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06-23-2012, 02:50 PM
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From what I hear about our prospects, all of them come with strong work ethic. I like that the Habs have made that a priority. Leblanc, Subban, and Tinordi fit that criteria too.

I would give this draft an A. I guess this is what happens when you pick top 3. Let's hope we don't do that again next year though.

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06-23-2012, 02:55 PM
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Somehow, I would have love to get a rugged player la Sutter. My problem is that our draft is so great....and seeing where Sutter went I prefer Collberg. But who else and for whom? That's my problem. I would have loved to get a project la Nieves, yet it's tough to blame the Thrower selection. Would have love to get Fournier....A LOT....but again, it would have come to the detriment of getting Collberg. So honestly, it's really really hard to hate that draft. But A- is a pretty good rating as far as I'm concerned. Especially from me....

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06-23-2012, 02:58 PM
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The top 4 picks are very solid. Galcheyuk was the obvious choice for the habs once his knee came back clean. 2nd and 3rd rounds they seemed to have gotten guys ranked much higher, potential steals in Timmins fashion. 4th was solid. Not a big fan of Hudon but with a lot of work he could be an NHLer. Don't know much about Nystrom.


overall A grade

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06-23-2012, 03:00 PM
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Seeing the two players we drafted in the second round, I am glad we didn't move up to draft Matteau. Collberg and Thrower > Matteau

My ranking: A

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06-23-2012, 03:02 PM
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I'll give it an A- for now. Love to 1st 5 picks.

Center:
Alex Galchenyuk
Michael Bournival
Brady Vail
Gabriel Dumont
Joonas Nattinen

Winger:
Brendan Gallagher
Louis Leblanc
Sebastian Collberg
Danny Kristo
Tim Bozon
Mark MacMillan
Steve Quailer
Patrick Holland

Defense:
Nathan Beaulieu
Jarred Tinordi
Morgan Ellis
Dalton Thrower
Darren Dietz

Not the best in the league by any means but it's nice that in one draft we managed to make the prospect pool respectable again.

(I ignored Aaron Palushaj and Blake Geoffrion since they're close to waiver eligible but in a top 20 they'll perhaps round out the top 20.)

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06-23-2012, 03:14 PM
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I'd switch Leblanc with Kristo (I blame this on your obvious anti-french bias ) but otherwise very solid list and amazing future ahead. And we have 3 second rounders next year too, it really bodes well for the next 5 or so years.

Bergevin should make sure Timmins has at least two second rounders every year, we'd have the best prospect pool every year.
Leblanc is going to be a player, I just like Kristos offensive upside higher. So while I am ranking prospects, I am ranking upside mostly. Ive never been a huge fan of Leblanc as well, so that weighs into it (Kreider or Josefson were my picks)

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Collberg ahead of Tinordi and Beaulieu?

I don't get it.
I had Collbergs offensive game higher than Forsbergs who still went middle of the first round. If this kid develops, he will be a top line winger. The list looks different from year to year, he has developing to do and so do the rest.

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06-23-2012, 03:28 PM
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Collberg ahead of Tinordi and Beaulieu?

I don't get it.
Love at first sight?

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06-23-2012, 03:35 PM
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I give this draft an A+

Blue chip center prospect in Galchenyuk. A++
Blue chip scoring winger prospect in Collberg. A+
Rugged D man who can fight and shoot the puck in Thrower. B+
Good sized winger with dirty mitts, great shot and scoring capability in Bozon. A
3rd line player with some offensive ability in Vail B-.
Undersized French Player with skill C+.
Fast hardworking swede with Talent in Nystrom. B-
Way to go all B or higher, except the quebecois kid.... what a surprise

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06-23-2012, 03:38 PM
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it is funny how RDS wants montreal to draft more Quebecois , but the Quebecois dont give a **** about the Q and go play in the States .. Roy, Matteau , Matheson etc..
Matteau is an american that will play in the Q next year.... what is your point?

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06-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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Way to go all B or higher, except the quebecois kid.... what a surprise
I asked the Q watchers what their opinion of him was. I didnt get to see any games vs. Chicoutimi. None of them seemed all that thrilled, why am I going to do against that?

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06-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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Definitely an A or A+. Habs did an excellent job of holding steady and letting their guys fall to them.

Galchenyuk was the obvious pick if he was there. Could end up a #1 center, at worst will be a great #2. Another year in the OHL to dominate and be without Yakupov is what he needs, and we'll all have a better grasp on him in a year.

Collberg at 33 is an absolute steal. If there was a forward run instead of a D run he very well could have gone in the top 12. He's a surefire top 6 sniper IMO.

Thrower with Nashville pick is extremely solid. He'll be an NHLer, somewhere between a great 2nd pairing guy, or a solid bottom pairing guy. 2 way type with tons of toughness.

Bozon is somewhat of a boom or bust. The fact he was a PPG player his first year in NA tells you that he has talent, and when you watch him you see that he has all the ingredients to be a top 6 forward. Needs to develop more physically though.

Vail is a safe pick, and looks like a good bet to be a good bottom 6 type forward, and after getting Galchenyuk, Collberg, and Bozon that was a bit of a need.

Hudon I didn't see much of but sounds like a boom or bust type and he's a Montreal native.

Nystrom is intriguing.
isn't Hudon an Alma native, which for your info is 6 hours from Montreal... It's like saying MaxPac from connecticut is a native of Plattsburgh... just kidding

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06-23-2012, 03:44 PM
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Great thing about this years draft is the legitimate potential a lot of these players have. Gally,Collberg,Bozon have real good chances of being good top 6 players. Thrower and Vail are the type of players you always want to pick up in a draft. and then Hudon and Nystrom are late round wildcards.

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06-23-2012, 03:45 PM
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Great thing about this years draft is the legitimate potential a lot of these players have. Gally,Collberg,Bozon have real good chances of being good top 6 players. Thrower and Vail are the type of players you always want to pick up in a draft. and then Hudon and Nystrom are late round wildcards.
Ive warmed up to Hudon more after seeing his highlights and his production in the Ivan Hlinka. Theres offensive potential there, for sure.

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06-23-2012, 03:47 PM
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I asked the Q watchers what their opinion of him was. I didnt get to see any games vs. Chicoutimi. None of them seemed all that thrilled, why am I going to do against that?
So it's not really your grading, it's other people.... maybe you should have left it at that, i know i would for Nystrom as i've never seen him at all.....

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Just wanted to say you guys killed this draft. Galchenyuk, Collberg and Thrower are all Top 20 in my books.

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Ive warmed up to Hudon more after seeing his highlights and his production in the Ivan Hlinka. Theres offensive potential there, for sure.
i like these comments more... for me, what he needs to work is better skating and getting physically stronger.... he's got good hockey sense and as a willingness to work.... will never be as good as Desharnais, but in the long run, could become a good player on the first 3 lines... i prefer him as a gamble then Archambault last year....

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06-23-2012, 03:51 PM
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I had Collbergs offensive game higher than Forsbergs who still went middle of the first round. If this kid develops, he will be a top line winger. The list looks different from year to year, he has developing to do and so do the rest.
Absolutely my opinion as well. Collberg isn't as complete as Forsberg but he is definitely better offensively at this point in time.

If he can develop into a 2nd line winger I'd be happy but the thing that makes myself and I'm sure many others excited is that he does have top line potential.

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Charles Hudon...B+

If you look at the Utube video of Charles Hudon...you quickly notice, he is a
scoring threat. Great hands...sees the ice well...great skater...a steal at 122!!!
Great pick Trevor Timmins!!!

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06-23-2012, 03:54 PM
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I Give it a solid A best draft in a couple of years. I rank it so high cause there first 4 picks are who I really wanted

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If you look at the Utube video of Charles Hudon...you quickly notice, he is a
scoring threat. Great hands...sees the ice well...great skater...a steal at 122!!!
Great pick Trevor Timmins!!!
He seems to have a lot of skill and a good shot but for his size, his skating seems slow. Especially acceleration. With that said, I'm intrigued by the pick. Every single pick this year is very interesting.

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06-23-2012, 03:56 PM
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I'm not going to give grade, not my forte BUT here's my two cents

Galchenyuk will become a very good hockey player 30G-40A a year when he reach 22-23 years old....

Collberg can become a 60 points + player a year

Thrower, Bozon and Vail will all play in the NHL at one point in the next 5-6 years

Hudon if well develop, will also make appearance in the NHL one day

don't know squat about Nystrom....

If it turns out that 5 guy out of 7 makes it in any capacity in the NHL, i think we will be able to call this one mighty fine draft.....

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06-23-2012, 03:58 PM
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I think it was an epic draft

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06-23-2012, 04:07 PM
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Considering this is what I posted the day of the draft in a previous thread

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Here are my best guesses as to guys we may end up with:

1) Galchenyuk, Teravainen, Murray
33) Jankowski, Matteau, Matheson, Thrower
51) Hart, Bozon, Nieves
64) Sutter, Vail, Moroz, Lindell
94, 122, 154) McEachern, Gillies, Hudon, Bussieres, Beauvillier, Fournier, McEneny, Paquette
I am sure you can see that I am going to rank this draft very high.
They basically took 5 on my wish list and Collberg would have been on my wishlist if I had thought that there was a snow balls chance in hell he would be around for our pick. Basically all the guys I wanted seems to slide to one pick later after Collberg was picked.

My HF grades:

Galchenyuk 9.0C
Collberg 8.0C
Thrower 7.0B
Bozon 7.0C
Vail 7.0C
Hudon 7.5D
Nystrom ???

I give Timmins an A grade at this point.


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I will go with an "A"... I think I could have granted the almost unimaginable A+ had we picked up a good goalie prospect late. But maybe we'll invite somebody signable to camp, so I reserve the right to kick it up a notch if we do.

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06-23-2012, 04:21 PM
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Timmins always throws me a bone with late round Euros that I can take on as my pet picks..
Erik Nystrom 2012
Daniel Pribyl 2011
No one in 2010, so I took Mark MacMillan as my pet pick.
Alexander Avtsin 2009
Maxim Trunev 2008
Niklas Torp 2007

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