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07-22-2017, 12:55 PM
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TRADE DEAL

To Kelowna: a skipped pick, 150th
To Richmond: 62nd, 86th

Contingent on the player being available.

Hedberg to confirm.
Confirmed. And I will use my other pick on international legend G Seth Martin.

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The Packers select Barclay Plager, the defenseman voted by coaches as the league's best bodychecker in two of the four seasons that he went to the NHL all-star game. Scotty Bowman has praised his puck-handling ability. The 6-year captain of the Blues has been used in all game situations, including fights and in all had fifteen broken noses. St. Louis has retired his jersey #8.


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... the heart of his team's defense. In those early days, he was the Blues leading shot blocker, body crusher, and blueline scorer. In all, he lasted nine seasons with the Blues, winning the hearts of the fans that admired his fierce competitiveness and gutsy style of play.
Here's a Barclay Plager open-ice hip check:



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Rögle BK selects Valeri Kamensky, LW


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The Packers select LW/C Andre Boudrias, the two-time OHA scoring leader with the Junior Canadiens, playing with Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Lemaire and Serge Savard. He was the Jr. Hab who made the key defensive play to cause the turnover with 20 seconds left in the 3rd period that spurred seconds later the game-winning 2-1 goal against the mighty Russians. Having played some time as a blueliner in juniors, Boudrias knew how to check and pass well, and he brought those skills to his NHL career as a forward. As an NHL rookie he led Minnesota in assists, third in team points. He led all Canucks in scoring his first two seasons in Vancouver and in his third year there he scored a career-high 30 goals and finished second in team scoring, though still first in assists. The next two seasons he continued to lead the franchise in points and had career years in assists with 59 and 62, finishing well ahead of all other Canucks in scoring on the struggling club. He then became the Canucks captain for the following season and his offense dropped but his defensive prowess remained. Vancouver's top forward for half a decade had come to town because he was praised by Bowman for his playmaking and checking and Scotty convinced the Canucks to acquire the small-statured Boudrais. Nicknamed "Super Pest", he was often a thorn in the side of Phil Esposito. After six seasons in Vancouver, Boudrais took the money and went to the WHA, where he helped the Nordiques win the cup, with 15 playoff points in 17 games. He retired after the following season, at age 34, after an 11-year pro career.



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, a deliberate eel-like skater,... When he was checking Phil Esposito in the slot, Boudrias often looked like a small logger trying to topple a douglas fir with an axe. But Boudrias checked so dilligently that Coliseum fans nicknamed him Super Pest... He is a fine passer, who seldom wastes the puck,... he mixed it with players a neck and head taller.
Here Andre "Super Pest" Boudrais knocks down Dave Keon:



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... stellar forehecking... moved around like a buzz saw, breaking up plays and turning them into offensive forays... also managed to work his way effectively under the skin of those he played against.... durable, skilled at finding his linemates at the right time, and a decent skater. He was also an outstanding penalty killer. In fact, he even scored a goal against Chicago's Tony Esposito when the Canucks were two men short.


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07-22-2017, 03:14 PM
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I like the picks of Jovanovski and Green. They'll be less consistent than a lot of the defensemen drafted before them, but when they are on, they are much bigger impact players. And I think that potential impact players are a pretty rare commodity at this level, even if they need their weaknesses sheltered.

Vlasic is an impact player himself, just in a completely different way.
I would have loved to have taken Green as a 3rd line specialist. His voting record means absolutely nothing to me, but he has a great offensive prime. And even if you discount that somewhat heavily due to him riding peak Ovechkin's coattails (which I do), he has an argument for the best offensive MLD defenseman. His prime TOI record is suitable for this draft too - last year he was well within the top half of the list I put together.

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The Packers select Pit Martin and re-unite 2/3rds of the all-time great MPH line that scored over 1300 points together in less than 7 years as a line. They were voted as the starters in the 1974 All-Star Game together, and were introduced at that All-Star game (and skated onto the ice) together.




https://www.nhl.com/blackhawks/news/...-line/c-477121
This is the main guy I was referring to when I said there were awesome two-way 3rd line centers available.

Actually, going back to when Jeff Carter was selected, I mentioned there were six players out there who were "Carter plus" meaning better offense and no worse all-around, or same offense and better all-around, and that list included the recently selected Unger and Pit Martin.

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The Packers select 6'5, 220 lbs. Bob Dailey, the 1st round pick by Vancouver who in his sophomore year was voted top Canucks defenseman, scoring 13 goals and 48 points, 2nd in team assists for the struggling expansion franchise. The next season he had 15 goals and 100+ PIMs, being traded midway the following season to Philly and immediately scoring a team-high 13 playoff points (tied with MacLeish; more than Clarke, Leach, etc) and the following season had a career year of 21 goals with 211 shots, going to the NHL all-star game for the first of his two times. Two years later he was huge in a Game 6 Stanley Cup Finals run, scoring 17 points in 19 games, 2nd in team playoff assists, with goals on the powerplay and penalty kill, and two of his four markers were game winners. Unfortunately, injuries hampered his all-time great potential and cut his career short at age 28, after eight-plus seasons.

Another solid pick who played a lot of minutes for good teams.

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Is this the first time McCabe ever went before Kaberle?
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The Packers select LW/C Andre Boudrias, the two-time OHA scoring leader with the Junior Canadiens, playing with Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Lemaire and Serge Savard. He was the Jr. Hab who made the key defensive play to cause the turnover with 20 seconds left in the 3rd period that spurred seconds later the game-winning 2-1 goal against the mighty Russians. Having played some time as a blueliner in juniors, Boudrias knew how to check and pass well, and he brought those skills to his NHL career as a forward. As an NHL rookie he led Minnesota in assists, third in team points. He led all Canucks in scoring his first two seasons in Vancouver and in his third year there he scored a career-high 30 goals and finished second in team scoring, though still first in assists. The next two seasons he continued to lead the franchise in points and had career years in assists with 59 and 62, finishing well ahead of all other Canucks in scoring on the struggling club. He then became the Canucks captain for the following season and his offense dropped but his defensive prowess remained. Vancouver's top forward for half a decade had come to town because he was praised by Bowman for his playmaking and checking and Scotty convinced the Canucks to acquire the small-statured Boudrais. Nicknamed "Super Pest", he was often a thorn in the side of Phil Esposito. After six seasons in Vancouver, Boudrais took the money and went to the WHA, where he helped the Nordiques win the cup, with 15 playoff points in 17 games. He retired after the following season, at age 34, after an 11-year pro career.





Here Andre "Super Pest" Boudrais knocks down Dave Keon:

Another very good pick who I'd have considered for a third line but I was probably a few rounds away from taking him - I need other positions filled first. I have no issue with him on a scoring line as a bit of a glue guy (I hate that his size sucks so much and he's so damn clean, but he is at least a pest and good defensively, so I usually take him anyway). But this year, with Whitney already on one line and Lacroix centering the other, I didn't see him in my top-6

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07-22-2017, 03:37 PM
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Seth Martin, G - As a respected non-participating GM said to me: I would probably rank Martin highest on a list, but ***** is probably the safest pick if you're trying to win a MLD. I agree. Winning is nice but I want to give the best goalie on the board his due, and that's Martin. Last year's bio is a good start, and a new book I recently acquired will help beef that up further. (just saw that Hedberg took him - unbolded! )

Ian Turnbull, D - Turnbull played an ungodly amount of minutes, and was by that metric actually the top defenseman in last year's MLD. He of course wasn't, for a few reasons - being tethered to Salming allowed him to play more minutes than he otherwise would have handled, he's known as somewhat of a specialist, and top defensemen in the 70s played more than today's, rendering the comparison a bit skewed - but he's the best offensive defenseman left in this draft now that Green and Kaberle are taken, and I really wanted to take one of those three, and shelter them on the 3rd pairing and 1st PP unit.

Jack Adams, coach - probably the top coach in last year's MLD and again this year.

Scott Hartnell, LW - Get used to him being a legit top line glue guy in the MLD. He's approaching 1200 games and 700 points, and has every intangible needed - size, physicality, defense, agitation, leadership and he can fight. He will balance out the top line that already has the small playmaking Lacroix and the (most likely one-dimensional) goal scorer Carson Cooper.


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With pick 60 in the 2017 MLD Chicago selects Coach Alain Vigneault



Vigneault has 614 career wins in the NHL and has been a 2 time conference champ.

With pick 61 Chicago selects defenseman Adrian Aucoin



Aucoin has 2 top 10 Norris finishes.

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Richmond needs a glue guy on the left wing, so Steve Vickers, a career Ranger and 2nd Team All-Star in '75

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Rögle selects Jyrki Lumme, D


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Confirmed. And I will use my other pick on international legend G Seth Martin.
Third best "international" goalie after Tretiak and Holecek?

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Third best "international" goalie after Tretiak and Holecek?
Nope.

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Third best "international" goalie after Tretiak and Holecek?
Yes, but it's close.

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Earlier than I wanted to take him, but with my (skipped by now) pick I'll grab Art Chapman, C


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Hobnobs picked at 11:34 (mountain time)
I was skipped at 19:34
seventies was skipped at 3:34 am
Hedberg is OTC till 11:34

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