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

2012 NHL Entry Draft Talk

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
05-31-2012, 10:45 AM
  #901
arsmaster
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,709
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jevo View Post
From what I have read about Bozon, he is not really like Hansen at all. He has flashy high-end skills with the puck, but the knocks on him are that he isn't physical, doesn't bring it every night and doesn't play a two way game. Hansen is more or less a polar opposite, lacks the high-end puck skills to be a top 6 player, but he plays physical, brings it every night and is one of our best defensive wingers.

From what I have read, the player he compares most to on the Canucks is Mason Raymond without the two-way play.
Bozon is a goal scorer like Grabner was, he just isn't anywhere close to the skater Hansen/Raymond/Grabner are.

arsmaster is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 11:04 AM
  #902
Mr. Canucklehead
Mod Supervisor
Kitimat Canuck
 
Mr. Canucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kitimat, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 23,576
vCash: 500
I'm not sure we need another soft-ish, undersized forward who has to learn all the ropes of the defensive game. Bozon has some solid offensive potential, but I think there are better choices available who have all the afrorementioned attributes as well.

Guys I'm interested in who would (hopefully) be available with our first:

Dalton Thrower
- Love his grit and his two-way game. Only knock is his size (5'11, 189lbs), and how that physical game will translate to the next level.

Scott Laughton
- Doesn't have the same "man's body" that Ryan O'Reilly had, but everything else reads very similarly. Definitely understands the defensive side of the game and oozes character, apparently has some nice offensive touch as well.

Tomas Hertl
- He's got a good frame and while he's not going to go out of his way to destroy people, he doesn't shy away from dirty areas. Loved what I saw from him at the WJCs, he has some slick offensive talent.

Dark Horses: Stefan Matteau and Henrik Samuelsson. If the Canucks are indeed wanting to become more difficult to play against (drafting a big body who can score in Jensen, acquiring skilled and mean as hell Kassian) then one of these two guys could certainly fit the bill. Big frames, absolutely willing to use it and and the attitudes to match. Could easily become successors to Burrows/Kesler's "Most Hated Canuck" crowns.

EDIT: I also think Phillip Di Giuseppe could be on Gillis' radar, same with Tanner Pearson. Gillis has shown something of a deference to older prospects, given that they have had more time to mature, and Pearson fills that bill. Di Giuseppe is younger, but he played in the collegiate system last year and acquitted himself pretty well.

Mr. Canucklehead is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 02:12 PM
  #903
y2kcanucks
Cult of Personality
 
y2kcanucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Surrey, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 46,464
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to y2kcanucks
What do people think of Calle Anderson out of Sweden? By the sounds of it he could be a gem in the third or fourth round? Smooth skating defenseman who has the ability to throw a big hit.

y2kcanucks is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 02:59 PM
  #904
arsmaster
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,709
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
What do people think of Calle Anderson out of Sweden? By the sounds of it he could be a gem in the third or fourth round? Smooth skating defenseman who has the ability to throw a big hit.
Dont know much about him.

I do know we don't have any 3rd or 4th round picks.

arsmaster is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 03:28 PM
  #905
y2kcanucks
Cult of Personality
 
y2kcanucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Surrey, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 46,464
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to y2kcanucks
Quote:
Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
Dont know much about him.

I do know we don't have any 3rd or 4th round picks.
True but we could always acquire one.

He's got good size and seemly has caught the attention of some scouts late this year. Could even be taken by someone in the second round.

Personally I'd prefer Severson over him, but I'd try to trade for a pick to take him too. Seems like a hidden gem.

__________________
http://www.vancitynitetours.com
y2kcanucks is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 03:36 PM
  #906
Outside99*
Sedins off Kas
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,347
vCash: 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead View Post
I'm not sure we need another soft-ish, undersized forward who has to learn all the ropes of the defensive game. Bozon has some solid offensive potential, but I think there are better choices available who have all the afrorementioned attributes as well.

Guys I'm interested in who would (hopefully) be available with our first:

Dalton Thrower
- Love his grit and his two-way game. Only knock is his size (5'11, 189lbs), and how that physical game will translate to the next level.

Scott Laughton
- Doesn't have the same "man's body" that Ryan O'Reilly had, but everything else reads very similarly. Definitely understands the defensive side of the game and oozes character, apparently has some nice offensive touch as well.


Tomas Hertl
- He's got a good frame and while he's not going to go out of his way to destroy people, he doesn't shy away from dirty areas. Loved what I saw from him at the WJCs, he has some slick offensive talent.

Dark Horses: Stefan Matteau and Henrik Samuelsson. If the Canucks are indeed wanting to become more difficult to play against (drafting a big body who can score in Jensen, acquiring skilled and mean as hell Kassian) then one of these two guys could certainly fit the bill. Big frames, absolutely willing to use it and and the attitudes to match. Could easily become successors to Burrows/Kesler's "Most Hated Canuck" crowns.

EDIT: I also think Phillip Di Giuseppe could be on Gillis' radar, same with Tanner Pearson. Gillis has shown something of a deference to older prospects, given that they have had more time to mature, and Pearson fills that bill. Di Giuseppe is younger, but he played in the collegiate system last year and acquitted himself pretty well.
I know nothing of him other than what i've read but if he's anything close to mike richards (that's who some posters have compared him to), sign me up. Saw an interview and he didn't look like a pushover at all.

Outside99* is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 03:37 PM
  #907
thefeebster
Registered User
 
thefeebster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 5,524
vCash: 500
All i know about Calle is that a lot of swedes think he could be a steal, but recently i've seen him ranked in the 2nd. Don't know if i'd select him in the 2nd or earlier but i think he could be good value after that. He has the size and puck moving skills so many teams are looking for. Was 2nd in defensemen scoring in the J20 league. Read his skating isn't really a strength and needs work.


------------------

Was searching through twitter about combine news...

Found this:

Quote:
Muskegon Lumberjacks ‏@MuskegonJacks
Courtesy of @mdeblouw10, a look at an itinerary from the #nhlcombine


Listed us as great, but i can't make out that 2nd word! Is it "short"?

A little about him:
Quote:
I went up to watch the United States U18 National Team Development Program play Muskegon on Dec. 17 and while the top draft eligible players in the game were from U18 team, DeBlouw was impressive. DeBlouw has the advantage of playing on a bad team and, in turn, plays a variety of roles he otherwise would not on a better USHL team. DeBlouw played more than 20 minutes for the Lumberjacks, centering the first line, playing on the first penalty kill unit, and the first power play unit.

DeBlouw is a very good skater and never stops moving his feet. Though DeBlouw did not record a point against the U18 NTDP, he had some very nice passes to set up line mates. He will likely never translate into a big goal scorer at the next level, but he does a lot of the little things right that will get him get drafted come June. Link

thefeebster is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 03:41 PM
  #908
arsmaster
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,709
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefeebster View Post
All i know about Calle is that a lot of swedes think he could be a steal, but recently i've seen him ranked in the 2nd. Don't know if i'd select him in the 2nd or earlier but i think he could be good value after that. He has the size and puck moving skills so many teams are looking for. Was 2nd in defensemen scoring in the J20 league. Read his skating isn't really a strength and needs work.


------------------

Was searching through twitter about combine news...

Found this:





Listed us as great, but i can't make out that 2nd word! Is it "short"?

A little about him:
Cool.

Did you unearth anyother twitter gems?

arsmaster is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 03:42 PM
  #909
arsmaster
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,709
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
True but we could always acquire one.

He's got good size and seemly has caught the attention of some scouts late this year. Could even be taken by someone in the second round.

Personally I'd prefer Severson over him, but I'd try to trade for a pick to take him too. Seems like a hidden gem.
Supposedly had a very good J20 playoffs, if im thinking of the same guy.

arsmaster is offline  
Old
05-31-2012, 11:39 PM
  #910
LiquidSnake
Agent of Chaos...
 
LiquidSnake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 27,527
vCash: 883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead View Post
I'm not sure we need another soft-ish, undersized forward who has to learn all the ropes of the defensive game. Bozon has some solid offensive potential, but I think there are better choices available who have all the afrorementioned attributes as well.

Guys I'm interested in who would (hopefully) be available with our first:

Dalton Thrower
- Love his grit and his two-way game. Only knock is his size (5'11, 189lbs), and how that physical game will translate to the next level.

Scott Laughton
- Doesn't have the same "man's body" that Ryan O'Reilly had, but everything else reads very similarly. Definitely understands the defensive side of the game and oozes character, apparently has some nice offensive touch as well.

Tomas Hertl
- He's got a good frame and while he's not going to go out of his way to destroy people, he doesn't shy away from dirty areas. Loved what I saw from him at the WJCs, he has some slick offensive talent.

Dark Horses: Stefan Matteau and Henrik Samuelsson. If the Canucks are indeed wanting to become more difficult to play against (drafting a big body who can score in Jensen, acquiring skilled and mean as hell Kassian) then one of these two guys could certainly fit the bill. Big frames, absolutely willing to use it and and the attitudes to match. Could easily become successors to Burrows/Kesler's "Most Hated Canuck" crowns.
From everything I've been reading, i'm hoping we get a shot at Sissons. Some mock drafts have him going early. Other rankings (THN) has him around 40

LiquidSnake is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 12:03 AM
  #911
Canucker
Registered User
 
Canucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Prince Rupert, BC
Posts: 18,323
vCash: 500
Just watching some of the interviews of the prospects at the pre-combine....holy **** are there some retarded media people...some of the questions they ask these guys are ridiculously stupid. I'd have a hard time not facepalming them if I were these prospects. Embarrassing.

Canucker is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 12:19 AM
  #912
AndyPipkin
PSN: Lord_Of_War
 
AndyPipkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,489
vCash: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefeebster View Post
All i know about Calle is that a lot of swedes think he could be a steal, but recently i've seen him ranked in the 2nd. Don't know if i'd select him in the 2nd or earlier but i think he could be good value after that. He has the size and puck moving skills so many teams are looking for. Was 2nd in defensemen scoring in the J20 league. Read his skating isn't really a strength and needs work.


------------------

Was searching through twitter about combine news...

Found this:





Listed us as great, but i can't make out that 2nd word! Is it "short"?

A little about him:
I think it does say short. Also it says he met with goaltending coaches so it makes sense that our interview was short as we have a stockpile of G talent.

AndyPipkin is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 12:21 AM
  #913
Mr. Canucklehead
Mod Supervisor
Kitimat Canuck
 
Mr. Canucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kitimat, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 23,576
vCash: 500
Some Henrik Samuelsson highlights - looks huge in the Dub.


Mr. Canucklehead is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 01:50 AM
  #914
Tiranis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Czech_ Republic
Posts: 20,959
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidSnake View Post
From everything I've been reading, i'm hoping we get a shot at Sissons. Some mock drafts have him going early. Other rankings (THN) has him around 40
Why? Quite possibly the lowest ceiling of all the players projected to go around the 1st round and he isn't even a particularly good two way player yet. Maybe if we have 2 1st round picks or something.

Tiranis is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 05:20 AM
  #915
Jevo
Registered User
 
Jevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Denmark
Posts: 2,471
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyPipkin View Post
I think it does say short. Also it says he met with goaltending coaches so it makes sense that our interview was short as we have a stockpile of G talent.
Matt DeBlouw is a C, not a G. Why he met with Ottawas goaltending coach I have no idea, but I guess it's because he was low priority and they had other high priority players to meet with at the same time.

Jevo is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 07:16 AM
  #916
MS
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 12,196
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidSnake View Post
From everything I've been reading, i'm hoping we get a shot at Sissons. Some mock drafts have him going early. Other rankings (THN) has him around 40
I wouldn't take Sissons in the first two rounds.

Limited skill, average skater, not tough.

Has leadership ability and plays an advanced 3-zone game for a player his age, but zero upside. Guy just isn't a very good player. No idea why there's so much hype there.

MS is online now  
Old
06-01-2012, 12:14 PM
  #917
AndyPipkin
PSN: Lord_Of_War
 
AndyPipkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,489
vCash: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jevo View Post
Matt DeBlouw is a C, not a G. Why he met with Ottawas goaltending coach I have no idea, but I guess it's because he was low priority and they had other high priority players to meet with at the same time.
Haha, should have payed more attention.

I like how beside Buffalo it says "uncomfortable".

AndyPipkin is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 12:36 PM
  #918
Ryp37
Registered User
 
Ryp37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,179
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead View Post
Some Henrik Samuelsson highlights - looks huge in the Dub.

would love it if he somehow fell to 56th

Ryp37 is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 12:47 PM
  #919
Jevo
Registered User
 
Jevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Denmark
Posts: 2,471
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyPipkin View Post
Haha, should have payed more attention.

I like how beside Buffalo it says "uncomfortable".
I would be uncomfortable too if I was talking to a guy named "Lindy".

Jevo is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 02:00 PM
  #920
VinnyC
vancity, c-bus, 'peg
 
VinnyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Na'ē panjā
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,769
vCash: 500
For those mentioning Koekkoek, I definitively agree. His injury has put him under the radar a bit so I hope that GMMG will take advantage of that in case he falls into our laps.

VinnyC is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 02:08 PM
  #921
y2kcanucks
Cult of Personality
 
y2kcanucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Surrey, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 46,464
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to y2kcanucks
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
For those mentioning Koekkoek, I definitively agree. His injury has put him under the radar a bit so I hope that GMMG will take advantage of that in case he falls into our laps.
Wasnt he projected top 10 before the injury?

y2kcanucks is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 02:52 PM
  #922
AndyPipkin
PSN: Lord_Of_War
 
AndyPipkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,489
vCash: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jevo View Post
I would be uncomfortable too if I was talking to a guy named "Lindy".
I just figured Lindy would be an awkward interview

AndyPipkin is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 03:30 PM
  #923
Kickassguy
Registered User
 
Kickassguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: New York, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 5,497
vCash: 50
Send a message via ICQ to Kickassguy Send a message via MSN to Kickassguy
Giants D-man Brett Kulak was also interviewed by the Canucks, according to Twitter. Any local Dub fans have insight?

Kickassguy is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 04:34 PM
  #924
dave babych returns
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4,365
vCash: 500
According to wikipedia he's a land-owning farmer who has dealt with a lot of persecution. Hopefully that's nurtured something of a mean streak.

dave babych returns is offline  
Old
06-01-2012, 04:54 PM
  #925
nameless1
HF's Poet Laureate
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 8,247
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave babych returns View Post
According to wikipedia he's a land-owning farmer who has dealt with a lot of persecution. Hopefully that's nurtured something of a mean streak.
Nice touch.
I especially like it as a history major.

nameless1 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 01:52 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.