Speculation: 2018 NHL Draft Talk :)

Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by CandyCanes, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy Sooo Good

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    Islanders have 2 potential lottery picks, theirs and Calgary's.
    Rangers have 3 1st round picks, theirs, Bostons and TB's
    Flyers will likely have 2 1st round picks, their's and STL Blues (provided it's not top 10).

    Yeah metro.
     
  2. the halleJOKEL

    the halleJOKEL strong as brickwall

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    columbus, nyr, and nyi will win the lottery

    stop fooling yourself that we will be involved in success in this division
     
  3. NotOpie

    NotOpie "Puck don't lie"

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    Need I remind you we already won our lottery this year. It's name is Tom Dundon.

    The Gods will not shower us with any more luck in the foreseeable future.
     
  4. Lempo

    Lempo Registered User Sponsor

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    What will they shower us with?
     
  5. Bub

    Bub This way to the Clownshow

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    Dung, if this week is any indication.
     
  6. NotOpie

    NotOpie "Puck don't lie"

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    That would be "have already showered us with".
     
  7. CanesInducedComa

    CanesInducedComa DUNDO, PLZ!

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    Rangers win against Pens in OT. Keep on winning teams behind us.

    Probably won't get much higher than 8th overall unfortunately.
     
  8. Breakdowns

    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    I saw that we have 3% chance of making playoffs

    Do it Canes, I dare you
     
  9. DaveG

    DaveG Global Moderator

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    Still, 8th is about double the chance of winning one of the top 3 spots compared to 12th. You can do it Canes, I know you have it in you.
     
  10. RodTheBawd

    RodTheBawd Registered User

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    Go away.
     
  11. TheBigKahuna

    TheBigKahuna Registered User

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    Montreal wins the lottery, 1st pick overall. Guaranteed.

    If not, I'll ***** slap Bill Peters.
     
  12. NotOpie

    NotOpie "Puck don't lie"

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  13. Wolfpuck

    Wolfpuck Highest Boss

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    The Oilers have a chance to pass us if they beat us, so naturally we'll stomp them.
     
  14. hitchhiker42

    hitchhiker42 Registered User

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    The draft is going to be a good test of the new GM. There are two possibilities I like:

    1) The most likely--The Canes end up with a 10-13 pick. One of the highly sought D-men will still be available (Wilde, Smith, maybe even Dobson). Carolina should trade it to one of the teams in the 20-25 range. The Canes need to draft a RW with Stempniak leaving and Williams in likely his last season next year. Also, that allows flexibility for Lindholm to play C if needed. The best pick for Carolina in the first (unless they can somehow get into the top 6) is Martin Kaut. He has been performing well in an adult league (actually more productive than Necas last season in the same league), already has some chemistry with Necas, and has been consistently productive in high-level international play (actually more so than Chytl). He is projected to go late first round. I don't know what the value of moving up 12 places would be (a 2nd round pick, a back-up goalie), but it makes sense for the Canes to move down and pick the player who is the best fit. Unless . . .

    2) Less likely--the Canes get one of the top 2 picks. If it is one, I still see the benefit of trading it to the team directly behind Carolina if the return is reasonable. Again the Canes need RW (I know Dahlin is a generational player) and Svechnikov appears to be ready to be a 25+ goal scorer in the NHL. If it is two--then Svechnikov without any bargains involved.
     
  15. Azor Aho

    Azor Aho #MeddlingTomDundosBurner

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    If we are in the top three, I'd draft Dahlin, Svechnikov, Zadina, in that order, as would most. I don't see any need to complicate any of that.

    If we stay put in pick location, I wouldn't trade down. I'd either trade the pick outright for some of the help we need immediately, or just draft the best player at that position.
     
  16. NotOpie

    NotOpie "Puck don't lie"

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    Sounds like if we **** the bed the rest of the season the best we could hope for is 8th, but we are much more likely to pick somewhere between 10th and 12th. I would argue, as good as our defensive depth is, if a Noah Dobson, Evan Bouchard, or perhaps Bode Wilde, are still on the board, you can't ignore them. They are the new prototypical defensemen. They are fairly big, skate well, and in the case of these 3 guys, are all right shots. Now I'm not saying we'd "have" to pick one of them, but I am saying that they might just be the best player available at the pick. Personally, if we are picking in the 10 to 12 range and I thought I could trade down and pick up a 2nd or a 3rd and still be able to select a Kotkaniemi, a Hayton, or a Veleno, I'd be more inclined to look at that option.
     
  17. SvechniCanesCup2019

    SvechniCanesCup2019 Registered User

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    Svechnikov is a monster from what I've seen. Every Power Forwards uses their mass and momentum to gain advantage. Svechnikov has special Ovechkin-like quality in which he uses his weight, acceleration, and awareness to truly dominate in the offensive zone. He isn't a Center but I think he could be a Superstar RW.

    I like a lot of the guys in the Canes range. They should have a good read on Kotkaniemi, Kupari, Lunderstrom, and Kaut given their recent overseas scouting successes. Mattias Samuelsson looks like a dead-ringer of a Canes "Clone army" defensive pick but he seems to be more in the ~15-25 range.
     
  18. Azor Aho

    Azor Aho #MeddlingTomDundosBurner

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    I have no problem with drafting a dman, especially a righty. I don't love our overall RD depth in the organization, and I wouldn't be shocked if we move on from Faulk in the long term, much less the short term. Of course, I don't have any great desire to draft a LD, but there is a possibility we move on from Hanifin or Fleury, and then if Bean doesn't work out, then we will ultimately need replacements in the pipeline for that. If that ends up being the strength of where we draft after it all shakes out, take the dman.

    I do expect some of those forwards NotOpie mentioned to be available, and I would like to get Veleno or Kotkaniemi based on what I know. I'm a little less gung ho on Hayton. If any of the higher ranked forwards like Tkachuk, Wahlstrom, Farabee slip, then of course, grab one of them as well.
     
  19. MinJaBen

    MinJaBen Canes Sharks Boy

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    I'm a bit higher on Kupari than Kotkaniemi, but admittedly just from reading other peoples opinions.
     
  20. Azor Aho

    Azor Aho #MeddlingTomDundosBurner

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    Kotkaniemi seems to be a riser, so I guess it depends on how you feel about players that have been in a position the whole year, or those that are rising as well.
     
  21. MinJaBen

    MinJaBen Canes Sharks Boy

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    I've seen Kotkaniemi's skating described as a weakness. That is my primary reason for favoring Kupari.
     
  22. Hulkacaniac

    Hulkacaniac You MUST

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    One thing I can say about this draft is that it ranks pretty high for hockey names. I mean Rasmus Kupari? That's a pretty sweet name.
     
  23. Lempo

    Lempo Registered User Sponsor

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    I fret already for the unavoidable K'barry pronounciation.

    ('ku' like the Klan +'purry')
     
  24. Vagrant

    Vagrant The Czech Condor

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    i really like joe veleno if he's available around where we pick. there's a little barzal in his game and i think that he's going to be a better pro than he is a junior player. the exceptional status has a weight to it but there's probably not many better risk/reward scenarios outside the top five.
     
  25. SebastianAhoe

    SebastianAhoe i hate Tim Peel

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    i think if Aho can transition to center Kupari is our best bet. if not Veleno would be. imagine a line of Tuevo Aho Kupari. If we get the third pick get Zadina, Imagine a Necas Zadina Crezch combo.
     

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