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2016cupwinners 10-01-2013 09:19 AM

2014 Draft
 
It's that time again. 2014 draft talk.

2014 NHL Draft set for June 27-28 in Philadelphia
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"A" Players (aka potential first-round picks)


PLAYERTEAMPOSHTWTHFYTMORE
Barbashev, IvanMonctonLW6.01185HFYT10/3
Bennett, SamKingstonLW6.00178HFYT-
Clarke, BlakeNorth BayLW6.01197HFYT9/27
Dal Colle, MichaelOshawaLW6.02179HFYT9/19, 10/5
De Leo, ChasePortlandLC5.09177HFYT9/27
Demko, ThatcherBoston CollegeG6.04182HFYT-
Draisaitl, LeonPrince AlbertLC6.02208HFYT9/9, 9/26
Ekblad, AaronBarrieRD6.04216HFYT9/11
Fleury, HaydnRed DeerLD6.03198HFYT-
Ho Sang, JoshWindsorRW5.11166HFYT8/20
Honka, JuliusSwift CurrentRD5.11175HFYT10/1, 10/3
Kapanen, KasperiKalpaRW5.11175HFYT9/23
Kempe, AdrianModo Jr.LW6.02187HFYT8/28
Larkin, DylanUSNTDPLC6.01190HFYT9/27; College: Michigan
Martin, BrycenSwift CurrentLD6.02184HFYT-
McCann, JaredSault Ste. MarieLC6.01179HFYT8/14, 10/4
McKeown, RolandKingstonRD6.02197 HFYT8/28, 10/5
Milano, SonnyUSNTDPLW5.11185HFYT7/31, 9/27; College: Notre Dame
Mistele, MattPlymouthLW6.02190HFYT9/23
Nedeljkovic, AlexPlymouthG6.00184HFYT10/1
Nylander, WilliamRogleRC5.11169HFYT9/5
Pastrnak, DavidSodertaljeRW6.00167HFYT-
Reinhart, SamKootenayRC6.01185HFYT7/10, 9/2, 9/11
Ritchie, NickPeteboroughLW6.02231 HFYT-
Schmaltz, NickGreen BayRC6.00172HFYT9/27; College: North Dakota
Virtanen, JakeCalgaryLW6.01208HFYT-
Vrana, JakubLinkopingLW5.11185HFYT-
Watson, SpencerKingstonRW5.09170HFYT-

ultra63 10-01-2013 10:05 AM

Looks like another top 10 pick coming our way!

HoseEmAllAround 10-01-2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ultra63 (Post 71789529)
Looks like another top 10 pick coming our way!

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2016cupwinners 10-01-2013 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ultra63 (Post 71789529)
Looks like another top 10 pick coming our way!

Did I just jinx our entire season by talking draft too early? My fault guys, dagnabbit.

The Macho Man 10-01-2013 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoopThereItIs (Post 71789993)

:laugh:

...

:cry:

CupsOverCash 10-01-2013 11:44 AM

If goaltending fails I definitely see us with a top 10 pick again.

Stamkos Intolerant 10-01-2013 12:11 PM

Lots of forwards in this draft, unfortunately. If we're on the board early and Ekblad/McKeown is gone, we may be in a position to trade the pick. Hopefully it doesn't come to that and we have a mid-to-late pick.

2016cupwinners 10-01-2013 01:19 PM

Mock draft.

http://www.mynhldraft.com/NHL-Mock-Draft/

Unfinished Business 10-01-2013 01:31 PM

30th and alex tuch sounds good to me honestly:) Hehe.

Anyway you see the size of all these kids and how many good centers there are this year in a supposed to be bad draft year? Is that just about the kid being in 2015 or what?

Stamkos Intolerant 10-01-2013 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robertguess2013 (Post 71799009)
30th and alex tuch sounds good to me honestly:) Hehe.

Anyway you see the size of all these kids and how many good centers there are this year in a supposed to be bad draft year? Is that just about the kid being in 2015 or what?

There isn't much high-end quality, unlike last draft. There is a lot of quantity though. Think about this draft as the reverse of the 2012 draft. The 2012 draft was deep in defense and weak on forward. The 2014 draft is strong on forward and weak on defense. There also is no clear-cut #1 pick unlike previous years. I'm not very high on Reinhart, who is the top center available in the draft.

Necropolis 10-01-2013 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skip Bayless (Post 71805467)
There isn't much high-end quality, unlike last draft. There is a lot of quantity though. Think about this draft as the reverse of the 2012 draft. The 2012 draft was deep in defense and weak on forward. The 2014 draft is strong on forward and weak on defense. There also is no clear-cut #1 pick unlike previous years. I'm not very high on Reinhart, who is the top center available in the draft.

Well, I don't really think that there was a clear-cut #1 pick for this year either. Last summer both Jones and MacKinnon made a strong case for being the #1 pick and Barkov wasn't too far behind. And then Drouin joined the competition. 2010 Seguin and Hall were very close as were Nugent-Hopkins and Larsson in 2011. But otherwise I agree with you.

Yzlamic Preacher* 10-01-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2014cupwinners (Post 71798479)

Damn Nashville...taking Ekblad. I know BPO but seriously...:rant:

The Macho Man 10-01-2013 04:35 PM

Pens are going to win the cup with a wiffle ball as goalie. Yeah right.

DFC 10-01-2013 06:05 PM

Most reports I've seen are calling this a weak draft. My guess is TB will be a lottery team, unfortunately, but we'll probably only get a serviceable player out of it. We've been finding those in the 3rd/4th round for a couple of years now.

Jacko95 10-02-2013 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2014cupwinners (Post 71787847)

First OT: can you guys reply with your iPhone without using a quote? I can't judt click on reply :/

Anyways back to topic:
First off I never see players live and can only go from scouting reports, but I read as much of them as I can. Some players I like in the first two rounds, not exactly looking were we might pick. You will see a lot of physical players on the list. And the reson is easy: We have so many smart players in the system, even on D (sustr, Barbs, Nesterov), but with Gudas graduating we lost the only defender with NHL upside and a real physical edge. Some on forward with only Erne and Panik. I really hope we either trade the pick for a defender or go after a guy with physical abilities.

Ekblad: IMO he gets underrated, because he is not very flashy but is incredible effective. Just like Ryan Murray who gets criminally underrated as well. Of course those are not the guys that will win you a Norris Trophy. At least it's less likely than for defenders with a flashy game, like karlsson, Chara or Subban.

Leon Draisaitl: Powerforward center that can play wing as well. He always reminds me as a more consistent more talented Panik. Both will not hit the hell out of you (like Erne can), but know very well how to use their body effectivly. But IMO he will need some time to grow. As he is a late 1995 he only will have to play 1 more CHL season after the draft and will go to the AHL then, which should be perfect for him as a development timetable.

Hayden Fleury: Do it all defender with a little physicsl edge, but needs some time to grow as well. Has decent offensive tools.

Bryce Martin: Pretty much ekblad lite, consistent very few faults, unnoticable, could use some more offense.

Nick Ritchie: More talented Erne, but he is a winger so I doubt we have that much interedt in him.

Alexis Pepin: Big center (6'2, 238 lbs!!), physical, hard to get off the puck, problem is he is slow and due to this it's questionable wether he can make an impact as top6, -> might have to lose some weight. Pretty strong in the defensive end.

Aaron Hayden: Big and knows it. Note a huge offensive upside, but goes after the puck and the attackers with agression and seperates them however he can. Has no problem going after other big boys and let them play a little together ;)

Brandon Lemieux: Smaller powerforward (6'0) but very effective and great blood line in terms of skill.

Vasilevskiy 10-02-2013 04:43 AM

Draisatl is amazing

DFC 10-02-2013 10:52 AM

Ekblad looks like he's 30.

Yzlamic Preacher* 10-02-2013 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacko95 (Post 71853463)
First OT: can you guys reply with your iPhone without using a quote? I can't judt click on reply :/

Anyways back to topic:
First off I never see players live and can only go from scouting reports, but I read as much of them as I can. Some players I like in the first two rounds, not exactly looking were we might pick. You will see a lot of physical players on the list. And the reson is easy: We have so many smart players in the system, even on D (sustr, Barbs, Nesterov), but with Gudas graduating we lost the only defender with NHL upside and a real physical edge. Some on forward with only Erne and Panik. I really hope we either trade the pick for a defender or go after a guy with physical abilities.

Ekblad: IMO he gets underrated, because he is not very flashy but is incredible effective. Just like Ryan Murray who gets criminally underrated as well. Of course those are not the guys that will win you a Norris Trophy. At least it's less likely than for defenders with a flashy game, like karlsson, Chara or Subban.

Leon Draisaitl: Powerforward center that can play wing as well. He always reminds me as a more consistent more talented Panik. Both will not hit the hell out of you (like Erne can), but know very well how to use their body effectivly. But IMO he will need some time to grow. As he is a late 1995 he only will have to play 1 more CHL season after the draft and will go to the AHL then, which should be perfect for him as a development timetable.

Hayden Fleury: Do it all defender with a little physicsl edge, but needs some time to grow as well. Has decent offensive tools.

Bryce Martin: Pretty much ekblad lite, consistent very few faults, unnoticable, could use some more offense.

Nick Ritchie: More talented Erne, but he is a winger so I doubt we have that much interedt in him.

Alexis Pepin: Big center (6'2, 238 lbs!!), physical, hard to get off the puck, problem is he is slow and due to this it's questionable wether he can make an impact as top6, -> might have to lose some weight. Pretty strong in the defensive end.

Aaron Hayden: Big and knows it. Note a huge offensive upside, but goes after the puck and the attackers with agression and seperates them however he can. Has no problem going after other big boys and let them play a little together ;)

Brandon Lemieux: Smaller powerforward (6'0) but very effective and great blood line in terms of skill.

The secret is buying an android.

Jacko95 10-02-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stryfe604 (Post 71861795)
The secret is buying an android.

The secret is having a gradnfather that loves iPhones and buys himself a new one every two years and you get the old one for free, but the iphones still look like a new one when I get them and i don't know how he can handle them sl nice...

zeykshade 10-02-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacko95 (Post 71865543)
The secret is having a gradnfather that loves iPhones and buys himself a new one every two years and you get the old one for free, but the iphones still look like a new one when I get them and i don't know how he can handle them sl nice...

Did you update it to iOS7? I think iOS7 Safari has some serious issues wherein it has broken lots of pages. I know Large Forms don't work anymore, which is ****ing ********.

Necropolis 10-02-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacko95 (Post 71853463)
First OT: can you guys reply with your iPhone without using a quote? I can't judt click on reply :/

If you're using the phone version of the site there should be the "Quick reply" option when you scroll all the way down. I'm using Android though so it might be different on iPhone.

2016cupwinners 10-07-2013 12:34 PM

More info,

http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/2013...try-draft.html
http://ohlwriters.com/articles/ohl-s...ngs-pre-season
http://www.intheoradio.com/
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=432205
http://ohlwriters.com/articles/rolan...player-profile

Jacko95 12-07-2013 03:22 PM

I really hope we can land either Jack Glover or Anthony DeAngelo in the first round.

Glover is big, very calm (even under pressure) defender and can move the puck well out of the zone.

DeAngelo is your prototypical offensive defender. Already well over a PPG in the CHL, but as most offensive defenders a little undersized with 5'10 and something around 180 lbs.

But both would really serve well in our prospect pool.

Rschmitz 12-09-2013 01:40 AM

There are going to be a plethora of Russians available in the late 1st. Maybe Yzerman drafts a winger to round out the Namestnikov-Kucherov line

AimForTopCheddar 12-10-2013 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rschmitz (Post 75830165)
There are going to be a plethora of Russians available in the late 1st. Maybe Yzerman drafts a winger to round out the Namestnikov-Kucherov line

That would be horrible in my opinion. We already have a lot of young wingers, we should not just go after a Russian winger so we can have a all Russian line. It is time to start stockpiling the dman prospects.


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