2007 Prospects: Max Pacioretty

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  1. HF Article

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    The New Canaan, Connecticut native readies for the draft but remains focused on bigger picture.

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    I want Montreal to grab him with their 22nd pick. I'm loving everything I read about this kid.
     
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    Coyotes snake him with the 21st! ;)
     
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    I was reading anything I could about him the other day and I wouldn't mind my Ducks taking him with their 16th (that is if Burkie doesn't trade it away because he said he was shopping it).
     
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    Oilers take him at 15:handclap:
     
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    I would not mind the Rangers taking him with their 17th if he is there and guys like Eller and a few others are gone.

    Again, another kid who grew up a Rangers fan who plays a nasty game and can be a powerforward at the NHL level if he develops right.

    Hugh Jessiman part II, but I hopefully he doesn't miss a full year like Hugh did. He also has much better hockey sense.
     
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    How about his skating?
     
  8. Ryan

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    Max is a pretty good skater. He has great acceleration and is very quick for a guy his size.

    I had the chance to watch him play this past season in the USHL and I had fun watching him and hope I am able to watch him one day in the NHL.
     
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    With a name like Pacioretty, hes bound to make it. :sarcasm:
     
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    I wouldn't mind the Rangers taking him either. Initially I was opposed because of the Jessiman flashbacks, but what quells that fear is that Pacoretty is going to Michigan, not DARTMOUTH (not a good school/program for developing prospects...Doh)

    No offense to any Big Green fans, but seriously
     
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    I'm not reading of any "hockey sense" issues with Pacioretty. It also doesn't appear to be as big a gap in Pacioretty's boom-or-bust probabilty. When Jessiman was draft eligible, we were hearing the names LeClair and Bertuzzi, whereas Pacioretty is being compared to Erik Cole. I'd love him to be on the board at 17, along with Eller, Backlund, Petrecki and/or McDonagh. And, I'm warming to the idea of Bill Sweatt as the selection at 17.
     
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    i'm with you on this. Max is one of the best forwards in the draft.
     
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    Any concerns he just scored 20-some goals in the USHL? I noticed Colby Cohen (a d-man) averaged more ppg than Pacioretty did in the same league, and it had me thinking his upside might not be quite as high as the likes of Cole (at least as a power forward goal scorer). Any thoughts on this from someone who has seen him play? Players like Moller and Tyrell scored more goals in the WHL than Paciroretty did in the USHL - and they play with a pretty gritty style themselves in a much grittier league. The numbers don't tell the whole story of course and Tyrell and Moller have smaller frames, but it something to think about.
     
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    Pacioretty has a quality shot, but he can be a bit unselfish at times. Led the USHL in SOG, so he's not afraid to shoot the puck. May have averaged less PPG than Cohen because he was covering his own zone. Overall, the USHL is very defensive, so it's harder for the big guns to score a ton of goals.
     
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    had to opportunity to watch him play in the ushl, faught cohen.. and won
     
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