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William Nylander vs Kasperi Kapanen

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04-13-2014, 12:30 AM
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William Nylander vs Kasperi Kapanen

Both are highly skilled forward prospects, both have quite a bit of physical maturation to undergo before becoming pro-ready, both have the NHL bloodlines that appeal greatly to Don Maloney, and both might be available when the Coyotes select in the top half of this year's first round.

Whom would you take and why?

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Nylander.

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Nylander, he's able to play center.

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Kapanen.

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It's very close, I feel like Kapanen projects to be more of a two-way forward, similiar style to Jere Lehtinen, a good and fast defensive winger. Nylander can be the next great Swedish point producer, fast and has a good shot. Time will tell. In terms of who I'd pick over the other, Nylander goes before Kapanen and respectfully so.


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At this point I prefer Nylander

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Nylander, Leafs need some high end skill and look like they're in a position to draft him.

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Think they both have the highest offensive upside of this draft, with the edge going to Nylander. Can see Nylander going in the 4-6 range, and Kapanen in the 7-10 range personally.

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Interesting that it's pretty tilted towards Nylander so far.

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Nylander, Leafs need some high end skill and look like they're in a position to draft him.
Yup, Nylander has exceptional upside and if the leafs seriously pass over him for someone like McCann i will be pissed.

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Kapanen.

I feel like his offensive upside gets underrated. His is really high, I'd put him right up there with some of the top guys in the draft.

I feel like they share alot of strengths, but Nylander has more holes in his game, feels more risky. And with the way Finland has been developing guys recently I really like Kapanen's chances of becoming a really good player.

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This thread feels like the Shinkaruk vs Domi threads from last year. So I expect the Coyotes to pick the less small of the two at pick twelve and the other will drop much further than anyone on HF Boards could imagine.

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Kapanen. One of the most offensively skilled players on the draft. Top-3 skater in this draft class, great wrister and good playmaking skills. IMO Kessel-lite.

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This thread feels like the Shinkaruk vs Domi threads from last year. So I expect the Coyotes to pick the less small of the two at pick twelve and the other will drop much further than anyone on HF Boards could imagine.
Except Nylander is more talented than either one of those names and had a really strong second half.

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Kapanen. One of the most offensively skilled players on the draft. Top-3 skater in this draft class, great wrister and good playmaking skills. IMO Kessel-lite.
is he more skilled than nylander? just from the stuff bob mckenzie has said, he's made it sound like nylander has the most offensive skill in the draft, but who knows i guess

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Nylander to Toronto @8 please. Toronto loves their Swedes.

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is he more skilled than nylander? just from the stuff bob mckenzie has said, he's made it sound like nylander has the most offensive skill in the draft, but who knows i guess
I've watched Nylander many times this year and his skillset is unreal, probably the best pure offensive prospect in this draft. Could easily put up 1 point per game in SHL next season.

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Who is a good NHL player comparison for Kapanen and Nylander?

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Who is a good NHL player comparison for Kapanen and Nylander?
Nylander: Daniel Brière
Kapanen: T.J. Oshie

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What's the deal with Kapanen being rated so highly? I haven't seen him play, but just from stat sheet watching Lehkonen put up more points on the same team during his draft year and wasn't selected until the second round.

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What's the deal with Kapanen being rated so highly? I haven't seen him play, but just from stat sheet watching Lehkonen put up more points on the same team during his draft year and wasn't selected until the second round.
Kalpa was much better team last year and Lehkonen played with one of the best players in the league, Sakari Salminen. Lehkonen also suffered one or two concussions last year so that dropped him a bit.

Kapanen on the other hand has played with terrible players all year and has been unlucky with scoring points.
His game should translate to North America very well while with Lehkonen that was bit of a question mark.

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Kapanen will be a more dynamic skater and can handle two way play

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It's very close, I feel like Kapanen projects to be more of a two-way forward, similiar style to Jere Lehtinen, a good and fast defensive winger. Nylander can be the next great Swedish point producer, fast and has a good shot. Time will tell. In terms of who I'd pick over the other, Nylander goes before Kapanen and respectfully so.
Nylander is more of a playmaker, despite his highlight package.

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Kapanen will be a more dynamic skater and can handle two way play
Sorry, but Nylander skates like patrick Kane.


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