Let Couturier be a good example that there isn't always that big a drop off in the talent level at the top of the draft. Those posters that dumped all over him last year were basically full of crap.
I never got down on Couturier last year and was amazed he dropped that far. Call me stupid but I would have taken Couturier above RNH last year. Of course I was a Larsson backer for the #1 pick as well so I'm doubly dumb I guess.
I think all 3 will turn out solid for their clubs but I certainly have no complaints from what I've seen of RNH so far... and I really like his character and humbleness... he seems like a truly great person above and beyond being a great hockey player.
What your guys' thoughts on Colton Sissons? Overall potential? strengths? weaknesses? etc etc?
He put up less points in fewer games than he had last year with an astonishing 29 differential in plus/minus. This year he was -14 and majority of his goals were scored on the powerplay. He also didn't show enough offence at the WJC against better competition. Yet, everyone has him rated as a 1st rounder because he models his game after Mike Richards and Ryan Kesler.
Just polling here - it's unlikely that Murray actually drops to 10 or 12, right? Because we don't have the assets to trade for another top 5 pick that we're willing to give up, but we surely have the assets to get a no. 10 pick and get this guy, right?!
Well he had Murray at 10 and Grigorenko at 7 last time, so not Too surprising given he seems utterly confused.
Slater Koekkoek at 36
Martin Frk at 37
Stefan Matteau at 47
Scott Kosmachuk at 56
Henrik Samuelsson at 57
Olli Maatta outside the top 60
Dalton Thrower outside the top 60
Nicolas Kerdiles outside the top 60
Tim Bozon outside the top 60