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Hab picks with Central Scouting Bureau analysis

i don't know if it's ok to copy-paste from another message board but i found it great analysis for our draft picks....

if it's not ok..please mods delete my thread...

thank to "stoka" for posting it on habfans.com:

DAVID FISCHER
Apple Valley • High-MN
6’ 3”, 185 lbs. Defense, shoots right
Born: February 19, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Final Ranking: 29 • Mid-Term Ranking: 25 • North American Skater

Central Scouting Report: Is a strong skater with a wide base, quick
first two steps and his pivots and turns are sharp allowing him to gain
time and space ... has excellent balance, mobility and agility and can
and does skate the puck out of trouble ...has soft hands and a lot of
confidence in his skill when rushing the puck and is a very good passer
and playmaker with the ability to make a variety of passes effectively
... reads and reacts very well to the play at hand ... blocks shots
and plays in all game situations ... makes very good use of his body
when protecting the puck ... finishes his checks, steps up in the
offensive zone and at his own blue line eliminating his opponents ...
has an abrasive edge to his game, is very tenacious in the one-on-one
battles for loose pucks and has been double shifted often and has
paced himself wisely while conserving his strength and stamina ...
comes to play and is the team captain ... was the recipient of the Mr.
Hockey award given annually to a Minnesota high school hockey
player ... will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2006.

Personal Profile: Nicknames include Fosho, Fishdaddy and Fish
...hometown is Apple Valley, Minnesota ... favorite NHL team is the
Minnesota Wild ... favorite player is Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson ...
wears jersey #9 because “it’s a good number” ... says that his father
has been very supportive and had the most influence on his career –
“We knew I could be a strong player and he gave me plenty of
encouragement but never pushed me too far” ... has developed his
own style of play ... outside of sports, Fischer most admires his father
for taking care of their family and having a great attitude ... most
memorable hockey game played was Holy Angels, Section Semis in
2006 because “we won!” ... most memorable hockey game watched
was the overtime National Championship game at the Xcel Energy
Center between U. of Minnesota and Maine ... favorites include:
Family Guy, Seinfeld (TV shows), Ocean’s Eleven (movie), Kevin Spacey
(actor) and O.A.R., Jurassic 5 or Steely Dan (musicians) ... if he could
have dinner with any three people would invite Bill Gates, Jessica
Simpson and Yogi Berra.

BEN MAXWELL
Kootenay • WHL
6’ 0”, 177 lbs. Center, shoots left
Born: March 30, 1988 in North Vancouver, British Columbia
Final Ranking: 44 • Mid-Term Ranking: 42 • North American Skater

Central Scouting Report: Has quick acceleration with a strong stride
and good overall speed ... uses quick bursts to hit holes and break
free of traffic ... skates well backwards and plays the point on the
power-play where he picked up a lot of points ... a deft puckhandler
who passes the puck very well through congested areas – makes
good decisions with the puck and moves it quickly and smart ... has
sharp hockey sense and good vision on the ice ... Kootenay’s 1st pick,
2nd overall in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft ... was a member of Team
Pacific for the 2005 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge and a member
of Team Canada for the 2005 Under-18 Junior World Cup ...
selected to the 2006 Top Prospects Game in Ottawa where he won
the 60’ and 150’ dash in the skills competition.

Personal Profile: Nickname is Maxy ... favorite team is the Vancouver
Canucks ...favorite player is Calgary’s Jarome Iginla ... wears jersey
number 16 because “good players wear it (Linden, LaFontaine)” ...
says that the support and confidence of his parents throughout his
minor hockey days has been the greatest influence on his career ...
patterns his game after Iginla because he is a well-rounded player ...
outside of sports he most admires his father because he has “great
people skills socially and in business” ... most memorable hockey
game played was winning the gold medal game in the Under-18
tournament in the Czech Republic against the hometown Czechs ...
most memorable hockey game watched was Game 6 of the 1994
Stanley Cup Finals when the Canucks beat the Rangers 4-1 ...
favorites include: Family Guy (TV show), Top Gun (movie), Jim Carrey
& Jessica Alba (actors) and Nickelback (band) ... if he could have dinner
with any three people, they would be: Wayne Gretzky – “best
hockey player,” Jessica Alba – “great style,” and Ronaldinho – “a soccer
player from Brazil who I like.”

MATHIEU CARLE
Acadie-Bathurst • QMJHL
6’ 0”, 206 lbs. Defense, shoots right
Born: September 30, 1987 in Gatineau, Quebec
Final Ranking: 52 • Mid-Term Ranking: 51 • North American Skater

Central Scouting Report: Is a good skater with good lateral movement
and leg strength, who has good on-ice vision allowing him to
move puck quickly to the open man ... carries the puck with confidence
and will support the attack ... his puck skills and hockey sense
are good ... possesses a good, accurate slap shot from the point and
makes good use of it by getting the puck through to the net on the
power-play ... while not a punishing hitter, he finishes his checks ...
logs a lot of ice time and is used in all game situations ... an honest
competitor who is not flashy but very steady ... has good anticipation
... Acadie-Bathurst’s first selection in the 2004 QMJHL draft, 14th
overall ... was selected to play in the 2006 Top Prospects Game in
Ottawa ... also selected to play for the 2005 QMJHL All-Star Team for
the Canada-Russia Hockey Challenge ... was a member of Team
Quebec for the 2004 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

Personal Profile: Nickname is Mate... favorite team is the Montreal
Canadiens and favorite player is Canadiens’ defenseman Andrei
Markov ... wears jersey #77 because his junior team gave it to him...
says that his parents, especially his father, have had the most influence
on his career so far because “in hard times he is always there to
cheer me up” ... patterns his game after Andrei Markov for his good
vision and good shot ... outside of sports he most admires his father
for “working so hard for my family” ... most memorable hockey
game played was the Canada vs. Russia game ... most memorable
hockey game watched was the 1980 Miracle on ice because of the
American team, “the way they played was just incredible” ... favorite
movie is Remember the Titans ... if he could invite any three people
to dinner they would be Raymond Bourque, Bobby Orr and Paul
Coffey because “they are all-star defensemen and all members of the
Hall of Fame.”

RYAN WHITE
Calgary • WHL
5’11”, 200 lbs. Center, shoots right
Born: March 17, 1988 in Brandon, Manitoba
Final Ranking: 27 • Mid-Term Ranking: 22 • North American Skater

Central Scouting Report: Is a very solid skater with tremendous balance
who is hard to knock off the puck ... strength on his skates
enables him to win most battles for possession in all areas of the ice
and he displays good agility in tight quarters ... possesses a heavy
wrist shot which he gets off quickly and has a good feel for the game
moving the puck well with his linemates for give and go plays ... sees
the ice well and is strong on face-offs ... a competitive player who
likes to be out there when the game is on the line – he pays the price
to score a goal and will sacrifice his body to block shots ... plays a
physical game – finishes his checks with authority in all areas of the
ice and sticks up for teammates when need be ... plays every game
with grit ... Calgary’s 4th round pick, 69th overall in the WHL Bantam
Draft ... was a member of Team West for the 2005 Under-17 World
Hockey Challenge ... played in the 2006 CHL Top Prospects Game in
Ottawa.

Personal Profile: Nickname is Whitey ... favorite team is the Detroit
Red Wings ... favorite player is Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman ... wears
number 25 because it was given to him ... says his parents have had
the most influence on his career because they “always supported me,
drove me to the rink, and were always there for me” ... patterns
aspects of his game after Steve Yzerman, but says “I am my own
player” ... outside of sports, most admires his father because he
“worked hard so he could watch me as much as possible” ... most
memorable hockey game played was the Air Canada Cup final when
his team won 2-1 in OT ... most memorable hockey game watched
was the only NHL game he has ever been to – in Winnipeg when the
Red Wings beat the Jets 7-1 ... favorites are: Two and a Half Men (TV
show), Walk the Line (movie), Reese Witherspoon (actress) and
George Strait (musician) ... if he could have dinner with any three
people, they would be Steve Yzerman, Don Cherry and Wayne
Gretzky because they are “all great hockey minds.”

CAMERON CEPAK
Portland • WHL
6’ 1”, 170 lbs. Defense, shoots right
Born: January 12, 1988 in Huntington Beach, California
Final Ranking: 83 • Mid-Term Ranking: 73 • North American Skater

Central Scouting Report: Has good mobility and has a quick step-up
to get out of traffic ... pivots well to both sides ... has good foot
speed on his stops and starts ... angles forwards steadily to the outside
... one-on-one skills are solid though sometimes relies on his stick
for too much leverage ... handles the puck well and moves it quickly
... makes good decisions and more often than not makes the smart
play ... has good skills ... competes every night – plays with an edge
and is feisty ... has a good game attitude ... works the corners and
pins and contains players ... bangs in the corners even though at a
weight disadvantage ... keeps forwards guessing a little with his edginess
... surprises opposition with toughness ... could play agitator role
... at this point, lacks upper body strength to handle bigger forwards
in front of own goal ... missed time this season because of broken
wrist ... was Portland’s 7th pick, 123rd overall, in the 2003 WHL
Bantam draft.

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