Colby Cohen

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  1. Porn*

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    Hey guys... whats your view on this hulking dman prospect? From everythnig i've read he sounds to be a bigtime sleeper... most mocks have hmi going late... but his talent and upside would indicate that he deserves to move up sooner than later.

    what do you guys know about him? what do you think of him?
     
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    25 views no opinions? that is very unlike hf.
     
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    He's my favorite RD prospect in the 2007 draft. With his physicality and offensive nature as well as his bigger frame, if he becomes just adequate in the defensive zone at the NHL level, I think he'll be a very good player.

    I'd love for my blues to select him at any of the #24/26/39 picks. I think he's going to turn out to be a good one. I actually think he'll turn out to be a better player than Petrecki when all is said and done.

    Chris
     
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    yeah... i'm hoping he falls to the leafs in the later rounds, since most places are rating hmi so low.

    i grabed him in my keeper league lol.

    2nd - cohen
    2nd - tanguay
    3rd - lafleur
     
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    A high risk, high reward player, Cohen has fantastic skills. He is a very good skater and is blessed with a very good offensive instincts. Has a very good shot and passes really well, while being an elite PP QB. His size and willingness to play physical make him a very solid prospect. His defensive zone coverage stills needs work and there might be an attitude problem seeing as how he dropped out of the USNDP very early on this year. Committed to Boston University for next year. Could be a first round pick. He would be a steal if he fell into the second round IMO.
     
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    He is a right-handed shot.
     
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    Maybe he's a switch shooter. :biglaugh:
     
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    Well, I'm a Lincoln Stars (USHL) season ticket holder....so I had the opportunity to watch Colby a LOT this past season. In a private message to a buddy of mine, I posted this about Colby:

    "There is NO denying this kid has incredible offensive talent. His shot on the PP is UNREAL. Best I've ever seen. However, he glides out there...doesn't really seem to pump his legs at all. He takes TOO many chances on offense, and often gets caught up ice. We gave up a ton of goals like that, due to having too many offensive defensemen. I hope the coaches at BU can drill some defense into his head. I'd like to see him play the body more. He has above average fighting skills too, which surprised me. Raw talent, but I question his drive sometimes."

    He was a kid that a lot of the fans never really warmed up too...because he took too many chances on offense, and never really looked like he "wanted it" out there. I question his work ethic, and again...his drive to succeed. I hope he can prove me wrong...but there's no denying he has fantastic offensive upside.

    BTW, I had the opportunity to watch Petrecki quite a bit also...and to say that Cohen will be a better player than Cohen is laughable. Petrecki has a mean streak that I think a lot of teams will really like. A lot of passion...something that Cohen lacks.
     
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    he is young... and could develop, hopefully.
     
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    The Flyers lack a good right handed shot in their system and a powerplay QB. I wouldn't be suprised to see them take a flyer on a local boy with that much offensive skill who's poor defensivley. Especially if Pitkanen moves at the draft.
     
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    To me, He sounds a lot like a young souray. Is this accurate?
     
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    why would they move pitkanen at the draft???
     
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    Right now, Colby isn't that physical....but like I mentioned, he's not afraid to drop the gloves, and he's an above-average fighter.

    I really hope the coaches at Boston Univ. can drill some defense into his head. He has all the tools, I just wonder if he's really dedicated enough to want to learn it. But man, his PP shot from the point is devastating.
     
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    Do people understand how much stock teams take into which hand a player shoots with?



    Zero.
     
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    I wouldn't say that's true. A right-handed shot on the point, especially on the PP is a valuable commodity in the NHL.
     
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    I doubt that is true. What is important is that your #1 and #2 PP units have both RH and LH shots at the forward positions and on the points.

    However, you also have to consider that most of these prospects are not going to hit the NHL for 2 to 3 years. It is rather difficult to predict the make up of your team 3 years down the road. However if, like the Canucks you only have 1 RH shooting forward under contract for next year then it is something you are going to consider.

    In the case of the Canucks, both of the Sedins are LH shots (surprise, surprise they are twins) and they like to work the puck down low for a goal mouth pass. If that pass is coming from the RH corner or half boards it is nice to have a RH shot for the tap in. BTW - that is why Linden drew a lot of powerplay time with the Sedins as Pyatt is a LHS. Morrison, Naslund, Cooke and Bulis are also LH shots. Smoliniski and Kesler are RH, but Smoke won't be returning and Linden is questionable to retire.

    It is also important on the point. A RH shot on the LH point creates better shooting angles (but also means on the shoot around, the defenseman has to hold the puck in on his backhand or with his skates).
     
  18. I think for forwards it's zero, but for defensemen, righties with a big shot are very valuable.
     
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    The deal is shooting angles are important. If you look at a team with a good powerplay, such as the Ottowa Senators, often times they will have a Right Shot on the Left Point and Left Wing and a Left Shot on the Right Point and Right Wing. They will try to set up shot from a powerful shooter on his off-wing (such as Daniel Alfredsson shooting from the Left Wing.) I sometimes wonder if all teams understand this. The ones I suspect most of not understanding it would be the Philadelphia "brain trust". But it may be that all teams don't understand these basic concepts, so it filters down to the internet "experts". I say the assertion that what side someone shoots with is inconsequential is without merit.
     
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    I know this has been discussed extensively but it seems that most of the Flyers fans on here think its an absolute impossibility. I totally disagree with that.

    If Pitkanen has another poor season his trade value will fall through the roof and land six feet underground. This is the year he MUST really START to prove himself.

    I would not be in the slightest bit suprised to see him move IF a very good deal comes along. They certainly won't move him for a moderate return but if they get a good offer its no where near out of the question.
     

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