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01-27-2013, 11:10 AM
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Joe Hicketts

Was wondering if you think that Hicketts has the potential to be drafted in the 1st round of the 14' NHL draft?

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01-27-2013, 11:24 AM
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Don't really see it at this point. I don't think he's that far off, though. He's a really skilled point man and plays with a nice edge to his game despite his size.

If he can come to Royals camp next year around 5'10 or 5'11 and 180+ pounds, it will definitely help his chances.

Right now he's 5'8 and under 175, which is damn small.

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01-27-2013, 11:26 AM
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Yeah, he's small indeed, and as we all know, if you are going to be a small D man, you better have some serious skills if you are going to make it in the NHL.

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01-27-2013, 11:42 AM
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Don't really see it at this point. I don't think he's that far off, though. He's a really skilled point man and plays with a nice edge to his game despite his size.

If he can come to Royals camp next year around 5'10 or 5'11 and 180+ pounds, it will definitely help his chances.

Right now he's 5'8 and under 175, which is damn small.
The height has to go up for sure. Not too worried about the weight.

I don`t expect him to be a first rounder, unless his offensive production goes through the roof. I love the way he plays though, doesn`t play 5`8`and he`s got room to grow, probably won`t ever be 6`0". If he was he'd be close to the top 10.

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01-27-2013, 12:05 PM
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The height has to go up for sure. Not too worried about the weight.

I don`t expect him to be a first rounder, unless his offensive production goes through the roof. I love the way he plays though, doesn`t play 5`8`and he`s got room to grow, probably won`t ever be 6`0". If he was he'd be close to the top 10.
Hold up, 1st you say you don't think he'll be in the 1rd, then you say if he was a bit taller he would contend for the top 10, that's quite the jump/gap, sounds like at least a late 1rd pick to me.

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01-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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He might be the best defenseman on the Royals, and he's 16 years old. Yes he needs to grow, but his size is less of a limitation because of how big he plays. Doesn't back down from anyone, gains body position effectively on players six inches taller than him, and never seems to be physically mismatched, despite the fact he is physically mismatched on paper.

Does all the little things right, as well as being a very good skater, great first pass, effective on the point etc.

First rounder? Not at 5'8. At 5'11? I think there's definitely a chance.

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01-27-2013, 03:29 PM
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Hold up, 1st you say you don't think he'll be in the 1rd, then you say if he was a bit taller he would contend for the top 10, that's quite the jump/gap, sounds like at least a late 1rd pick to me.
4 inches isn't a bit.

I can't think of one proven NHL defensman under 5'10".

Ryan Ellis is 5'9" but his offensive skill set is incredible, Hicketts isn't there offensively, but skates better by quite a margin.

Handling 6'2" 185lbs boys in junior is a helluva lot different than handling Ryan Getzlaf if you know what I mean.

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4 inches isn't a bit.

I can't think of one proven NHL defensman under 5'10".

Ryan Ellis is 5'9" but his offensive skill set is incredible, Hicketts isn't there offensively, but skates better by quite a margin.

Handling 6'2" 185lbs boys in junior is a helluva lot different than handling Ryan Getzlaf if you know what I mean.
Isn't Enstrom like 5'9?

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01-27-2013, 03:48 PM
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^He's listed at 5'10, pretty sure he uses a longer stick than usual aswell

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He might be the best defenseman on the Royals, and he's 16 years old. Yes he needs to grow, but his size is less of a limitation because of how big he plays. Doesn't back down from anyone, gains body position effectively on players six inches taller than him, and never seems to be physically mismatched, despite the fact he is physically mismatched on paper.

Does all the little things right, as well as being a very good skater, great first pass, effective on the point etc.

First rounder? Not at 5'8. At 5'11? I think there's definitely a chance.
Does anyone know how big his parents are, some guys are late in getting their size but at this point unless Joe does he is an outside at top 60 IMO.

He doesn't have a Ryan Ellis or Subban type of skill set to jump up to the 1st round.

I like him a lot but not sure how he will translate to the next level.

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01-27-2013, 07:29 PM
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Does anyone know how big his parents are, some guys are late in getting their size but at this point unless Joe does he is an outside at top 60 IMO.

He doesn't have a Ryan Ellis or Subban type of skill set to jump up to the 1st round.

I like him a lot but not sure how he will translate to the next level.
Why did you mention Subban, he wen't in round 2?

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01-27-2013, 09:25 PM
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Does anyone know how big his parents are, some guys are late in getting their size but at this point unless Joe does he is an outside at top 60 IMO.

He doesn't have a Ryan Ellis or Subban type of skill set to jump up to the 1st round.

I like him a lot but not sure how he will translate to the next level.
As in Jordan Subban?

If so I'd say Hicketts is a better player.

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Really like Hicketts, have been to a dozen Royals games this year and he has really stood out on the back end.

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01-28-2013, 12:41 AM
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Why did you mention Subban, he wen't in round 2?
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As in Jordan Subban?

If so I'd say Hicketts is a better player.
Yes as in Jordan, I used him as an example off the top of my head as a small guy with good offensive production as there aren't many out there at the D position and probably should ahve stuck with just Ellis.

The point was that it's doubtfull that any team is going to spend a pick on a smaller Dman like Hicketts in the 1st round unless there is a huge amount of offensive production and projection.

Maybe he ends up in the 4th round like Kulak went to Calgary in the 12 draft.

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Yes as in Jordan, I used him as an example off the top of my head as a small guy with good offensive production as there aren't many out there at the D position and probably should ahve stuck with just Ellis.

The point was that it's doubtfull that any team is going to spend a pick on a smaller Dman like Hicketts in the 1st round unless there is a huge amount of offensive production and projection.

Maybe he ends up in the 4th round like Kulak went to Calgary in the 12 draft.
Ryan Murphy is another small D man who wen't in R1.

I was thinking that Tyson Barrie would be more of a comparable than Kulak, Kulak did not really improve after his draft year, I'm thinking that Hicketts will probably be better than Kulak, but maybe not as good as Barrie.

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03-11-2013, 06:03 PM
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http://whl.ca/video/index/id/1363039106


Near the end of the highlights Hicketts quite possibly scored the nicest goal scored in the WHL this year.

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Aside from that he and Fransoo kept Portland's top line off the scoresheet all game (they still got their chances), he also did a good job targetting Leipsic with physical play. Stood him up at the blueline all night long.

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03-11-2013, 06:23 PM
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waaaaay too small... he will be the type of guy that will be in the league till he finishes his 20 year old eligablity and then possibly sign a free agent contract with a NHL team if he plays well... He will have a good solid WHL career and be the future Captain of the Royals and probably go undrafted through his career. Thats my thoughts


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03-20-2013, 09:32 PM
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Excellent player, very small I agree but he has been the Royals most consistent defenseman game in and game out for the Royals this season.

Excellent skater, great at making smart and consistent plays, not the biggest guy obviously but he can play physical at time, great stick work and positioning. Knows when to jump into the play at the right time, sees the game extremely well and has an accurate shot from the blueline. You hope that he grows about 4 inches and if he does (which I doubt) you will be hearing his name that's for sure.

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