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03-22-2017, 03:21 PM
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it's still far an away patrick for me @1
I agree. Win the first pick and you take Patrick and never look back. We have our #1 center for the next 15 years.

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03-22-2017, 03:46 PM
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My top choice is Mittlestadt, but Owen Tippett fits the exact mold of what this team is trying to build

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03-22-2017, 04:12 PM
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My top choice is Mittlestadt, but Owen Tippett fits the exact mold of what this team is trying to build
Mittelstadt has become my favorite of the 'not Nolan/Nico' group. Just curious- do you like him for the Devils' pick assuming they don't win a top spot or no matter where they pick? I'm only asking because Patrick has seemed to be getting a lot of negativity lately and this secondary tier has finally gotten recognition as of late.

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03-22-2017, 04:32 PM
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My top choice is Mittlestadt, but Owen Tippett fits the exact mold of what this team is trying to build
I'm mainly just window-shopping at this point, but just from what's been said, I think I'd prefer Glass over Tippett.

Tippett seems like Palmieri 2.0 which is nice, but I'd rather try to add a center at the top of the draft.

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03-22-2017, 05:44 PM
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I'm mainly just window-shopping at this point, but just from what's been said, I think I'd prefer Glass over Tippett.

Tippett seems like Palmieri 2.0 which is nice, but I'd rather try to add a center at the top of the draft.
Drafting for position in this draft is foolish IMO. Yes, a center is optimal, but to call Tippett Palmieri 2.0 at this point is really near-sighted. We're going to need strong wingers going forward. I also think Tippett's ceiling is a lot higher than Palmieri's was at this point.

Glass isnt even a guaranteed center in the league. He could easily end up a RW.

Top 5 is all about BPA espc considering we need elite help up and down the roster. If the player available exceeds the other options take the better player at his position. Whoever we get is going to need to hit. We can't afford to foul this pick up.

I think better players will be available where we eventually are than Glass who I think is a reach top 5.

1. Patrick
2. Hischier
3. Vilardi
4. Mittelstadt
5. Tippett/Rasmussen

is my order of preference and I could be convinced on Hischier over Patrick depending on the circumstances (espc Patrick's medical and combine). I also think Rasmussen is getting overlooked by a lot of us here.

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03-22-2017, 06:09 PM
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Why do we think Patricks medicals will be a thing? He's back, he's playing, he's dominant. I don't see the issue.

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03-22-2017, 06:31 PM
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As far as C vs winger? Center is the more valuable position. That's not something that is debated.

Now do you take a lesser player because he is a C? No, but when the situation is as unclear as it appears to be this year, you take the C. Whether it's Vilardi, or Glass or whomever.

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why are all the games on the same day time to grow 10 pairs of eyes.

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03-22-2017, 08:10 PM
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I want us to draft a forward because i'm not enticed by any of the defencemen at the top of the first round, there's better value to be had later in the draft.

The order of the guys I want is:

1) Hischier
2) Patrick
3) Vilardi
4) Mittlestadt
5) Glass
6) Pettersson
7) Necas
This is exactly my list as well. All of these guys would be a nice addition to the farm

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03-22-2017, 09:23 PM
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Drafting for position in this draft is foolish IMO. Yes, a center is optimal, but to call Tippett Palmieri 2.0 at this point is really near-sighted. We're going to need strong wingers going forward. I also think Tippett's ceiling is a lot higher than Palmieri's was at this point.

Glass isnt even a guaranteed center in the league. He could easily end up a RW.

Top 5 is all about BPA espc considering we need elite help up and down the roster. If the player available exceeds the other options take the better player at his position. Whoever we get is going to need to hit. We can't afford to foul this pick up.

I think better players will be available where we eventually are than Glass who I think is a reach top 5.

1. Patrick
2. Hischier
3. Vilardi
4. Mittelstadt
5. Tippett/Rasmussen

is my order of preference and I could be convinced on Hischier over Patrick depending on the circumstances (espc Patrick's medical and combine). I also think Rasmussen is getting overlooked by a lot of us here.
It's just every time I've seen Tippett he looks electric but he looks very narrow-minded. Not doubting that he has an NHL shot and will score a ton of goals in this league, but I just think I would value centers at the draft higher than wingers. Tippett seems more NHL-ready but I would think a guy like Glass/Rasmussen/Vilardi would be a BPA down the line.

From what I've read, Glass seems like a lot like Johansen who Castron picked earlier than expected in that draft IIRC. Similar to Dubois and Zacha where the package and potential are just too big to pass up.

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03-23-2017, 01:01 PM
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I know we need defensemen, however, would love if Shero can get Comtois if he drops late first or early second. Big kid, plays with a mean streak and has skill as well.

Mittlestadt or Glass + Comey would be very much welcomed.


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03-24-2017, 10:29 AM
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My picks at this point:

1. Hirschier
2. Patrick
3. Mittlestadt
4. Glass
5. Petterson
6. Necas
7. Liljegren
8. Makar
9. Vilardi
10. Suzuki
11. Rasmussen
12. Tippett

Tippett, Vilardi, and Patrick all scare the heck out of me.

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03-24-2017, 11:53 PM
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I agree. Win the first pick and you take Patrick and never look back. We have our #1 center for the next 15 years.
With our luck he'll be injured half the time.

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What are everyone's thoughts on trading up back into the late first and snagging Yamamoto? Kid is extremely talented, just small.

Or maybe he'll fall to the early second and we won't have to trade up?

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What are everyone's thoughts on trading up back into the late first and snagging Yamamoto? Kid is extremely talented, just small.

Or maybe he'll fall to the early second and we won't have to trade up?
Obviously depending on the picks involved, etc. etc. but I would be thrilled with it....kid is one of the fastest skaters available and has some incredible talent

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Patrick hasn't played in either of the Wheat King's first two playoff games due to injury.

What is going on?

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Patrick hasn't played in either of the Wheat King's first two playoff games due to injury.

What is going on?
Watch this be the year we win the lottery and take a guy #1 overall who has injury issues.

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Watch this be the year we win the lottery and take a guy #1 overall who has injury issues.
I was thinking about it, but we really are in uncharted waters right now as far as the draft goes.

Starting to get comfortably into the 3rd position right now barring some big hot or even colder streak, yet we really still have no clue where we are picking.

Our fate is pretty much completely in the hands of the lotto balls.

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