Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Wooren, Nov 6, 2015.
Would look nice centering Mitch Marner. Might be the lightest line in the league though.
This is a couple days old now, but still worth a read on Necas at the World Juniors:
Such a good player, I can see him falling a bit but to me he's easily a top 10 prospect, especially in a fairly weak draft.
He just makes things happen everytime he's on the ice.
Definitely top 10. Might have one of the highest ceilings from the forwad group of the draft.
He has been impressive at every level he has played and imo a top 3 forward on the Czech WJC team.
I was going into the WJC looking for guys like Pettersson and Tolvanen were top-5 material like I have heard (since I havent had the chance to see those 2 yet), and instead it has been Necas that looks like a top-5 player to me. He's been great for the Czechs.
So, helped him WJC? Will be drafted higher?
I'd say he kept his stock where it was entering the tournament which is between 5 and 10, maybe got himself a bit closer to 5. His big event will be the U-18 WJC if he performs like he did at Hlinka. The only draft eligible at the tournament who I think notably increased his stock is Nico Hischier (I don't think he passed Patrick yet, but he put distance between him and Vilardi/Liljegren).
Finally a comprehensive highlight package on this guy.
He looks dynamic. Depending on where the Devils are drafting it'd be nice to have a fellow countryman for Zacha to bond with.
What i really like about him is his attention to detail. He reads the play really well, he's defensively responsible and he's very strong on faceoffs. Super smart.
Good skater and offensive tools aswell, can't see him not being a top 10 pick (personally hes in my top 5 right now).
He doesn't have Couturier's size but he reminds me of him. Very mature, defensively responsible and a smart player.
He's having an awful U18 Five Nations tournament right now, a top 10 ranked player really should dominate a tournament like this and he hasn't even been a top 3 player on his team, really disappointed. He might drop far from his top 10 projections if he doesn't have a big U18 WC.
Good, hopefully he falls to the leafs..
Looks like he has been loaned to a Czech2 league team (SK HorÃ¡ckÃ¡ Slavia TřebÃč).
Google translate is mostly useless with Czech so I'm not sure what other information is in the article.
Basically Trebic was 0:2 down in a playoff serie and one loss away from elimination. Necas was loaned for the 3rd game to help.
The game is over, Trebic lost 1:2 and Necas didn't register any point.
Gauranteed top 10 pick. Maybe even top 6.
Today is played 4th game. I expect he will return back to Brno after Trebic's loss. Play off he will play in Extraliga.
Comparable to Mikael Granlund?
It's delicate to find good comparisons for players in this stage of their development, a lot will change as they mature. Also the difference between Czech Extraliga and NHL is significant. Hertl was playing a very different game back in Prague. That said, I see some shades of KrejčÃ in Nečas.
Martin Necas scouting report and profile on DobberProspects
Necas played his first two playoff games in Extraliga against the Champions League finalists Sparta Prague - and scored in both matches.
Important goals too, as both games were very close, twice ending 3:2 for his team (scored a tying goal in both games, when they were down 1:2 and 0:1).
I was at the first game and I was curious how he'd handle the playoff intensity. Looked pretty good there IMO.
The kid may be the best skater in the draft. if the Devils aren't picking in the top three, I hope we Necas at 4/5. Sleeper, Cody Glass for me.
Martin scored game winning goal in first extraliga semifinal match they won 2:0 (second goal in empty net).
i am 99% sure he will be drafted ahead of Mittelstadt and Vilardi.
Kids a machine that doesn't quit. He is a European Bo Horvat but skinnier.
I feel like he'll drop a lot but more because of lack of scouting.