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06-06-2013, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by QuebecPride View Post
Interesting tidbit.

Teams have told Poirier that he'd get pick between 20th and 40th in the draft during the interviews.

Dans ses entrevues, les équipes lui ont fait savoir qu'il serait réclamé entre le 20e et le 40e rang. Sur la liste du centre de recrutement de la LNH, le nom de Poirier apparaît au 39e rang chez les patineurs nord-américains.
20th to me would be a bit high. Maybe 27-40th, will be in the discussion if he is there at 34 and 36.

Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
I'm still holding to the belief that I'm comfortable in not doing so this year as we spent 3 of our first 4 picks on pure offensive players last year.

Well I mean, I'm not saying I don't want offensive players...but I'm saying I feel like we have a lot of leeway to fill in some blanks this year because of our picks last year.
The draft is still asset acquisition, I think it would be a mistake to go all out drafting for need. You CAN lean in that direction for a pick here and there as long as you're not picking a guy 20 spots lower on your list. I would hate to pass onj a 2nd liner at #36 for a guy who never plays an NHL game just because he is 6'3" or 6'4".

Originally Posted by galchenyuktocollberg View Post
Emile poirier's scouting report in THN draft preview say his down fall is his skating and his awkward stride. I find that weird because I thought he looked fast and a above average skater
Skating technique becomes more of a factor moving up into the pros, guys with good skating technique keep improving their speed as leg strength improves, guys with poor technique tend to already be at max speed to keep up in junior/college so they struggle to keep up in the pros.

Originally Posted by dackelljuneaubulis02 View Post
That's how I feel. I could live with physical grinder types who are just skilled enough to play great complimentary roles on scoring lines like Prust. I'd be fine with two of the better prospects of that stripe no doubt. We need those players in our system pretty badly.
Draft is still about asset acquisition, if you get a great asset and it doesn't fit what you need you can trade it for great value, a poor asset is a poor asset even if it fills a small need.

Originally Posted by Habsfan18 View Post
What ever we do, we MUST keep our 34th and 36th picks. I would NOT be ok with moving up a few spots and losing one of these. It would be incredibly stupid in such a deep draft.

Hell, if our main targets at 25 are already gone, I'd even be willing to trade out of the 1st round completely to pick up another early 2nd rounder and another 3rd or 4th. It's THAT deep of a draft. Three early 2nd's would be incredible.
Trading #34 or 36 to move up would have to be at least 10 spots in the draft to get a guy TT and MB see as a top 8-10 guy overall(Nurse? Horvat? Monahan? Wennberg?).

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