Hey guys I just have to say that this draft has been one of the best drafts we have done in quite some time!. I just want everyone's opinion on the results we had this yr with our picks. The overall grade I have for this yr is an A because we have potentially 3 first rounder drafted this yr.
Is there anyone you wished we drafted instead or surprised we got? I thought Thrower was the biggest surprise as he was STILL available when we picked him,
I give it A-. If we had got a good goalie been perfect
Definitely an A or A+. Habs did an excellent job of holding steady and letting their guys fall to them.
Galchenyuk was the obvious pick if he was there. Could end up a #1 center, at worst will be a great #2. Another year in the OHL to dominate and be without Yakupov is what he needs, and we'll all have a better grasp on him in a year.
Collberg at 33 is an absolute steal. If there was a forward run instead of a D run he very well could have gone in the top 12. He's a surefire top 6 sniper IMO.
Thrower with Nashville pick is extremely solid. He'll be an NHLer, somewhere between a great 2nd pairing guy, or a solid bottom pairing guy. 2 way type with tons of toughness.
Bozon is somewhat of a boom or bust. The fact he was a PPG player his first year in NA tells you that he has talent, and when you watch him you see that he has all the ingredients to be a top 6 forward. Needs to develop more physically though.
Vail is a safe pick, and looks like a good bet to be a good bottom 6 type forward, and after getting Galchenyuk, Collberg, and Bozon that was a bit of a need.
Hudon I didn't see much of but sounds like a boom or bust type and he's a Montreal native.
Alex Galchenyuk: A+ / The prospect I wanted
Sebastian Collberg: A / As far as hands go, a top 5 pair of the draft
Dalton Thrower: A / Solid 2 way defense man, and right handed. Bouillon v.3?
Tim Bozon: A+ / Another prospect I wanted. I see the kind of Begin that can play on a top 6, v.3
Brady Vail: B- / I'm thinking project. A somewhat big center that could surprise a lot.
Charles Hudon: C+ / The Q pick, definitely a project and a gamble. Talented sure.
Erik Nystrom: C- / I don't really get the sleeper or WTF picks and no Halak wasn't one and neither was Sergei. This pick is like the Petteri Simila & John Westin picks
Last edited by vokiel: 06-23-2012 at 12:54 PM.
Reason: Petteri Simila = Finnish goalie
Bozon is definitely a perfect Montreal selection. He fills in needs, he has a ton of character, immense grit and his global background includes speaking French which will make him a favourite to the RDS nation.
I think much of his pick is based on personality and character as much as it has to do with his skill set. Bozon is the type of guy the Leafs or Senators usually grab up. Montreal is quite lucky to have him.
Again, there's only 2 picks I am not an incredible fan of and it's Hudon and Nystrom. And Nystrom it's because I don' tknow him. Not going to pretend that I do. But Hudon I have seen a lot, I didn't see a progression from his rookie year which is a BIG no-no usually. But at 5...he might be a good bet. I would have went other ways though...clearly. Just like the Archambault pick last year. So I do like Bozon very much. Yet, the point is to get significantly bigger. Not to a point where you pick a Moroz in round 2 which has to be one of the dumbest thing ever. But there was ways to do it. And looking at everyboyd, they only way we would have been able to do ti 'could have been around Bozon.
But I'm a big fan of this draft. I don't remember the year when I graded Timmins and Co that high. People will learn about Brady Vail quite soon. But my difference between A- and A is just the physical aspect overall of the draft. 'Cause the skills it's A++.....Great draft nonetheless. It was as if Timmins was reading HF or something...
I'd say A+, at the first fourth draft spot they drafted exactly the guy left i wanted, afterward i didn't know much and since guys like Hudon are such a reach i can't realy cheer for them to get picked.
Sens fan here (although I was an MTL fan before we got a team):
I have to say A+. This reminds me so much of the Sens draft last year where you walk away with a number of a legit prospects to be big NHL contributors. Galchenyuk/Collberg/Thrower/Bozon. Ridiculous. 3 guys who could have been a 1st round pick...maybe 4.
5. Danny Kristo
6. Brendan Gallagher
7. Dalton Thrower
8. Louis Leblanc
9. Morgan Ellis
10. Tim Bozon
I'd switch Leblanc with Kristo (I blame this on your obvious anti-french bias ) but otherwise very solid list and amazing future ahead. And we have 3 second rounders next year too, it really bodes well for the next 5 or so years.
Bergevin should make sure Timmins has at least two second rounders every year, we'd have the best prospect pool every year.
This draft has the potential to be Trevor Timmins' Magnum Opus. He really got it done today, and I think this draft has the potential to upset his 2007 effort which was phenomenal as we all know.
I have to give this draft an A+. Timmins turned a first, two seconds, and a third into two firsts, and two early/mid seconds, and all 4 of the first players have chances to not only be players in the NHL, but very good, to great players in the NHL.
The rest of the players, I feel like he did a good job. I like the vail selection, Hudon, for a token Quebecois has a decent shot and something to bring to the table offensively, and apparently Nystrom was a good pick as well.
Overall, we got players who can score goals, and play roles. Our bleak offensive prospect pool just took a big jump in 2 days.