The 2013 draft: Because what else are we going to talk about?
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09-29-2012, 07:27 PM
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Watching the USA hockey prospects game featuring Seth Jones on fast hockey if anyone else is interested.
Early on Jones is showing his prowess as a big hulking two way d-man, though he did get burned on a fairly innocent deke move.
Cammarata with a beautiful pass to Fasching for the first goal. Been impressed with the kid so far. Looks like a potential first round talent.
Quentin Shore looks easy to push around so far but he plays a headstrong brand of hockey. Pushes hard to the net. He knows this is just a showcase game, but he's doing everything he can to win. Should impress scouts.
Jones looking very weak in his own end. Read a tweet that he flew in from Portland last night and got very little sleep FWIW.
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Uhh, what? Outside of Fowler who else do we really have? It's still unclear if Sbisa ever puts it together offensively, and as promising as Vatanen and Lindholm look, they haven't proven anything yet.
As for Pulock, he didn't impress much in the U-18's last spring, but I've only heard good things about him so he is definitely intriguing option if we're in a position to grab him.
It's going to be really good draft for centers... MacKinnon, Monahan, Barkov etc. Only prospect I have extensively watched so far this season is Elias Lindholm from my favorite SEL team Brynas. I may be a bit biased, but he has impressed the hell out of me. People may not agree with me, but he kind of reminds of Forsberg. Great puck skills, plays a solid two-way game, and he has that edge in his game. Strong hockey sense too. That combined with his physical play might help him develop into a bottom-six player if his offence doesn't come through.
Oh and another centre I forgot to mention is Nathan MacKinnon's teammate Jonathan Drouin. I haven't seen him yet this season, but in last season's QMJHL playoffs he looked at times even better than MacKinnon. Really smart player who seems to have a very good offensive tool-kit. He might be a player to look into as well.
It's high time we took a center.
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