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02-27-2008, 04:54 PM
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Ian Cole vs Nick Petrecki

Which of those two american defensemen has the greatest potential?

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02-27-2008, 04:55 PM
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Most may disagree...but for me...Ian Cole hands down...

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02-27-2008, 05:58 PM
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Can't comment of Cole (haven't seen him play) but Petrecki is looking like a very valuable defenseman. Good point shot, good speed, (average acceleration however) can absolutely crush opposing forwards, and has good defensive awareness and checking ability to boot. Looks like a very safe bet for the NHL, at least as a 5/6 defenseman but he definetly has the potential to be a top-4, even top-pairing defenseman in the future.

Astute pick by San Jose.

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02-27-2008, 06:59 PM
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Cole to me looks like the obvious chioce as a dominating defensive force.

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02-27-2008, 07:09 PM
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petrecki for me, 10 ten dman prospect in my eyes.

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02-27-2008, 08:05 PM
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Nick Patrecki looks like a Phanuef lite type player

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All I know is that Jarmo has a hard on for Ian Cole.

So I'm going with Ian Cole.

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02-27-2008, 08:30 PM
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Nick Patrecki looks like a Phanuef lite type player
Good comparison. Although Phaneuf looks like the better puckhandler while Petrecki's mental game seems better than Phaneuf's. Petrecki is a devestating hitter, but the unique thing about him is that he picks his spots a lot better than most and usually makes the right play defensively. If his offensive game comes around (and thats a big IF) then I could see him being a top 20, maybe even top 15 defenseman in the NHL's future.

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02-27-2008, 11:27 PM
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I take Petrecki he has a very nasty mean streak, built like a tank and will demolish people, I saw him fight a 21 year old when he was 15...and he took him down

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02-28-2008, 12:02 AM
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I take Petrecki he has a very nasty mean streak, built like a tank and will demolish people, I saw him fight a 21 year old when he was 15...and he took him down
Ah yes, however lets not forget that Colby Cohen mopped the floor with Petrecki last year in the USHL. I think it is still on youtube.

Although with that being said, I think that Petrecki has the best upside. What if he turns out to Phanoef like? > good pick!

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02-28-2008, 12:09 AM
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I think this is the link.
http://www.youtube.com/user/colb2591

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02-28-2008, 12:19 AM
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Ah yes, however lets not forget that Colby Cohen mopped the floor with Petrecki last year in the USHL. I think it is still on youtube.

Although with that being said, I think that Petrecki has the best upside. What if he turns out to Phanoef like? > good pick!
I don't think he has the physical upside that Phaneuf does, but Petrecki seems to be better mentally, but he also hasn't yet played a game of pro hockey so who knows.

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02-28-2008, 12:23 AM
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If Petrecki gets picked for next years U-20 team it will be a good evaluation as the tournament is in Ottawa.

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02-28-2008, 09:38 AM
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Good comparison. Although Phaneuf looks like the better puckhandler while Petrecki's mental game seems better than Phaneuf's. Petrecki is a devestating hitter, but the unique thing about him is that he picks his spots a lot better than most and usually makes the right play defensively. If his offensive game comes around (and thats a big IF) then I could see him being a top 20, maybe even top 15 defenseman in the NHL's future.
I just don't see the offensive upside that Phaneuf has. He simply doesn't have the same mobility and passing ability. While I think Petrecki will undoubtedly be a solid defender, he'll be no more an offensive contributor than 20-30pts a season in the NHL. Granted I've only watched him a few times this season, but I stand by that.

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I haven't heard anything about Cole, but I've heard the Petrecki = Poor Man's Scott Stevens projection

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Petrecki..

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How did Petrecki fall to 28th? Has he come along way since the draft or what?

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I've never seen Ian Cole play, so I don't know who's better. I do know, however, that I want to have Nick Petrecki's children. And as soon as he has a pro contract with the Sharks, I'll be getting a jersey of his.

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Most may disagree...but for me...Ian Cole hands down...
I'll welcome myself aboard, I really like that kid.

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02-28-2008, 09:27 PM
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How did Petrecki fall to 28th? Has he come along way since the draft or what?
I think what it came down to was offensive upside. All the defensemen that went before Petrecki were considered to have higher offensive upside (sometimes at the expensive of defensive game). That's not to say Petrecki didn't deserve to go somewhere in the mid-teens, but I think he was one of the "safer" picks, if you want to call it that.

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How did Petrecki fall to 28th? Has he come along way since the draft or what?
Several of the scouting reports and pubs had Petrecki going between 14 and 17th .. The biggest knock on him was that the competition he faced was not of the highest level . There were several comments that --if Petrecki had played Jrs instead of US he could of been a top 10 pick . The second knock was he did not have close in puck handling skills, he had good hands but pucks in close to his body caused him trouble.. As for his offence , Petrecki has good, soft hands and a solid wrister and a cannon of a slapshot but needs to improve his accuracy.

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How did Petrecki fall to 28th? Has he come along way since the draft or what?
correct me if im wrong but wasnt that the devils pick that they traded to the sharks to take malakov's contract, i wished the devils would have somehow traded up to get him.

imagine a corrente-petrecki Defensive pairing

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Not much Ian Cole information here. I wonder if people are leaning more towards Petrecki because he goes to BC and Cole goes to Notre Dame.

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correct me if im wrong but wasnt that the devils pick that they traded to the sharks to take malakov's contract, i wished the devils would have somehow traded up to get him.

imagine a corrente-petrecki Defensive pairing
At your service.
SJ traded the Devils 1st rounder away around the deadline (in either the Guerin or Rivet deal, I forget which). They actually went into the draft with no 1st rounders, but they traded Toskala and Bell for picks, then traded up again to end up with 2 first rounders. Not sure what the Devs pick ended up being - you'd have to trace it through either Montreal or St. Louis which I don't really feel like doing.

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How about now regarding these two ?

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