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The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:30 am
by Chef Boi RD
Well, might as well get it started. It's a forward heavy top end of the first round, and as it is becoming quite evident, we will picking there. Forward pile we will be grabbing from. Fuck defenceman, we can't score, the Sedins are done, we need forwards. Plus it's not a strong D class in 2017.

Patrick - Centre - Canadian
Vilardi - Centre - Canadian
Comtois - LW - Canadian
Rasmussen - Centre - Canadian
Mittlestat - Centre - American
Glass - Centre - Canadian
Tippitt - RW - Canadian
Poehling - Centre - USA
Hirschier - Centre
Klostin - RW - Russkie
Tolvanen - LW - Finn
Vesalainen - RW - Finn
Andersson - Centre - Swede -
Petterson - Centre - Finn
Necas - Centre - CZE
Bowers - Centre - Canadian
Robertson - LW - American
Yamamoto - RW/LW - Canadian
Strome - LW - Canadian
Popugayev - RW

I be happy we come out of this with one of Vilardi or Patrick

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:28 pm
by SKYO
Well the good news with all the losing is we don't have to tank on purpose at all.

Canucks are:
30th in GF (16)
30th in SOG p/g (25)
30th in score adjusted Corsi (43.3%)
That leads to a top pick!

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:59 pm
by The Brown Wizard
SKYO wrote:Well the good news with all the losing is we don't have to tank on purpose at all.

That leads to a top pick!
Lol
I suppose its inevitable now. The team is trying but the horses are weak.
I am enjoying watching the team as theyre giving it their all I just wish they had some guys who could throw em and stand up for each other. Go down swinging ya know

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:42 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
SKYO wrote:Well the good news with all the losing is we don't have to tank on purpose at all.

Canucks are:
30th in GF (16)
30th in SOG p/g (25)
30th in score adjusted Corsi (43.3%)
That leads to a top pick!
Lol this team could easily be 1-6-2 if not for some really good luck.

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:05 am
by SKYO
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/pros ... 017-draft/

patrick can even scrap it out.

sell vets, go for NP.

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:50 pm
by Diehard1
So hard to say what will happen in this draft, just way too early. Perhaps after the WJC we will start to see some guys separate from the pack, other than Patrick and perhaps Liljegren that is. Comtois has been below average to start the year and I haven't seen many others yet. Perhaps somebody makes a huge push like Laine did last year.

One thing seems to be getting more certain though, that the Nucks will be picking in the top 10 so it will be another good draft to follow.

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:45 am
by Chef Boi RD
Even if we finish 30th, we are not winning the lottery? It's just how it is with the Canucks. So with that in mind we should stop dreaming about Patrick and focus on the scraps beyond him.

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:31 am
by The Brown Wizard
What roster players can vancouver move that might bring back high first round picks? For them to be high they would have to be younger going to teams that feel they're close and just missing a piece or 2 but inevitably fail and suck their way down to the bottom.

Horvat and Boeser are pretty well completely off the table unless its for the 1st overall.

So whos left with that kind of value and which teams can you see taking that kind of risk?

Edler, Tanev, Hansen, Virtanen, Sutter are probably our most valuable roster assets that could possibly appeal to a marginal contender that may be willing to risk moving their 1st rounders...anyone else?

I see Winnipeg as a team knocking on desperate with enough young assets already in their system where they may put thwir 1st up AND may fall to a top 3 draft slot.

Florida maybe as Barkov is slumping to start the year and they may start twitching

Nashville was hyped up after the Subban trade but they have a few guys badly underachieving. Theres potential there for a real bad season.

Dallas is stinking it up but no way they fall far enough for a high pick.

Any other teams come to mind?

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:56 am
by SKYO
RoyalDude wrote:Even if we finish 30th, we are not winning the lottery? It's just how it is with the Canucks. So with that in mind we should stop dreaming about Patrick and focus on the scraps beyond him.
Ya know RD there is a first for everything, like you going to rehab....aha sorry brah.

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:42 am
by Chef Boi RD
Watch out for this Hischier kid. climbing the rankings fast.

Vilardi, Tippett, Rasmussen, Mittlestat all having good seasons

Unfortunately Patrick has been out with an injury, concerns that he may not be back til the new year

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:14 am
by SKYO
RoyalDude wrote:Watch out for this Hischier kid. climbing the rankings fast.

Vilardi, Tippett, Rasmussen, Mittlestat all having good seasons

Unfortunately Patrick has been out with an injury, concerns that he may not be back til the new year
BC boy Michael Rasmussen is growing on me, a 6'5 center!? mean with skills?

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhoc ... 18476.html
Michael Rasmussen from Surrey, BC, playing for Tri-Cities in the WHL, is a 6'5'' 203 lb centerman. He is an April 1999 born player. He scored 18 goals, 43 points in 63 games in his rookie WHL campaign this past season as a 16-year-old.

A hometown 6'5'' centerman with skill, consistent intensity and a physical edge?
Ras seems like a future Getzlaf, awesome around the net.

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:20 am
by damonberryman
SKYO wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Watch out for this Hischier kid. climbing the rankings fast.

Vilardi, Tippett, Rasmussen, Mittlestat all having good seasons

Unfortunately Patrick has been out with an injury, concerns that he may not be back til the new year
BC boy Michael Rasmussen is growing on me, a 6'5 center!? mean with skills?

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhoc ... 18476.html
Michael Rasmussen from Surrey, BC, playing for Tri-Cities in the WHL, is a 6'5'' 203 lb centerman. He is an April 1999 born player. He scored 18 goals, 43 points in 63 games in his rookie WHL campaign this past season as a 16-year-old.

A hometown 6'5'' centerman with skill, consistent intensity and a physical edge?
Ras seems like a future Getzlaf, awesome around the net.
I like the sound of Ras

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:11 am
by Chef Boi RD
He's an interesting prospect definitely but I wouldn't call him a natural playmaking type centre. He plays more like a winger

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:47 am
by Lancer
Does Las Vegas pick in this one? If so, we may as well forget about that #1 overall pick. What's the consensus on this Rasmussen kid?

Re: The 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:11 am
by Aaronp18
Lancer wrote:Does Las Vegas pick in this one? If so, we may as well forget about that #1 overall pick. What's the consensus on this Rasmussen kid?
Yes, they get the same odds as the 3rd worst team in the draft lottery!

As for Rasmussen, took a little read through this HF thread about him.
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showt ... 789&page=2

Apparently now 6'6" 215lbs. Plays with an edge, definitely a power forward type centre, big net presence, good hands.