Thread: Prospect Info: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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02-16-2013, 01:11 PM
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Okay so if you'll read the prospects thread you can get my thoughts on our right wingers. We're VERY deep there.

We're also very deep on big, physical defenseman. We need a puck mover though, a big one.

So where is the team not set? Left wing. Big time. Dallas only has Guptill (I'm 50/50 on whether or not he'll be a good pro) and Fraser (Another Ryder).

So with the teams current performance during the season (We're going to be a playoff team) these are the two players I'd like Dallas to pick in the draft. I don't like the chances of Dallas making it out of the first round this year, so these guys will most likely be around during the Dallas pick.

Both of these guys are big, and very quick.

Anthony Mantha LW

2010-11 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 63 22 29 51 39 -11 4 2 2 4 6
2012-13 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 55 42 35 77 65 20

This kid is a classic power forward. He gets up to speed very fast, reads the game VERY well, and he's got a shot that he's not afraid to use. Listed at 6'3 and 200 lbs, he still needs still needs to put on about 20 more lbs. He's going to be a force.

This video has ****** resolution and music, but it'll give you a good idea of what type of player he is. Only showcases his scoring, but he can pass very well. Like I was saying though, his vision and hockey IQ are hands down his best assets. Very smart player.

Adam Erne LW

2010-11 Indiana Ice USHL 45 10 8 18 49 -18 3 0 1 1 0
2011-12 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 64 28 27 55 32 6 11 2 4 6 10
2012-13 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 55 22 40 62 50 5

This guy is absolutely dynamic is avery aspect of the offensive zone. Here's a link that really sums up everything about him. He's very quick, and he's got a very quick release.
Size At 61 and 198 lbs. and likely to get a bit bigger, he has that NHL solid physique that teams are craving for these days.
Speed A powerful skating stride and good balance makes him appear on the scene in front of the goal all too often these days for opposition goalies. This summer he spent considerable effort on roadwork to build up his acceleration out of the blocks. Check it out for yourself.
Dedication Just look at his hockey itinerary above and you realize that this is a guy who will do just about anything to make it. He wants to learn and spends the time on and off the ice to do what it takes to improve.
Shot Bursts off his stick.
Goes to the net Engages physically to get those power forward type goals.
Dependable Works the whole ice surface, backchecks, plays well defensively and has been known to deliver some crushing open ice hits. Check out this hit on Olivier Archambault.
Playmaker Has a nice passing ability and can play centre as well. Nice hands.
Versatile Can play all three forward positions; can play in an offensive or defensive role as required.
See for yourself :

Both phenomenal players, and would love to have either of them.

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