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Will any Humboldt Broncos get drafted?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by SG49, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. SG49

    SG49 Registered User

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    Does anyone think we will see any surviving members of the Broncos get drafted in the 7th round? I think it would be a classy move by any NHL team.

    I wonder if Joe Sakic who survived the Swift Current Broncos bus crash in 1987 will draft one of the Bronco's players? He has been to Humboldt and Saskatoon to visit the players and their families. Jacob Wassermann was considered a good bet to be drafted and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him and perhaps other surviving players drafted in the 7th round.
     
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    odessa Ima Firen Mah Lazar

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    I would be mad my GM threw away a pick just to show what a classy guy he is.
     
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    Seatoo Never Stop Poasting

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    Can't see it.
     
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    Tampa drafted David Carle with a 7th rounder after it was determined Carle couldn't continue playing due to a heart condition. I doubt any Tampa fans lost sleep over that decision. Albeit, I suppose you could argue that Tampa took a chance that Carle (a projected 2nd/3rd rounder) would get cleared down the road.

    When I saw that the Devils traded back into the 7th round in 2013 for Anthony Brodeur, I was initially annoyed. But after seeing the video of it, a 7th rounder was a cheap price to give Marty and his family a nice moment. Some Devils fans were upset that we passed on somebody like Sergei Tolchinsky which sounded worse in 2013 than it does in 2018.

    Not saying that it's likely, but we've seen teams use their last pick for a PR story.
     
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    SvenHelfenstein Busting Mittelstadt.

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    That would be ridiculous.
     
  7. Reddawg

    Reddawg We're all mad here

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    No more ridiculous than the Devils trotting Marty Brodeur out there to draft his son with a throwaway pick. Teams do strange/interesting things when their boards are exhausted and they still have picks to burn.

    The Lightning drafted David Carle in 20o8 knowing full well he had a heart condition and wouldn't ever play for them (or anyone else), just to give him the thrill of being drafted.
     
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    No. If GMJB wants to wear a green ribbon while he takes BPA in the 7th, that's good enough for me.
     
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    Garth Snow would have
     
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    Devils fans shouldn't feel too bad. The Canucks once threw away their 7th on the son of their goalie coach....and i don't think he was even a particularly good goalie coach.
     
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    There's an article in THN's June 18 issue on this exact topic. The player named is Jacob Wasserman, Humbolt's 6'5" goalie.
     
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    I'd hope not. It might be a nice gesture but I'd much rather have an Ondrej Palat(208th) than a one-time feel-good headline. Almost all 7th rounders end up being nothing but that doesn't mean you can't find an NHLer in that spot.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with drafting someone from Humboldt. It would be a miracle if they made an NHL roster, and an even bigger one if one of them hoists the Stanley Cup in the future.
     
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    Hard to say if it does happen because I wouldn't think so, but I also didn't think Vegas would make the finals.

    But if an NHL team wants to be nice, I think they could invite them to a training camp.
     
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    Braun, Gunnarson, Demers, Haula, Andersen, Palat, Jokkipakka, S. Wilson, Nolan, Djoos, Gusev(if he ever comes to the NHL), Kase, Nuutivaara, Stralman, Lundquist, Pavelski all drafted in the 7th round.

    Its still players left after 7 rounds that could end up elite not getting drafted. before the 05 draft they had 9 rounds. Look at some of the names drafted in 00-04.
    Rinne, Byfuglien, Halak, Enstrom, Elliott an like 10 other players with 500 games+.

    Dont see why an NHL team should give up what could be an important player to be nice. There are other ways to be nice than waste a draft pick which could be said is also disrespectful to a player that deserves to be drafted in that place and have worked hard for it to be given to a player to make a headline.
     
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    Harder to do that sort of thing in the NHL. There are lots of feel-good late round picks in the MLB since they've got 40 rounds.
     
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    I can't see it just because there is only 7 rounds for teams to draft in. If only it was like the MLB draft where majority of the players don't make the big leagues that a team could make the classy gesture.. Would be awesome to see though.
     
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    Ottawa has 2 7th's and Philly has 3. I could see Melnyk doing it to try and get some good PR. Philly could definitely "throw away" a pick in the 7th for the story and still take 2 lottery tickets that may pan out.
     
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    And miss out on the next Jonathan Ericsson?
     
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    Ezekial Fil the Thrill

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    Why did you come back in time for this?
     
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    Without disrespecting the players, this is just dumb..

    What are they just going to pick one guy from the multiple survivors?
     
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    landy92mack29 Fire Sakic

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    I'd be more than ok if Colorado did it. They could even justify to the people who would be upset by "wasting" the pick by trading down to 217 and get a 19/20 7th. Colorado also makes the most sense as not only is Bednar from Humboldt but he grew up with and is still good friends with Jacob's dad. You also have the Sakic angle as he himself was in a deadly bus crash.
     
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    Just invite some to camp and maybe an AHL/ECHL deal.
     
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    SvenHelfenstein Busting Mittelstadt.

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    But they aren't good enough for an AHL/ECHL deal.
     
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