Something to keep in mind when predicting Coyotes picks...

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  1. rt

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    "We have two first-round picks and need goal scorers" - Wayne Gretzky

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    ...also, since moving to Phoenix 11 years ago, the Coyotes have had 13 first round draft choices. Only one of those selections stands under 6'2''. That was Daniel Briere(5'10'') in 1996. Dan Focht is 6'6''. Patrick DesRochers is 6'3'', as is Scott Kelman, and Krystofer Kolanos, while Freddy Sjostrom, Jakub Kories, and Ben Eager are all 6'2''. Blake Wheeler and Martin Hanzal are 6'4'', and our two most recent picks, Peter Mueller and Chris Summers are both 6'2''.
     
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    Hmm... Sjostrom is 6'0 I believe.
     
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    Those are some brutal first round draft selections.
     
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    Yep. It's gotten better lately, though. Also, Kolanos busted because of injury.
     
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    Briere was a good pick, and Hanzal and Mueller look pretty good as well.

    Who has been head of scouting for the Coyotes during that period?
     
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    With Greg Malone (did he get fired?), expect to pick a lot of college players.
     
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    I predict patrick kane will be a coyotes on draft day
     
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    I highly doubt he drops past #2...unless they move up.

    I think they'll be picking Voracek.
     
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    The consensus is JVR. I'd like to see Kane drop but I doubt it happens.

    JVR - Mueller - Wheeler


    Wowza! :)
     
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    If Kane is picked #1 JVR will be picked number 2 by the Flyers vice versa.


    If the yotes want a scoring winger they need to move up in the draft of trade down a couple of spots and draft Cherpenov
     
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    I'm no expert but supposedly both teams are VERY high on Turris. I think he'll be taken by one of those two and we'll get JVR or Kane.
     
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    hey best of luck to you, but ive been hearing that the level of competition in the BCHL is a throw off for him being 1st or 2nd overall. For Chicago it would make some sense to draft him in the hope of having a 1-2 punch between Turris and Toews. In Philly it wouldn't make sense at all to get another center they already have the 1-2-3 combo of Cater-Richards-Umberger
     
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    Kind of proof that drafting for size can be a bad idea.
     
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    Or, proof that correlation does not always precede causation. It's not necessarily drafting for size; more accurately, it's that the players they liked have been big. Obviously there have been a lot of misses, but Mueller and Hanzal were both the best guys on the board at the time of their pick (and an argument can be made for Wheeler).
     
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    In my mock draft that I did, I predicted that the 'Yotes end up drafting JVR and Brett McLean. When you consider that the 'Yotes are three deep with Mueller, Hanzal and Wheeler, the drafting of JVR and McLean really help fill out two of three lines.
     
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    More hinting to a JVR pick at 3rd overall, assuming he's still around.
    Goalscorer
    Big
    American

    Would fit like a puzzle with Mueller.
     
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    no, 183cm = 6'0
    186 cm = 6'1
     

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