2013 Official NHL Draft Discussion Thread
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05-10-2013, 01:19 AM
I love the Draft!!
Join Date: Jan 2009
PW, this one's for you..
I see a top 10-12 guys I really love with a few build in tiers. If we pick at #15 and one of these guys doesn't fall to us, a few guys that I really like are:
Frederik Gauthier 19 Rimouski (QMJHL) Apr. 26/95 C L 6'5/210 62 22 38 60
- A point a game, thinks the game well, good two way player, and 6'5 210 with good wheels...Yes, I said 6'5.. size matters!!
Valentin Zykov 29 Baie Comeau (QMJHL) May 15/95 RW R 6'0/210 67 40 35 75
- Over a point a game in his first year in North America. Built very solid at 210-215 pounds. Skates well and an intelligent player...
Mirco Mueller 35 Everett (WHL) Mar. 21/95 D L 6'3/184 63 6 25 31
- I feel like this guy is the forgotten D-man. Intelligent with a game reminiscent of last year's top D-man, Ryan Murray. Perhaps this is because Mirco learned from playing with Ryan, as they were teammates last year in Everett. Mirco plays an intelligent game, but has great size at 6'3 and close to 190 pounds. A Swiss player that Mark Streit can take under his wing.
Justin Bailey 45 Kitchener (OHL) Jul. 1/95 C/RW R 6'3/194 57 17 19 36
- This is my sleeper pick. I love the fact that he is a 6'3, righty sniper. He was a bit inconsistant in his first year of Canadian junior league hockey, but he scores goal scorer's goals, has plenty of size, passion and ability. Throws the body around. Hits, skates and scores.... I see him as a potential 20-25 goal man that can provide secondary scoring if he pans out...
Those are my four guys at the #15 slot to look at. 3 of the 4 are 6'3 or taller. Zykov is the only one not at least 6'3, but he is hardly small at 6'0 and a solid 210 pounds at 17 years old.
If you are wondering why Zadorov or Pulock aren't on the list, they are the last two defenseman I have as part of my top 10-13 players.. Actually, here are my top players before I look at the 4 guys I mention above:
Jones, Drouin, MacKinnon, Barkov, Nichushkin, Ristolainen, Nurse, Monahan, Lindholm, Zadorov, Ristolainen, Shinkaruk, Domi, Pulock. Although I am not sure I would take Shinkaruk and Pulock above the 4 guys I mentioned.
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