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2009 NHL Draft Guides (FC, ISS, McKeen's, RLR & THN)

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06-08-2009, 04:57 PM
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Will McKeens be selling physical copies in Montreal on Draft day. I'm traveling up there and I'm concerned that if I order it might arrive before I leave home.
We will not. Anyone looking to sell their product at an NHL event has to get permission to do so. The Guide is being mailed out every morning, as they are purchased, from Alberta, Canada. If you live in the United States or Canada, the post office informed me it would take between 2-5 business days to arrive. For European destinations, the time would be 2-3 weeks. I hope that helps clarify for your schedule.

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06-08-2009, 05:07 PM
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I have a feeling McKeens goofed.. Paajarvi should be 4 and Ekman should be 10

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I have a feeling McKeens goofed.. Paajarvi should be 4 and Ekman should be 10
Larsson is 4th.

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06-08-2009, 05:54 PM
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Mckeen's issue is fantastic.

Well done.

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Mckeen's issue is fantastic.

Well done.
Ditto - got job Max and everyone. McKeen's is much improved this yera as compared to the 2007 draft issue that I purchased.

I sure hope MPS is available for the Sens to pick at #9...

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06-08-2009, 06:59 PM
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I have a feeling McKeens goofed.. Paajarvi should be 4 and Ekman should be 10
No, there's no mistake there. That is how our rankings finished this year.

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FC was better than even I expected... Thanks guys...

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06-08-2009, 07:36 PM
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I appreciated that simpleness very much. Plus, the fact it was hand-addressed. Had a nice personal touch
I'm glad you liked it. It was a lot of work simply addressing envelopes two weekends ago but well worth it. Thanks again to everyone who has given us such positive feedback!

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06-09-2009, 01:27 AM
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I bought the future considerations guide on May 30th or 31st and I read about half of it, and then I went on vacation and now that I'm back I logged in and it says I don't have the draft guide and I need to buy it.

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PM me your info (email, username, ect) and I'll track it down and correct it. Is it possible you just haven't logged back in?

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06-09-2009, 01:30 AM
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FC was better than even I expected... Thanks guys...
Thanks for the kind words! Pass it on!

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I like the McKeens issue this year. Got my hardcopy in Germany yesterday. Thanks guys. Cover looks good, well written, although I disagree with OEL at 4 and MPS at 10, but that's just my opinion

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06-09-2009, 08:45 AM
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I like the McKeens issue this year. Got my hardcopy in Germany yesterday. Thanks guys. Cover looks good, well written, although I disagree with OEL at 4 and MPS at 10, but that's just my opinion
Germany!???? I'm in New Jersey and still haven;t received my copy in the mail...!!! I hope it comes today. Read Future considerations and was very impressed for the price. A lot of content......curious to see how McKeens compares for quadruple the price....

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06-09-2009, 09:51 AM
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Germany!???? I'm in New Jersey and still haven;t received my copy in the mail...!!! I hope it comes today. Read Future considerations and was very impressed for the price. A lot of content......curious to see how McKeens compares for quadruple the price....
Yeah, I'm in the GTA and I haven't gotten mine either. Hopefully within the next couple of days.

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06-09-2009, 10:14 AM
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FC was better than even I expected... Thanks guys...
I liked it also, since it's fairly inexpensive but I certainly could have done without the cheesy "Yearbook Club" and, to a certain extent, the prospect snapshots. Instead, I would have liked to read profiles of all 150 ranked players and go in more details on sleepers. The 2 round mock draft was a nice touch.

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06-09-2009, 12:10 PM
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Yeah, I'm in the GTA and I haven't gotten mine either. Hopefully within the next couple of days.

Nevermind. I got it in today's mail. It's extremely well done.

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06-09-2009, 12:39 PM
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Got my McKeen's in the mail today. They did a fantastic job.

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What I like the most of the FC guide is the fact that it's not only positive stuff. They have a section reguarding the issues of each player, and I think it's really important to have that in a draft guide. I like McKeens, but I still haven't decided if I'll order it because it's too much positive...

BTW, who's scouting for the FC guide? Are they credible?

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06-09-2009, 02:04 PM
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What I like the most of the FC guide is the fact that it's not only positive stuff. They have a section reguarding the issues of each player, and I think it's really important to have that in a draft guide. I like McKeens, but I still haven't decided if I'll order it because it's too much positive...

BTW, who's scouting for the FC guide? Are they credible?
As our readers could attest to, the McKeen's Guide does not only focus on positive aspects of a player. We pride ourselves on giving the information to our readers in an honest way, which means dissecting their game and outlining strengths and weaknesses.

I hope that helps alleviate any concerns you may have about our product.

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06-09-2009, 02:27 PM
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I'm still kinda iffy about buying a magazine for $40...

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I'm still kinda iffy about buying a magazine for $40...
Yes, it's expensive and I thought it was also ridiculous at first. But then you have to realize that they're competing with other draft guides like ISS, which is also around the same price.

It's a very well done draft guide. I'm very impressed.

I don't really think any draft guide is really worth $40, but their scouts put in a lot of work throughout the year and imo McKeen's draft guide is the best product out there.

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06-09-2009, 02:32 PM
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As our readers could attest to, the McKeen's Guide does not only focus on positive aspects of a player. We pride ourselves on giving the information to our readers in an honest way, which means dissecting their game and outlining strengths and weaknesses.

I hope that helps alleviate any concerns you may have about our product.
Yeah, I'll attest to that, I was a bit surprised actually. More than most draft guides that's for sure.

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I really hope McKeen's sticks to the magazine format for next year as well. I much prefer an actual copy in my hand. I've never been a big fan of PDF.

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I really hope McKeen's sticks to the magazine format for next year as well. I much prefer an actual copy in my hand. I've never been a big fan of PDF.
It'd be interested for them to survey their readers about preferences. Certainly a printed version has more shelf-life, and makes a more handy reference when looking back on previous years. And it avoids the risk of people copying/forwarding a file to their friends. At the same time, it's much more time-consuming to compile the information, and obviously production and distribution costs increase the sticker price substantially (which begs the question of how ISS justifies their price, but that's another story).

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What I really like about McKeen's guide is the fact that it has a 90's THN draft preview feel to it. I'm really impressed with the professionalism.

ISS was good as well, I just wish it was prettier..and in magazine form. It feels more like a school project than a draft guide.

THN well...I want Bob McKenzie back. It was decent, but really lacking in information compared to the others.

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