Critique New Jerseys Selection

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  1. Aethon

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    30 N.J
    (from CAR) MATTHEW CORRENTE 3/17/1988 Mississauga, ON CA 5' 11" 189 OHL SAGINAW D R

    58 N.J
    ALEXANDER VASYUNOV 4/22/1988 Yaroslavl, Rus. RU 6' 0" 189 RPL YAROSLAVL 2 LW R

    67 N.J
    (from WSH) KIRILL TULUPOV 4/23/1988 Moscow, Rus. RU 6' 3" 220 RUS ALEMETJEVSK D R

    77 N.J
    (from VAN) VLADIMIR ZHARKOV 1/10/1988 Elektrostal, Rus. RU 6' 0" 187 RPL CSKA 2 RW L

    107 N.J
    (from VAN) T.J. MILLER 9/15/1986 Placetia, CA US 6' 4" 200 BCHL PENTICTON D L

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    OLIVIER MAGNAN 5/1/1986 Sherbrooke, QC CA 6' 2" 190 QMJHL ROUYN NORANDA D L

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    TONY ROMANO 1/5/1988 Smithtown, NY US 5' 10" 170 AJHL NY BOBCATS C R

    208 N.J
    KYLE HENEGAN 10/27/1987 Montreal, QC CA 6' 4" 204 QMJHL SHAWINIGAN D L
     
  2. Howard35

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    looks like they went for the risky approach in a weak draft with the russians... smart move IMHO
     
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    Very Solid.
     
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    forget the Russians, what about the Italian!!! Romano is gonna be a good player.
     
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    Do you know more about him? Is he actually from Smithtown or was he just born there?
     
  6. Aethon

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    your fan will love Kyle Henegan , he will be the top heavy weight in the Q next year

    this years he don't lose many fight even if he have 17 years old

    plus he can play hockey !! and he is a nice guy
     
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    Thank you for the Update.

    Can you tell us a little more about his game?

    Do you believe he can become an NHL player?
     
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    Corrente seems like an idiot to me (his idol is John Gotti, which pretty much tells you what you need to know.)

    Still, I'm not going to tell Lou he's wrong. He's probably a little bit better at this than I am.
     
  11. VladNYC*

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    You guys prob got one of the best drafts this year out of any team. 3 REALLY good russians and Romano is a beast. Congrads. NJ has always been open minded with picking russians. This draft will def pay off.
     
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    Maybe Lou drafted him because his idol is John Gotti... ;)
     
  13. Aethon

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    What do you know about Romano?
     
  14. Brooklyndevil

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    And so did most of Queens, NY. However, I agree it wasn't the best quote to come up with. But, let's remember he's still a kid and probably still a bit immature.
     
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    I'm not a fan of Corrente at all, but the rest of the draft is amazingly solid.

    The 3 Russian picks in a row were all great picks and great value at any place in the draft. Vasyunov could've been a 1st rounder and probably should've. I think Zharkov was rated to be a first rounder for a while, also.

    Romano is going to be awesome. What a steal...
     
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    I hope you're right, because we really haven't had much success with Russian prospects. Let's hope this draft changes that situation.
     
  17. Jaysfanatic*

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    It's been 50-50 with Russian prospects

    Kasatonov
    Fetisov
    Zelepukin
    Brylin

    all were hits (I know Kasa and Feti aren't traditional picks but they worked well when they were here)

    Sharifijonov
    Kadeykin
    Suglobov
    Mikhailishin (who still has lots of time)

    haven't worked out so well, but Sharifijonov did get us the pick from Vancouver that became Paul Martin.
     
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    That surprises me, don't you think he reminds you of a Kasparitius type of player?
     
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    I just look for picks with more upside in the 1st round is all.

    He should be a solid #4 or so, but I don't see him comming anywhere close to a top pairing d-man.

    I'm pretty sure he'll be a solid NHLer, though. Fairly safe but unspectacular pick.
     
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    Sorry, I should have stated recently.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    His real question mark is his very spotty positioning. That really needs to be corrected soon, because it's something that is mental and might not be able to be fixed at a higher level. He's drawn comparisons to a poor man's Jovonovski, and that might not be far off at all. I know Jovo can be absolutely dreadful with his defensive positioning at times.
     
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    :dunno:

    Matthew Corrente
    Saginaw • OHL
    5’ 11â€, 189 lbs. Defense, shoots right
    Born: March 17, 1988 in Mississauga, Ontario
    Final Ranking: 35 • Mid-Term Ranking: 29 • North American Skater

    Central Scouting Report: Is a very good skater with superior mobility,
    a smooth stride, and exceptional lateral movement ... a very good
    backward skater who has good balance and agility ...makes good
    outlet passes to initiate breakouts ... has a variety of shots that he
    gets away quickly from the point, including an accurate wrist shot ...
    has deceptive speed in the open ice, is strong on his feet when fighting
    for puck along the boards and in the corners and finds the open
    man with crisp accurate passes ...is willing to stand up and makes the
    play at the blueline and is seldom caught out of position
     
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    Yeah I gotta agree with the scouting report Jim gave, I have never seen the kid play but everything I have read on him suggests this is actually a strength of his, not a weakness.
     
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    With a scouting report like that, you have to ask yourself or myself why he wasn't rated higher by others besides the Devils. I mean did he interview badly? Does he have a bad attitude? Size? Although quite a few smaller defensemen where drafted this year. :dunno:
     

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