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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby slaps » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:01 pm

Oh for fucks sake.

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Postby slaps » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:02 pm

What the *f-bomb* Nill.

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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:02 pm

Gaglardi... don’t just button the top button. Dude.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:03 pm

Ty Dellawho?
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Dat1guy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:04 pm

LoL. Dallas totally Dallasing it up with this pick.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:04 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Gaglardi... don’t just button the top button. Dude.


I loled at the slow-mo replay.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:05 pm

slaps wrote:What the *f-bomb* Nill.

Nill always like to outsmart the competition.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby slaps » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:05 pm

It’s funny hearing the draft talking heads struggle to say good things about this guy. “Competitive,” “hard working” - there’s a distinct lack of how much skill the guy has, like EVERYONE mentioned about Veleno.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:05 pm

Wow what a shocker :roll:
We drafted a C barely in the top 25 even though C's Veleno and Kupari were still available ...

*Dang ol'* is Nill terrible at drafting. He better step it up with those magic trades this off-season.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:06 pm

“Nobody did more with less” = no skill
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:08 pm

The pesky tradition continues.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby 5minmajor » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:10 pm

"Bold choice" is tv code for WTF!
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:10 pm

This is the moment where I officially turned on Nill.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Jason » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Knives Out wrote:Wow what a shocker :roll:
We drafted a C barely in the top 25 even though C's Veleno and Kupari were still available ...

*Dang ol'* is Nill terrible at drafting. He better step it up with those magic trades this off-season.

It's Joe McDonnell. He has ran the draft the past few years.
Kupari is like Gurianov.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:18 pm

YOU'RE LIKE GURIANOV
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:19 pm

Knives Out wrote:This is the exact moment where I officially turned on Nill.

You’re kinder than me. I bailed on Nill last season.

This pick is stupid. The dude’s scouting report reads like what you like to find in third round players. It’s a bunch of lunch pail bullhsit.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:22 pm

This is the only positive thing I've found about Andrea and it was written by a Habs moron:

https://www.habseyesontheprize.com/nhl- ... ing-report
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Jason » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:23 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
Knives Out wrote:This is the exact moment where I officially turned on Nill.

You’re kinder than me. I bailed on Nill last season.

This pick is stupid. The dude’s scouting report reads like what you like to find in third round players. It’s a bunch of lunch pail bullhsit.


I'm not saying he's going to be great. I didn't want Velano.

For what it's worth his advanced stats are great, he plays with little talent.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:29 pm

Jason wrote: he plays with little talent.

He sure does ...
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:32 pm

I don’t want to hear about advanced stats. I want to hear about his skating, his shot, his hands, his vision...
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby ToddM » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:35 pm

I dunno. I never even really read anything about him because I figured he was a 20-25. If this kid really was the guy they wanted, why not trade down? You KNOW he's going to be there at #20.

That said, his advanced numbers are pretty good, and he did perform really well with good teammates against top competition. So there's that.

Veleno still dropping like a rock.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:39 pm

LOL Ty Dellandrea was the first player selected who didn't even have his own wiki page.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:42 pm

Knives Out wrote:LOL Ty Dellandrea was the first player selected who didn't even have his own wiki page.

And the one highlight of his Stars media can find on Twitter has him falling down.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Jason » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 pm

Troy McClure wrote:I don’t want to hear about advanced stats. I want to hear about his skating, his shot, his hands, his vision...

Hockey sense is right there with skill. If a player doesn't have it, they are going to struggle even with an elite shot, hands and speed.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Dat1guy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:49 pm

Holy combover.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 pm

JayBot seems to like the pick and I tend to usually side with his hockey opinion, so hopefully I'm wrong,
but *Dang ol'* am I tired of off the board picks without the courtesy of even trading down!
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:05 pm

Jason wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:I don’t want to hear about advanced stats. I want to hear about his skating, his shot, his hands, his vision...

Hockey sense is right there with skill. If a player doesn't have it, they are going to struggle even with an elite shot, hands and speed.

Hockey sense is among the skills good players need, but it can't be your only skill.
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:29 pm

Knives Out wrote:
While teams typically look for the best player available in the draft, @MikeHeika says Dallas could use more depth at the center position. The Stars talked with two centers who might be available with the 13th pick.

D\

Do you know when it would have been nice to draft a centre? When Barzal was on the board. Oh you want a winger? Okay Connor is there too. Oh wait ... no we want a career AHLer Russian? Great Gurianov come on down.

:bigleb


I'm pretty sure they were both still available unless they interviewed Andrea twice ...
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Re: 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Postby Jason » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
Jason wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:I don’t want to hear about advanced stats. I want to hear about his skating, his shot, his hands, his vision...

Hockey sense is right there with skill. If a player doesn't have it, they are going to struggle even with an elite shot, hands and speed.

Hockey sense is among the skills good players need, but it can't be your only skill.

Well it was more a point about Gurianov, his hockey IQ is lacking. It's not a talent issue with him. Veleno has rumored hockey IQ problems, same with Kurapi. Doesn't mean they can't improve at those aspects, it means the transition will be much harder.

There's lots of growth with Dellandrea, playing on a weak team so he's more unknown how good he can with better talent around him. He did way better with Canada when he played with more talented players.
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Veleno 4. Ty Dellandrea - Forward - Flint Firebirds
Speaking of well rounded centers, that brings us to Dellandrea, one of the most underrated players in this year's draft. 2018 just isn't a strong year down the middle and Dellandrea presents a great draft option for team's looking to pick up a potential top 9 center. The Flint Firebirds just weren't very good this year and I think that's why Dellandrea seems to be flying under the radar for a bit, but he was the straw that stirred their drink and he was terrific at all other major events (Hlinka, TPG, U18's). Like Hayton, Dellandrea is the type of player who impacts the game on so many different levels. He's physical and is aggressive on the forecheck and backcheck, always hungry for the puck. He uses that physicality to be a very effective defensive player. He's a good skater and has some size, which helps him be a very solid north/south play creator. But he also possesses the hands and vision to play east/west. In particular, I like how he controls the boards and shows patience and poise in the offensive end. If we're talking about his performance at the U18's, I felt like he was Canada's best and most consistent forward. He was able to show his effectiveness without the puck as it seemed like he forced a couple turnovers in the defensive zone every game. I think Dellandrea has a chance to have a career similar to a guy like Mike Fisher and if you can get that in the later part of the first round, you're doing very well at the draft.

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