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C Radek Faksa (2012, 13th overall, Dallas)

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11-26-2011, 10:38 PM
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if he is the BPA when the Oilers are picking then I am def down for a big center to play behind RNH

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11-26-2011, 11:08 PM
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if he is the BPA when the Oilers are picking then I am def down for a big center to play behind RNH
RNH
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Gagner

Would be unreal in the future. But I hope the Leafs get him I think he would be a good center for Kessel in the future. Depends how Colborne (who is looking great) pans out.

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11-27-2011, 02:10 PM
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Faksa has another goal so far tonight through 1. What a beauty. Split the defense and broke it and sniped it home.

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11-27-2011, 05:57 PM
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I've been pretty impressed with him thus far. He got off to a modest start point-wise, but now he's really heating up.

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01-07-2012, 10:38 AM
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Alright boys, let get this guy a little bit more respect. Start the hype train!

Perfect guy for a #1 centre. Rookie year in the OHL and he has 33 pts in 31 games.

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01-07-2012, 10:45 AM
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As far as I know he played the WJC on the 4th line with Tomas Hyka and Lukas Sedlak. Also scored a goal against Denmark and against Slovakia. I think he looked pretty good. He's still eligible for the next 2 WJC's.

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Does he has first line potential/upside ?


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Does he has first line potential/upside ?
Top 6 upside for sure. Kid's a very good player. Can't wait to see him in the NHL one day.

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02-07-2012, 01:30 PM
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Does he has first line potential/upside ?
I think so. 30 goals 70 point upside. Maybe a bit more if everything works out. At very least he should be good for 55-60 points while having an excellent two way game

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:/ I don't know...in my experiences with draft busts that the Ducks have gone with...well...this guy screams bust.

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:/ I don't know...in my experiences with draft busts that the Ducks have gone with...well...this guy screams bust.
How so? I don't really agree with the high ratings and I think he's more like a bottom first round pick but he screams safe pick to me.

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How so? I don't really agree with the high ratings and I think he's more like a bottom first round pick but he screams safe pick to me.
Guy who comes out of nowhere and is ranked 4th in north american rankings while having less than fantastic stats. I don't know. Just a gut feeling that he never plays an NHL game. I'm probably wrong though. Don't mind me

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02-07-2012, 02:39 PM
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He could see a Scheifele type of rise on draft day. Not to say that Scheifele was an amazing pick at that spot but if a team at 6-10 wants a center rather than one of the awesome defensemen in this draft him and Gaunce both could see a rise.

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02-07-2012, 02:47 PM
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Guy who comes out of nowhere and is ranked 4th in north american rankings while having less than fantastic stats. I don't know. Just a gut feeling that he never plays an NHL game. I'm probably wrong though. Don't mind me
Strange. I have watched most of his games since he came to Kitchener do I dont really understand where your coming from at all. Kid is big and plays hard at both ends of the ice and has good work ethic and a high hockey iq and vision. Also gritty and protects the puck and works it down low well. Also a very good skater.

As for his stats he is playing with mediocre at best talent on kitchener's second line. He has still arguabley been the rangers best player this season. I think I anything he is a sure bet NHL player.

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Guy who comes out of nowhere and is ranked 4th in north american rankings while having less than fantastic stats. I don't know. Just a gut feeling that he never plays an NHL game. I'm probably wrong though. Don't mind me
He's a very strong defensive player and has a physical element. He's similar to Landeskog except more offensively oriented. If Murphy isn't back next year and his English gets better, he could possibly be Kitcheners captain as well (Not a front runner though). He's a safe pick because at the least he should be a top 9 forward who can play PK and fill in offensively.

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Strange. I have watched most of his games since he came to Kitchener do I dont really understand where your coming from at all. Kid is big and plays hard at both ends of the ice and has good work ethic and a high hockey iq and vision. Also gritty and protects the puck and works it down low well. Also a very good skater.

As for his stats he is playing with mediocre at best talent on kitchener's second line. He has still arguabley been the rangers best player this season. I think I anything he is a sure bet NHL player.
Rieder's been better but he's a close second on forwards.


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02-07-2012, 05:05 PM
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Looked like dog **** compared to Hertl at the U20s.

Just one tournament, I know. Still, worth mentioning.

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I really don't see why he isn't considered high in the draft rankings in alot of fan rankings.

He may not be the biggest name and he may not have shined in the WJC but he has ALL the tools. Size, skating, skill, progressing fast, character, plays center.

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02-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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I really don't see why he isn't considered high in the draft rankings in alot of fan rankings.

He may not be the biggest name and he may not have shined in the WJC but he has ALL the tools. Size, skating, skill, progressing fast, character, plays center.
Problem with people on these boards.

They watch the world juniors and think they are big time scouts rather than watching te players play consistently.

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02-07-2012, 07:04 PM
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Problem with people on these boards.

They watch the world juniors and think they are big time scouts rather than watching te players play consistently.
I feel like most people are pretty honest about it though.

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Is Radek Faska type of playing similar to Anze Kopitar? If not, which player he should be compared to in the NHL?

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02-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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Posted it elsewhere and will post it here too.

Really don't understand how people can call Faksa a Landeskog clone when:

a. People then say, "yeah, but he's not nearly as physical".

b. People also say, "but he's got much more offensive potential".


So how the hell is he a clone or a similar player? I've only seen Faksa 3-4 times and I wasn't blown away and he reminded me nothing of Landeskog. When I watched Landy with Kitchener he was the most physical guy on the ice.

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02-08-2012, 10:54 AM
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Really don't understand how people can call Faksa a Landeskog clone when:

a. People then say, "yeah, but he's not nearly as physical".

b. People also say, "but he's got much more offensive potential".


So how the hell is he a clone or a similar player? I've only seen Faksa 3-4 times and I wasn't blown away and he reminded me nothing of Landeskog. When I watched Landy with Kitchener he was the most physical guy on the ice.
Faksa is not flashy for the most part. He may make a couple of flashy plays every once in awhile but his bread and butter is his great two way play and his skill and the way he controls the puck and works it down low.

I think what reminds people of landeskog is how he works the puck down low and his puck and control and faksa has grit (not as much as landeskog) and how he goes to the net hard.

I think the comparisons are there also because faksa kind of filled the hole that landeskog left when he went to the NHL.

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Strange. I have watched most of his games since he came to Kitchener do I dont really understand where your coming from at all. Kid is big and plays hard at both ends of the ice and has good work ethic and a high hockey iq and vision. Also gritty and protects the puck and works it down low well. Also a very good skater.

As for his stats he is playing with mediocre at best talent on kitchener's second line. He has still arguabley been the rangers best player this season. I think I anything he is a sure bet NHL player.
If you are right in that he has good vision and very good skating then I could see him getting drafted very high in June, like Johansen and Sceifele. But those traits aren't often used to describe him. In the little amount that I've seen him play he seemed like a guy that is well suited to playing the wing as a power forward in the NHL. If that is what scouts see too then he might not go as high.

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Posted it elsewhere and will post it here too.

Really don't understand how people can call Faksa a Landeskog clone when:

a. People then say, "yeah, but he's not nearly as physical".

b. People also say, "but he's got much more offensive potential".


So how the hell is he a clone or a similar player? I've only seen Faksa 3-4 times and I wasn't blown away and he reminded me nothing of Landeskog. When I watched Landy with Kitchener he was the most physical guy on the ice.
Hes not a clone but they play similar for sure. Kitcheners annoucers make the comparison quite a bit, and so do most Rangers fans.

Also, he's quite physical, but he's not as physical as Landeskog, which is hard to do anyway. And I wouldn't say he's got more offensive potential, he's more offensively oritented however. I think they have similar offensive potential.

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If you are right in that he has good vision and very good skating then I could see him getting drafted very high in June, like Johansen and Sceifele. But those traits aren't often used to describe him. In the little amount that I've seen him play he seemed like a guy that is well suited to playing the wing as a power forward in the NHL. If that is what scouts see too then he might not go as high.
He's a natural center and isn't gritty enough to be a serious power forward. I think he will just be a very good two center with some powerforward traits but not a complete pwf if you get what I'm saying.

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