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06-21-2008, 12:19 PM
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Honest, I think Poile might move up a couple of the 7ths and get a 6th and maybe go for more 2009 picks

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06-21-2008, 12:23 PM
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Sixth Round Pick

6 166 NSH JEFFREY FOSS Dec 12, 1988 FARGO, ND US 6' 2" 200 ECAC RPI D

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06-21-2008, 12:26 PM
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6 166 NSH JEFFREY FOSS Dec 12, 1988 FARGO, ND US 6' 2" 200 ECAC RPI D
That's a bit off the boards

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06-21-2008, 12:27 PM
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Some links on Foss

RPI Player Profile:
http://www.rpiathletics.com/roster.a...d=1239&sport=6

HockeyDB.com profile:
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=99572

According to some mixed links he is supposed to be a great skater...

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06-21-2008, 12:31 PM
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RPI Player Profile:
http://www.rpiathletics.com/roster.a...d=1239&sport=6

HockeyDB.com profile:
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=99572

According to some mixed links he is supposed to be a great skater...
Just judging by stats and critical thinking. (AKA talking out my ass)

Looks like a smart, big, stay at home defensemen.

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06-21-2008, 12:41 PM
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Just judging by stats and critical thinking. (AKA talking out my ass)

Looks like a smart, big, stay at home defensemen.
Gotta hope...

Bet the Preds got an extra couple looks at him while he was playing in the ECAC last season as the Preds monitored Mark Dekanich playing over at Colgate in the same league.

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06-21-2008, 12:43 PM
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Gotta hope...

Bet the Preds got an extra couple looks at him while he was playing in the ECAC last season as the Preds monitored Mark Dekanich playing over at Colgate in the same league.
I'll call a buddy of mine at RPI and get a scouting report. Funny thing is that ESPN had him as a Center. LOL

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06-21-2008, 12:54 PM
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I'll call a buddy of mine at RPI and get a scouting report. Funny thing is that ESPN had him as a Center. LOL
You were pretty spot on...

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Foss is another college kid, a defenseman playing at RPI. He just wrapped up his freshman season with four points and 28 penalty minutes in 38 games played, while used as the team's primary shut-down defenseman matched against opponents' top offensive players. Foss is a 1998 birthday, so he was draft eligible last year as well, but the Preds scouts were impressed with the way he developed over the last year.
http://predators.nhl.com/team/app/?s...ticleid=366429

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06-21-2008, 12:57 PM
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*Puts on his Sherlock Holmes hat*

It's elementary dear Watson. RPI is only behind Calpoly and MIT in technical merit in the US and do not recruit dummies. He's stats are barren with offensive statistics.

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06-21-2008, 01:03 PM
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#201 7th Round - JANI LAJUNEN

7 201 NSH
(from NYR) JANI LAJUNEN Jun 16, 1990 ESPOO FI 6' 1" 174 FINLAND-JR. BLUES JR. C

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06-21-2008, 01:06 PM
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7 201 NSH
(from NYR) JANI LAJUNEN Jun 16, 1990 ESPOO FI 6' 1" 174 FINLAND-JR. BLUES JR. C
NHL Draft Bio:
http://www.nhlentrydraft2008.com/fea...&playerID=2049

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06-21-2008, 01:10 PM
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7th Round - #207 - G - Anders Lindback

7 207 NSH
(from SJS) ANDERS LINDBACK May 3, 1988 GAVLE SE 6' 6" 198 SWEDEN BRYNAS G

Huge goalie, an '88 too so an overager.

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06-21-2008, 01:12 PM
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7 207 NSH
(from SJS) ANDERS LINDBACK May 3, 1988 GAVLE SE 6' 6" 198 SWEDEN BRYNAS G

Huge goalie, an '88 too so an overager.
NHL Draft Site Bio:
http://www.nhlentrydraft2008.com/fea...&playerID=4003

Looks like he is playing in the Swedish Elite League. Also, was the 3rd ranked European goalie by Central Scouting. 6'6"...HUGE

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06-21-2008, 01:13 PM
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7 207 NSH
(from SJS) ANDERS LINDBACK May 3, 1988 GAVLE SE 6' 6" 198 SWEDEN BRYNAS G

Huge goalie, an '88 too so an overager.
Damn that's a big kid.

Rinne
Dekhanish
Smith
Lindback

That's a lot of goalies.

#3 International Goalie

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06-21-2008, 01:17 PM
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Damn that's a big kid.

Rinne
Dekhanish
Smith
Lindback

That's a lot of goalies.

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Don't forget Pickard!

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06-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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Don't forget Pickard!
Yeah, now the Preds have depth at Defenseman and Goal

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06-21-2008, 01:20 PM
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Damn that's a big kid.

Rinne
Dekhanish
Smith
Lindback

That's a lot of goalies.

#3 International Goalie
Bit of a scouting report on Lindback:
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player...r=3769&lang=en

Goaltending has certainly become a strength of our franchise (at least in terms of depth and potential). Need to continue to build our crop of forwards, but I'm happy nonetheless...

Interesting to note, we still need a second goalie for Milwaukee...Smith is too young to play and will head back to Plymouth next season. Pickard is heading back to Tri-Cities, and that leaves Dekanich as the only goalie there... Look for an NHL/AHL vet to be signed to be our No. 3 goalie and split time in Milwaukee.

Also, don't forget about Ante Engren, who we also picked last season...

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06-21-2008, 01:25 PM
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Anyone else expecting a move to push out a couple of defensemen and goal to fill out the main roster?

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06-21-2008, 01:27 PM
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I like taking goalies late because they are generally so high risk.

I like the sound of Foss, but I'm not expecting much out of our later round selections.

It sounds as if we feel we drafted three top 20 talents in this draft. I'm hoping all three come through, and I actually think they will. Drafting Colin Wilson is perfect for this team......He is going to be amazing.

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06-21-2008, 01:28 PM
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Anyone else expecting a move to push out a couple of defensemen and goal to fill out the main roster?
I suspect we will see some trades involving maybe one of our roster defensemen and a couple of our bottom six roster forwards, but honestly...I like the current makeup of our team. Definitely need another scoring forward for depth, but we weren't going to address that through the draft this season unless we got No. 1 overall...

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If it weren't for the rantings of the few at np.com the boards there would be too quiet and filled with actual hockey talk.

As I said there, the Josi pick isn't a bad one. I just would have preferred for us to get a bigger, stay home d-man instead just because of the players we already have in the pipeline. The same goes for the Lindback pick. The Pipeline is deficient of power forwards and stay home defenders and overflowing with puckmoving blueliners and goaltenders. One of these years the team is going to have to rectify those shortages.

Foss is an interesting pick. The preseason report on RPI had him projected as a PP QB then he turns out to be their shutdown guy. If he turns out to posses the skills to do both he could be one hell of a pick.

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I just think some of them live in a fantasy world. The amount of 6'5 goal scorers that are tough is N/A. There are only a handfull in the NHL at any point in time. You simply cannot pick Joe Thornton in the 3rd round, but God knows it sounds like we passed up on 10 Joe Thornton's in the 2/3/4 rounds alone.

As I said earlier, we all want this team to get bigger and tougher. Everyone recognizes that is a weakness of our team. That said, expecting the Preds to go 6'5 forward, rounds 1-7 is stupidity at its finest.....

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06-21-2008, 02:45 PM
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If it weren't for the rantings of the few at np.com the boards there would be too quiet and filled with actual hockey talk.

As I said there, the Josi pick isn't a bad one. I just would have preferred for us to get a bigger, stay home d-man instead just because of the players we already have in the pipeline. The same goes for the Lindback pick. The Pipeline is deficient of power forwards and stay home defenders and overflowing with puckmoving blueliners and goaltenders. One of these years the team is going to have to rectify those shortages.

Foss is an interesting pick. The preseason report on RPI had him projected as a PP QB then he turns out to be their shutdown guy. If he turns out to posses the skills to do both he could be one hell of a pick.
I agree.

I'm not asking for Joe Thornton, but a Shawn Thornton would be nice. We need bigger players on the 3rd and 4th line, you usually find those in the 3rd or 4th round, instead we take more goalies and more Koistenens.

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I agree.

I'm not asking for Joe Thornton, but a Shawn Thornton would be nice. We need bigger players on the 3rd and 4th line, you usually find those in the 3rd or 4th round, instead we take more goalies and more Koistenens.
Fids and Bonk are acceptable third liners - we just need a good goal scorer to be on the second line. Maybe Hornqvist will be the answer.

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Fids and Bonk are acceptable third liners - we just need a good goal scorer to be on the second line. Maybe Hornqvist will be the answer.
We need these guys to be pushed down to the fourth line. I'm not saying to go with a true three scoring lines, hell we can put together two, but on most teams these guys aren't third liners and darn sure don't fill in on the top two. If they are on the fourth then when injuries happen they can fill in on the third.

This is why injuries have hurt us so much in the playoffs, we just haven't had the right players to plug into topline scoring rolls.

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