2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread (Waiting for June 23 edition)

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  1. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    previous thread....

    http://hfboards.mandatory.com/threads/2018-nhl-entry-draft-thread.2362399/


    I closed the last one down as it got way off track once again. I feel as though there are a few threads that should be more for just information only so that fans that don't spend a lot of time in said threads can come in and just get the info they want and not have to wade through silly inside jokes or bickering over who likes who, etc... there are plenty of threads for that. So please keep that in mind.

    Big day coming up next weekend for the lotto, hope the Habs win 1st or 2nd and do the right thing.
     
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  2. HowYaDrouin

    HowYaDrouin Habs #AllinForDahlin

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    My biggest fear for this draft is we stay at 4th overall and pass on Wahlstrom for Tkachuk...

    Ovbiously I'm excited for our 1st round pick, but I feel I'm at least equally as excited for our 4 2nd round picks.
     
  3. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    I am very, very concerned that this is actually what will happen.
     
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    KawaYui Registered User

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    ideally:
    1. Habs
    2. Arizona
    3. Detroit
     
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  5. ProspectsSTC

    ProspectsSTC McDavid GOAT

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    May as well update my rankings on here:

    1. Dahlin
    2. Svechnikov
    3. Boqvist
    4. Wahlstrom
    5. Zadina
    6. Dobson
    7. Hughes
    8. Bouchard
    9. Smith (extremely close to passing Bouchard)
    10. Kotkaniemi
    11. Tkachuk
    12. Denisenko
    13. Veleno
    14. Kravtsov
    15. Thomas
    16. Farabee
    17. Lundestrom
    18. Kaut
    19. Hayton
    20. Shafigullin
    21. Wilde
    22. Wise
    23. McIssaac
    24. Berggren
    25. Merkley
    26. Bokk
    27. Sandin
    28. Kupari
    29. Olofsson
    30. Hallander
    31. Hillis
     
  6. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    I could see the Yotes getting 1st, if the fix is in since that team is bleeding money and the NHL doesn't want to look bad there. Unless of course the league owes us for taking John Scott, which I would be fine with, even if it was 2nd overall as long as they didn't pick Tkachuk.
     
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    goalchenyuk Registered User

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    i think it's the same top-10 for me
     
  8. The Great Schlemko

    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    If we pick any player not named Svechnikov at 2, I would stop watching this team until everyone is fired.
     
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  9. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    I can't say much about this draft since I haven't seen many of them play outside the NCAA and WHL but Dobson would need to be very good (never saw him) in order for me to take him over Hughes who I am impressed with and would assume he's a top 5 pick depending on how the order ends up and their view of BPA.

    I literally expect the worst these days from the Habs, so I wouldn't be the least bit shocked if they actually did this.
     
  10. le_sean

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    What I keep thinking about is last year Bergevin and Timmins started using the term “asset” to define their picks. They look at them as either pieces to add to a team or potential trade targets. Select the best asset and move him if you need to plug a hole (like they did with Sergachev). Typically defencemen (and centres) are the most valuable assets (you can see they pretty much only picked defenders last draft). To me Dobson kind of fits that Timmins mold and is a big, toolsy RD, which is very valuable.
     
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    schnapshot Mendoza baby

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    Yeah, I’d be willing to bet we’re picking Dobson
     
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    I don't believe these things are fixed. KPMG puts their certification on it that its not. A company like that isn't going to risk their business name and reputation on something that isn't on the up-and-up

    Besides, if the League owed us for taking John Scott, it could have happened in the 2016 lottery, which came immediately after the John scott stuff.
     
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    Pompeius Magnus Registered User

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    Nah, if the NHL draft was fixed you can bet the Yotes would have gotten Matthews, that was by far what was ''best for business'' at that time. The NBA draft though, that's a whole other story ...
     
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  14. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    The John Scott thing is more of a joke at at least wishful thinking.
     
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    1. Dahlin
    2. Svechnikov
    3. Wahlstrom
    4. Zadina
    5. Boqvist
    6. Dobson
    7. Hughes
    8. Kotkaniemi
    9. Bouchard
    10. Tkachuk
    11. Kravtsov
    12. Smith
    13. Farabee
    14. Veleno
    15. Lundeström
    16. Kupari
    17. Lundkvist
    18. Kaut
    19. Berggren
    20. Denisenko
    21. Alexeyev
    22. Olofsson
    23. Hållander
    24. Tychonick
    25. Ylönen
    26. McLeod
    27. Dellandrea
    28. Bokk
    29. Hayton
    30. Sandin
    31. Gustafsson
     
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    I don’t have a problem with Tkachuk. I would like the team to fish for another first round pick.

    My first choices in order:
    Dahlin
    Svechnikov
    Zadina
    Tkachuk
    Wahlstrom
    Boqvist
    Hughes

    I would like us to pickup another pick and take this Joel Farabee kid. Scouts rave about his compete level. He can score and has a Gallagher competitiveness.
     
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    Watching USA vs Switzerland in the U-18s. Wahlstrom and Hughes are taking turns driving the offense.

    But the defense is struggling with the Swiss. US is up 6-5 after two periods.

    Announcer just compared Wahlstrom to Mike Bossy. I haven't seen enough of Oliver to support or challenge that observation. Does anyone here think Wahlstrom has that kind of elite talent?

    I've seen more of Tkachuk and he didn't impress. Like others, I'm worried that's who the Habs will take.
     
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  18. Adam Michaels

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    I don't know why so many are not interested in Tkachuk. A lot of posters are "afraid" of them selecting Brady Tkachuk. What is it about him or his game that has people not interested in him? There must be a reason why Tkachuk is ranked higher than Wahlstrom.
     
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  19. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    I haven't seen much of him, but in the games I did see he was invisible, maybe he ends up being a very good NHLer just that for me from what I've seen I wouldn't take him in the top 10 as he just doesn't seem that skilled to me. Granted I don't watch non Hab prospects with much interest, if they pick him I will watch every game and offer my opinions but I just am not impressed with him at all.
     
  20. The Great Schlemko

    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    Tkachuk will end up being a good player, but we need players that are going to be great. Especially if we are picking in the top 7.
     
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    Same here. This is why I'm not super active in this thread. I'm like you, I pay closer attention to prospects once they belong to Habs.

    The reason I'm curious about Tkachuk is that it's not just a poster here or a poster there that doesn't want him. I don't think it's a big deal to have one person like one player over another and vice versa. But he's a player I keep reading people not wanting. It made me real curious to know why he's widely unwanted yet he's ranked 2nd among North American skaters.
     
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    Right. But he's ranked 2nd among North American skaters. He wouldn't be that high on the list if he didn't have potential to be great, no?
     
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    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    It's just wrong. Svechnikov, Zadina and Wahlstrom are all better than him. They can skate better, shoot better, better skillset, better playmaking...etc
     
  24. HowYaDrouin

    HowYaDrouin Habs #AllinForDahlin

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    With a pick as high as what our pick will be, we need a player who can be great and who can really drive our team. Tkachuk might become a very good complimentary player but if we’re able to select a Svechnikov or a Wahlstrom, both of whom have much better skill sets than Tkachuk, then we absolutely need to.
    Tkachuk was great at the WJCs but in all other times I’ve seen his BU games, he’s looked behind and sometimes disengaged...not the kind of player I’d want with a top-10 or likely top-5 pick.
     
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    Debate will rage when we know when our pick is
     

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