I've never yelled "******* YEAH" that loud in my life
Good pick Tallon!
It was a pretty obvious choice. He was the BPA and given past history (Aliu) they could care less about "mental concerns", if he can score, play a team game and help the team win with some grit, he's our guy.
good high risk high reward pick. I think with a solid leadership core he'll fly straight.
Well said, he looked a little lost this season with the Tips but the team itself looked very uncommitted and lost so I never thought it was "him". Also he was targeted all season and was on the receiving end of many cheapshots. I realy hope he pans out because he is a Milian Lucic type with better offence and D. He is a BIG fan fave in Everett. I'm sure there is some Youtube stuff out there.
Just a great pick and the Hawks are gunna love this guy. Don't be worried about his attitude because if its an issue at all the Hawks are going to get it straighted up. He's gunna bring a physical presence to the Hawks that opposing d-men are going to hate to play against and is also a player that can make the offense happen. Very solid pick at this spot for the Hawks.
Just got back from the draft. I was pumped about the Beach pick!!! He'll still be a couple of years away and I wouldn't worry too much about the mental issues. He'll get them straightened out by the time he reaches the 'N' If he doesn't, I guess we have a Sean Avery or Claude Lemieux on our hands... not a bad thing.
I actually met Dale Tallon's brother which was pretty sweet. He was wondering if my #19 Hawks jersey was in respect of Dale.... duh?!?!
Great we drafted a 6-3 matt barnaby who's as crazy as probert who "might be able to produce at the NHL level". Not to mention hes a center. Howmany centers do we have now? I think thats 17.
Jonathan Toews 9.0B
Dave Bolland 7.0B
Petri Kontiola 7.0B
Akim Aliu 7.0C
Tony Lagerstrom 7.0C
Evan Brophey 6.5C
Nathan Davis 6.5C
Jake Dowell 6.0C
Adam Hobson 5.5C
Chris Auger 5.5C
Colin Fraser 6.0D
Jakub Sindel 7.0F
Jan-Mikael Juutilainen 7.0F
Maxime Tanguay 6.0D
Richard Greenop 6.0D
Peter Leblanc 5.0C
We have 5 left wingers but we have 17 centers. I guess if any of them wants a job they will have to learn how to play left wing.
This Is freakin awesome. I'm out on the west coast, and I thought for sure the Canucks were going to take Beach. All week long they were running taped interviews with him and talking him up, and saying how he was going to be the big power forward they always wanted. So to see the Hawks end up with him, is just beautiful. I too screamed a Hell Yeah!
Iginla, Shanahan, Neely- All he needs to do is just be half of what those guys were, and this is a success story. Look at the talent pool we have now. It was already good, and now it's great. This guy with Kane, Toews, Havlat, maybe Aliu. Too much firepower. It's only going to get better, through the rest of the Summer. July 1st, we'll see bout that, but training camp is going to tell the whole story.