HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Vancouver Canucks
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Canucks draft F Bo Horvat 9th Overall (1st Round)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-30-2013, 05:09 PM
  #101
Bim Jenning
It's Aquilinis fault
 
Bim Jenning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vancouver, Wa
Country: United States
Posts: 9,022
vCash: 500
I think he'll be a good 3rd line center with potential to move up to the 2nd line. It's not good enough for a top 10 pick. This is such a "safe" pick. Hard worker, good at faceoffs, solid defense. That sounds like Gaunce and Kesler. This team really needs a 1st line sniper and after Nichoushkin fell it should have been him.

Dat skill




Bim Jenning is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:11 PM
  #102
Virtanen2Horvat
BoHorvat53
 
Virtanen2Horvat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,096
vCash: 589
This is a good move people.

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Burrows
Higgins-Horvat-Hansen
Sestito-???-Weise

Virtanen2Horvat is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:15 PM
  #103
Bim Jenning
It's Aquilinis fault
 
Bim Jenning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vancouver, Wa
Country: United States
Posts: 9,022
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by canucksrool View Post
This is a good move people.

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Burrows
Higgins-Horvat-Hansen
Sestito-???-Weise
How is drafting a 3rd line C in the top 10 a good move? Who will score? This is eerily similar to passing on Kopitar.

Bim Jenning is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:19 PM
  #104
The Poacher
Registered User
 
The Poacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Port Coquitlam
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,491
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CASUAL KEV View Post
I think he'll be a good 3rd line center with potential to move up to the 2nd line. It's not good enough for a top 10 pick. This is such a "safe" pick. Hard worker, good at faceoffs, solid defense. That sounds like Gaunce and Kesler. This team really needs a 1st line sniper and after Nichoushkin fell it should have been him.

Dat skill



Looks identical to Shinkaruks goal in the U-18's i think. OT vs Finland if I'm getting that right.

The Poacher is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:21 PM
  #105
Bieksa#3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 620
vCash: 500
love this pick and the Shinkaruk one aswell. Great draft day by the Canucks so far.

Looks like we drafted a better skating Ryan O Reilly, thats just awesome

Bieksa#3 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:22 PM
  #106
Taunted
Saved by Draft '13
 
Taunted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Nanaimo, B.C
Country: Canada
Posts: 912
vCash: 50
I would've preferred Nichushkins, but I can deal with Horvat.

Taunted is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:22 PM
  #107
Hardyvan123
tweet@HardyintheWack
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,558
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CASUAL KEV View Post
I think he'll be a good 3rd line center with potential to move up to the 2nd line. It's not good enough for a top 10 pick. This is such a "safe" pick. Hard worker, good at faceoffs, solid defense. That sounds like Gaunce and Kesler. This team really needs a 1st line sniper and after Nichoushkin fell it should have been him.

Dat skill



Bo is way more advanced than Kesler at this stage and it's easy to project him as a top tier 2nd line 2 way forwards.

Nichoushkin is more skilled but not polished and everyone knows how Filatov turned out. The KHL shadow simply looms large in todays NHL.

Hardyvan123 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:25 PM
  #108
Slapshot_11
Registered User
 
Slapshot_11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,944
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CASUAL KEV View Post
I think he'll be a good 3rd line center with potential to move up to the 2nd line. It's not good enough for a top 10 pick. This is such a "safe" pick. Hard worker, good at faceoffs, solid defense. That sounds like Gaunce and Kesler. This team really needs a 1st line sniper and after Nichoushkin fell it should have been him.

Dat skill




I saw in the main draft boards that if Nichoushkin wasn't able to play in the NHL next year or become a star, that he would go back to Russia.

Slapshot_11 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:26 PM
  #109
canuck4life16
It what it is-mccann
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancity
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,380
vCash: 576
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taunted View Post
I would've preferred Nichushkins, but I can deal with Horvat.
no chance we would get a russian

canuck4life16 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:26 PM
  #110
Eddy Punch Clock
Everybody calm down
 
Eddy Punch Clock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chillbillyville
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,217
vCash: 500
Future leader of the team.

BoHo.

Eddy Punch Clock is online now  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:27 PM
  #111
Canucks5551
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver Island
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,354
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
Bo is way more advanced than Kesler at this stage and it's easy to project him as a top tier 2nd line 2 way forwards.

Nichoushkin is more skilled but not polished and everyone knows how Filatov turned out. The KHL shadow simply looms large in todays NHL.
How was Kelser less advanced? He put up 31 points in 40 games at Ohio State in his draft year, played in the NHL the very next year, and then put up 30 goals with the Moose during the lockout. It was only after 05 that he plateaued a little before realizing his potential. Horvat has a lot to prove to be mentioned with the likes of Kesler.

Canucks5551 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:28 PM
  #112
SonicY
Daydream Nation
 
SonicY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Edinburgh/Vancouver
Posts: 3,441
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy Punch Clock View Post
Future leader of the team.

BoHo.
Winner.

SonicY is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:28 PM
  #113
LiquidSnake*
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 31,513
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy Punch Clock View Post
Future leader of the team.

BoHo.
No no no!!! That nickname......

LiquidSnake* is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:29 PM
  #114
Eddy Punch Clock
Everybody calm down
 
Eddy Punch Clock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chillbillyville
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,217
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidSnake View Post
No no no!!! That nickname......
Rift!

Eddy Punch Clock is online now  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:36 PM
  #115
Hardyvan123
tweet@HardyintheWack
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,558
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canucks5551 View Post
How was Kelser less advanced? He put up 31 points in 40 games at Ohio State in his draft year, played in the NHL the very next year, and then put up 30 goals with the Moose during the lockout. It was only after 05 that he plateaued a little before realizing his potential. Horvat has a lot to prove to be mentioned with the likes of Kesler.
At the same stages of their careers Ryan's offensive ceiling was seen as lower than Bo's and Bo projects as a better offensive player for his career IMO.

I felt this way about Bo before we drafted him as well.

Hardyvan123 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:40 PM
  #116
jigsaw99
Registered User
 
jigsaw99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,965
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CASUAL KEV View Post
I think he'll be a good 3rd line center with potential to move up to the 2nd line. It's not good enough for a top 10 pick. This is such a "safe" pick. Hard worker, good at faceoffs, solid defense. That sounds like Gaunce and Kesler. This team really needs a 1st line sniper and after Nichoushkin fell it should have been him.

Dat skill



agreed... but at least we got Hunter who can be our 1st line sniper.

Gillis no draft Ruskies.

jigsaw99 is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:44 PM
  #117
Shareefruck
Registered User
 
Shareefruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 20,825
vCash: 500
Yeah, at the time of his draft, Kesler was expected to be a high end 3rd liner, topping out as a second liner.

Horvat is further along at this stage, but you don't expect someone to suddenly get so good the way Kesler did either

Shareefruck is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:44 PM
  #118
Eddy Punch Clock
Everybody calm down
 
Eddy Punch Clock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chillbillyville
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,217
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidSnake View Post
No no no!!! That nickname......
Not only BoHo, but we got HuSh today too.

Eddy Punch Clock is online now  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:55 PM
  #119
Zarpan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,887
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canucks5551 View Post
He doesn't put up the sort of offence you'd expect from a #9 overall. 61 points in 67 games on a decent team is not good for a player drafted that high. How is that in any way indicative of a player who projects to be a first line centre? He's the sort of player I'd be happy to have around pick #30, not 9.
Slow start last season, but lit it up after that.

First 27 games: 8 goals and 8 assists, 16 points.

Last 61 games including playoffs: 41 goals and 27 assists, 68 points. Seems like a very effective goal scorer at least.

Zarpan is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:55 PM
  #120
chewey
dmitri
 
chewey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near You!
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,882
vCash: 500
How many people have seen Bo Horbat play? I haven't at all but just curious.

chewey is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:55 PM
  #121
nuckfan insk
Registered User
 
nuckfan insk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: saskatoon Sask
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,938
vCash: 50
so is mike richards a terrible comparison ?

nuckfan insk is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:56 PM
  #122
Nuckles
Bleed Assets E'ryday
 
Nuckles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Benning's empty head
Country: Canada
Posts: 24,182
vCash: 50
I'm sure many people will correct me, but I feel like he's a Gaunce clone.

__________________

Fire Benning. Fire Linden. Fire Desjardins. Hire competent people.
Nuckles is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 05:58 PM
  #123
GranvilleIsland
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Country: Canada
Posts: 751
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuckles View Post
I'm sure many people will correct me, but I feel like he's a Gaunce clone.
Horvat is a better skater I think with more intangibles.

GranvilleIsland is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 06:01 PM
  #124
Lundface*
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,907
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GranvilleIsland View Post
Horvat is a better skater I think with more intangibles.
The only things I think Gaunce does better are his shot and he's obviously bigger. Horvat is a better skater and a better passer. He also has more skill with the puck.

More of a Boone Jenner clone. He did light it up in the playoffs so it will be interesting to see if he has a lot of room to develop

Lundface* is offline  
Old
06-30-2013, 06:03 PM
  #125
TheBrockBoesMonster
3rd overall? Nope!
 
TheBrockBoesMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,833
vCash: 500
Nothing wrong with this pick at all. Horvat is future captain material. He and Shinkaruk could be our Toews and Kane going forward (to an extent.)

TheBrockBoesMonster is offline  
Closed Thread

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 04:50 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2016 All Rights Reserved.