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07-22-2005, 04:17 PM
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TOP TEN! Too bad we didn't get Crosby, but top ten is way better than I expected.

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#10! not bad
So O'Mara is supposed to go somewhere around #10, a big Centre with strong leadership skills. Supposed to be the safe pick of the draft actually.

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10th overall pick for us

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Canucks select 10th.

Not bad considering we probably would have been selecting at 30 had there been a season.

So, who do we pick?

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Marc Staal
Luc Bourdon
Jack Skille

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07-22-2005, 04:26 PM
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10th pick overall... now what?

I'm pretty damn happy that we got the 10th overall pick. Man that lottery was exciting and nerve-racking! Some teams like Florida really got screwed. :p or NYR (maybe a good thing haha).

Anyways I haven't been paying too much attention to this years draft crop at all and now that we have the 10th pick, who do you expect to be avaiable and who should the Canucks go for?

Other than Crosby, Johnson, Brule and Kopitar, I really don't know too much about the players in this draft, cant even think of anymore names except for O'Merra?

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07-22-2005, 04:27 PM
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Very pleased with the Canucks getting the 10th overall pick. Nonis will be able to select a solid prospect with that pick, and perhaps he'll be able to swing a deal with a team such as Columbus or Atlanta to move up a little bit. At #10 I'd be interested in someone like Jack Skille, Marek Zagrpan or Martin Hanzal, someone with loads of potenital. In any case, I think the Canucks should pick the best player available.

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I said I'd be ecstatic if we got into the top 10, and that's exactly what happened. But to really put things into perspective:

Pick Team
1 Pittsburgh Penguins
2 Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3 Carolina Hurricanes
4 Minnesota Wild
5 Montreal Canadiens
6 Columbus Blue Jackets
7 Chicago Blackhawks
8 Atlanta Thrashers
9 Ottawa Senators
10 Vancouver Canucks
11 Los Angeles Kings
12 San Jose Sharks
13 Buffalo Sabres
14 Washington Capitals
15 New York Islanders
16 New York Rangers
17 Phoenix Coyotes
18 Nashville Predators
19 Detroit Red Wings
20 Philadelphia Flyers
21 Toronto Maple Leafs
22 Bostin Bruins
23 New Jersey Devils
24 St. Louis Blues
25 Edmonton Oilers
26 Calgary Flames
27 Colorado Avalanche
28 Dallas Stars
29 Florida Panthers
30 Tampa Bay Lightning

I'm very satisfied with the lottery results. In a northwest division context, we got out like bandits. Hopefully Minnesota can draft another offensive player worth drafting. Brule would be ideal.

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07-22-2005, 04:34 PM
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Jack Skille.

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07-22-2005, 04:38 PM
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theres no such thing as too many goaltending prospects....so maybe Price?

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07-22-2005, 04:40 PM
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Vancouver picks the best player available on their list & adds to their prospect goalie depth.

Vancouver's pick in round 1 (#10): Carey Price - G
Vancouver's pick in round 2: (#50) Alexandre Vincent - G



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07-22-2005, 04:41 PM
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Skille, O'Marra and Bourdon maybe Staal.... One of those 4 will be left around 10.

All pretty good picks.

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07-22-2005, 04:42 PM
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Jack Skille is the guy I'd be looking at with the 10th pick. An offenisively talented winger who also has decent size at 6'1" 200 lbs. I'd like to see the Canucks attempt to move up and possibly select Brule, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Other intriguing players are Marek Zagrapan, an extremely talented forward, albeit he is seen as rather soft. Ryan O'Marra, a big, strong, two-way center, who has great leadership skills. But with Ryan Kesler already in the fold, I'd rather see the Canucks go in a different direction. Goaltender Carey Price could also fall to the Canucks' spot and he'd be a nice pick-up. In any case, the Cancuks should be able to draft a pretty solid prospect at #10

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07-22-2005, 04:50 PM
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Vancouver picks the best player available on their list & adds to their prospect goalie depth.

Vancouver's pick in round 1 (#10): Carey Price - G
Vancouver's pick in round 2: (#50) Alexandre Vincent - G

Don't stop drafting goalies until we get a good one.

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07-22-2005, 04:50 PM
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Canucks select 10th.

Not bad considering we probably would have been selecting at 30 had there been a season.

So, who do we pick?


I would have rather taken the 30th overall pick because of having gotten it through a season of play, then taking the 10th overall pick in this lockout draft.


as far as the pick - I was happy after hearing the last 10 picks in the 1st round and seeing Colorado, Calgary and Edmonton all going there. Also happy seeing Crobsy going to the East rather than to Burke in Anahiem.

I would like to see the canucks move up a bit now, depending on how the first few picks go, and see if we can get a guy like Brule... he could be a solid pick for us, being a gritty scoring player, that could play at right wing.

But anyone we get in the top 10 has a solid chance at being an impact player in a few years.... for once we got some luck!!

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07-22-2005, 04:51 PM
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I really like Luc Bourdon and Marc Staal for defensemen.

For forwards, Jack Skille would be awesome. A big, strong, scoring winger from the USA (where we have had great success drafting).

Don't want to take a goalie really, we need some forwards in our system.

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07-22-2005, 04:57 PM
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I think we should take Skille.

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07-22-2005, 05:04 PM
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My list:
1. Jack Skille
2. Ryan O'Marra
3. Alex Bourret
4. Luc Bourdon

I don't want Staal and I really, really don't want another goalie. Goalies in the first round rarely turn out better than the ones in the third or fifth rounds. Taking a goalie in the first round twice in two years would be idiotic.

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07-22-2005, 05:05 PM
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I doubt Skille lasts to #10, but if he does - Hell yeah, you draft him. Some others that could be around at #10 that we should look at:

Ryan O'Marra
Marc Staal
Martin Hanzal
Marek Zagrapan

Not a big fan of guys like Bourdon and Parent.

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07-22-2005, 05:08 PM
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Preferably push up a couple spots and grap Anze Kopitar. Thats the type of player I hope the Canucks look for, the guys with unquestionable talent. I see Zherdev in this guy.

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07-22-2005, 05:12 PM
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Stupidly posted this elsewhere - I agree with Skille -- looking at bookend for Kesler. I was hoping with get a shot at Kopitar when we got to the top ten but getting 10th is good news.

Here's a decent link to prospects

http://www.kronishsports.com/NHL%20Draft/Top30P.htm

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07-22-2005, 05:16 PM
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What about O'Marra?

PS. I totally shat myself when we got top 10

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07-22-2005, 05:26 PM
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after Crosby, the rest of the picks will I think go more by team needs than best available (in most cases)... so trying to break it down:

1) Pittsburg - obvious
2) Anahiem - Jack Johnson - they need a #1 dman more than anything else on the team.
3) Carolina - toughest one, since they all need dmen. If Anahiem doesn't take Johnson, he'll go here... but if they do, then I'm guessing they go with Ryan - a tough RW, who would be a good fit developing with Staal at center and Ladd on the LW.
4) Minny - I think they'd take Pouliot. They need a franchise #1 center to play with Gaborik.
5) Montreal - Brule. Grit seems to be missing on that team, and Brule would be a nice fit there.
6) Columbus - Kopitar. Top talent and should go here, if he's still available. could also be the type of player they could use between Nash and Zherdev.
7) Chicago - Price. I guess it depends on how much faith they have in Crawford, but with defense already strong in terms of future talent, I think that Chicago has a good chance at taking the top goalie in the draft as their top pick.
8) Altanta - no secret that defense is a big concern for these guys. Marc Staal seems like a good pickup at this spot.
9) Ottawa - Skille will go here if not earlier. He's a left winger on a team with 3 RWs already established there and either on longterm deal (Alfredsson) or young enough were UFA status isn't as big a concern.
10) Vancouver - O'Marre - considered the "safe pick" of the draft... known of his leadership ability and his maturity... sounds like a Canuck draft pick to me.

I'd love to see someone rated lower go in the top 10, or even O'Marra going higher. I'd take any of the other top 10 picks ahead of him other than Price (with Schneider drafted in our last draft, I'd hate to see us go after another goalie prospect with our #10 pick.

I would also love to see us try to move up in the draft to get Brule or Kopitar.

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07-22-2005, 05:26 PM
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Maybe we trade down to someone like Florida...get their first and their second for our first??? Outside of Crosby I don't think there is anyone in this draft that has the skill to play right away - maybe Jack Johnson but he is committed to college. So why not trade down to get two guys instead of one??

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07-22-2005, 05:31 PM
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Maybe we trade down to someone like Florida...get their first and their second for our first??? Outside of Crosby I don't think there is anyone in this draft that has the skill to play right away - maybe Jack Johnson but he is committed to college. So why not trade down to get two guys instead of one??
depending on how the rest of the draft breaks down, but I would rather keep our pick, or move up, than move down in this draft. We need a quality future top 6 or top 3 dman type a lot more than picking up a couple of lesser prospects with less upside.

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