Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by SG49, Jun 11, 2018.
Invite to camp? Why not....
Camp invite sounds the most logical to me
Can't be worse than the guys Benning usually takes in the 7th round.
Only 1 of the 5 we've drafted in the 7th round have been signed by the Canucks since he became GM and it's quite possibly the worst pick of the bunch in Mackenze Stewart.
This. Hell, actually signing one of them in a few years to a ECHL/AHL contract would be more beneficial for both sides than just drafting the player in the 7th round.
If they were good enough to play at that level, absolutely.
The Blue Jays just used their 40th rounder to take a kid who's career was cut short after fouling a ball off his eye.
I honestly wouldn't be too upset by it, if Dallas used their 7th on a Bronco.
"What?! That sentimental pick we used in the 7th round didn't pan out? Heavens to betsy, what an outrage!"
Camp invite seems like a far better idea.
To make matters worse, the Canucks passed up on the son of an employee who has run the team's arena since it opened. The kid's name is Martin Jones.
What? 40? How many players do teams dress per game? All I know is that there are a ton of games in a season.
I'd do it for the PR move. I also thought Snow drafting Song was a very savvy move, and to me one of his best moves as a GM. If only he kept at it. He cracked open a market with 1.37 billion people in terms of potential fans AND potential athletes.
- You'd not only get instant feel good press
- You'd get a lot of bandwagon fans for 2018-19 (I'd root for whomever did that as sort of my 2nd team)
- You'd get some good karma
- You'd do a nice thing for a community that needs nice things to happen
- Imagine the fashion forward movement if you had your jersey with the draftees name on the back. Imagine what that message says when you wear something like that. Even in the darkest of times, there is light.
- You'd undoubtedly have your team featured in podcasts, books, and inevitably the We Are Marshall-esque Disney movie - Think of what the Mighty Ducks, Minnesota Twins (Little Big League), Tampa Rays (The Rookie) among so many other teams got from their time in the sun. Those teams, are cult favourites for fans that aren't even real fans of the sport.
Ya you could miss out on a player in round 7, but the NHL is first and foremost a business. The PR from that move is worth millions and millions of dollars. How many 7th rounders in the last 5-10 years have that kind of earning potential?
I can only recall one player being drafted from junior A straight to NHL, Devin Shore a few years ago.
Whitby Fury have a vastly superior program to Humboldt. I get the sentiment, but none of these kids would have sniffed the pros at any level and at the end of the day you never know what could come of that late pick
It's very recent, each side dresses 56 players and they just let them all out at once it's chaos
I still want an 8th rd of all the players drafted.
um, ever heard of Makar?
The draft is only for domestic players as well, so teams add even more players through international signings.
They have 25 man rosters, but each organization has like 8+ minor league affiliates of varying levels so you're talking a couple hundred players under contract per team.
Also in those 40 rounds, teams will take a bunch of high school players who pass on signing to follow through on college commitments in order to try and improve their stock.
This is very much wrong. Cale Makar and Tyson jost are just a couple recent 1st rounders off the top of my head.
Dallas is hosting the draft. They should just ask the NHL for permission to get an extra pick after the draft is done. Run it by the other NHL teams as well. Tell the NHL and other teams that you will take a Humbolt Bronco.
I know that it would be setting a precedence having the home team get an extra selection. Just make it a one off. I don’t think that any teams would be opposed to this.
There were Makar, Mitchell, Crotty, Foo, Howarth and Campoli drafted from junior A just last summer.
Sure why not
Tons of players were drafted in Jr A, and have made the NHL in recent years. I don't know what you mean by directly though as Shore spent time in the NCAA and AHL before making the show.
Other guys in recent years include Parayko, Cogliano, Hyman, Turris, Jost, etc.
No offense but that would be a waste of a pick.
Not a chance... NHL draft is only 7 rounds and teams pick players that they feel will eventually be NHLers. There is no way a team wastes(i feel bad using the word "waste" in this situation) a pick on a player just for a good gesture.
Alot of teams and players already have done unbelievable gestures already in this horrific situation.
It happens all the time honestly (Anthony Brodeur, David Carle, Brad Peltz). I wouldn't be surprised to see a kid like Wasserman get drafted.
I had a longer reply but I will just say no.
SJHL is known more for players going the UNI or European route then the nhl