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03-22-2009, 02:56 PM
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Might as well offer Vanek for the #1 pick and take Tavares.

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Might as well offer Vanek for the #1 pick and take Tavares.
Would rather have Hedman.

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I like Kassian but I think we're going to be drafting too early to take a flyer on him. Now don't lynch me, but I honestly think that Buffalo is going to take Ellis with their number 1 pick, at which time I will probably need to invest in a new plasma.

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You wouldn't.

But Darcy would.
No, Regier wouldn't pass on a 5'9, 180 forward.

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I like Kassian but I think we're going to be drafting too early to take a flyer on him. Now don't lynch me, but I honestly think that Buffalo is going to take Ellis with their number 1 pick, at which time I will probably need to invest in a new plasma.
I have a suspicion Kassian may even be gone when they get around to making their pick. Size with attitude and even a bit of skill is going for a premium again, he's got all of that.

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03-23-2009, 09:00 AM
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I have a suspicion Kassian may even be gone when they get around to making their pick. Size with attitude and even a bit of skill is going for a premium again, he's got all of that.
Hell with the NHL draft anything is possible. I just think that there's too many higher talent forwards available so Kassian will end up in the mid teens. Besides, the only way he'd be on Buffalo's radar is if Darcy is long gone, otherwise its Ellis for sure.

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Hell with the NHL draft anything is possible. I just think that there's too many higher talent forwards available so Kassian will end up in the mid teens. Besides, the only way he'd be on Buffalo's radar is if Darcy is long gone, otherwise its Ellis for sure.
Eh, he did pick Stafford and Adam, so anything is possible. Not likely, but not completely outside the realm of possibility.

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03-23-2009, 09:15 AM
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Eh, he did pick Stafford and Adam, so anything is possible. Not likely, but not completely outside the realm of possibility.
Stafford was never touted as a banger...skilled, soft hands etc so he thought Taylor Pyatt and you can never have enough Kate Spades in the locker room while he mistook Adam for Atom; as in a child dominating a no check league and figured with the new NHL he might as well lock them up early.

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I haven't really started reading up on the draft until now. Kassian intrigues me. Would he be considered a 'safe' pick?

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I haven't really started reading up on the draft until now. Kassian intrigues me. Would he be considered a 'safe' pick?
Depends on your definition of safe...he's a safe pick in that his skillset is diverse enough that he could fill a 3rd/4th line role while his upside could see him as a 20g/25a player on a 2nd line. Think Stafford without the great wheels but willing to enter the corners with some bad intent. He's kind of similar to Brad May in that he was skilled and fast enough to keep up with Mogilny and LaFontaine but wasn't going to ever be a true number 1 winger.

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Stafford was never touted as a banger...skilled, soft hands etc so he thought Taylor Pyatt and you can never have enough Kate Spades in the locker room while he mistook Adam for Atom; as in a child dominating a no check league and figured with the new NHL he might as well lock them up early.
Stafford did have some pedigree in using his size and playing a sound game along the wall. I still don't get how he can be a key member of the PK at UND and never get a sniff of it in Buffalo...

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I haven't really started reading up on the draft until now. Kassian intrigues me. Would he be considered a 'safe' pick?
He's a safe pick for me. Which means he likely is either A) drafted by a team I hate before the Sabres pick or B) left on the board when they select and snapped up later by someone else.

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Stafford did have some pedigree in using his size and playing a sound game along the wall. I still don't get how he can be a key member of the PK at UND and never get a sniff of it in Buffalo...



He's a safe pick for me. Which means he likely is either A) drafted by a team I hate before the Sabres pick or B) left on the board when they select and snapped up later by someone else.
You'd figure that a player that led the NCAA in short-handed goals and scored at least one for Team USA in the World Championship might get a minute or two tossed his way.

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03-23-2009, 09:29 AM
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Depends on your definition of safe...he's a safe pick in that his skillset is diverse enough that he could fill a 3rd/4th line role while his upside could see him as a 20g/25a player on a 2nd line. Think Stafford without the great wheels but willing to enter the corners with some bad intent. He's kind of similar to Brad May in that he was skilled and fast enough to keep up with Mogilny and LaFontaine but wasn't going to ever be a true number 1 winger.
That is more or less exactly what I would define as safe. I do like the sounds of him though if they are picking in the 13-14 range.

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03-23-2009, 09:33 AM
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You'd figure that a player that led the NCAA in short-handed goals and scored at least one for Team USA in the World Championship might get a minute or two tossed his way.
True enough. It's odd...

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03-23-2009, 10:27 AM
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Speaking of Schroeder:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=7027

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5'9" or under = check
excellent skater = check
College development = check

He was born to be a Sabre.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...dan_schroeder/

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5'9" or under = check
excellent skater = check
College development = check

He was born to be a Sabre.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...dan_schroeder/
Yep. Although I thought Schroeder was pegged as a top 10 guy, has his stock fallen since WJCs?

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03-23-2009, 12:17 PM
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Yep. Although I thought Schroeder was pegged as a top 10 guy, has his stock fallen since WJCs?
I think his draft stock starting to fall when he stopped scoring late in the tourney when the competition got better.

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03-23-2009, 12:43 PM
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All I know is.... if we draft Shroeder or Ellis i will vomit.

NO MORE MIDGETS!

Assuming we will be stuck in the 13th spot... I like Josefsen. The last time we had a shot at a Swedish center(Berglund), we passed for Persson.

I like Kassian if we could trade down for him.

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03-23-2009, 12:45 PM
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I haven't really started reading up on the draft until now. Kassian intrigues me. Would he be considered a 'safe' pick?
I think he is a similar prospect to Paille at the time of that draft.

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I think he is a similar prospect to Paille at the time of that draft.
Paille wasn't this vigorous in the physical dept..

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Paille wasn't this vigorous in the physical dept..
Kassian might be a slightly different kind of physical, but Paille was voted the best body checker in the OHL. Kassian is an OHL guy...

i said similar...

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So, if things break the way TSN has it figured, do you:

1. Choose another sub-5'10" forward;
2. Add to your stable of defensemen;
3. Reach for a Kassian/Josefson/etc..

None of these are particularly appealing from where I sit..

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All I know is.... if we draft Shroeder or Ellis i will vomit.

NO MORE MIDGETS!

Assuming we will be stuck in the 13th spot... I like Josefsen. The last time we had a shot at a Swedish center(Berglund), we passed for Persson.

I like Kassian if we could trade down for him.
Don't you just want to see a Gerbe-Roy-Ennis-Biega-Ellis unit with Byron as the extra attacker? I'd pay good money for that...

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