HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Anaheim Ducks
Notices

The 2013 draft: Because what else are we going to talk about?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
11-05-2012, 06:12 PM
  #76
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,638
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
The 2012 Subway series between Russia and the CHL is being shown on NHL Network. The first game is happening right now.
Are any of our prospects in the game?

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-05-2012, 06:15 PM
  #77
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
No, but there are a few we could potentially draft.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-05-2012, 06:56 PM
  #78
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
I think Vasilevski is better than Gibson.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-05-2012, 07:22 PM
  #79
SupermanPahlsson
@DucksProspects
 
SupermanPahlsson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 908
vCash: 500
Really intrigued with Plymouth Center Ryan Hartman. He certainly stands out in the Whalers games I've watched. Near PPG in his rookie season.

SupermanPahlsson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-05-2012, 09:37 PM
  #80
Sojourn
Global Moderator
Where's the kaboom?
 
Sojourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 24,279
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
I think Vasilevski is better than Gibson.
He was pretty highly touted heading into the 2012 draft. Who knows how they will end up a few years from now though. Gibson has had remarkable consistency for his age, and he doesn't lack in any area.

Sojourn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-05-2012, 09:50 PM
  #81
DuckJet
#KESBAE
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 36,224
vCash: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
He was pretty highly touted heading into the 2012 draft. Who knows how they will end up a few years from now though. Gibson has had remarkable consistency for his age, and he doesn't lack in any area.
That's what I was thinking. Vasilevski sure didn't disappoint today though.

DuckJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 07:58 PM
  #82
DuckJet
#KESBAE
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 36,224
vCash: 69
Really liking Sean Monahan. He has as many points as Galchenyuk in one fewer game.

DuckJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 09:54 PM
  #83
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,638
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckJet View Post
Really liking Sean Monahan. He has as many points as Galchenyuk in one fewer game.
If we're in the 6-10 range...I'd like Barkov, Lindholm, or Monahan. Shinkaruk would be a nice consollation prize.

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 10:47 PM
  #84
DuckJet
#KESBAE
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 36,224
vCash: 69
If I had to rank the top centers right now it would be

Mackinnon

Barkov
Monahan
Lindholm

Shinkaruk

Hunter has the skills but he's a lot like Etem. A bit more well rounded and a tad undersized. I sure wouldn't mind having him but guys like Monahan, Barkov, and Lindholm bring much more to the table.

I'm interested to know who the 5 guys are that you have ahead of those guys. I can only guess that it's Jones, Drouin, Mackinnon...but I can't think of two other guys.

DuckJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 11:06 PM
  #85
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
Ristolainen, maybe Lazar. Those would be my guesses.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 11:15 PM
  #86
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,638
vCash: 500
To be honest, I have no clue. But in every draft it seems like there are always surprises. I'm simply stating that if any of those three centers are there, I think we should take them.

1. Mackinnin
2. Jones
3. Barkov
4. Drouin
5. Lindholm
6. Monahan
7. Shinkaruk

Does that look like a realistic top 7? If so, I'm hoping we get a top 6 pick.

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 11:19 PM
  #87
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
I think another defensemen will also be there, but it looks about right; based on the current reports. There will likely be some upheavals before draft day, and a few at the draft.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-12-2012, 11:26 PM
  #88
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,638
vCash: 500
Like we saw this past draft, you just never know who the risers and fallers are going to be. Who knows, Barkov could be this years Grigorenko, and some Swedish defenseman could come screaming up the draft board and get taken at 6. Just hoping we get a quality center prospect in this draft. We need one pretty bad.

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-13-2012, 12:11 AM
  #89
DuckJet
#KESBAE
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 36,224
vCash: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
Ristolainen, maybe Lazar. Those would be my guesses.
Domi has been better than Lazar.

DuckJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-13-2012, 12:22 AM
  #90
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelDuck View Post
Like we saw this past draft, you just never know who the risers and fallers are going to be. Who knows, Barkov could be this years Grigorenko, and some Swedish defenseman could come screaming up the draft board and get taken at 6. Just hoping we get a quality center prospect in this draft. We need one pretty bad.
I think we have several quality center prospects. We just don't have one that's projected to be a 1C.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckJet View Post
Domi has been better than Lazar.
So Leafs fans say. I'll wait till I see him.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-13-2012, 12:32 AM
  #91
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,638
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
I think we have several quality center prospects. We just don't have one that's projected to be a 1C.
Well I think it'd be smart to draft another center prospect in case Holland doesn't pan out, or Getzlaf doesn't sign (I know, doubtful), and Koivu is going to be gone in a year or two

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-13-2012, 01:29 AM
  #92
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelDuck View Post
Well I think it'd be smart to draft another center prospect in case Holland doesn't pan out, or Getzlaf doesn't sign (I know, doubtful), and Koivu is going to be gone in a year or two
It's not like Holland is the only guy that could be that. One of the best rookie forwards down in our AHL affiliate, Wagner, led all underclassmen in scoring last year in Division I. Rakell is looking pretty great. You'd have to ask someone like Elvstrand about Karlsson, since I have no idea what's happening with him. If Kerdiles can ever catch a break and play, he's an option, too. Of course, there's also Bonino.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-16-2012, 08:25 PM
  #93
DuckJet
#KESBAE
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 36,224
vCash: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
I think we have several quality center prospects. We just don't have one that's projected to be a 1C.


So Leafs fans say. I'll wait till I see him.
Well I've seen both. Well...I've seen more of Lazar and I was more impressed with Domi.

DuckJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-16-2012, 08:28 PM
  #94
Sojourn
Global Moderator
Where's the kaboom?
 
Sojourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 24,279
vCash: 50
I'm a proponent of drafting BPA, and I believe that is exactly what Anaheim has done recently. The result is a prospect pool that many teams would envy.

Sojourn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-16-2012, 08:33 PM
  #95
AngelDuck
Registered User
 
AngelDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 6,638
vCash: 500
Wow this draft is going to be amazing. Drouin is going to be great

AngelDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-16-2012, 09:03 PM
  #96
DuckJet
#KESBAE
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 36,224
vCash: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
I'm a proponent of drafting BPA, and I believe that is exactly what Anaheim has done recently. The result is a prospect pool that many teams would envy.
And this makes me happy that there is a huge number of centers in the top 20. The chances that BPA will coincide with team need are higher than ever.

DuckJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-16-2012, 09:40 PM
  #97
Exit Dose
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cerritos, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 17,967
vCash: 500
Drafting a center this year is not a priority. If we need a center right now, taking a center in the draft is unlikely to give us that. It might give us a center in two to four years. There's a reason why teams don't look to the draft to fix the problem of the moment.

Exit Dose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-16-2012, 09:44 PM
  #98
Sojourn
Global Moderator
Where's the kaboom?
 
Sojourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 24,279
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
Drafting a center this year is not a priority. If we need a center right now, taking a center in the draft is unlikely to give us that. It might give us a center in two to four years. There's a reason why teams don't look to the draft to fix the problem of the moment.
I don't consider it a priority either, but if we do pick up a center I would probably feel fortunate. A top notch center prospect could really help keep our prospect pool rounded out. Not that it really needs to be, but I don't think it can hurt to have high quality prospects in every position. I'd always hope Anaheim would go with the BPA though. I think that's why we drafted Gibson, and Lindholm, and Fowler, and so on... and I think it will continue to pay off because the end result is a high quality player, and you can never have too many of those.

Sojourn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-17-2012, 12:04 AM
  #99
RJQuack
Registered User
 
RJQuack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,608
vCash: 500
Can we draft Drouin? Please... I promise he'll be good lol. He's got a tough task ahead of him to crack the top 5, but he could do it if he keeps it up.

RJQuack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
11-17-2012, 12:24 AM
  #100
Corey Perry*
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Country: Ireland
Posts: 3,531
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HalifaxDucks View Post
Can we draft Drouin? Please... I promise he'll be good lol. He's got a tough task ahead of him to crack the top 5, but he could do it if he keeps it up.
Or maybe he stays around 7-15, so we have a good chance at drafting him, and shows his true potential AFTER we draft him?

Corey Perry* is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.