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AFTeRMaTH* 06-10-2014 07:28 PM

2014 Draft : Your pick at #17
 
You can only pick one player. Who would you take?

sa cyred 06-10-2014 07:51 PM

Oh man between my Milano and Fiala love. ZOMG.

Striiker 06-10-2014 07:52 PM

Milano, other picks may be safer but I think he has the highest upside.

Random Forest 06-10-2014 07:54 PM

Might want to hold off on this poll. There's a guy going around every team picking the consensus player from each fan base. He's on Dallas today, so it should get to us by Friday.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1687321

So far the results are:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leafed (Post 86280887)
1. :panthers D Aaron Ekblad 85.71%
2. :sabres C Sam Reinhart 56.32%
3. :edmonton C Sam Bennett 63.06%
4. :flames C Leon Draisaitl 71.05%
5. :isles C/LW Michael Dal Colle 68.83%
6. :nucks LW Nikolaj Ehlers Auto'ed
7. :canes RW Nick Ritchie 52.94%
8. :leafs C/LW William Nylander 68.46%
9. :jets C/LW Jake Virtanen 35.09%
10. :ducks2 LW Kasperi Kapanen 21.74%
11. :nashville LW Brendan Perlini 32.35%
12. :coyotes C/LW Robby Fabbri 50%
13. :caps D Haydn Fleury 75.68%
14. :stars ???
15. :wings
16. :cbj
17. :flyers
18. :wild
19. :bolts
20. :sharks

And looks like Stars fans are going with Fiala.


Anyways, I pick Milano. Too skilled to pass up if he's there. Other (realistic) guys I'd want are Fiala, Barbashev, and Vrana. Probably in that order.

Random Forest 06-10-2014 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Striiker (Post 86299779)
Milano, other picks may be safer but I think he has the highest upside.

I agree. He has that Patrick Kane type swagger with the puck and he skates like Tyler Seguin. Who knows how his hockey sense will translate to the NHL, but those qualities are so electrifying.

LegionOfDoom91 06-10-2014 07:58 PM

Milano but ultimately I'm fine with a handful of players on there not named Perlini, Kapanen, nor Honka.

AFTeRMaTH* 06-10-2014 08:04 PM

I'm a big Barbashev, Milano, Fiala and Vrana fan. I'll be thrilled with anyone of them tbh. I have a feeling Tuch will be our pick though.

AFTeRMaTH* 06-10-2014 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 86299821)

Anyways, I pick Milano. Too skilled to pass up if he's there. Other (realistic) guys I'd want are Fiala, Barbashev, and Vrana. Probably in that order.

Well we might save him some time if Milano is available. Looks like he's dominating this poll so far. And nothing wrong with two different polls. This poll is asking if these players were all left who you would want us to pick. The other one will have some of these guys missing.

Random Forest 06-10-2014 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AFTeRMaTH (Post 86300315)
Well we might save him some time if Milano is available. Looks like he's dominating this poll so far. And nothing wrong with two different polls. This poll is asking if these players were all left who you would want us to pick. The other one will have some of these guys missing.

True.

Draft day just needs to get here. I hate reading up on guys I like knowing we're probably going to end up with someone else.

I don't know why but I have a gut feeling we're going to end up with Larkin.

sallahoose 06-10-2014 08:12 PM

Josh Ho sang....so he and anthony stolarz can play with each other at some point ...

:sarcasm:

:fence:

Striiker 06-10-2014 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 86299879)
I agree. He has that Patrick Kane type swagger with the puck and he skates like Tyler Seguin. Who knows how his hockey sense will translate to the NHL, but those qualities are so electrifying.

That type of player with Giroux... 100+ point season for sure.

If we do draft him, how many years until he leaves BC? Does it depend or is there a requirement for him to stay a certain amount of years?

Random Forest 06-10-2014 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Striiker (Post 86300685)
That type of player with Giroux... 100+ point season for sure.

If we do draft him, how many years until he leaves BC? Does it depend or is there a requirement for him to stay a certain amount of years?

He's got an underrated shot, too. I'm just enamored with him because he loves to have the puck on his stick. We don't have enough guys who are confident in their abilities to hold the puck.

No requirement, but I'd say one year is unlikely regardless of how well he does. If he lights the NCAA on fire right off the bat, I can see it being two years. Otherwise I see three years. Unless he progresses unusually slowly, I can't see him finishing all four years. Seems like the type who just wants to get to the NHL as fast as possible but that's admittedly total conjecture.

The Rage Kage 06-10-2014 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sallahoose (Post 86300491)
Josh Ho sang....so he and anthony stolarz can play with each other at some point ...

:sarcasm:

:fence:

That would be funny, Ho Sang would probably stay away in practices :laugh:

kelmitchell 06-10-2014 09:16 PM

i went milano kid has some amazing talent, really great hands and his skating is phenomenal may not be a sure thing but in my opinion has one of the highest upsides in the draft

LegionOfDoom91 06-10-2014 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 (Post 86300911)
No requirement, but I'd say one year is unlikely regardless of how well he does. If he lights the NCAA on fire right off the bat, I can see it being two years. Otherwise I see three years. Unless he progresses unusually slowly, I can't see him finishing all four years. Seems like the type who just wants to get to the NHL as fast as possible but that's admittedly total conjecture.

You have to remember he's already got a good build & with some good weight so it's not like he's entering as some twig who's going to need multiple years by default to bulk up so it's going to be dependent on his play mostly.

Most high end kids especially at the forward position usually turn pro a year or two in.

BC's still a very good team but are losing their entire top line so he should get opportunities top 6 minutes. Also a part of playing at the US Program is that they play exhibition games against college programs so it won't be completely foreign to him entering the NCAA.

I honestly think if he wasn't going to BC he would be a good candidate to play in the OHL.

Random Forest 06-10-2014 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 (Post 86303855)
You have to remember he's already got a good build & with some good weight so it's not like he's entering as some twig who's going to need multiple years by default to bulk up so it's going to be dependent on his play mostly.

Most high end kids especially at the forward position usually turn pro a year or two in.

BC's still a very good team but are losing their entire top line so he should get opportunities top 6 minutes. Also a part of playing at the US Program is that they exhibition games at college programs so it won't be completely foreign to him playing against those teams.

I honestly think if he wasn't going to BC he would be a good candidate to play in the OHL.

Those are really good points. I just don't remember the last player to leave BC after a year. I still think two years is the most likely, and it'll be one only if he puts up some ridiculous numbers as a freshman. Which isn't exactly out of the question.

BobbyClarkeFan16 06-10-2014 10:14 PM

Alex Tuch. A big dude with good wheels that is learning to use his size and will be going to great program in Boston College. With Lucic, Wilson, Pacioretty, Neal, etc....the Flyers need a legitimate big guy in their top six and Tuch fits the bill. He might not be a fighter, but that size and physicality is needed.

BernieParent 06-10-2014 10:29 PM

I voted Barbashev, mostly because I fell in love with a highlight reel. I don't know what I'm talking about.

Funf 06-11-2014 12:24 AM

I went with Sanheim. I don't think our defensive situation is completely worked out yet with what we have in the prospect pool, and while we need wingers now, we may not when these kids are actually developed. If that's still the case, you can always trade a d-man for a winger.

I'm also totally comfortable with Milano. I'd prefer a winger that plays a more complete game, but hopefully he can develop that.

Norm MacDonald 06-11-2014 03:03 AM

I picked Fabbri, but I doubt he lasts until 17.

AFTeRMaTH* 06-11-2014 03:40 AM

This seems like one of the hardest drafts to mock. Some of these guys could go top 9 or end up in the 2nd round.

dingbathero 06-11-2014 06:30 AM

No thanks on Milano (UNLESS he CAN figure out the D side of the puck - hopefully his work ethic is there):

Milano's biggest issue is that his defensive work needs a lot of refining and consistency. While some games he does go and back check and help out in his own zone he doesn't normally. He is often caught out waiting for the breakaway rather than helping his own team get out of the zone. It's this lack of defensive consistency that puts Milano further down the draft order.

http://www.defendingbigd.com/2014/6/...e-sonny-milano

Milano is almost universally viewed in offensive terms. Most observers acknowledge that he needs work in the defensive end . . . which is hardly surprising for anyone at this level. Clearly, however, the scouts have seen less progress in this regard than they might otherwise prefer.

http://www.jacketscannon.com/2014/5/...1-sonny-milano

Richi 06-11-2014 06:49 AM

Milano if hes still available or if not, I would be more than fine with Fiala. He could turn into a great LW for the first line. Vrana and Barbashev would also be fine.

Both Milano and Fiala have some defensive flaws in their game, but this is often the case with players fresh out of juniors. Some more seasoning under that aspect in their respective leagues and they should learn a viable 200-foot-game

Flyerss 06-11-2014 07:34 AM

Was he the guy who had Giroux as his twitter background?

Akanon 06-11-2014 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyerss (Post 86312059)
Was he the guy who had Giroux as his twitter background?

Yes. I remember reading somewhere that Patrick Kane is his favorite player but he also likes Giroux. I think he also said that his favorite team growing up was the Islanders..

Anyway, today I have my "Finn glasses" on me so I voted for Kapanen.


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