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12-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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My top 10:

Mackinnon/Barkov/Jones (3 horse race)
Lindholm (Could earn a spot in the race for 1st OA)

Monahan (Second Tier)
Drouin
Shinkaruk

Nichushkin (3rd Tier
Ristolainen

Pulock

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12-12-2012, 05:11 PM
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We desperately need a top 5 pick!

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We desperately need a top 5 pick!
The top 6 in this draft are absolutely ridiculous (like top 2 quality picks imo), with guys from 5-11/12 also very high quality.

I mean, I would have drafted any of my top 6 (Mackinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin, Lindholm, Monahan) over murray last year. Most over yakupov too.

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12-12-2012, 08:33 PM
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The top 6 in this draft are absolutely ridiculous (like top 2 quality picks imo), with guys from 5-11/12 also very high quality.

I mean, I would have drafted any of my top 6 (Mackinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin, Lindholm, Monahan) over murray last year. Most over yakupov too.
So does that mean you would pick your top 6 over Rielly as well?

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12-12-2012, 08:51 PM
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So does that mean you would pick your top 6 over Rielly as well?
I would for all except Monahan and Drouin

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12-12-2012, 09:07 PM
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In the SSS and the game yesterday, Shinkaruk has impressed me quite a bit. He's looked like much more of a threat than Monahan.

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12-13-2012, 06:45 AM
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In the SSS and the game yesterday, Shinkaruk has impressed me quite a bit. He's looked like much more of a threat than Monahan.
It's important to remember the challenges a Center faces playing against older and tougher opponents than a winger does. A lot more responsibility and that extra effort down low can take some of the jump out of your step going the other way. I would still have Monahan above him.

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12-13-2012, 06:57 AM
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It's important to remember the challenges a Center faces playing against older and tougher opponents than a winger does. A lot more responsibility and that extra effort down low can take some of the jump out of your step going the other way. I would still have Monahan above him.
I totally agree. I'm just making the point that offence - offence, I think Shinkaruk has the edge.

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12-13-2012, 11:00 AM
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Hasn't been a lot of talk about Domi lately. He's on pace to pass Monahan's second season totals. Kid is a wizard.

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Hasn't been a lot of talk about Domi lately. He's on pace to pass Monahan's second season totals. Kid is a wizard.
Bob hope could post those numbers playing for that team in London.

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12-13-2012, 03:13 PM
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MacKinnon
Jones
Barkov
Lindholm
Monahan
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So does that mean you would pick your top 6 over Rielly as well?
He might have rated Reilly over Murray? Wouldn't be unheard of

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12-13-2012, 04:32 PM
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Drouin has nasty hands, but the problem is that he is essentially a slightly better Nazem Kadri, and hes not going to be in the NHL anytime soon.

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Drouin has nasty hands, but the problem is that he is essentially a slightly better Nazem Kadri, and hes not going to be in the NHL anytime soon.
almost reminds me of the whole Tavares - Kadri thing

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12-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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Drouin has nasty hands, but the problem is that he is essentially a slightly better Nazem Kadri, and hes not going to be in the NHL anytime soon.
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almost reminds me of the whole Tavares - Kadri thing
The same thing that I've been thinking. He's definitely got sick hands but I'm not sure how he'll translate to the NHL.

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Hasn't been a lot of talk about Domi lately. He's on pace to pass Monahan's second season totals. Kid is a wizard.
He's a good player but he like Nazem would need to time to get into the bigs.

Same with a high talented player like Drouin.

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The same thing that I've been thinking. He's definitely got sick hands but I'm not sure how he'll translate to the NHL.
As stated before, he'll prolly need two years before he can play in the NHL to the level he is fully capable of.

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12-13-2012, 05:59 PM
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almost reminds me of the whole Tavares - Kadri thing
How does it remind you of that? The situations are not similar at all. Considering they only played 24 regular season games together and 14 playoff games together. Kadri actually played at a higher pace before Tavares came to London...

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12-13-2012, 07:28 PM
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How does it remind you of that? The situations are not similar at all. Considering they only played 24 regular season games together and 14 playoff games together. Kadri actually played at a higher pace before Tavares came to London...
I think the comparison they're going for is 1st-overall scorer with 7th-overall (or thereabouts for Drouin, obviously we don't know yet) playmaker teammate.

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12-13-2012, 08:58 PM
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I think the comparison they're going for is 1st-overall scorer with 7th-overall (or thereabouts for Drouin, obviously we don't know yet) playmaker teammate.
Ok...and...?

That seems like a weird thing to compare on. Like I said, completely different situations. Drouin/MacKinnon played all season together. Kadri/Tavares barely played a third of it together. Drouin/MacKinnon played on the same line. Kadri/Tavares didn't.

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We desperately need a top 5 pick!
Yea, If we get a top 3 man it would be even better. Mackinnon-Jones or Barkov...my god lol.

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12-13-2012, 09:07 PM
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Ok...and...?

That seems like a weird thing to compare on. Like I said, completely different situations. Drouin/MacKinnon played all season together. Kadri/Tavares barely played a third of it together. Drouin/MacKinnon played on the same line. Kadri/Tavares didn't.
Haha, don't look at me, I'm not the one making the comparison. Obviously there are differences, yes, but I think the comparison was mostly based on that (still fairly ample) similarity. Tavares was also pretty much ready to step right into the NHL (like MacKinnon could be) while Kadri's taken a few years to develop his game to that level (like people are projecting for Drouin).

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I like the idea of picking up Lipon in the 2nd round. We need an offensively able right winger in the top 6 other than Kessel. He is a very intriguing prospect to say the least...

Lupul - Bozak/Kadri - Kessel
JVR - Grabo - ?
Kulemin - Connolly - Prospect in system

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Drouin has nasty hands, but the problem is that he is essentially a slightly better Nazem Kadri, and hes not going to be in the NHL anytime soon.
i don't think you're giving drouin enough credit, to go along with his absolutely filthy hands, his hockey IQ is incredible.. you need to see him play to appreciate it, just wait for the world juniors

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Yea, If we get a top 3 man it would be even better. Mackinnon-Jones or Barkov...my god lol.
Would be good times indeed.

Really can't say how much we could use a top 3 pick. After all the rough times this past decade.

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