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06-25-2011, 01:13 PM
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With the #191 pick, the Wild select Tyler Graovac

Last pick of the day. 3 future NCAAs, 1 SEL, 1 QMJHL, and an OHLer.

Can't find a good scouting report. 6'3 center


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06-25-2011, 01:13 PM
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Hullo unknown player we're just not going to sign!

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Great pick by the Minnesota Wild.

Don't be fooled by his stats or size. He is a very offensive player, very shifty, and plays like Jason Spezza (PLAYS like, not as good). He is definitely a good pick to have.

Not overly physical, very inconsistent, and motivation is a question. Without a doubt, has quite a bit of skill though.

In my opinion, boom or bust. He's fallen to #3 on the 67's depth chart for centre due to the outstanding play of Sean Monahan.

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06-25-2011, 01:19 PM
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this year's Eero Elo!

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Why does he sound familiar ?

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Graovac is my pick for break out player next year for the 67's. Big, good hands, decent speed. Just back on the depth charts.

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Talked with someone who follows the 67s. Thought Graovac would have been taken if he wasn't injured this season (spent time out with a fractured forearm). Is a two-way player with a big body and focuses more on faceoffs and being sound defensively than offense.

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06-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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Talked with someone who follows the 67s. Thought Graovac would have been taken if he wasn't injured this season (spent time out with a fractured forearm). Is a two-way player with a big body and focuses more on faceoffs and being sound defensively than offense.
Thanks for passing that on. Sounds like he has 3rd line upside at the most. Could end up being a quality 4th liner. Really like all of Fletcher's picks/decisions during the draft. This one is an unknown, but being that it's 191st overall, that's ok.

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06-28-2011, 08:45 PM
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Didn't know anything about Haula last year either. With the late rounders, it's almost best to forget their names for a couple years and see what develops.

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Thanks for passing that on. Sounds like he has 3rd line upside at the most. Could end up being a quality 4th liner. Really like all of Fletcher's picks/decisions during the draft. This one is an unknown, but being that it's 191st overall, that's ok.
With late round picks, you have to take gambles. And I like the gamble on Graovic. He's got size, speed and some offensive upside. He's also in a good situation with the 67's, playing for the 2nd line center position so that'll be good for his development.

All you can do with late round picks is draft a player with the tools, in the right setting, and just hope.

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This doesn't encourage me to have high hopes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esxz9hVb9os

He looks like a rag doll against that kid. Seems pretty soft. Even if you watch his little body check before the fight, he basically bumped into him rather than deliver an actual hit. Eero Elo comparison is right...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esxz9hVb9os

He looks like a rag doll against that kid. Seems pretty soft. Even if you watch his little body check before the fight, he basically bumped into him rather than deliver an actual hit. Eero Elo comparison is right...
To be fair, that video was from last season and alot of things can happen in 3 months, let alone an entire season.

But also, that is what makes Graovac a 7th round pick rather than a 3rd rounder.

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11 goals and 4 assists in 11 games to start the '12-'13 season with the Ottawa 67's.

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I'm going to go on a limb and say he doesn't top 25 goals or 45 points this year.

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Not at all. He's extremely streaky and before this year his best stats were 10 goals and 27 points. I HIGHLY doubt all of a sudden he's going to become a 1.5 PPG or 0.75 GPG player, regardless of his fast start.

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He's an elder stateman in the OHL. It's completely reasonable that he puts up big numbers, and yet still be offensively limited at the pro level. Brodziak put up big numbers his last year in junior.

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10-23-2012, 06:12 PM
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i'd be pretty thrilled if he turned out like Brodz. Though i'm not sure I'd have the patience to see him start improving later than average in his career. We'd probably be saying "too bad, we liked you but see ya." like the Oilers fans did.

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Graovac with another Hatty last night in an 8-6 67's win.

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so has he popped up in trade proposals yet?

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if he has a good year he will get an ELC, specially if its 2 years like the proposal is now, no reason to not test him in Houston.

still last year he started off good, wonder how the concussion affected him, would love for him to turn out as a 7th round gem

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so has he popped up in trade proposals yet?
The Wild haven't been involved in a trade proposal in like 3 months, which is both refreshing and depressing.

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Leafs fan chiming in, watched him play here in Kingston last night.

This kid has an NHL-calibre wrist shot, could be a good one with proper development.

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I'm going to go on a limb and say he doesn't top 25 goals or 45 points this year.
I'll say he nets 40, and has 80+ points (no injury). He's stepped his game up and gotten bigger in a league that did not.

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