physically and push forwards off the puck. Other times he looked lazy, relied on the stick check too much, and would get caught standing still in the zone. On the powerplay, he's got an absolute rocket of a shot. But too often he would fire it into shot blockers and had issues getting it through to the net. A lot of people attribute his lack of success this year to the absence of Ryan Ellis on his flank, but I don't think we can use that as an excuse. He's got a ton of potential, so expecting him to carry Windsor defensively, I don't think was an unrealistic expectation. Especially with a year of the USHL, and a year of the OHL under his belt (including a strong playoff run last year). I've heard a lot of rumblings from scouts about a potential attitude problem too. Even still, with all his faults, Ebert still finished 4th among draft eligible defenseman scoring (behind Ceci, Finn, and Graham) with 39 points and was only a -2 defensively. If anything, it shows you what he's capable of if he started putting it all together on a consistent basis.

Gentle Ben Kenobi 06-23-2012 04:42 PM

It seems like we are starting to use our 7th rounders on boom or bust guys

Andrew Knoll 06-23-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little Bunny Foo Foo (Post 51410367)
It seems like we are starting to use our 7th rounders on boom or bust guys

Which is what just about every 7th rounder should be. No blue chips in the 200s!

Kingler 06-23-2012 07:36 PM

Like the pick. He got all the physical tools in the world to succeed. Now lets see how NHL coaching can help him turn things around next season. If it turns out this season was just a down year then DL would have hit a home run, if not then its just a 7th pick

Ziggy Stardust 06-23-2012 09:47 PM

I really like how Lombardi and his staff go for the low risk, high reward types in the late stages. It panned out with Jordan Nolan and that was just three seasons ago. They drafted Michael Schumacher in the 7th round last season and he's shown a bit of promise. Even if they don't pan out, it's a 7th round pick, there's nothing to lose at that stage of the draft.

Sydor25 06-23-2012 10:34 PM

Nice write up:

http://www.coppernblue.com/2012/6/23...hl-entry-draft

Leaf Rocket 06-24-2012 12:53 AM

cant believe he dropped THIS much. he could be an INSANE steal if he gets back to the way he was projecting.

Moses Doughty 06-24-2012 02:30 AM

Hopefully he gets surrounded by people who can help his attitude and work issues so he can show why he was rated so highly. Would be a heck of a steal if he did.

Ziggy Stardust 06-24-2012 04:36 AM

Nick Ebert videos:






If you want to see just how skilled this kid is with the puck, watch the goal he scores at 1:19 of this video. Of course the pretty goal is then followed up with an ugly defensive play.


He doesn't seem to pay much attention to the details when it comes to defense. See him try to do a lazy poke attempt (more like a tap) as if he's just trying to disrupt a play more so than trying to stop or prevent a play. Ebert needs tons of work in his own end. His passive defensive game and his tendency to join the attack and pinch in deep reminds me of Joe Corvo or Randy Jones, two offensive minded dmen who aren't always aware of what is happening in the defensive zone.

AKAY47 06-24-2012 08:50 AM

Hahaha I'm looking at a 2013 mock draft and they also have guesses on who the teams would take in the 2012 mock draft (The mock was done in February). Look at who they have us taking in the first round of 2012..

Quote:

21. Los Angeles Kings Brent Pedersen Left Wing Kitchener Rangers OHL The Kings could use a blue chip sniper. The Kitchener Rangers always seem to develop an OHL player into an NHL player. Landeskog, Cody Sol, Ryan Murphy, and Jeff Skinner were Rangers in years past. Marcantuoni, and Faksa look like 2012 draft picks. Brent Pedersen has been impressive as a rookie for the Rangers.

Pedersen went 14th overall to the Rangers in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection. Pedersen has seen limited action as a rookie. Pedersen has 8 goals, 4 assists, and 12 points. Pretty impressive, for someone getting limited minutes.

2012 First Round Pick Nick Ebert Defenseman Windsor Spitfires OHL
http://www.rantsports.com/mock-draft...t-2nd-edition/

Gentle Ben Kenobi 06-24-2012 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AKAY47 (Post 51441003)
Hahaha I'm looking at a 2013 mock draft and they also have guesses on who the teams would take in the 2012 mock draft (The mock was done in February). Look at who they have us taking in the first round of 2012..



http://www.rantsports.com/mock-draft...t-2nd-edition/

Someone clearly has a time machine and is ****ing with us

hangons 12-01-2013 02:43 AM

Ebert leading the OHL in +/- this year.
http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/s.../49/subtype/10

Not bad after his -39 last year! Anybody see him play this year?

damacles1156 12-01-2013 02:50 AM

Game is raw, but damn this kid can skate and has a nose for the net.

Project, with a really high upside. Perfect 7th round pick.

Nick can turn out to be quite the puck mover, and adequate defender if he keeps it up.


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