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Chainshot 03-21-2009 06:40 PM

The Draft Thread
 
May as well get this up and working.... :laugh:

bflohockeygirl 03-21-2009 06:41 PM

I LOL'd.

vcv 03-21-2009 06:45 PM

Good timing.

Drafting 13th sounds perfect. Let's do it!

ISukAtLyfe 03-21-2009 06:49 PM

Simon Despres Or Bust

Ball1374 03-21-2009 07:05 PM

Who should be on our radar as far as the 10-16 spots? Knowing how we are, we'll draft another small forward, but is there anyone with Luke Adam's size that could be taken in the early teen spots?

HarriSateri 03-21-2009 07:54 PM

If Jordan Schroeder is still on the board I wouldn't pass on him because of his size.

Afino 03-21-2009 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HarriSateri (Post 18647562)
If Jordan Schroeder is still on the board I wouldn't pass on him because of his size.

You wouldn't.

But Darcy would.

Cap'n 03-21-2009 09:23 PM

At our current pace we could be looking at the 6-8 range. We've been stuck on 76 points for so long, Toronto, Ottawa, and 4 western conference teams may easily overtake us.

So what's the strategy? Rush Miller back and make a futile effort only to finish 9th or 10th and out of the playoffs or rest him, make sure it heals properly, audition some of the youngsters and take our chances in the draft lottery that we come out with Tavares or a top 5 pick?

Old Navy Goat 03-21-2009 09:32 PM

It's kind of hard to say where they'll end up right now...if they stay around 13th then I'd hope for Morin, Kadri, Bubnick as centers, or Drew Shore as a RW.

If they can move up to the 7/8/9th slots then you can see some really highend offensive talent in Evander Kane, Brayden Schenn, Jordan Schroeder, Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi.

I don't want them to go after Panik, or Ferraro.

Another wild card is with Cowan as his knee injury might cause him to fall and he would be an interesting pickup even though I personally feel that high end offensive talent is a higher priority than defensemen.

New Sabres Captain 03-21-2009 09:55 PM

It's too bad we wasted a second rounder on Moore...having another pick would have been nice.

Cap'n 03-21-2009 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat (Post 18649456)
I personally feel that high end offensive talent with size is a higher priority than defensemen.

fixed.


When I look at guys we're capable of bringing up from Portland I can readily see where we have NHL ready talent for call ups for the d-corps and goaltending for the next few years. The forward ranks seem awfully thin (literally and figuratively). Find a kid that can pot 25-30 goals a year who can grow into a frame that will support 210-215 lbs. I'm tired of 5'9" 160, or 6'1" 175.

eSabre 03-21-2009 10:52 PM

We are 6 points away from having a 6.2% chance of getting either Hedman or Tavares.

BritSabre 03-22-2009 05:42 AM

No love for Jacob Josefson?

jpb 03-22-2009 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eSabre (Post 18650856)
We are 6 points away from having a 6.2% chance of getting either Hedman or Tavares.

A little further than that. A team can only move up 4 spots max, so they'd have to finish in the #5 draft spot for a shot to move up to #1 overall. Currently, #5 is Phoenix with 67 points. Even if the Sabres lost every game remaining, I'm not sure they could slip that far.

Old Navy Goat 03-22-2009 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpb (Post 18653346)
A little further than that. A team can only move up 4 spots max, so they'd have to finish in the #5 draft spot for a shot to move up to #1 overall. Currently, #5 is Phoenix with 67 points. Even if the Sabres lost every game remaining, I'm not sure they could slip that far.

I think he was meaning getting the Hedman / Tavares leftovers in the 2nd slot...though I'd be tempted with Duchense at that spot.

BackGroundMusic 03-22-2009 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat (Post 18649456)
It's kind of hard to say where they'll end up right now...if they stay around 13th then I'd hope for Morin, Kadri, Bubnick as centers, or Drew Shore as a RW.

If they can move up to the 7/8/9th slots then you can see some really highend offensive talent in Evander Kane, Brayden Schenn, Jordan Schroeder, Magnus Svensson-Paajarvi.

I don't want them to go after Panik, or Ferraro.

Another wild card is with Cowan as his knee injury might cause him to fall and he would be an interesting pickup even though I personally feel that high end offensive talent is a higher priority than defensemen.

I wouldn't be *that* surprised to see Evander Kane drop to 11 or 12.

It's just brutal. How many times can history repeat itself before this god**** team gets a ******* clue? :shakehead

Old Navy Goat 03-22-2009 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BikeGiftingMan (Post 18653653)
I wouldn't be *that* surprised to see Evander Kane drop to 11 or 12.

It's just brutal. How many times can history repeat itself before this god**** team gets a ******* clue? :shakehead

I personally think Kane is going to go top 6ish...his body of work with his outrageous point totals have the scouts salivating...its pretty much a toss-up between Schenn and Kane. MSP and Schroeder will be picked after the Candian duo.

BackGroundMusic 03-22-2009 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat (Post 18653917)
I personally think Kane is going to go top 6ish...his body of work with his outrageous point totals have the scouts salivating...its pretty much a toss-up between Schenn and Kane. MSP and Schroeder will be picked after the Candian duo.

Schroeder wouldn't surprise me, but MSP as well? What's your reasoning for MSP falling?

Old Navy Goat 03-22-2009 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BikeGiftingMan (Post 18653949)
Schroeder wouldn't surprise me, but MSP as well? What's your reasoning for MSP falling?

I won't necessarily say that MSP is going to fall...I just think he's going to get picked after Schenn and Kane.

The way I see if happening is:

1. Tavares
2. Hedman
3. Duchense
4. Kane
5. Cowan
6. Schenn
7. Kadri
8. MSP
9. Glennie
10. Schroeder
11. Larsson
12. Josefson
13. Holland
14. Ellis
15. Shore
16. Morin
17. Despre
18. Kasian
19. Ferraro
20. Werek

BackGroundMusic 03-22-2009 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Navy Goat (Post 18654059)
I won't necessarily say that MSP is going to fall...I just think he's going to get picked after Schenn and Kane.

The way I see if happening is:

1. Tavares
2. Hedman
3. Duchense
4. Kane
5. Cowan
6. Schenn
7. Kadri
8. MSP
9. Glennie
10. Schroeder
11. Larsson
12. Josefson
13. Holland
14. Ellis
15. Shore
16. Morin
17. Despre
18. Kasian
19. Ferraro
20. Werek

I have to plead ignorance on most outside the top 10, but that is one of the more interesting lists I've seen.

Devo-2 03-22-2009 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ball1374 (Post 18646519)
Who should be on our radar as far as the 10-16 spots? Knowing how we are, we'll draft another small forward, but is there anyone with Luke Adam's size that could be taken in the early teen spots?


Quote:

ZACK KASSIAN
Profile
2008-09 Team: Peterborough League: OHL
Position: Right Wing Ht/Wt: 6-3, 205 lbs.
Stats through 2/11: 48 GP, 20 G, 49 PTS
Notes
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Scouting Ranking
International Scouting Services: No. 15
Central Scouting Bureau: No. 24 (North America)

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=4084

Quote:

Zack Kassian, RW, Peterborough Petes

Looking for the next Milan Lucic? The 6-3, 215-pound Kassian finishes his checks, takes on all challengers, fires up his teammates . . . and he's the team's second-leading scorer.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...k.draft/1.html

N.Y. Orangeman 03-22-2009 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BritSabre (Post 18653121)
No love for Jacob Josefson?

He is somebody that could be interesting. What's your take?

Hobey Baker 03-22-2009 11:39 AM

hit the nail on the head.

HarriSateri 03-22-2009 12:25 PM

We aren't far from a top 10 pick.

struckbyaparkedcar 03-22-2009 12:47 PM

Kassian or a big Center plz.


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