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06-26-2010, 01:51 PM
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So does anybody think Merrill will have a big role in the upcoming WJC?
Someone on HF said that he has Pronger like potential... so if he said so, I'd have to say yes.


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06-26-2010, 01:52 PM
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well in tsn's mock draft of mcguire/button they had him going 15th overall so seems like a good pick to me. basically from what i hear this kid could potentially went before the devils would have even picked in round 1.


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06-26-2010, 02:22 PM
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Hate the ****ing goalie pick. Just ****in terrible.
Can't judge a goalie pick. Drafting one is such a crap shoot.

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06-26-2010, 02:24 PM
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Can't judge a goalie pick. Drafting one is such a crap shoot.
Says the goalie apologist.

Can't say I am too fond of the Wedgewood pick, but I will reserve judgement. It is a crap shoot like you say.

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06-26-2010, 02:27 PM
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Says the goalie apologist.

Can't say I am too fond of the Wedgewood pick, but I will reserve judgement. It is a crap shoot like you say.
Well I haven't offered my full endorsement like i have have Clemmer and Frazee so there is still hope for this wedgewood kid.

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06-26-2010, 02:30 PM
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Just guessing here with Wellwood. I think the Devils scouts liked some of what they saw with the player even before the 72 save game. Add in the fact that he's under a former NHL goalie's tutorship (Stefan), and the Devils felt he met their need better than someone like Grubbaer (sp).

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06-26-2010, 02:31 PM
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People should realize that the CSS rankings aren't gospel. There is no consensus. Every scout has their own ranking. To blast a pick because it was out of line with a couple aggregate rankings is stupid.

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06-26-2010, 02:52 PM
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...only thing that I'm uneasy on is a quote from an interview he did regarding it being easy to get up for 40 or so games but not for another team on tuesday nights.....read into it, here's his prospect thread
Not the correct interview answer...but 100% truthful. Put a lie detector on any NHLer and they'd offer the same answer.

But then again, they are already in the Show, he is not.

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People outside of the NJD board either do not understand it, or refuse to acknowledge it, but an organization like the Deivls have an ingrained advantage over most others when it comes to drafting aplyer with a hint of issues. ANY hockey player drafted by this organization knows the expectations going in. If it is not enough for you to adhere to the exceedingly high standards, you will fail. that simple.

That is not quite the case in many other places.

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06-26-2010, 03:23 PM
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In the talk about "character issues" between here and TG's comments, I can't help but laugh at some people's perspectives.

First off, as has been said, these are ****ing high school jocks, it's in the nature of it to be an *******. Moreover, I wonder how an interview with Chris Pronger would have gone given how much of a ****** bag he is and look at how he turned out.

We can't sit here and build a team worrying about if a guy is an *******...*******'s win championships. Look at how many rings Mark Messier got.

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Jon Merrill displays his tactics for harassing girls. SURPRISE!

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Jon Merrill displays his tactics for harassing girls. SURPRISE!
Just like that. Except he's naked and in the High School girls shower.

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From what I've read about Merrill I'm quite happy to get him with the 38th pick. Not at all worried about his attitude.

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I CHOOSE YOU, MERRILL!

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Loving this pick.

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06-26-2010, 04:37 PM
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Jeez guys, calm down. Remember how all of you flipped out over Urbom and Berube?

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I CHOOSE YOU, MERRILL!

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Jeez guys, calm down. Remember how all of you flipped out over Urbom and Berube?
guilty.

I managed to stay calm and level headed during this draft. Each pick seemed to fit a need which is good in my book.

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Our prospects like to chase girls.

Unacceptable.

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06-26-2010, 04:56 PM
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Our prospects like to chase girls.

Unacceptable.
We can't have any of that on this team!

(err, I guess that means we have to take down a certain banner or a couple)

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06-26-2010, 05:17 PM
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Jeez guys, calm down. Remember how all of you flipped out over Urbom and Berube?
Yeah. It's kind of funny that the vast majority of people on this board haven't seen any of these players play/know very little about them yet come up with such firm stances.

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we should've taken Pilkkanen or whatever his name is in the 3rd instead of Wedgewood.

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we should've taken Pilkkanen or whatever his name is in the 3rd instead of Wedgewood.
Why?

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Brandon Burlon, Alexander Urbom, Eric Gelinas and Jonathon Merrill.

All of them are big, fast and with great two-way upside. Hard not to feel excited about that.

EDIT: Also, we have Eckford, Corrente, Taormina, Miller, Fayne and McPherson who are known in the pipe too.

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