Official 2011 Ottawa Senators Draft Thread Part IV
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02-26-2011, 02:11 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Went to see the Sea Dogs Olympique game last night. First I want to say that the Sea Dogs are simply AMAZING. What a team. It's no wonder that they have SIX players in the NA top 60 according to the NHL Central Scouting. Here's what I thought of the big 4 for the Sea Dogs:
Huberdeau - He didn't disappoint as he appears to be dangerous every time he's on the ice. He doesn't seem to be much of a puck possession guy in this game though. Everyone's jaw dropped when he made his patented move in the 3rd period to set up their 3rd goal. It really was a thing of beauty to see live. He did take 2 dumb penalties in the game. Ended up being the 2nd star of the game with 2 assists.
Beaulieu - This kid is just as impressive as Huberdeau in my opinion. He caught my attention at the top prospects game and did nothing but raise his stocks in my eyes after watching him live. He plays physical, shows elite defensive awareness, great shot release, and is a smooth skater. I think this kid has it all to be an elite puck moving defenseman.
Jurco - The skating and puck skill is very evident but he seems to be a little bit of a floater last night. I think Jurco have all the tools to be a good NHL player one day, but it's definitely a few years away. He'd make a good pick as a very late 1st rounder or early second rounder.
Phillips - He looks like a really good skater and his speed helps the first line. I think Huberdeau benefits from playing with him as much as he benefits from playing Huberdeau. These guys have great chemistry. I didn't see the same level of offensive awareness and vision from him compared to Huberdeau obviously, but I think Phillips will be a solid second round pick.
Was there last night as well and couldn't agree more with this assesement, Phillips stood out the most for me, would totally welcome him with our Nashville pic, and if Jurco or Beaulieu make it to our 2nd round they would be a great pickup.
I don't think we'll have the option anyway, but if for some reason we pick around 5-7 or trade up I think I still would go Strome over Huberdeau, but its close, just think Strome is more of a pure goal scorer, but really I'd be quite happy with either.
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I saw Murray and Dorion at the Gatineau vs Saint John game yesterday
scouting Huberdeau, Beaulieu, Jurco, Philips?
or all 4?
Really? Was he in a press box or something? I was keeping an eye out for Murray...hehe
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