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06-26-2011, 11:32 PM
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Next Years Draft

I was looking at Bleacher Report and found an interesting article on next years "Top 10 Draft Picks".

I thought this would be something fun to talk about while we await free agency and sit through the off-season.

In the article the writer has this following order:

1. Nail Yakupov (RW) (Obviously)
2. Jacob Trouba (D)
3. Nick Ebert (D)
4. Mikhail Grigorenko (RW) (Very talented player, but SERIOUS RUSSIAN FACTOR ISSUES)
5. Griffin Reinhardt (D)
6. Henrik Samuelsson (RW) (Son of Ulf)
7. Alex Galchenyuk (C)
8. Zemgus Girgensons (C)
9. Olli Maata (D)
10. Morgan Rielly (D)

Lots of defenseman. One player who stuck out to me, was Zemgus Girgensons and I thank his name for making me interested.

Girgenson 6"1' 181 lbs, is a hard ****ing worker and has good talent as well. He put up 29 points (17-12) in 19 games in the EmJHL and put up 28 points (11-17) in 23 games in the EJHL. Then playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, he put up 49 points (21-28) in 51 games and put up 7 points (4-3) in 5 games at the U20 WJC's. Stats:

Some interesting things on him:

“He’s dominant down the middle,” says Fighting Saints Coach Jim Montgomery. “He’s a complete player who works as hard defensively as he does offensively."
His coach brings up names such as Jonathan Toews and Mark Messier to describe the youngster’s will.
“At the beginning of the year, we had all our players write down their two best attributes,” Montgomery recalled. “Zemgus wrote ‘puck protection’ and ‘I will never give up.’ And I couldn’t agree more. I describe him as a relentless player. His intensity, his never-say-die attitude; you would think he comes from Moose Jaw.”
He will be attending the University of Vermont next season and it will be very interesting to see how he does. A player I am definitely going to follow closely.



PS: I have no clue why I can't post the article link here. Does HF have an anti-BlecherReport clause?

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