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C Curtis Lazar - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL (2013, 17th overall, Ottawa)

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03-02-2013, 01:40 PM
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And it's not like he grabbed a small guy or just "showed up"

I REALLY REALLY am starting to like this kid.



No video from lastnight, but the kid is willing.
I have been a huge supporter of him all year. He is finally playing his best hockey. I want the oilers to draft him

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03-02-2013, 02:25 PM
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He has definitely made me reconsider my stance on him. I wasn't a believer for the longest time, but I like what I've seen from him during the last 20 games or so.

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03-29-2013, 09:55 PM
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Just scored a ridiculous backhand top corner goal. Game is on Sportsnet.

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03-30-2013, 12:02 AM
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I love how he really raises his play when it matters most.

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03-30-2013, 12:27 AM
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He's my seventh or eighth ranked forward in this draft. MacKinnon, Drouin, Lindholm, Barkov, Monahan, Shinkaruk, and then one or the other of Lazar or Wennberg.

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04-12-2013, 10:49 PM
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Not about him as a player, but is his last name Romanian? It looks like it, but I can't be sure.

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04-13-2013, 02:14 PM
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Not about him as a player, but is his last name Romanian? It looks like it, but I can't be sure.
Lazar (Russian Ла́зарь, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian Лазар) is a male given name or a surname. This abbreviated form of Lazarus is especially common in various Slavic languages. The name is derived from the Hebrew name אֶלְעָזָר (Elʿazar, or Eleazar), meaning "God has helped".[1]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazar_(name)

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05-06-2013, 04:46 PM
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I don't know why, but i have this gut feeling that he will be a Duck come draft day.

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05-06-2013, 05:56 PM
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The more I watch this guy, the more I warm up to the idea of the Oilers drafting him at #7 or trading down a few picks to get him.

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05-06-2013, 06:20 PM
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The more I watch this guy, the more I warm up to the idea of the Oilers drafting him at #7 or trading down a few picks to get him.
Yea me too. I still feel like 7 is a little high but I wouldn't be confident that we could get him if we were not in the top 11. Even at 9 or 10 I could see NJ or Dallas pick him.

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05-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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LOL.

I'm colourblind.

I'm sure there are a TON of colourblind players.

Would not effect hockey skill in any way.
I allways thought colour blind was not be able to determine the difference in shade eg they have a hard time distinguishing between blue and green?

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05-06-2013, 08:20 PM
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I allways thought colour blind was not be able to determine the difference in shade eg they have a hard time distinguishing between blue and green?
Both types exist.

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The more I watch this guy, the more I warm up to the idea of the Oilers drafting him at #7 or trading down a few picks to get him.
I'd suggest that you stop watching him.

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His scoring success as of late comes as no surprise to those who have actually watched him play. I have him as a 10-15 guy all year and he is really showing why lately with his strong play. Will excel in playoffs
His all around game is too good for dropping below 15. Personally, I'll still be surprised if he isn't gone in the top 10, but NHL clubs have been known to do stupid things with their draft picks. Wouldn't bother me at all if the Oilers took him at 7. He's exactly the type of player the Oilers, and many other teams, need.

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05-06-2013, 09:03 PM
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What would be a good comparison for him ? Is he a Mike Richards kind of player ?

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Richards has always been a playmaker for the most part. I think Lazar's best comparable is Mike Fisher. They're very similar in the way the play.

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05-06-2013, 10:12 PM
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Richards has always been a playmaker for the most part. I think Lazar's best comparable is Mike Fisher. They're very similar in the way the play.
I just do not see the Mike fisher in him. I think he is a lot closer to Richards than Fisher. He plays tougher than fisher and has more potential to be a better player than Fisher. I have watched him a lot this season and I personally think he is a Richards clone, but I have been wrong before.

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You are forgetting a lot about Mike Fisher. Don't remember Ottawa's cup run? Year after year, Fisher is the more consistent and effective physical player to Richards. Better fighter, better hitter. He's older now, but he's generally been more effective physically speaking. Richards scores more points. They're assists. He's a play maker. Fisher lives and dies by his shot. It's what makes him special. Who does that sound like? Richards has never been much for screening the goalie on the pp. Fisher used to he a staple in that spot. Fisher is just the correct comparison.


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05-07-2013, 12:38 AM
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Surprised you Coyotes fans don't see Doan in him. I certainly do.

Being a C makes him different, but he plays wing, shoots it a ton, has leadership oozing out of him and is just the epitome of what you want in a hockey player.

Watching the WHL playoffs and especially the finals, he is really the only guy I've seen on the oil kings challenge Jones and come out on top more than a few times.
Definitely looks to me like Lazar is the hardest guy for jones to contain and that in and of itself is a testament to his abilities.

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05-07-2013, 12:47 AM
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You are forgetting a lot about Mike Fisher. Don't remember Ottawa's cup run? Year after year, Fisher is the more consistent and effective physical player to Richards. Better fighter, better hitter. He's older now, but he's generally been more effective physically speaking. Richards scores more points. They're assists. He's a play maker. Fisher lives and dies by his shot. It's what makes him special. Who does that sound like? Richards has never been much for screening the goalie on the pp. Fisher used to he a staple in that spot. Fisher is just the correct comparison.
Richards hits more, fights more and scores more goals than Fisher.

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05-07-2013, 01:19 AM
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RenegadeStyle likes to use Shane Doan as a comparison, but Lazar has been playing mostly center now so I dunno.

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I like both comparisons but I lean more towards Fisher (In his prime) I think Lazar is built more like Fisher, and has the same leadership qualitys and heart that Fish does.

I think Lazar has potential to be a 50 point guy, that does all the little things, kills penalties, second unit PP, hits, fights on occasion, but steps his game up in the crucial situations.

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Richards hits more, fights more and scores more goals than Fisher.
I know you love using Richards but Richards looks to pass way more than Lazar who is pretty much shoot first and drive to the net first and if he can't do that he might pass. A lot more like Doan that way and I know you hate the Brown comparison but he plays a lot like Brown (sans the diving). Doan is secretly one of the most dirty/unlikeable players in the league as well. Lazar is a great kid, terrific attitude and plays the game the right way but the elements of those 2 are most reminiscent, obviously no comparison are going to be perfect.

I don't think Lazar will be playing C at the next level with his skillset, it seems more suited to the wing in a similar way wing suits Taylor Hall more. Just suits his skills more.

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Would you rather call him a sniper or a two-way forward?

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Richards hits more, fights more and scores more goals than Fisher.
Short-term memory. Fisher was the more physical player at the same age. In his prime in Ottawa, he put up 200 hits several times, many that were physically punishing. Repeated injuries, including to his shoulder, have limited his physical play, but anybody saying Fisher was less physical didn't watch him in Ottawa.

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Would you rather call him a sniper or a two-way forward?
A two way forward who can snipe.

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