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2017 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 pm

Might as well begin to get familiar with these names:

http://www.defendingbigd.com/2017/3/16/ ... en-tippett

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Knives Out » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:26 pm

Two of them have Asian names, so I want one of them.

Or Cody Glass.

Might as well draft based on the lulz since we usually draft like *poo poo* anyways.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:45 am

Stars still holding down the #6 spot:

http://www.tankathon.com/nhl

They're gonna need some help to get into the #4-5 spots. It won't be easy. They're really going to have to hunker down and start missing open nets to leapfrog over NJ, especially.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby BigAl » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:46 pm

I think it'd really help our chances if we put Seguin, Spezza, and Klingberg on the PK.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Jason » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:48 pm

Nill mentioned yesterday on NHL Network he's heading over to the Under 18s Championships in Europe to scout players for the draft.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Hopefully Finnish goaltenders.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:44 pm

Yes. Big ones made out of glass.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Knives Out » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:17 am

Can't go wrong with a Russian winger.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:01 am

Nope. As far as I can tell, drafting Russians is a thing that always works out.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Jason » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:57 pm

Draft Lottery is on NBC Saturday night at 7 PM.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Jason » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:46 pm

Percentage of odds for the draft lottery.
Stars pre-lottery have the 8th pick.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:50 pm

I'll put ten bucks on 11th place.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby B Kat » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:11 pm

Wee!

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby atticus ross » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:11 pm

Holy *poo poo*.

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Postby Troy McClure » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:12 pm

Gaglardi finally gets the NHL to pay him back for buying the team.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:13 pm

Does this mean I'm actually going to have to learn the name of a draft eligible player?
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Eskimo Spy » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:14 pm

HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSHIT WE GET A TOP 3?!?!1

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby BigAl » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:15 pm

Oh man. We could probably draft a pretty good goalie with our pick.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:17 pm

Stars get #3.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby BigAl » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:17 pm

WE GOT BUMPED OUT OF THE TOP TWO, WHAT A *fargin'* RIPOFF!!!
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:18 pm

BigAl wrote:Oh man. We could probably draft a pretty good goalie with our pick.


I'm sorry, but this pick screams undersized puck moving d-man.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Knives Out » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:19 pm

HOLY *poo poo*!

Todd, who should we pick?

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:19 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
BigAl wrote:Oh man. We could probably draft a pretty good goalie with our pick.


I'm sorry, but this pick screams undersized puck moving d-man.


I'm all in on Russian forward
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby atticus ross » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:23 pm

Not Todd, but I say a Jon Sim equivalent player if there is one available. Can't get it wrong two times can they? Kari, Niemi? Nevermind, don't answer that.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Jason » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:27 pm

McKenzie's rankings.
1) C Nolan Patrick
2) C Nico Hischer
3) C Gabe Vilardi
4) D Miro Heiskanen
5) C Casey Mittelstadt
6) W Owen Tippett
7) D Cale Makar
8) Michael Rasmussen
9) C Cody Glass
10) Martin Necas
11) Elias Pettersson
12) Timothy Liljegren
13) Klim Kostin
14) Lias Andersson
15) Kristian Vesalainen


Sportsnets top 6
1. (1) Nolan Patrick, C – Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL): A coach's dream who plays in all situations. Has good bloodlines with his father Steve and uncle James both having played in the NHL. The right-hand shot centre won’t blow you away with any one specific skill, but just does everything really well. We’ve had him as the top-ranked prospect all season despite injuries in both the regular and post-season and see no reason to change now that his season is done.

2. (3) Nico Hischier, C – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL): He’s a playmaker that pushes the pace and drives/attacks off the rush. Can drive offence for a line. He thinks and processes information fast.

3. (13) Miro Heiskanen, D - HIFK (Liiga): Top D-man in the draft. A steady riser all season. Plays a panic-free game and never throws pucks away. A real smooth skater with good power who can play big minutes. A first pairing blueliner.

4. (4) Owen Tippett, RW – Mississauga Steelheads (OHL): Has a shoot first mentality who’s able to get his shot off in just about every situation. Has a great burst in his first three strides and possesses great breakaway speed. Can change a game in one shift.

5. (16) Cody Glass, C – Portland Winterhawks (WHL): Great vision and feel for ice. His game has risen all season long as he’s come from way back of the pack to a top-five position here. Does a really good job creating open spaces for his line.

6. (5) Gabriel Vilardi, C – Windsor Spitfires (OHL): Had a year battling through injuries (knee) and illness (appendicitis), yet still developed his abilities. His ability to score improved as did his possession game. Down low is strong on the puck which should serve him well at the next level. His skating, which has been a knock, has improved all season.
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If the top two are indeed Hischnier and Patrick. That leaves Miro Heiskanen defenseman for the Stars at #3, if they're high on him.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby Knives Out » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:30 pm

LOL Colorado.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby BigAl » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:36 pm

Regardless of who we pick I'm already disappointed in his progress and question whether he'll ever be NHL ready.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:38 pm

That *fargin'* Kari win streak at the end of the year cost us hard since you can only move up five spots for winning the lottery. *Dang all Get out* it.
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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby slaps » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:09 pm

We'd be stupid not to take a first-pairing top-end defenseman. We have decent top-end forwards.

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Re: 2017 NHL Draft

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:11 pm

Boy. I can't wait for the new Todd Harvey to take his place.
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