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05-11-2017, 11:57 PM
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2017 NHL Entry Draft

Less than two months to go, so I assume it's about time we start talking about this years draft.


Our first pick of the draft, assuming we hold on to it, will be somewhere between 28-31.

There are a few guys I wouldn't mind seeing us pick with our first two picks, and one of them is Jaret Anderson-Dolan. One of the youngest players in the draft, 5'11, 185lbs Center from Calgary who plays for Spokane Chiefs of the WHL and had 39+37+76 this season. Described as being an elite athlete and a hard worker. Risen through the rankings all year.

Has a fairly inspirational story as well.


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A hard-working versatile forward who can play a gritty or finesse game…skates extremely well and loves to get low and drive off his low center of gravity to burn around players…very balanced on his feet, enabling him to change direction with quick pivots…leans on his stick and is very good at protecting the puck from being stripped…plays a lot bigger than the listed size and is an absolute menace with the puck on his stick…does not hesitate to shoot the puck and has a good release with velocity that is likely to continue developing…great vision and is confident putting pucks through tight space to make a skilled pass…makes smart reads on puck movement…a constant factor when on the ice…defensive awareness is strong…constantly on his toes to play the routes of high probability with a waiting stick…is that heart and soul, all hustle player who attacks from the defensive side of the puck and can be relied upon in all zones…has the potential to become a strong pro middle six two-way player. (Future Considerations, November 2016)
Stylistically his game has drawn comparisons to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.


Some other ones I'd like to see us draft; (stylistic comparison in brackets via lastwordonhockeyprospects.com)

Isaac Ratcliffe (Wayne Simmonds)
Matthew Strome (Shane Doan)
Grant Mismash (Brandon Saad)
Marcus Davidsson (Alex Steen)
Kole Lind (Max Pacioretty)

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It is a crappy draft this year I would be happy with a bunch of trade outs and pick up picks for next year. Most drafts past the 15th pick are crapshoots but this one is after the 3rd pick.
And it is such a late pick now it is hard to know who will be available at 28, 30 or 31. We can't pick 29th BTW. I am hoping to pick 31st each round myself.

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And we prob are not going to have a 1st or a 2nd. Trade it to LV to take Smitty.

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I want Mismash on name alone.

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I want Mismash on name alone.
Agree, that name is a marketing campaign waiting to happen!

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I want Mismash on name alone.
Had the exact same thought when I read his name.

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Agree, that name is a marketing campaign waiting to happen!
I was hoping the Predators would have called up Wacey Rabbit when he was in Milwaukee just for the marketing.

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I was hoping the Predators would have called up Wacey Rabbit when he was in Milwaukee just for the marketing.
I would have bought the **** out of that jersey. As for the draft, not really thinking about it. I fully assume that the pick goes to Vegas to take Smith.

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I hope we reach slightly and take Robert Thomas.

This draft really isn't bad. The top end isn't as crazy strong as the past several seasons have been, and there are more project type players, but there will be several really solid NHL players taken, and in 5-6 years when "2017 Redraft" threads pop up, it's going to look waaaay different than what actually happens.

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I saw us getting Yamamoto in a mock draft, which I would totally be on board for.

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Yamamoto would be cool if he can get bulked up to 180-185. Otherwise I'd really worry about longevity.

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