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Canucks draft F Alexandre Mallet 2nd Round, 57th Overall
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08-10-2012, 09:27 AM
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Very interesting pick.
I don't know the first thing about Mallet so we'll see how it goes here.
What I will say is that it's very surprising, after our Q scouts utterly blew out 2nd draft pick last year on a 20 y/o from the Q who wasn't even worth signing, that we'd go back to those scouts again this year and give them another kick at the can with a similar type of pick.
We'll be able to get a feel for this one pretty quickly, anyway. A guy taken where he was, at the age he is, should be expected to step into the top 9 forwards in Chicago straight away next year. If this doesn't happen, the pick is immediately very suspect.
For the record, both Tim Bozon and Damon Severson would IMO have been excellent picks at this point. Bozon has the speed/shot to be a top-6 NHL forward down the road, like him a lot. But I guess at least we're not Edmonton, who just took Mitch Moroz at #31 overall.
Well said. This is pretty much my take on it as well (still is I mean). They passed on Bozon and Severson... let's see if they're right. With their recent forays into the Q, I'm not giving them the benefit of the doubt though.
Proof will bear itself out.
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