2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

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Who will the Canucks draft first on Friday...

Poll ended at Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:57 am

Noah Dobson
13
33%
Evan Bouchard
7
18%
Quinn Hughes
4
10%
Oliver Whalstrom
4
10%
Brady Tchacuk
4
10%
Filip Zadina
2
5%
Ty Smith
0
No votes
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
0
No votes
Other
5
13%
 
Total votes: 39

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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by lostinarink » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:46 am

186 already a bust????
can anyone prounounce his name?

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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by Hank » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:54 am

JB must really be swinging for the fences this year going for speed and skill.

The biggest pick is the goalie and Woo(hoo). Everyone else is a sub-6footer.
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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by SKYO » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:54 pm

"Madden now has bragging rights on his dad, John Madden, a former undrafted NHLer.
But dad still has the upper-hand: “when he gets three cups, we’ll talk.”
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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by Strangelove » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:02 pm

Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am
I think I called the pick first in this thread. Is there some sort of booby prize ?
Here ya go...

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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by Strangelove » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:06 pm

Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:05 am
RoyalDude wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:59 am
All the mock drafts had him going from late first round (20th and on) to where we picked him. It’s not a reach
Late first round to several spots after where the Canucks picked him.

No one has complained that hard about the pick (yet). I don't think you need to start defending it unless he struggles to make the team in two years.
I hear Woo slipped from the 20th spot in central scouting after suffering a shoulder injury mid-season.
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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by Hockey Widow » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:40 pm

Here's a write up on the goalie we selected.

http://www.vancourier.com/pass-it-to-bu ... 1.23346734

Thiessen will play in the NCAA after this upcoming season so he is several away from us being able to evaluate whether he is NHL material or not. I like the positional pick. We still have Markstrom, then Demko, then Dipietro, now Thiessen. Good transitional planning.

And hey Benning has an extra 6th next year!!
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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by Ronning's Ghost » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:41 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Ronning's Ghost wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 am
I think I called the pick first in this thread. Is there some sort of booby prize ?
Here ya go...
A lovely set of prizes, thank you.
Strangelove wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:06 pm
I hear Woo slipped from the 20th spot in central scouting after suffering a shoulder injury mid-season.
I've heard the same. Now the hope is that the Canucks have developed and undertaken some sort of rational physical/medical assessment to determine the relative likelihood of it being a one-time stochastic event vs. an indicator of relative fragility, and acted on that information.

It would, after all, be the genius thing to do.

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Re: 2018 NHL DRAFT - Who does JB take.

Post by Hockey Widow » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:47 pm

Breakdown of our picks. Copied from somewhere:

CANUCKS’ DRAFT PICKS IN DALLAS

1. Quinn Hughes, seventh overall, 18-year-old defenceman from the University of Michigan

2. Jett Woo, 37th overall, 17-year-old defenceman from the Moose Jaw Warriors

3. Tyler Madden, 68th overall, 18-year-old centre from the USHL

4. Toni Utunen, 130th overall, 18-year-old defenceman from Finland

5. Artyom Manukyan, 186th overall, 20-year-old forward out of the KHL

6. Matthew Thiessen, 192nd overall, 18-year-old goalie out of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League

Interesting on Manukyan, he's 5'7" and a whopping 14o lbs. Someone for Petrus Palmu to play with in the sandbox? The kid though is said to be a prolific score, fast with skill. This was his second draft and Benning said they almost took him last year. Wonder if he comes to prospect ts camp.
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