Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Brady Vail - 94th overall
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06-23-2012, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
I had Vail at 39.

Of course, I see more OHL than any other league, so that's probably a reason for me having him so high.
Well, here's the thing. He compliments good players really well, especially with the tweaks to his game now that he's pretty much man-sized. He does play on a really talented line though, so you have to have to separate the fact that his production tempts you to compare him to other OHL draftees with "similar" production/styles but different levels of skill/potential, such as Scott Laughton (who went a bit high, imo, but whatever).

So that's the problem. "In a vacuum", he's not far from a ~90th pick, imo. When you consider what he might be able to contribute as part of a talented NHL line, though, hindsight and a long career might suggest that he was well worth at least a ~60th pick. We'll see. Interesting pick for sure.

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