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Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:44 pm
by Knives Out
He’s a french farm boy named Mavrik ...

What is this? The Princess Bride?

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:49 pm
by Knives Out
LOL Roni Hirvonen and Jay Jay Pete still available.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:54 pm
by Knives Out
dyhp wrote:I see a bunch of mocks had him going in the 14-23 range. So at least we can say he is not a reach.

Yeah, the three writer mock drafts that the NHL posted had him going 25th/27th/21st.

Alternate response:

dyhp wrote:I see a bunch of mooks had him going in the 14-23 range. So at least we can say he is not a reach.

ey whoa *f-bomb* you pal

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:00 pm
by Jason
Knives Out wrote:LOL Roni Hirvonen and Jay Jay Pete still available.

Hirvonen is ranked in the 50s on Mckenzie's rankings.

https://www.tsn.ca/bob-mckenzie-s-final ... -1.1488272

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:01 pm
by Knives Out
^Which is why I expected the Stars to select him 30th LOL.

But it’s good to see Bob having MavBo at 26.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:08 pm
by Troy McClure
They say he knows how to skate. That's good.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:08 pm
by Jason
link

”There is little doubt that Bourque’s upside is that of a top-six centre in the NHL. His offensive ability is so good that he can very well be a player many wonder why he was taken as late as he was.

Most scouts will agree that Bourque is among the smartest players in the entire draft. His hockey sense is his biggest asset. He not only makes the right play with the puck in the offensive zone, but he can make plays that no one else even sees.

He has the ability to deceive defenders, leaving them wondering what he will do at all times. He’s able to make plays with his exceptional passes that are accurate more often than not, and he has a shot that can be unleashed at any point.”

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:10 pm
by Troy McClure
A guy who helps get pucks in nets is all I cared about. This organization needs more of it.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:12 pm
by ScubaSteve
That name can’t be real. That’s a name NHL 2004 would generate for a draft pick if you simmed 30 seasons and it ran out of names.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:15 pm
by ToddM
Sounds like we got a future assistant coach.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:16 pm
by Troy McClure
ScubaSteve wrote:That name can’t be real. That’s a name NHL 2004 would generate for a draft pick if you simmed 30 seasons and it ran out of names.

Also means Nill needs to draft a guy named Goose to play with him.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:29 pm
by dyhp
Jason wrote:link

”There is little doubt that Bourque’s upside is that of a top-six centre in the NHL. His offensive ability is so good that he can very well be a player many wonder why he was taken as late as he was.

Most scouts will agree that Bourque is among the smartest players in the entire draft. His hockey sense is his biggest asset. He not only makes the right play with the puck in the offensive zone, but he can make plays that no one else even sees.

He has the ability to deceive defenders, leaving them wondering what he will do at all times. He’s able to make plays with his exceptional passes that are accurate more often than not, and he has a shot that can be unleashed at any point.”

Sure...but can he skate the puck to center and then dump it so he can get off ice for a line change?

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:29 pm
by Troy McClure
Knives Out wrote:Mavrik Bourque

Your new favorite player


Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:29 pm
by dyhp
Dreamy....this kid is going to be dripping in *goddesses*.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:30 pm
by ToddM
Eliteprospects had him ranked #13 and Dobber had him at #16, so I guess we won the draft.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:32 pm
by Troy McClure
dyhp wrote:
Jason wrote:link

”There is little doubt that Bourque’s upside is that of a top-six centre in the NHL. His offensive ability is so good that he can very well be a player many wonder why he was taken as late as he was.

Most scouts will agree that Bourque is among the smartest players in the entire draft. His hockey sense is his biggest asset. He not only makes the right play with the puck in the offensive zone, but he can make plays that no one else even sees.

He has the ability to deceive defenders, leaving them wondering what he will do at all times. He’s able to make plays with his exceptional passes that are accurate more often than not, and he has a shot that can be unleashed at any point.”

Sure...but can he skate the puck to center and then dump it so he can get off ice for a line change?

Remember the old joke about every guy Bob Gainey would draft where you'd have to get four sentences into the accounting report before something about skill was brought up? Well, the Stars got a guy who is a farmer.


Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:35 pm
by Shabazz Jenkins
Everything I read about this guy sounds great. You can’t teach high IQ play. A wizard with the puck on his stick that generated offense by getting pucks on net? Yes please. And a few more just like him.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:44 pm
by wonko80
Sounds like he really only lacks a good skating coach and he should be quite good. That's something you can definitely teach.

Maybe a better training program too but most kids need to step that up anyway just to have enough muscle to compete in the NHL.

So anyway, we'll see him play for the Stars in 5 years. Hopefully we remember his name by then.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:51 pm
by Knives Out
As you wish.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:53 pm
by slaps
Teams that draft skill over everything else tend to do pretty well. They can teach the little *frakker* to skate and backcheck, but they can’t teach high-end offensive talent.

Hopefully it translates into the NHL.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:43 am
by ToddM

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:31 am
by ToddM

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:13 am
by B Kat
Well he’s a cat guy, so that’s nice.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:44 am
by BigAl
I’m not a negative, cynical person and that’s why I won’t be comparing him to Jon Sim or Chris Conner.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:49 am
by Math
By looking at the QC name register of names given to children, Maverick is pretty popular, however related to almost 25 different spellings. Reading Mavrik still makes my eyes bleed.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:06 am
by slaps
https://theathletic.com/2068998/2020/10 ... rst-round/

Wheeler has the Stars as a "winner."

6. Dallas Stars

Pick: 30. Mavrik Bourque
My ranking: No. 16 (change: -14)

Bourque is one of those kids who was poised to fall, maybe by no fault of his own, due to outside circumstances. He plays in the QMJHL, a league I still maintain is underrepresented at the draft. He’s on the smaller side. He played his draft year on a Shawinigan team where his playmaking style wasn’t surrounded by suitable finishers. But the talent is undeniable. Bourque is the kind of player who can lead a line up the ice hanging onto the puck or deftly play the give-and-go game through quick, aggressive choices to the earliest available play. He’s also an impressive off-puck defender for his age, routinely fighting off checks from bigger players or lifting back possession with a smart stick. The Stars got mid-round talent with a late-round pick. That should always be the recipe.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:13 am
by B Kat
Bourque, Bourque, Bourque.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:05 am
by Jason

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:51 am
by slaps
I can't believe Ottawa picked Sanderson with Drysdale, Holtz, Rossi, and Perfetti available.

Re: 2020 NHL Draft GDT

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:04 pm
by Knives Out
With 47 & 48 the Habs selected Tuch Mysack ...

:Giggle: