Who do you Take #5 Overall?

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Who do you Take #5 Overall?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2018.
  1. Adam Boqvist

    50.0%
  2. Quinton Hughes

    13.8%
  3. Brady Tkachuk

    11.3%
  4. Evan Bouchard

    12.5%
  5. Noah Dobson

    11.3%
  6. Ty Smith

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    1.3%
  1. NickH8

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    I think Boqvist at least has the skill to mitigate that. Some say he hasn't produced in the SHL, but he's only 17 and a half, those extra few months are huge at that age. Also, Karlsson had 37 points in 38 games during his draft year in the SuperElit, Boqvist has 24 in 25.
     
  2. Nut Upstrom

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    I really have a good feeling about Ty Smith and wish we could land him this draft, but I can't see passing up on one of those great D who will be available to us. I went with Boqvist, if we somehow slide down 3 positions I wouldn't be against the idea of taking Smith.
     
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    I voted for Dobson. Seems to be well-rounded and I prefer defenseman that have a bit more steadiness and poise to them. Sounds like he can grow into something excellent on the backend.

    By no means I’m not discounting what Boqvist can do.
     
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    Dobson or Boqvist at the moment.
     
  5. HIFE

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    I think it's pretty cool that 50% of the board would take Boqvist. There's a touch of riskiness there but man his speed and puck control are elite. It would be tough to watch him slip by. Overall I agree with the consensus- #5 pick has to be a defenseman.
     
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    I know not everyone here watches other sports but Boqvist reminds me a lot of Ziggy Ansah in his draft year. Not enough high end competition and some serious question marks but insane athletic ability. Definitely has the chance to be a very good pick at 5, it just kinda depends on how you weigh that upside vs Dobson/Bouchard etc. and how likely they all are to reach it. I think there are other D good enough to not make the risk worth it but I dont blame people for thinking the opposite
     
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    For whatever reason I feel like it's highly unlikely that the Wings would pick Boqvist over one of the bigger and safer D's like Dobson or Bouchard. Just feels off based on many of the players they've drafted under Wright.
     
  8. BinCookin

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    I also am feeling like Dobson // Bouchard will be better picks in the end.
     
  9. Redder Winger

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    Although teams are getting better, historically, defensemen are harder to predict.
     
  10. Frk It

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    True. But personally, I'd like to see him do something we WOULDN'T expect him to do this year. He did say they are going for skilled guys.
     
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    I'm at the point I would trade a top 3 pick to grab one of these D plus an asset. If the opportunity presents itself that is.
     
  12. Lampedampe

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    It's really a shame boqvist got injured in the pre-season, a lot question marks could've been answered otherwise. I'm still not convinced on him but man his upside is so high, atleast that much is certain.
     
  13. Fire Ken Holland

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    Counterpoint: if Boqvist had proven himself this year, Detroit would have basically no shot at him.
     
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    They did sound high on him. (In that one article that mentioned Svechnikov, Deridder, etc)

    I flip flop daily on Boqvist/Dobson/Bouchard... Tough choice because the future is unwritten.
     
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    True, but that's abit 50/50.
     
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    Boqvist is younger than many of the others...what are the chances he grows an inch or two?
     
  17. Electric Eric

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    Most men stop growing between 19-21 years of age. Its not unheard of to continue to grow until 25 (my case).

    So its very likely he could add some height within a year or two from the draft. Then again he could be around his max height now, a lot plays on genetics. Wonder if we can find a photo of him next to his father.
     
  18. A Few Good Males

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    As much as I love Bovqist's skill set, I don't see him as a #1D man. Other than Karlsson, I don't know of any other NHL defenders with that frame and style that are legit #1 guys.

    I've watched all the video there is on Dobson and can see him as a bonafide #1 defenseman. He is reminiscent of Seth Jones, Pietrangelo, Ekblad.
     
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    As a side note, I think this draft - barring a top 3 pick - will unveil what skill set this organization values most in a defenseman. Each of the blue liners after Dahlin have their niche and their warts, so it should be interesting to see what assets this staff thinks are most important.
     
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