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06-07-2011, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Bugg View Post
You can never have too many 6'2, 210 lbs wingers who can skate and shoot at an NHL level.
You can if you have no centers.

Like Edmonton.

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Originally Posted by FolignoQuantumLeap View Post
Based on what I've seen, he's Blake Wheeler 2.0. Depending on your view of this draft he might be worth a mid-late first for a team that's willing to work with him. Personally, I wouldn't bother until the mid-late second round because I have my doubts that he'll ever put it all together. You'll always be wanting more out of the guy.

He's got some great skating, a good release and goal scoring intincts but he's just too soft. Size means nothing if he's going to constantly play on the perimeter and avoid contact. He might as well be Grimaldi's size. I'll admit though, I'm a bit biased against big players who play small so I tend to discount them, thus this might be a tad harsh.
Yeah, I was thinking a smaller, more mans Dustin Penner myself.

I can see some Blake Wheeler too.

The thing is, as Craig MacTavish and Dean Lombardi learned, you can't teach intensity.

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He's got the body and skill set. Not the attitude of a power forward.

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Brad Isbister anyone lol

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Brandon Saad, the 43rd pick in the 2011 NHL draft, is the 2nd player outside of the first round in the last 10 years to make the NHL out of juniors.

The good news is that it was Calgary's 2nd round pick he was chosen with.

The bad news is that Chicago owned that pick.

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There's a more current Saad thread going here. No need to have two threads up for the same prospect. Please take the discussion to the other thread. Thanks.

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