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2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota ALL DRAFT TALK HERE Part 3

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06-25-2011, 11:39 AM
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didier. cute name

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Josiah Didier, D Cedar Rapids (USHL)- We're told that this kid is one of the bigger sleepers being mentioned in NHL circles and that someone could jump on him earlier than conventional thought. With good size, mobility and the raw tools to develop into a big league blue liner eventually, he's been under the radar for much of the season. Plays with an edge and will jump into the play/has puck-moving skills. He's got a lot to learn and may not have the instincts to be a two-way defenseman and regular in the NHL, but with his impressive physical attributes, is worth taking a chance on.
Didier is basically another David Fischer (he is a project...)

thank god it was not our 1st round pick tough...

(I trully hate our draft philisophy but that's just me...)

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Josiah Didier
Defense Cedar Rapids, USHL
Born Apr 8 1993 -- Littleton, CO
Height 6.02 -- Weight 200 Shoots R

Didier is a jack-of-all trades for the RoughRiders. He can play a physical game at times, and can also jump in on the rush when needed. He does need improvement on both sides of the puck, but he has plenty of potential both ways. Josh is definitely a project player that could very well turn into a solid two-way defenseman in the future.

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Josiah Didier, D Cedar Rapids (USHL)- Interesting prospect who may be one of the bigger stealth fighters coming out of the USHL this season. Nice size at 6-2, 200 and is pretty mobile, with a powerful stride and better agility, which makes him effective in the two-way game. Not a big point producer, yet the Colorado native still managed eight goals and 21 points as a rookie for the RoughRiders. Puck skills are improving as his passing ability, but has a good shot that he sneaks through on the point. Red Line Report has a nice writeup on him in their April issue thanks to the work of Giese. Might be worth keeping an eye on as we get closer to the draft. Very few public sources are talking about him, but we hear he's not a secret to the NHL scouting community. Raw, rough and a long way off, but certainly has the tools you look for in an NHL prospect.

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Josiah Didier, D Cedar Rapids (USHL)- We're told that this kid is one of the bigger sleepers being mentioned in NHL circles and that someone could jump on him earlier than conventional thought. With good size, mobility and the raw tools to develop into a big league blue liner eventually, he's been under the radar for much of the season. Plays with an edge and will jump into the play/has puck-moving skills. He's got a lot to learn and may not have the instincts to be a two-way defenseman and regular in the NHL, but with his impressive physical attributes, is worth taking a chance on.
Well, he's part of the team now, but damn, I always had trouble with Timmins choosing athletes before hockey players...

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As much as Beaulieu is a great pick, this 2011 draft sounds like one of the worst draft from the habs in a decade.
Why?

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Tom Nilsson?! Straight out of nowhere. Burke is clowning this draft hard

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17th in the 4th says "MTL from MTL" xD That Anaheim trade screwed things up.

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High for Nilsson, but physical D to Toronto.
LaBate is gone.

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****! Vancouver gets LaBate! No fair!

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Josiah Didier
Defense Cedar Rapids, USHL
Born Apr 8 1993 -- Littleton, CO
Height 6.02 -- Weight 200 Shoots R

Didier is a jack-of-all trades for the RoughRiders. He can play a physical game at times, and can also jump in on the rush when needed. He does need improvement on both sides of the puck, but he has plenty of potential both ways. Josh is definitely a project player that could very well turn into a solid two-way defenseman in the future.

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I like it. A project but with three picks in the fourth, he is worth taking a chance on.

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Our yearly USHL pick. Brutal.
I agree. This sucks.

I honestly don't know a thing about this guy, but we haven't exactly been successful picking these USHL players so high.

No wonder the Habs traded down... nobody else probably wanted this guy at this position. Someone please correct me -- I hope I am wrong!


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labate gone.

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Didier is basically another David Fischer (he is a project...)

thank god it was not our 1st round pick tough...

(I trully hate our draft philisophy but that's just me...)
You're against taking high risk/high reward players in the latter round?

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Not a bad pick, but Didier over both Labate and Boucher? I'm quite surprised.

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Sort of sounds like David Fischer...

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As much as Beaulieu is a great pick, this 2011 draft sounds like one of the worst draft from the habs in a decade.
You know someone is going to bite on this.

Edit: Happened before I posted this.

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FUUUUUU Canucks. Damnit I hoped Labate fell to us at 108.

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Corey Pronman tweeted this:

MTL takes Didier from the USHL. Never saw him, but one USHL scout I talked to thought he was a potential sleeper in this draft.

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Josiah Didier, D Cedar Rapids (USHL)- Interesting prospect who may be one of the bigger stealth fighters coming out of the USHL this season. Nice size at 6-2, 200 and is pretty mobile, with a powerful stride and better agility, which makes him effective in the two-way game. Not a big point producer, yet the Colorado native still managed eight goals and 21 points as a rookie for the RoughRiders. Puck skills are improving as his passing ability, but has a good shot that he sneaks through on the point. Red Line Report has a nice writeup on him in their April issue thanks to the work of Giese. Might be worth keeping an eye on as we get closer to the draft. Very few public sources are talking about him, but we hear he's not a secret to the NHL scouting community. Raw, rough and a long way off, but certainly has the tools you look for in an NHL prospect.
Dude, when you quote someone, give the source.

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