2019 NHL Draft

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:13 pm

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BigAl wrote:Instead of drafting for talent maybe we should just draft the players with the most Irish sounding names.

Shanahan already retired.

Shaquille O’Neal too.

Barrack O’bama.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

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Knives Out wrote:Suzuki so handsome.

Is he half or full?

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

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The Frugal Gourmet wrote:
Knives Out wrote:Suzuki so handsome.

Is he half or full?

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:25 pm

I saw the press photo of Harley. He looks like he’s about 14.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:
Knives Out wrote:Suzuki so handsome.

Is he half or full?

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At this point my hypothesis is ready to graduate to a full blown conclusion.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:43 pm

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I saw the press photo of Harley. He looks like he’s about 14.

Bobby Brink last month:


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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:57 pm

So, uh... we could've traded our #18 for two 2nds, and still possibly gotten Kaliyev (50+ goal scorer), Brink (Gaudreau clone), Lavoie (ridick offensive prospect), or Hoglander (older, more NHL-ready, a total buzzsaw, plus great name).

Instead we stayed put and used it on the "safe" pick... of a guy who was on nobody's radar at the beginning of the year, then had one really good season. That says to me: late bloomer, i.e. he'll probably be ready for the NHL around age 24-25. Which is fine, he might turn out to be quite good, but get ready for about fourteen trillion posts on this board after Kaliyev or Hoglander start scoring bunches of goals in the playoffs in three years while Harley is still in the ECHL.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby BigAl » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:07 am

Stars general manager Jim Nill has just four picks in this draft, so he was hoping to possibly move back from the 18th pick and try to add an extra pick. When that didn't develop, Nill said Harley was an easy choice.

"We had a couple of calls and a couple of discussions, but when that didn't pan out, he was the player we wanted," Nill said. "He's a really good skater, a leader for his team, and we think he's only going to get better."


https://www.nhl.com/stars/news/dallas-s ... -307975090
Could of.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:28 am

This is the most interesting thing released about the draft yet

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:39 am

Draft the player who picked Papa Roach
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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:41 am

I'd have left Krebs on the board if I'd seen this list.

Also: Lavoie = Eye of the Tiger. He's going to make a lot of teams rue their picks.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:43 am

So the one trade down was the only trade yesterday? I’m glad I only watched about ten minutes of the draft.

Bettman should be yelling at teams to make trades just to spice up the presentation.
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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby B Kat » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:50 am

Hoglander living up to his name with the Cotton Eye Joe pick, LOL.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby BigAl » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:05 am

Boss move by Hoglander.
Could of.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby B Kat » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 pm

Lavoie to Edmonton, Todd. Davey gonna beat the offense right out of him.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby B Kat » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 pm

And Hoglander to Van.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby slaps » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:45 pm

I’m shocked that Nill did nothing of note at the draft. Can we just go ahead and shuffle him out the door?
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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:31 pm

slaps wrote:I’m shocked that Nill did nothing of note at the draft. Can we just go ahead and shuffle him out the door?

That's not entirely true. He announced Zuccarello will be signing elsewhere in free agency, so he's going to leave the draft with an inferior roster than what was eliminated in the playoffs.
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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:51 pm

slaps wrote:I’m shocked that Nill did nothing of note at the draft. Can we just go ahead and shuffle him out the door?

We were only an OT goal away from beating the Cup champs, so obviously no big changes are necessary.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

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ToddM wrote:
slaps wrote:I’m shocked that Nill did nothing of note at the draft. Can we just go ahead and shuffle him out the door?

We were only an OT goal away from beating the Cup champs, so obviously no big changes are necessary.

Agreed.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

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The Frugal Gourmet wrote:
ToddM wrote:
slaps wrote:I’m shocked that Nill did nothing of note at the draft. Can we just go ahead and shuffle him out the door?

We were only an OT goal away from beating the Cup champs, so obviously no big changes are necessary.

Agreed.

But losing Zuccarello is a change.
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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

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Troy McClure wrote:
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slaps wrote:I’m shocked that Nill did nothing of note at the draft. Can we just go ahead and shuffle him out the door?

We were only an OT goal away from beating the Cup champs, so obviously no big changes are necessary.

Agreed.

But losing Zuccarello is a change.

Oh. Oh yeah.

Seriously though. I’d try to keep him or add a forward and then look to make another move before the deadline. We are not so bad we shouldn’t try.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:24 pm

DBD likes Harley:

https://www.defendingbigd.com/2019/6/21 ... steelheads

They also make a pretty decent point about his "being unengaged at times." He played 30+ minutes 21 times and never once played fewer than 22 minutes a game. So... 17 years old or not, he was still saving his energy. I guess I can buy that.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:01 pm

The Stars' last two picks, Porco (no Hoglander, but not a bad name) and Brinkman, might be sleepers. Porco was drafted 4th overall in the OHL two years ago, ahead of a bunch of 1st round picks yesterday, but hasn't quite put it together in the OHL. Brinkman was rated a 2nd/early 3rd rounder at the start of last season, but his first year in college (as the youngest player in all of NCAA) started slow, before he got really solid down the stretch. Two guys to watch moving forward.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:11 pm

It’s increasingly clear that we won this draft.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby ToddM » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:27 pm

Is there a grade higher than A+++++?

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby Knives Out » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:37 pm

Just an FYI, guys, I went to the pharmacy to buy toilet paper and came across The Hockey News’ draft preview issue and flipped through it. They had Harley Thomas ranked #13, so I feel better now LOL.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:12 pm

ToddM wrote:Is there a grade higher than A+++++?

Pronman (you must say this like the Soundgarden song) wasn’t impressed.

2018 farm system ranking: No. 16

2018 draft grade: B-minus

2019 Draft Grade: C

Thomas Harley is a big piece. He’s a projected top-four defenseman in the NHL who becomes a very important part of their farm system. Their Day 2 picks I’m just so-so on. Nicholas Porco has a mild shot to play, and I think a little less of Samuel Sjolund and Ben Brinkman. I think this draft will ultimately come down to just how good Harley becomes.


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Re: 2019 NHL Draft

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:43 am

Meh. Anyone who actually knows who the good second and third rounders are is making real money for an NHL team.

It’s like listening to investment advice from someone who’s poor.

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