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5th round, 128th overall: Leafs select Eric Knodel

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06-27-2009, 11:16 AM
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Fire All Our Scouts!
It's not the scouts bud...this is clearly burke outlining the type of players he wants. looking at last years picks compared to this year its like night and day.

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06-27-2009, 11:17 AM
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McKeens:

gentle giant that plays at a slow pace

doesn't know how to properly exploit his size

he can ride a guy out hard into the boards, although he doesn't take the proper man while covering his crease ..

occasionally involved offensively and capable of making stick-to-stick first pass

needs to improve on his first step and agility

although his mobility is okay considering his size.

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06-27-2009, 11:17 AM
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I'd be interested to see what kind of comments would have been made if this board was arround in 1996 when Kaberle was drafted.

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watch us draft the 6'7" Swedish player, Viktor Svedberg in the 6th or 7th round. I'd be happy with that....

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06-27-2009, 11:18 AM
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watch us draft the 6'7" Swedish player, Viktor Svedberg in the 6th or 7th round. I'd be happy with that....
We havent drafted a European yet, dont bank on it

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They have been one of the worst drafting teams over the past ten or so years. People here think that they are genius' for going for the highest ranked players.

Is it like this every year on draft day? My god...
hahahaha

yes!! every year!!

I hope we trade away all of our picks next year so we don't have anymore draft years.

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Prediction - our 6th round pick will be over 6'3"
You're aiming too low, this isn't the Chucky Cheese ball room! 6'5 at least, I'm calling it now.

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My god you guys complain to much. How about waiting a few years before making judgement on picks.

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I think I'm going to skip following the draft here next June. Little insight, just juvenile bellyaching.

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06-27-2009, 11:19 AM
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McKeens:

gentle giant that plays at a slow pace

doesn't know how to properly exploit his size

he can ride a guy out hard into the boards, although he doesn't take the proper man while covering his crease ..

occasionally involved offensively and capable of making stick-to-stick first pass

needs to improve on his first step and agility

although his mobility is okay considering his size.
I sure hope he is coachable!

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draft years.
draft threads i mean..

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06-27-2009, 11:19 AM
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my god you people are such children.

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Whats wrong with a big project of a D in the 5th round? I don't understand why you guys are all in a knot over this.

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He was a +75 in 51 games with the JR. Flyers.

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Jeez, do we even have a 6th to burn on him?

My god, **** Brad May if we don't
What pray tell are you whining about now???

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When a team hires you as Professional scout...then I'll take your comments seriously. Until then, you are a whining girl who doesn't know his arse from his elbow.

You are entitled to your opinion, but please stop pretending you are some draft guru. It's annoying.
Devane didn't even have a plaque for his name. The NHL didn't even think he was going to be drafted.

Knodel plays AAA in philly. If he was 5"10 Burke wouldn't have even considered about drafting him.

There's a trend here. The fact that I can tell talent from a goon doesn't make me a guru

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06-27-2009, 11:22 AM
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McKeens:

gentle giant that plays at a slow pace

doesn't know how to properly exploit his size

he can ride a guy out hard into the boards, although he doesn't take the proper man while covering his crease ..

occasionally involved offensively and capable of making stick-to-stick first pass

needs to improve on his first step and agility

although his mobility is okay considering his size.
Sounds very promising. Hopefully the game of hockey regresses to its 1999 clutch and grab and this kid becomes useful in some capacity.

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06-27-2009, 11:23 AM
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I think I'm going to skip following the draft here next June. Little insight, just juvenile bellyaching.
Not a bad idea, some of these posters are acting like Scotty Bowman clones when they have NEVER seen any of these players play or even have any idea what constitutes a good prospect !!

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The fact that I can tell talent from a goon doesn't make me a guru
You haven't seen any of these players play. Give us all a break and quit whining about stuff you know nothing about.

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I like 3/5 of the draft so far.

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Whats wrong with a big project of a D in the 5th round? I don't understand why you guys are all in a knot over this.
Look who was left on the board, Olivier Roy, first round talent went two picks later.

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06-27-2009, 11:25 AM
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Some good players have been passed over in the draft, and I'm sure many teams wish they had found them and drafted them when they were eligable. Jonas Gustavson showed nothing while he was draft eligable and now is the projected saviour of the Leafs. Maybe Burke sees something nobody else does.

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I think I'm going to skip following the draft here next June. Little insight, just juvenile bellyaching.
I will keep coming back because the reactions are so funny

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McKeens:

gentle giant that plays at a slow pace

doesn't know how to properly exploit his size

he can ride a guy out hard into the boards, although he doesn't take the proper man while covering his crease ..

occasionally involved offensively and capable of making stick-to-stick first pass

needs to improve on his first step and agility

although his mobility is okay considering his size.
Thank you. Nice to get some actual information amidst all the grieving and abuse.

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I think I'm going to skip following the draft here next June. Little insight, just juvenile bellyaching.
Yes, because everyone must agree with taking players in the lowest level of hockey POSSIBLE, who evidently (according to, you know, scouting reports?) doesn't use his 6'6 size to any effect.

Point being, there are players available who produce in decent leagues. Decent numbers, at that. Players who are known for a reason...call a 6'6 lumbering player "high reward" all you want, doesn't make it so. People simply like to call a player with height "high reward", as if there's loads of super tall players in the NHL who came about the same way.

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