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Speculation: Who do we pick?

Discussion in 'Arizona Coyotes' started by RABBIT, Apr 29, 2018.

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Who do we pick at 5th overall?

  1. Oliver Wahlstrom

    48.9%
  2. Adam Boqvist

    6.4%
  3. Evan Bouchard

    7.4%
  4. Brady Tkachuk

    27.7%
  5. Quinton Hughes

    7.4%
  6. Noah Dobson

    2.1%
  1. hbk

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    Both are world championships. One is just for players under 18.

    The u20 is the other world championship held over Xmas and New Years (world juniors is how it's commonly referred to as)
     
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    This year’s U18:
    Jack Hughes & Oliver Wahlstrom played but Quinn was too old. This tournament is over.

    This year’s U20:
    Quinn played. Jack & Oliver Wahlstrom didn’t make the team. This tournament is over.

    This year’s WC:
    Quinn is on the team. No Jack & No Oliver. This tournament is ongoing.
     
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    Would be interesting to see how much this has changed in the last month with the combine and memorial cup. Might need to add Zadina and Kotkanimemi to the list as well.
     
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    I abstained from this poll because Kotkaniemi wasn't an option.

    Can't wait to see how things shake out next Friday.
     
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    If we pick Kotkaniemi I’ll be happy. The idea of him in the hands of Dawn Braid is exciting.
     
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    Does he have a skating problem? I don't think we need another high pick that needs to improve their skating. I think it's too important in today's game and Tocc's system.
     
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    Braid has her hand full with Strome. I know Kotkaniemi is moving up the charts with the posters on these boards but I would rather not pick him with our 5 OA.
     
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    Woke up this am certain the Coyotes are drafting Hughes.
     
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    He’s my 4th ranked player. :)
     
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    Telling people that you are either drafting Hughes or Kotkaniemi will cause some panic as Detroit likely is targeting Hughes and Montreal was hoping they could trade down to take Kotkaniemi.
     
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    You should probably check out Craig Button’s list. And Corey Pronman’s. I expect Bob’s scout poll will have him in the top eight also. His lottery poll had him 10th.
     
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    If the Vegas Golden Knights showed 4 Second Lines can outplay the Traditional First, Second, Third, and Fourth Line strategy. As such I would trade our 5th OA to the Islanders for their 11th and 12th OA. Would rather have 2 B+ players rather than 1 A player.
     
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    The Knights showed that having four lines with 2nd line-ish talent can work to a point with great coaching and a solid system. But they just lost the Cup in five to a team that had a more traditional build.
     
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    Quality at 5OA is way better then 11/12. At 5 you might get an OEL, and at 11 and 12 Gormley/Runblad. Keep 5 and take BPA, keep it simple. I've been saying this also because we have an inexperienced GM that has been fortunate so far with a few trades/picks, and I don't want him to try and outsmart somebody here and make a mistake (he is due for a mistake).
     
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    If I understand your first sentence correctly, then I totally disagree. We need an A player or two, not 3 or 4 B + players. Vegas was an outlier. Vegas was the exception rather than the rule.
     
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    Slow foot speed and I Doan think we need more of that either.
     
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