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05-24-2009, 11:21 PM
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Someone please delete the post two above me. If I have to re-live that again the same moment they are on the brink of another ecf win I'm going postal.




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Dammit I'm in texas now time to go git dir gun!

cali to texas... Crazy.

Kidding of course about his/her post. Just such a dam sore spot espcially watching kopitar for two years and knowing what he could have brought. All things considered we could have got a helpful player just a few picks sooner.

Of course that moron may have winked at us at pick 1.

In reality one has to realize that cause and effect changes everything. We aren't guaranteed backis or alzner if we don't get 14. Backis maybe we still get with most but who knows what 2007 looks like.

Jmfj would have been perfect. Gmgm would have let him stay in school. Ryan wouldve taken til now still to develop. Imagine him on ao's wing.

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Not sure who we should pick at 24th. Maybe Kassian drops down far enough to get him? Jeremy Morin maybe?

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Trade the hell out of it.

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Trade the hell out of it.
I would say yes, unless by some miracle that Kadri or Kassian is there....

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I would say yes, unless by some miracle that Kadri or Kassian is there....
I'm hoping Leblanc or Moore falls.

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05-26-2009, 09:39 AM
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My philosophy is this: whether you keep the pick or trade it, target a player and be aggressive going after him. GMGM has shown a propensity to do this, so I have faith he will.

I actually foresee him being very active draft day, and it should be fun to watch.

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05-26-2009, 12:57 PM
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I actually foresee him being very active draft day, and it should be fun to watch.
The next two drafts should be quite active overall in terms of trading and I suspect GMGM will be right in the thick of things.

Moving up to between 10-15 would be great. Even if they stay put there's enough depth that a forward at 24 might very well immediately be their best forward prospect. Not a huge deal but it could be in a year or two and make other more expensive players expendable.

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Just picked up the THN Draft Preview at the Barnes and Noble in the Potomac Yard shopping center (Alexandria), so it's probably available at other places in the area as well. I've gotten it in the past at the Borders in Pentagon City, so that's a good place right off the Metro. As per usual, it's a good read, but leaves you wanting more. It's only $5.99 though, so I won't complain too much.

I'll post a couple excerpts about some guys I wouldn't mind the Caps drafting.

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05-29-2009, 01:05 AM
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He's not just the best skater in the draft, but I'm not sure there are many guys in the NHL now who skate better than this guy. He gets out of the blocks as fast as anyone I've seen.
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Just picked up the THN Draft Preview at the Barnes and Noble in the Potomac Yard shopping center (Alexandria), so it's probably available at other places in the area as well. I've gotten it in the past at the Borders in Pentagon City, so that's a good place right off the Metro. As per usual, it's a good read, but leaves you wanting more. It's only $5.99 though, so I won't complain too much.

I'll post a couple excerpts about some guys I wouldn't mind the Caps drafting.
Keep 'em coming, Bunk.

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05-29-2009, 03:10 AM
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People who really caught my attention

1st round

Kadri/Josefsson/Holland/Moore/Runblad (first 3 are centers and probably involve trading up, I personally am high on Josefsson).

2nd round

Dmitry Orlov
Taylor Doherty (could go in 3rd)

3rd round

Carl Klinsberg
Henrik Eriksson
Mikko Koistinen
Marcus Foligno

The Russian/former soviet guys I think will be steals in the 3rd and later rounds edition (last year I had Grachev Petrov Stefanovich Goncharov pegged in this area)

Anton Burdasov
Maxim Chudinov
Georgy Berdyukov
Sergei Drozd
Kirill Polozov

If I'm GM, I try to move up for Josefsson as a sure thing, draft whichever is left of Doherty or Orlov in the 2nd (with Doherty taking precedence), then go ******* in the 3rd and onwards, taking as many as I possibly can of the 9 I mentioned who I believe will fall that late.

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05-29-2009, 03:24 AM
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Keep 'em coming, Bunk.
I'll definitely throw some more on here tomorrow.

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People who really caught my attention

1st round

Kadri/Josefsson/Holland/Moore/Runblad (first 3 are centers and probably involve trading up, I personally am high on Josefsson).

2nd round

Dmitry Orlov
Taylor Doherty (could go in 3rd)

3rd round

Carl Klinsberg
Henrik Eriksson
Mikko Koistinen
Marcus Foligno

The Russian/former soviet guys I think will be steals in the 3rd and later rounds edition (last year I had Grachev Petrov Stefanovich Goncharov pegged in this area)

Anton Burdasov
Maxim Chudinov
Georgy Berdyukov
Sergei Drozd
Kirill Polozov

If I'm GM, I try to move up for Josefsson as a sure thing, draft whichever is left of Doherty or Orlov in the 2nd (with Doherty taking precedence), then go ******* in the 3rd and onwards, taking as many as I possibly can of the 9 I mentioned who I believe will fall that late.
Doherty seems a reach to me in the 2nd round. He's ranked 58 among NA skaters by CSB. I'd sooner go for Helgeson as a mean crease-clearer in the 2nd round.

I doubt Klingberg lasts to the 3rd round. He may even go in the first.

Eriksson's not even ranked by CSB, and he's an overager. Don't see him getting drafted that high.

I also wouldn't draft Koskinen at all. While he seemingly has some talent, and is just a late bloomer, he's the same age as Varlamov and Neuvirth. With those two and Holtby (a year younger) signed, he'd already be the odd one out. I'd rather take a young guy if I take a goaltender at all.

Foligno seems another big reach in the third round (ranked 107 among NA skaters).

I'll defer to you on the Russians.

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05-29-2009, 07:03 AM
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I personally would not expect us to trade up....its either we take the 24th, or we trade down, or package the pick with a player for a defenseman...

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From what I've read, the Ferraro kid seems to have a real solid game. The genetics ties usually never do much for me, but this might be an exception.

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I'm not an expert but I'll take Rajala in the first round.
I know it sounds too reckless and risky but he's got so much talent.
He can become a real star despite his lack of size.Call me mad but I'll go with him.

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From what I've read, the Ferraro kid seems to have a real solid game. The genetics ties usually never do much for me, but this might be an exception.
And he put up 37 goals on a bad but young Red Deer team. He's also one of the youngest players in the draft. Guys like Tavares and Hedman are almost a year older.

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And he put up 37 goals on a bad but young Red Deer team. He's also one of the youngest players in the draft. Guys like Tavares and Hedman are almost a year older.
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From what I've read, the Ferraro kid seems to have a real solid game. The genetics ties usually never do much for me, but this might be an exception.
But McPhee would never draft bloodlines!

I was able to take Louis Leblanc in the moderator mock draft. Doubt he falls that far a little under a month from now.

McPhee front and center at the combine.

Not that it's overly important when it comes to evaluating a player but Central Scouting will be posting the top 10 performances in each of the combine events.

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Gmgm at combine means one thing. He's trading the pick.


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But McPhee would never draft bloodlines!

I was able to take Louis Leblanc in the moderator mock draft. Doubt he falls that far a little under a month from now.

McPhee front and center at the combine.

Not that it's overly important when it comes to evaluating a player but Central Scouting will be posting the top 10 performances in each of the combine events.
Me likey very much. I've heard him compared very favorably to Simon Gagne, only he's a center. Smart kid too, he's going to Harvard next year.

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39th-ranked Ryan O'Reilly had a fantastic workout, excelling in everything - he had a good vertical, he was solid on the bike, great on the bench press and seems overall to have more of a mature body than most of the other players in attendance. He is physically stronger than the vast majority of players that have been seen already.
If they want a center that they could fast-track, they could do a lot worse.

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If they want a center that they could fast-track, they could do a lot worse.
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His feet aren't the greatest, but he's really smart and he seems to work through his skating issues to get things done.
Seems like his skating is really a weak spot. He's a guy I'd love in the second round, but not necessarily in the first. The organization needs a serious infusion of speed, IMO.

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