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06-23-2012, 11:32 AM
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2012 Draft Complete: Ode to the 5'10 Center

All prospect draft talks here.

41st overall Mitchell Heard Center OHL Plymoth 6'0" 188

72nd overall Troy Bourke LW WHL Prince George 5'10" 156

132nd overall Michael Clarke Center OHL Windsor 5'11" 184

162nd overall Joseph Blandisi C/RW OHL Owen Sound 5'10" 182

192nd overall Colin Smith Center WHL Kamloops 5'10" 162


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06-23-2012, 11:36 AM
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Nick Ebert hasnt been picked yet apparently???

If true, WOW.

Also, looks like we might have gotten a bit of a steel in the 7th round, Colin Smith had 85 Pts in 72 games in the WHL last year, interesting.

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Too much variety with our picks.

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I'd love to invite Ebert to camp. But Avs don't tend to do that unfortunately.

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I'd love to invite Ebert to camp. But Avs don't tend to do that unfortunately.
I've herd many rumors about his attitude issue. Obviously all of it reading from the internet I took it with a grain of salt.

He could also have found a health issue that is limiting his play like Carle a few years ago.

I am surprised myles bell hasn't been picked still.

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I'd love to invite Ebert to camp. But Avs don't tend to do that unfortunately.
I would prefer myles bell invite before Ebert IMO.

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Seems to be a few projects picked here, no-one really to give an immediate impact this season.

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I'd love to invite Ebert to camp. But Avs don't tend to do that unfortunately.
I never understood why that is.

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Why not invite both? I don't fully understand everything, but it just seems weird not to have a fairly active camp with guys who don't get drafted.

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And Nick Ebert is the last pick, haha.

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Well, now you can't invite him cause LA took him with the last pick

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Heard is too tall... bad pick IMO

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Heard is too tall... bad pick IMO
doesn't fit in with the rest of the draft.

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I would prefer myles bell invite before Ebert IMO.

Why not both?

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This draft seems to be the draft where the Avs are looking for that one guy that can step in 4-6 years from now when the Avs have to make a tough choice regarding one of the established stars for cap reasons...which is a prefectly logical thing to do.

Seems to be a low-key, smart but not sexy, draft.


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I would prefer myles bell invite before Ebert IMO.
i dont think having a passenger killed when you were driving drunk is in the avs character system.

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Here is what Brock had to say about Heard:

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7. Mitchell Heard - Plymouth Whalers
I was actually surprised that Heard didn't earn a contract from Toronto this offseason following a pretty impressive showing at their rookie camp and tourney. Heard is cut from the same cloth as other guys who've gotten themselves drafted as "re-entries" in recent years, like Andrew Shaw, Andy Andreoff, and Rob Flick. He's really a jack of all trades kind of guy. One thing that should garner a lot of attention from scouts is his faceoff ability, which is among the best among centerman in the league. On top of that, he plays in all situations for the Whalers and is an aggressive in your face forward. His offensive skills are pretty average overall, but I do think his playmaking ability is quite underrated. Bottom line is that he profiles pretty well as a potential checking line player in the NHL with his ability to win face-offs, work hard defensively, and protect the puck in the offensive zone. He'd probably get a few more points if he was bigger, but the fact that he's so fearless (in an Andrew Shaw kind of way) has to help his cause. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the Leafs tabbed him in the later rounds.
Link: http://ohlprospects.blogspot.ca/sear...tchell%20Heard

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I hope the plan is to convert all these dudes to the wing

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I hope we invite Dane Fox to the training camp. He fits in perfectly being a smaller center and all

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Should invite Campagna to training camp. He and Sgarbossa can have the Wolves connection going on.

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Now that the Prince George connection has been established... Our 2013 1st round pick will be Alex Forsberg.

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The Mitchell Heard pick reminds me of the Sens taking a 20 year old Zack Smith a few years back relatively high. That one worked out pretty well.

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I live in Prince George and was so happy when I saw the Avs took Troy, all season sitting threw the awful Cougars seasons only a few players stood out and one was Troy, I always thought man wouldn't it be cool if the avs snagged him in the late in the draft. Now I have something to look forward to going to the Cats games this season, this sets up the avs taking Troy's line mate in 2013 Alex Forsberg. since the caps used our pick to take another Forsberg in 2012, we cant miss out on this Forsberg in 2013.

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Maybe Pracey hadn't heard about Heard's growth spurt? That would go a long way towards explaining that pick.

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i dont think having a passenger killed when you were driving drunk is in the avs character system.
what are you talking about?

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