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11-06-2006, 02:39 PM
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can u tell me more about alex grant im not sold on him

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11-06-2006, 02:50 PM
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Honestly, I don't wanna touch a 6'5 guy if he doesn't have first round skating abilities. In the New NHL, you really have to be fast and a good hockey player even tough you have the frame.

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11-06-2006, 02:59 PM
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Dont worry about his skating terreur, veilleux is a good skater but like every 6"5 players he his somewhat of a project

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11-06-2006, 04:11 PM
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We need a centre for sure. Dont know abut who.

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11-06-2006, 04:29 PM
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I'm really liking what I'm hearing about Kyle Turris, but he's probably not going to be available when we pick. By all accounts he's pretty slight right now, but central scouting has him measured at 6'1 and he's a relatively late birthday (Aug. 14, '89), so he should be a decent sized player when he fills out.

I also like what I've heard about Oscar Moller, but he seems to be more of the small (5'10.5 184, according to central scouting), offensively skilled type of player that we seem to have in abundance, but if our scouts think he's got the potential to to put up the points in the NHL, I wouldn't mind it, even if we already have similar type players, especially if they see him more like a Chris Higgins (ie small, but solid hard working guy, with skills) than a Kostitsyn, Grabovsky, or previous season's Perezhogin (more pure offensive player).

Defensively I like what I've heard about Karl Alzner. He's a big defenseman (6'2 209 according to central scouting), who plays with Ryan White in Calgary. He seems like a late bloomer, at least offensively. He's an older player, just missing the 2006 draft by about a week, and he's always been known as a super reliable, super dependable defensive defenseman, but this year he's added some offense to his game, picking up 15 points in 19 games so far (after putting up just 24 in 70 games last year). Alzner's probably going to be long gone by the time we pick, though.

And even if he is awfully small for a defenseman (Central Scouting lists him at 5'9.5 180), I'm always checking out how Mark Katic is doing because you just have to love his skating. He's a guy who could really light things up in the more free flowing NHL, but can he handle his defensive assignments and can he play a full year without getting hurt?

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11-06-2006, 04:31 PM
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Sidney Crosby is the number 1 center in the NHL and is 5'11... Size isn't everything anymore. I'd prefer someone with Much More Skill and Speed, then someone with much more size.
Of course, you are right but you seem to forget that Crosby has one of the strongest legs in NHL...very hard to stop...not unlike Higgins.

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11-06-2006, 04:33 PM
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this draft year is full of dmen. I think we should pick another one.

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11-06-2006, 04:38 PM
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Seen Veilleux a couple of time last year.. and 1 time this year
Really good prospect.

Habs should do a tryout with Dannick Bouchard, he is amazing this year... really speedy.

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11-06-2006, 05:06 PM
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Its a real strong year for the q this year esposito voracek grant veilleux fortier gratchev macmillan the bashkirov etc

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11-07-2006, 09:13 AM
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So who is projected to go 30th?

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11-07-2006, 09:48 AM
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this draft year is full of dmen. I think we should pick another one.
I completely agree. I am a stickler for drafting BPA (best player available) but if it's between a forward and a defenseman, well decent defensemen don't grow on trees, and d-men prospects are always more valuable in trades (in the case you don't need him).

In regards to size, I'd rather have someone with wheels than size. They don't come as a package except in the first few picks of a draft, and skating is too important to ignore.

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11-07-2006, 11:43 AM
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Iss november rk 30th: keven veilleux center 6"5 195

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11-07-2006, 11:45 AM
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A lot of Def available in the top30 12th Def in their top30

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11-07-2006, 06:06 PM
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we should try to get Flyers or phoenix first round pick so that we could get gagner or gillies

i forgot esposito or couture with phoenix or phylli pick but personnaly for unknown reason esposito remind me a lot of ribeiro


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11-07-2006, 06:17 PM
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How bout PK Subban. He reminds of Souray but better defensively. He's got a great shot and good speed and is solid defensively.

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11-07-2006, 06:20 PM
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Another guy i like is michael biega (salisbury ushse) going to harvard next year his brother was draft by buffalo last year some scout compared his game to iginla but his draft stock will be hurt because he play high school hockey
Totally agree with you on Mike B, when he was playing Bantam AA in Lac St-Louis the scoring title was always disputed between him and Angelo Esposito, he has a much better cast then Angelo to play with, but he was damn good, even if i alaways liked is brother Alex better, Michael coulb e a very good pick between 20 and 30 in the first round, if the habs pick there of course

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11-07-2006, 10:29 PM
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And biega is rank 52th in the iss november ranking he was rank 24th this past june

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Totally agree with you on Mike B, when he was playing Bantam AA in Lac St-Louis the scoring title was always disputed between him and Angelo Esposito, he has a much better cast then Angelo to play with, but he was damn good, even if i alaways liked is brother Alex better, Michael coulb e a very good pick between 20 and 30 in the first round, if the habs pick there of course
I'm not a huge fan of college-bound prospects, for a variety of reasons, but Biega has looked good when I've seen and heard about him.

Trading up for Esposito or someone else isn't a real stretch IMO. Anyone going around the 11/12 pick I could see a deal for that pick in exchange for our 1st, and either a winger prospect or another lower pick. There doesn't seem to be any consistency with regard to trading up in drafts like there is in the NFL, so it's hard to say what it would take.

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11-07-2006, 11:59 PM
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The canadiens love drafting ncaa prospect hainsay,komisarek,higgins,fischer so dont be surprised if they go to that route and they can be patient with them unlike chl and euro prospect

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11-08-2006, 12:02 AM
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this draft year is full of dmen. I think we should pick another one.
my thoughts exactly

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i forgot esposito or couture with phoenix or phylli pick but personnaly for unknown reason esposito remind me a lot of ribeiro
That reason will stay unknown as they could'nt be more different players.

Esposito's main asset is speed, he does'nt like to control the puck for too long and is already very dedicated. I think he looks a lot like Lafontaine on the ice, even if the chances are very slim that he'll get to this level.

The only thing I could see that is similar to Ribs is that Esposito is'nt very big, but at 17 he's already bigger than him.


I'd be extasic to see him fall to our draft position.

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11-08-2006, 07:16 AM
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20th? I was under the impression we are going to ba drafting 30th

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11-08-2006, 07:39 AM
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Max Tanguay...
I agree! I saw him a couple of times and his the guy for us...

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We need to get some defense imo. We're weak there. Tho adding Fischer sure helped.

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We need to get some defense imo. We're weak there. Tho adding Fischer sure helped.
+ Emelin + O'byrne + Carle + Valentenko.... we're not that weak, we"re alot more in need of a big center with 1st line potential

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