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07-30-2005, 11:59 AM
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Lee goes to Ottawa.

Skille to Chicago.

Hmmm.... Kopitar and Staal still there.

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07-30-2005, 12:01 PM
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Zagrapan too... and Bourret.

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I'd do backflips if we had a shot at Kopitar or Staal.

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07-30-2005, 12:05 PM
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Luc Bourdon goes to Vancouver.... Looks like we will have two of Staal, Kopitar, Bourret, and Zagrapan sitting there

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07-30-2005, 12:06 PM
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Ok...Staal/Kopitar, three picks in between.

Is it:

1. Both guys chosen by ATL and LAK; or
2. Darcy goes off the board?

Call it.

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07-30-2005, 12:07 PM
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LA takes Kopitar, Atlanta takes Staal and that leaves Buffalo looking at Bourret or Zagrapan IF they pass on O'Marra

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Another trade....

Atlanta dealing down to the Rangers for 16, and 41.

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07-30-2005, 12:13 PM
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Not real keen on Staal, or O' Marra.

The Big Czech Hanzal? Would'nt surprise me.

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07-30-2005, 12:14 PM
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Uneffnbelievable....LOL

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Seems like the Rangers will take Staal. So much for Darcy making moves....

Maybe he can flip Satan to Atlanta for a package of second rounders?

And Staal it is.

Bourret!!!! Darcy, take Bourret!

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07-30-2005, 12:16 PM
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What odds we take O'Marra now?

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07-30-2005, 12:16 PM
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At this stage, I wouldn't mind sliding back and picking up another pick.

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07-30-2005, 12:18 PM
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What odds we take O'Marra now?
With Luce at the helm? And a safe, prototypical, no-upside-but-safe player?

Sadly I would say the odds are pretty good.


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07-30-2005, 12:19 PM
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Everyone had to jinx it.

Never say a guy is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm guessing that they'll go with Parent.

Honestly, I hope they trade down and add picks.

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07-30-2005, 12:21 PM
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Zagrapan, that'll do.

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07-30-2005, 12:22 PM
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Zagrapan it is

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07-30-2005, 12:23 PM
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Zagrapan it is. So my concern with him compared to Bourret is that he's had the word soft mentioned in relation to how he plays. If this team is going to go all cream-puff, then I suppose they could've done worse by taking another "prototypical Sabre".

McKeen's really like Zagrapan. The TSN guys like the pick a lot too.

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07-30-2005, 12:24 PM
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Saw him alot this year, he's a great prospect and IMO he was top 10 this year. Great pick for you guys, he's one of the most skilled players this year!

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07-30-2005, 12:25 PM
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I'll like the pick a lot if the "New NHL" really means opening the game up for skilled guys and cracking down hard on obstruction.

If not................

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07-30-2005, 12:26 PM
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Scouting Report: In terms of pure playmaking ability, there are few better than Zagrapan in the 2005 draft class; led the CHL in rookie points, and tied for 12th in the ‘Q’ scoring race in 2004-05, after spending time previously with the HC Zlin program in the Czech Republic; produced three points in four games for Slovakia at the 2005 WJC; has added more bulk to his 6-1 frame in order to better handle the North American game, but finesse will always rule Zagrapan’s M.O.; must produce points in the pros, because the rest of his game is only average; should play at over 200 pounds as a pro.


Impact: The Sabres have a wealth of offensive talent in the system, but adding Zagrapan makes sense because of his supreme playmaking skills. One day, he will likely set up the likes of Thomas Vanek or Maxim Afinogenov in Buffalo. However, he will need more time to develop.
http://www.forecaster.ca/thestar/hockey/draft-team.cgi?Buf&DraftID=10#4980

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07-30-2005, 12:26 PM
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Tough to argue with a playmaker..

Here's hoping we can pick up a defenseman in the 2nd. It might be time to move up..

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07-30-2005, 12:29 PM
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I like the pick, since it would seem that if they are seriously going to open the game up, someone who can move the puck and be a setup man for a finisher like Vanek could do very very well.

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07-30-2005, 12:31 PM
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Zagrapan's Stats going back to 01-02

http://www.eurohockey.net/players/show_player.cgi?serial=59507

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07-30-2005, 12:33 PM
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Bourret to Atl; what a great fit.

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07-30-2005, 12:35 PM
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The good news for us is that it seems that Atlanta owns the second round, and they're not really looking for defense.

I'm okay with Zagrapan. This is one of the better first round picks they've had in recent years. I like the idea of this kid centering Max and Vanek.

Now, on to defense... unless Hanzal drops to our 2nd.

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