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01-03-2009, 02:33 PM
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Tomáš Tatar

Ok, so around here on hfboards Panik is the Slovakian prospect that gets all the hype, but I´ve noticed that a lot of the users have noticed Tomáš Tatar on team Slovakia, who has been more impressive in this tournament than Panik to some extent and I wanted to ask you guys what your opinion of him is and what his chances for the draft are?

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01-03-2009, 03:51 PM
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I'm also curious. I love how this kid plays. He is very noticeable out there at both ends of the ice.

EDIT: Look who just gave Slovakia the lead!

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Hes slick and can find the openings very well. Is he eligible for this years draft, and if so where exactly does he project?

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01-03-2009, 04:16 PM
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http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=17750

he has some pretty impressive stats but i had barely heard about him before this tournament besides an article in my local newspaper saying he is slovakia's player to watch

i figure if tikhonov went in the first round last year after two years of not being drafted and having a really good WJC then there should be a good chance tatar will be a first rounder

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01-03-2009, 04:18 PM
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http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=17750

he has some pretty impressive stats but i had barely heard about him before this tournament besides an article in my local newspaper saying he is slovakia's player to watch

i figure if tikhonov went in the first round last year after two years of not being drafted and having a really good WJC then there should be a good chance tatar will be a first rounder
Though it´s not the same, Tatar was born I think december 1st 1990, so this in fact IS his draft year....

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This may be his only known weakness...

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http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=17750

he has some pretty impressive stats but i had barely heard about him before this tournament besides an article in my local newspaper saying he is slovakia's player to watch

i figure if tikhonov went in the first round last year after two years of not being drafted and having a really good WJC then there should be a good chance tatar will be a first rounder
This is Tatar's 1st year of eligibility though, hes born DEC 1990

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Gentle on gums? Doesn't sounds like he's much of a fighter.

And formulated by vets? Has anyone done a drug test on this guy?

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01-03-2009, 04:37 PM
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Though it´s not the same, Tatar was born I think december 1st 1990, so this in fact IS his draft year....
yeah i know that.. just that one big WJC can move someone into the first round.. i was just trying to say even though tikhonov got passed over twice it only took one big WJC to get drafted in the first round so i could see tatar getting a long look in the first round because of his play in this tournament

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I'd love for the Rangers to get him.

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I think Tatar and Janus both secured themselves a draft spot somewhere this year.

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01-03-2009, 05:07 PM
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he kinda reminds me of Esa Tikkanen after watching him play at the WJC. He is definitely on the radar big-time now.

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this kid has been quite impressive. Anyone know where he is ranked for this years draft? I hadnt heard anything about him before this tourney. I would think he may go 2nd round or later.

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01-03-2009, 05:09 PM
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Well, just saw him against Sweden, where he was named the Slovakian player of the game.

If he wasn't on many scout's radar before this tourney, he sure as heck is now.

Looks like a real gutsy player. Hope he grows a bit.

Might just go top 3 rounds!

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I'd consider using a 2 round pick on him.

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01-03-2009, 05:51 PM
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He seems to be very good around the net, and getting the puck into a scoring area.. Great skater and good hands..

It honestly wouldn't surprise me to see him go somewhere between late 1st to early 2nd round..

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01-03-2009, 09:30 PM
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Ok, so around here on hfboards Panik is the Slovakian prospect that gets all the hype, but I´ve noticed that a lot of the users have noticed Tomáš Tatar on team Slovakia, who has been more impressive in this tournament than Panik to some extent and I wanted to ask you guys what your opinion of him is and what his chances for the draft are?
He was already listed as a top 100 pick by Marc Seidel in his blog for the Hockey News. He was listed at 96 in that blog. It wouldn't shock me to see him picked in the top 70-80 based on this performance.

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01-03-2009, 09:33 PM
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I think Tatar and Janus both secured themselves a draft spot somewhere this year.
I agree. Even though Janus hasn't been lights out in his OHL career by any stretch, his play on the big stage, in big games, may get him selected in the late rounds.

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01-04-2009, 12:09 AM
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I have watched Tatar play four games in person at this year's WJC. The kid keeps getting better and keeps gaining a bigger role on the Slovak team. He is a bulldog out there who never stops working, has great vision and hands, and the puck always seems to follow him around. He knows where to go. His skating is only average however and there will always be concerns about his size even though he is very strong on his feet and fearless. He's been an interesting prospect to follow. Central Scouting has him as the #1 prospect playing in Slovakia (Panik is listed under Czech Republic because that's the league he's playing in).

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I've only seen him play twice but if he's always that good he deserves to be a top 20 pick. I noticed: good vision, strong on the puck, well positioned, hard on the forecheck and backcheck, natural sniper, accurate passer, creative, tenacious, extremely competitive, good in the clutch moments.

On the downside he might be missing that extra gear in his skating, but he was surely faster and more explosive than most on the ice. So I don't think that's a huge concern. He's also on the smaller side - but then again I watched him steamroll Hedman to win a puck battle. He's fairly tough, in a Saku Koivu kind of way.

I'd really like to see more of him. Very entertaining.

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I've only seen him play twice but if he's always that good he deserves to be a top 20 pick. I noticed: good vision, strong on the puck, well positioned, hard on the forecheck and backcheck, natural sniper, accurate passer, creative, tenacious, extremely competitive, good in the clutch moments.

On the downside he might be missing that extra gear in his skating, but he was surely faster and more explosive than most on the ice. So I don't think that's a huge concern. He's also on the smaller side - but then again I watched him steamroll Hedman to win a puck battle. He's fairly tough, in a Saku Koivu kind of way.

I'd really like to see more of him. Very entertaining.
Agreed 100% !!

Coudn't described him more precisely. This guy looks really good. Contagious work ethic and plus he's talented... what else can you ask more ?! Sure he's not the biggest guy out there, but he is pretty solid on his skates, so no worries there.

Late 1st round or early 2nd round wouldn't be a surprise for me...


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This guy seems to have that Zach Parise edge to him where hes all over the place. You can tell hes very competitive and wants to score and win.

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How tall is he?

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01-05-2009, 12:56 AM
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How tall is he?
5´10, I think.

It doesn´t matter where he gets picked up or by which team, but if he plays in the NHL one day, this kid´s gonna be a fan favourite defintely.

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He was Slovakia's version of Eberle. I really liked his game and would definitely use a 30-40 pick on him.

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