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07-22-2005, 11:47 PM
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Jack Skille could still be there at #13
Touted as a 'Bill Guerin' type of player, Jack Skille is the focus of this edition of the Red Line Report.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/colum...08_104413_5812


ISS has him ranked 13th and lists him as a RW
I hope the Kings nab him at 11.

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07-22-2005, 11:54 PM
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Fox Sports has us taking Alex Bourret.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/3821944
Sounds like Drury, eh?

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07-22-2005, 11:54 PM
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#13 might seem like a blah slot, but with names like Luc Bourdon, Alex Bourret, Guillaume Latendrasse, Ryan Parent, Jack Skille, Marc Staal, and Chris Durand floating in the region, I'm actually excited about it. I've never claimed to be a draft expert, but these names and abilities seem intriguing to me. There's no reason to be upset about where we landed in the lottery. It is what it is and it's time to move forward. I'm psyched about the draft..and about hockey.

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07-23-2005, 12:12 AM
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Fox Sports has us taking Alex Bourret.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/3821944
Wow. I'm surprised they have Skille falling all the way to 23rd. Maybe I overrate the guy but if he's available for us, I wouldn't be upset if we grabbed him. However, I think we'll lean towards a Center in the 1st round and a defenseman in the 2nd. Bourret would be a great pick IMO. He reminds me of a Martin St. Louis.

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07-23-2005, 12:13 AM
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I'd be happy with any of the guys FauxSports has listed 12-17 (Hanzal, Bourret, Rask, Bergfors, Latendresse). Out of those though, I'd probably have Hanzal or Bergfors above the others, though Latendresse has some serious potential. Other than that, I wouldn't mind if we reached on Pavelec, Kindl, or Korhonen. The more I read about Korhonen, I think he would be an interesting pick but I don't know if I'd waste the #13 on him.

I'd be wary of Zagrapan if he fell to #13...sounds alot like Connolly from what I've read. I don't want Bourdon either.

Maybe pigs will fly and Kopitar will fall to 13 ?

Some 2nd round names I'd love for them to pick, though : Nate Hagemo, Alexander Hellstrom (Tallinder all over again?), Juraj Mikus, Viatcheslav Trukhno, or Kristopher Letang.

Hagemo sticks out in my mind most because I honestly think he's a top 5 talent if he was 2-3 inches taller. He's the complete package - intense, gritty, great skater, great hockey sense, and has leadership qualities. I'd be more excited about snagging him in the 2nd round than almost anyone in the 1st round.

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07-23-2005, 01:19 AM
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Hellstrom sounds like a great second pick to me, this is just me judging him by his sweet name though. I learned my lesson thoguh on judging players by there name...

Hey how is Funk doign anyways?






Lets bring em Hell, and lets bring the Funk

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07-23-2005, 01:59 AM
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I learned my lesson thoguh on judging players by there name...
Yeah, if cool names = talent, Hnat Domenichelli would have a few Hart trophies in his cabinet by now.

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07-23-2005, 02:34 AM
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Yeah, if cool names = talent, Hnat Domenichelli would have a few Hart trophies in his cabinet by now.
Oh there's much cooler names than that. I'll just use Quinton van Horlick of the UHL as an example for now

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07-23-2005, 02:37 AM
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and satan would have been a 40 goal scorer.

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07-23-2005, 03:14 AM
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Satan WAS a 40 goal scorer...

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07-23-2005, 07:56 AM
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Right now I'm liking Bourdon but that could and will change before the draft.

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07-23-2005, 02:39 PM
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Does anyone think we'll pick Taylor Pyatt's brother in Tom Pyatt? HF rank him 19th in their OHL list. They seem to think he has an impressive work ethic over his brother, has skill, good at penalty killing and is dominant at faceoffs.

Possible third rounder?

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07-23-2005, 02:57 PM
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Fox Sports has us taking Alex Bourret.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/3821944
Nash-Kopitar-Zherdev

Now that is a scary line.

Or how about Heatley-Zagrapan-Kovalchuk.

And Bourret would fit in great with all the mighty mites the Sabres have been stockpiling of late.

And while I'd love to see the Sabres take a defenseman, I hope they don't go with Bourret. I just don't see his offensive upside being 1st round pick worthy.

I'd rather roll the dice on Brian Lee and see how he develops. Although, who knows if he'll be willing to turn pro over the next two years..........

Hopefully the Sabres can get Syvret in the middle rounds.

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07-23-2005, 03:05 PM
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O'Marra please

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07-23-2005, 03:12 PM
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I'd like Lattendresse

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07-23-2005, 03:20 PM
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The TSN Mock Draft has us taking Brian Lee.

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07-23-2005, 03:27 PM
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so pittsburgh is going to build that new arena after all. hopefully the jumbo tron doesn't fall on them too.

other then the first pick, i though Kopitar or ryan would have been deadly playing with vanek. right now i have good feelings about stafford and like everyone else, i would like to find a center with play making ability. perhaps this is just not our draft for that? I have a feeling crosby has blown this draft up in all respects.

right now im looking toward Martin Hanzal.
the sabres have needed a skilled center with size.

my wish list is all offense for the first round
1) Martin Hanzal
2) Latendresse
3) Alex Bourret
4) Ryan O'Marra
5) Bergfors
6) Skille
7)Zagrapan
8) McArdle
9) Setoguchi shouldn't get any further...

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07-24-2005, 02:53 AM
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Do you guys think we'd have a chance to snag Risto Korhonen in the 2nd round? He'd be a huge reach at #13, but I don't think he'll be available by the time we pick in the 2nd round. Kinda sucks though, I think he could develop into a really solid Dman.

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07-24-2005, 05:19 AM
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giguere eh?

we could use another goalie...
Then perhaps go after Rask. He will probably be around at 13

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07-24-2005, 07:56 AM
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Then perhaps go after Rask. He will probably be around at 13


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07-24-2005, 10:16 AM
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Oops...I posted this in the stickied draft thread, but I should've dumped it here...

From Bucky's column in todays' TBN:

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This is a guess, but I'll say the Sabres will select defenseman Marc Staal with the 13th pick overall. Staal has been listed among the top 10 prospects by some scouting services, but others see him going later. His brother, Eric, is a budding star for Carolina. Keep an eye on left wing Jack Skille, who played with the U.S. under-18 team and is headed for the University of Wisconsin.
Do you think he'll last until 13th?

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07-24-2005, 11:02 AM
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http://www.nhl.com/futures/2005draft...aft072205.html

Damn, Latendresse sits at #53 on CSB's final NA skaters list. This is actually an upgrade over his last ranking in the 60's. If he lasts until the Sabres second round pick, I think they have to take him. We could use that size and potential up front. I'm resigned to Staal (unlikely), Parent or Lee at 13. I still love Bourret's wrecking ball style of play, but we have that already in Paille. They'd be great paired up with a Thorburn, Kaleta, Gaustad type in the future though.

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07-24-2005, 12:53 PM
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The TSN Mock Draft has us taking Brian Lee.
He's the kind of pick I like at #13. There's a chance to hit a homerun with this kid. I'm sick of the Sabres going for players that are considered "safe" when it invariably turns out they become busts just as frequently as the so called high risk picks.


Brian Lee is a real wild card in this year's derby. He has played and dominated at a lower level of competition in high school in the U.S., but he has shown enough smooth puckhandling ability and native hockey intelligence to convince us that his game will translate well at higher levels. He was a bit overwhelmed stepping up in class at the World Juniors, but it doesn't concern us. He's so instinctive that he'll catch up in a hurry as he moves up the ladder.

Another dman I really like is Kitchener's Matt Lashoff. He hasn't had the best of luck with illness (mono) and injury (concussion), but he could easily turn out to be the best of the bunch after Jack Johnson. He has the tools and temperament to be another Derek Morris who was also considered a big reach at #13.

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My guess is one of: Parent, Bourdon or Kindl. Like Stafford last year, the Sabres might go with bloodlines again and choose Mikkelson...

Maybe a trade down with Florida might work... get the 29th and 32nd pick. Grab a few d-man to complete the young stockpile of talent.

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I think if he's available, we've gotta go with Brian Lee. On top of everything else, he's a right-hand shot.

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