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RD Aaron Ekblad (2014, 1st overall, Florida)

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07-10-2013, 10:22 AM
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He's a man among boys.

In Barrie last year during Movember he had a sick handlebar going on that honest to god made him look 28.

Couldn't find a handlebar pic, but look at this.

he hit puberty before crosby

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07-10-2013, 10:23 AM
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Should be in contention for a top-3 pick, possibly 1st overall. Love his game.

Reminds me of Pietrangelo. Anyone else see him as a comparable?

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07-10-2013, 10:32 AM
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He's a man among boys.

In Barrie last year during Movember he had a sick handlebar going on that honest to god made him look 28.

Couldn't find a handlebar pic, but look at this.

By all is said and done, he will probably be top 5 all time... in beard growing ability. Also, I love Barrie's jerseys... those are sick.

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He was an absolute beast during Barrie's run to the finals.

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he hit puberty before crosby
Has Crosby even hit puberty yet?


That being said, what do these kids eat?

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but is he Seth Jones good..

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Like a mean streak? I haven't really seen it but he is more physically consistent than a guy like Jones and is harder to play against.
So, is Ryan Sutter comparable with Ekblad?

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He will look good in red.

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Is it going ti be another Jones vs Mackinnon race or is he clear number one?

How close us it between him and Reinhart?

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07-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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This guy is going to dominate for Sweden in a few years.

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07-11-2013, 02:16 PM
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This guy is going to dominate for Sweden in a few years.
Aaron Ekblad? The Canadian?

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07-11-2013, 04:22 PM
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He's a man among boys.

In Barrie last year during Movember he had a sick handlebar going on that honest to god made him look 28.

Couldn't find a handlebar pic, but look at this.

Jesus he can grow facial hair better than me and im 25.

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He's a man among boys.

In Barrie last year during Movember he had a sick handlebar going on that honest to god made him look 28.

Couldn't find a handlebar pic, but look at this.

Considering I am two weeks older than Ekblad this is beyond ridiculous

The way I'm going I will be in my late twenties before i can grow facial hair like that

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07-11-2013, 04:45 PM
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TSN interviewed him after he got exceptional status and he had a full goatee.

He hit puberty very early.

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07-11-2013, 07:38 PM
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This 'kid' pulled a Grigorenko and is actually 23.

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07-11-2013, 10:50 PM
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Is it going ti be another Jones vs Mackinnon race or is he clear number one?

How close us it between him and Reinhart?
It's hard to say - I think this is going to be a bit like 2011 where the draft is "wide open" at the beginning ... and over the year someone starts to establish himself more. Nylander has also got a lot of positive attention.

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This guy is going to dominate for Sweden in a few years.


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but is he Seth Jones good..
Jones is more offensively gifted. Both are really smart players...I think Jones seems a bit smarter...although Ekblad seems more assertive and quick to be the 'game changer') Ekblad might be a bit better defensively (it's a bit hard b/c Ekblad is about a year and a half younger than Jones - and Jones played NTDP until this year...where he played WHL as a late draft b-day)...all of which is to say it's not easy to watch their games and just compare them.

imo, Ekblad won't go #1. But he'll go no worse than top 5, more likely top 3.

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07-12-2013, 01:41 AM
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Only saw him play for a few games in the final but to me Ekblad looks like a real defenseman... emphasis on DEFENSE. A lot of these top prospects these days get touted for their puck-moving and 2-way ability but Ekblad's defending ability could definitely be better than that of Jones. Some players just have the sense to close gaps and get sticks in the right places - Ekblad seems like one of those guys.

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07-14-2013, 10:07 PM
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Will it be like Jones, where he is considered the #1 player but drops cuz he is a dman?

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07-14-2013, 10:12 PM
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Will it be like Jones, where he is considered the #1 player but drops cuz he is a dman?
i dont know. i dont see as talented forwards in the 14' draft as this years. but it could happen.

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07-14-2013, 10:38 PM
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Aaron Ekblad > Seth Jones.

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This 'kid' pulled a Grigorenko and is actually 23.
In that picture he actually sort of looks like Grigorenko. Have the two ever been in the same room at the same time?

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07-15-2013, 12:22 PM
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Is his Upside Weber-like?

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07-15-2013, 12:48 PM
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Aaron Ekblad > Seth Jones.
What's the point of a post like this ?

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Is his Upside Weber-like?
Seems more of a Brent Seabrook than Shea Weber.

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