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06-24-2016, 07:50 PM
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New Jersey Devils 1st Round Pick: C Michael McLeod



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Wonderfully underwhelming pick

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Not the biggest fan, but who knows what he develops into. A faster form of Zajac could be okay I guess.

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scouts had him listed lower. does shero know something? did other teams want him too?

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Solid pick for what was actually available to us. Guy is incredibly quick and relentless, which seems to be the organizations model.

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This kid can really skate.

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McLeod is not the kind of player I wanted; I wanted us to bring in someone with the potential to be a game-breaking offensive player. Whether that was Keller or Sergachyov - who were my preferences - I didn't care all that much.

But, given the options we ended up with, I'm not going to be discontent with the pick. I didn't like Logan Brown (who knows, maybe I'll regret that later), and getting the 80th as well as McLeod is probably the best of the options we had.

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Pretty interesting. Nice that he drives play forward at least.

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Happy with the pick. Would've loved to take 6'6'' Logan Brown at #11. Looking at it now McLeod's stats aren't too far off from Brown. McLeod is playing with a great team in Mississauga that will prepare him for the show. He is an exceptionally talented player below the face-off dots. He can win battles in the corners and distribute the puck into tight spots as well as putting the puck in the back of the net. I know many thought, including myself, that the Devils would select Keller or Jost (picked ahead of us) or even Logan Brown who fell into our hands somehow. Shero knows what he's doing as many questioned him after picking Zacha last year, and he will face just as many if not more for picking Michael McLeod this year. Give it to Shero for moving down only one pick and acquiring many potential assets to trade for later like he did with Kyle Palmieri last year. Seems like Shero and the scoutings system for the Devils know what they are doing in picking McLeod. He may some day play along side with Zacha if Zacha switches to winger which has been rumored.

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help me out here, what do these stats mean

Im quite tired and dont feel like researching

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One more point on McLeod. He was on a bad team that had the fewest GF in the OHL...my mistake...They were more middle of the pack...

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Happy with the pick. Would've loved to take 6'6'' Logan Brown at #11. Looking at it now McLeod's stats aren't too far off from Brown. McLeod is playing with a great team in Mississauga that will prepare him for the show. He is an exceptionally talented player below the face-off dots. He can win battles in the corners and distribute the puck into tight spots as well as putting the puck in the back of the net. I know many thought, including myself, that the Devils would select Keller or Jost (picked ahead of us) or even Logan Brown who fell into our hands somehow. Shero knows what he's doing as many questioned him after picking Zacha last year, and he will face just as many if not more for picking Michael McLeod this year. Give it to Shero for moving down only one pick and acquiring many potential assets to trade for later like he did with Kyle Palmieri last year. Seems like Shero and the scoutings system for the Devils know what they are doing in picking McLeod. He may some day play along side with Zacha if Zacha switches to winger which has been rumored.
Logan Brown does not fit our coaching style and system, I am very glad with Mcleod over Brown. And we got another 3rd for it, hopefully move that for Yakupov.

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Don't know much about him, but I like the fact that he is fast and I will just trust the scouting staff here. I hope that he does well and overcomes fans' doubts.

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Don't know much about him, but I like the fact that he is fast and I will just trust the scouting staff here. I hope that he does well and overcomes fans' doubts.
I think he can become the steal of the top 12-15, like another poster noted.

Kid has size, speed, work ethic, a lot of things that cannot be taught. He has hands and a decent shot, dont see why he cant put up points. NOT TO MENTION, we have PLENTY of shooters and needed a good playmaker, and he is obviously that with the defensive game as well.

Replacing Zajac, and Zacha moving to wing, this pick is very smart.

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I think he can become the steal of the top 12-15, like another poster noted.

Kid has size, speed, work ethic, a lot of things that cannot be taught. He has hands and a decent shot, dont see why he cant put up points. NOT TO MENTION, we have PLENTY of shooters and needed a good playmaker, and he is obviously that with the defensive game as well.

Replacing Zajac, and Zacha moving to wing, this pick is very smart.
Also would like to add that he is great in the faceoff dot, something we greatly lack.

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If McLeod can add some muscle and get bigger then that is a scary fast big and good center if he puts it all together. Let's see what happens.

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He's already one of our top prospects! Welcome to NJ Michael!!

Given how the top 10 went against what some had hoped I'm just gonna put my faith in Shero and Castron and support the kid!

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I think he can become the steal of the top 12-15, like another poster noted.

Kid has size, speed, work ethic, a lot of things that cannot be taught. He has hands and a decent shot, dont see why he cant put up points. NOT TO MENTION, we have PLENTY of shooters and needed a good playmaker, and he is obviously that with the defensive game as well.

Replacing Zajac, and Zacha moving to wing, this pick is very smart.
Thanks for the insight. I'll definitely be reading up on him and watching scouting videos of him. I'd love to see him contributing to the Devils in a couple of years.

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Wood and McLeod give this team some wheels at least for the future.

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FWIW - Some tweets over the past few days from Grant McCagg of McKeen's hockey. Just started following him on Twitter after a reco from another NHL guy I follow, but he has been very high on McLeod...


Regarding the Devils pick...

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