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09-26-2012, 09:17 PM
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2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk

Since the junior season has started, and preliminary draft rankings are out let's discuss some early targets and players to watch for in the coming draft.

Personally, some players that I would key on include Jonathan Drouin, Tyler Hill, JT Compher, and Anthony Duclair. It appears that the Q has a lot of interesting prospects in the first round.

Thoughts? Who are you keeping tabs on this year?

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I'm a fan of Alex Forsberg, even though he'll probably be out of our reach. Seems to have fallen (with no good reason) on most lists for now but I think he'll be back in Top 30 in a couple of months and will continue rising.

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I'm a fan of Alex Forsberg, even though he'll probably be out of our reach. Seems to have fallen (with no good reason) on most lists for now but I think he'll be back in Top 30 in a couple of months and will continue rising.
I completely forgot about him. He was definitely someone that I would have thought would be a top 10 player for this draft when I was looking ahead last season. Hopefully his low stock right now means he ends up being the Jordan Eberle of the draft?

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Jonathan Drouin might be the Jordan Eberle of the draft...

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Stupid question but would there still be a draft if there is a year long lockout?

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I'm a fan of Alex Forsberg, even though he'll probably be out of our reach. Seems to have fallen (with no good reason) on most lists for now but I think he'll be back in Top 30 in a couple of months and will continue rising.
Forsberg was the 1st overall pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam draft, but he has so far failed to live up to his hype and hasn't done much for the Cougars. Although he is going to be playing 1st line minutes this season with Colin Jacobs who has been on a tear so far this year. The funny thing is, Edmonton picked Curtis Lazar right after Forsberg and Lazar is projected to go Top 10 in next year's draft and I believe he will be Top 5 by the end of the season.

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Stupid question but would there still be a draft if there is a year long lockout?
Yes. Crosby was drafted after a year long lockout.

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I find the Q to be the lowest quality league in the CHL depth wise, therefore I like drafting prospects from the WHL and OHL instead.

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I think we should bribe Bettman to get the 1st overall pick.

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I really want us to find a legit number 1, potentially franchise defenseman. The best way to do it is through the draft, if there's a lottery we might get a shot at Jones, Ristolainen, or Pulock. We've never really had a franchise defenseman before.

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Is there any players on the Victoria Royals who have caught antibodies attention

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^ I always notice when Hodges is out on the ice. Too bad he's so small.

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How does the draft order work? I don't quite remember how they did it. Is it a lottery based on set fractions from the last season played? Ie. Carolina was 10th so they get a 1/47 chance at 1st overall or something? Clarify anyone?

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How does the draft order work? I don't quite remember how they did it. Is it a lottery based on set fractions from the last season played? Ie. Carolina was 10th so they get a 1/47 chance at 1st overall or something? Clarify anyone?
Over the past 3 years, every time you miss the playoffs you get a ball in a lottery. You also lose a ball for every 1st overall pick(with a minimun of one, which Edmonton would have.)

So we'd have 1 ball, while the Leafs would have 3 balls, etc.

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Jonathan Drouin might be the Jordan Eberle of the draft...
Drouin looks good, so good.

How about Oliver Bjorkstrand?

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I find the Q to be the lowest quality league in the CHL depth wise
justify this statement?

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I'm going to assume that we'd be drafting around 22-27 position again? Who do u guys see prospects dropping/ranked in this range?

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Is there any players on the Victoria Royals who have caught antibodies attention
Joe Hicketts, but he's a 2014 prospect.

Keegan Kanzig is eligible this year along with Taylor Crunk and Luke Harrison. Crunk and Harrison are 6th-7th rounders but Kanzig should go high.

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^ I always notice when Hodges is out on the ice. Too bad he's so small.
Hodges was picked by Florida in the 3rd round last year.

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justify this statement?
The Q really struggled against the Russians in the Subway Super Series last year (i watched the games). Overall, their record is nowhere near as good as the OHL (who have never lost) and the WHL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway_...y_Super_Series

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justify this statement?
They have big names, but if you look at each team's history in drafting, the Q has really lacked depth players and has the least amount of players in the NHL out of the CHL. The defense in the Q is also very shaky.

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There's no bacteriums or viruses in the draft! AHAHAHHAHAHA

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Drouin looks good, so good.

How about Oliver Bjorkstrand?
Bjorkstrand has looked really good for the Winterhawks so far this year, he's Top 5 in scoring through the first 2 or 3 games.

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I really want us to find a legit number 1, potentially franchise defenseman. The best way to do it is through the draft, if there's a lottery we might get a shot at Jones, Ristolainen, or Pulock. We've never really had a franchise defenseman before.
Josh Morrissey and Eric Roy are also very good defensemen coming out of the WHL who could drop.

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Yes. Crosby was drafted after a year long lockout.
That was also the draft of the infamous Kopitar miss by Nonis.

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Hodges was picked by Florida in the 3rd round last year.
Oh wow thats cool. Good for him.

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