Canucks draft Skille or Bourret?

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  1. Vman

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    With the 10th selection, would the Canucks select Jack Skille or Alex Bourret?
    What do you think?
     
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    If they're smart, they take Jack Skille.

    Bourret is one of the more overrated players in this draft, I think. I don't see much more than another Sean Avery(sparkplug with some okay scoring ability) in Bourret...while Skille reminds me of Bill Guerin.
     
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    If they're the two that are left on my board, I'd take Skille. Bourret wouldn't be a bad consolation prize since he sounds kind of like Matt Cooke with a better scoring touch.

    I'm also hoping Staal will still be available, thus giving the Canucks more options.
     
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    Try and guess who I favour. No really, try.
     
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    Skille won't drop past Chicago.
     
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    Ryan O' Marra?
     
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    Staal is the next best option, but I think the Canucks really need an offensive forward who can score more than a defenseman.
    Also, just to add to the discussion, what kind of defenseman is Staal? Similar to Jack Johnson?
     
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    They don't share alot of similarities IMO. Staal is the kind of guy that will play 15 years on your blueline and rarely make a mistake, but not stand out all that much (especially offensively). Johnson is more dynamic, and a much more punishing style of defenseman. Both styles have considerable value.
     
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    Johnson reminds me of Rob Blake...Staal reminds me of Keith Carney.
     
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    Very bold prediction.

    I mean, with every draft, players fall from their expected draft positions. Think of Shremp and Tukonen last year. Chicago's going 7th, and with Crosby/Brule/Johnsson/Pouliot/Kopitar/Ryan rounding up a "top 6", I highly doubt Skille is the consensus "next in line".

    We still have O'Marra, Staal, Price in the same group as Skille.
     
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    Well, you could say any pick prediction is a bold prediction. They are all just guesses.

    :dunno:
     
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    Chicago will take Zagrapan.
     
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    It just all depends on Ottawa, imo. If they want to take Price or another player, then I feel Skille is ours. I don't see Chicago taking him. I would not be upset if we took Price, we already have a ton of goalies but I saw him play a few times, and hes gonna be a good one.
     
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    For some reason I have a feeling that Brule will drop.. I don't know why..
     
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    "Most ready player"

    Sounds like O'Marra, or Bourret for Ottawa.
     
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    I think Atlanta will, Zagrapan would be a good fit between Heater and Kovalchuk. Atleast on the powerplay.
     
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    I don't see Atlanta taking Zagrapan.

    I think Chicago takes Skille, then Atlanta takes O'Marra. Can't see Skille dropping.
     
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