The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:50 am

RoyalDude wrote:Hirschier has that McCann, Nuge, Sam Bennett light body frame. I don't think he's Gaudreau/Marner good to make up for his light frame to be a stud in the NHL. Patrick, Liljegren, Vilardi, Mittlestadt should go ahead of him
Yeah we should try to acquire another 1st rounder this draft just in case we land 2nd/3rd oa, we can package deal to move up to #1, even if Patrick isn't a generational talent, if he's even close to leon draisaitl type, a big solid center who can put up TOP 20 points in the league, that'd more than help for the rebuild.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Chef Boi RD » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:03 am

Vilardi first game back from injury pots 2 goals and 2 assists, one of the goals was the OT winner. Apparently Patrick is close to returning. Been an injury filled class at the top end, Liljegren been battling mononucleosis.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Chef Boi RD » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:39 pm

Anybody watching the Finn/Swiss game today? Juolevi vs Hirschier? Future teamates if the tank club get there way?
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:42 pm

Canucks on win streak to mess with my emotions, 10 game win streak, Benning special 20th overall pick?
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Chef Boi RD » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:34 pm

SKYO wrote:Canucks on win streak to mess with my emotions, 10 game win streak, Benning special 20th overall pick?
Forget about a top 10 pick Skyo, we will be picking around 22nd
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by damonberryman » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:58 pm

good point about Patrick's time on injury llist

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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:22 pm

Nico Hischier rising up the ranks with his performance, the next Marner?
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:43 pm

SKYO wrote:Nico Hischier rising up the ranks with his performance, the next Marner?
Even though it isn't a banner year , there are still some good forwards that will be available in the top 6-8 picks. There's no Mathews, McJesus or even an Eichel. That said it's shaping up a bit like 2014. I'm very hopeful for a top 5 pick to assist the rebuild. Patrick or Hischier would be huge for this team, even Vilardi.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Chef Boi RD » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:43 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
SKYO wrote:Nico Hischier rising up the ranks with his performance, the next Marner?
Even though it isn't a banner year , there are still some good forwards that will be available in the top 6-8 picks. There's no Mathews, McJesus or even an Eichel. That said it's shaping up a bit like 2014. I'm very hopeful for a top 5 pick to assist the rebuild. Patrick or Hischier would be huge for this team, even Vilardi.
The top 5 of this draft is very good Patrick, Liljegren, Hirschier, Vilardi, Mittlestat are all quality top 6 forwards, top pairing D men. It gets dicey after the top 5. Vilardi is a stud and is on the level that Patrick is on, he's just had a bad run of health issues, off season knee injury and an appendectomy that had him missing 24 games this season. He came back last week and scored 2 goals and 2 assists in his first game back. Mittlestat is built like Horvat but is an excellent skater with Patrick Kane like hands
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by SKYO » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:55 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Forget about a top 10 pick Skyo, we will be picking around 22nd
20th+ benning special pick, Elias Pettersson, Miro Heiskanen, Owen Tippett, Nic Hague, Shane Bowers.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Chef Boi RD » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:51 pm

SKYO at the rate we are going we will be picking between 25th and 30th
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Diehard1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:45 pm

Guessing we will be picking around 10th and it will be a forward. There are quite a few decent ones available.

Also guessing CBJ gives us their Torts pick this year as well so we will have two second rounders. Wonder how quickly Benning trades them away?

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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:48 pm

Diehard1 wrote:
Also guessing CBJ gives us their Torts pick this year as well so we will have two second rounders. Wonder how quickly Benning trades them away?
Yeah I don't see those 2nd round picks lasting if Elmer is still here in June.
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by The Brown Wizard » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:50 pm

Diehard1 wrote:Guessing we will be picking around 10th and it will be a forward. There are quite a few decent ones available.
The goal has always been 14th overall...
We wont be picking top 10 til 2 to 3 years from now ;)
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Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Post by Diehard1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:42 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Diehard1 wrote:Guessing we will be picking around 10th and it will be a forward. There are quite a few decent ones available.
The goal has always been 14th overall...
We wont be picking top 10 til 2 to 3 years from now ;)
Sad thing is that's probably not far from the truth unless some of the young guys (other than Bo and Baer) come on strong and quickly. Even though the twins have dropped off, once they retire the team will be missing either a first or second line. Nobody in the pipeline to replace them, yet.

My guess is around 10th this year, the same next and who knows after that. Perhaps Benning and co will be gone by then.

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