2011 Draft Combine Thread

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  1. Aaron Vickers

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    Will Myles Bell go, considering everything that is going on with him.
     
  3. Aaron Vickers

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    Probably best to leave that to the Bell thread. Lets use this one for the other 60 CHL invitees if we can, though I understand he is the most interesting component of the combine at this point.
     
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    Why wasn't Michael Houser invited? Or was he at last years?
     
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    I like the goalie invites.

    When will the rest of the list, with players from other leagues, be completed and made public?
     
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    Swedish players invited:
    Rasmus Bengtsson (D, Rögle)
    Jonas Brodin (D, Färjestad)
    Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall (LW, Timrå)
    Max Friberg (W, Timrå)
    Kalle Johansson (D, Brynäs)
    Oscar Klefbom (D, Färjestad)
    Gabriel Landeskog (W, Kitchener (OHL))
    Adam Larsson (D, Skellefteå)
    Joachim Nermark (C, Linköping)
    Rickard Rakell (RW, Plymouth (OHL))
    Victor Rask (C, Leksand/Färjestad)
    Mika Zibanejad (C, Djurgården)

    Source
     
  7. Nullus Reverentia

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    Just because of the injuries I can't see him being ready to go by the end of the month.

    On the topic of the list, Oke and Tesnik seem out of place, haven't seen either of them ranked in a top 60 to my knowledge so bit surprised to see them. Theres others too but because of the Saint John factor I'm wondering.
     
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    Heard Myles broke his leg in the accident, probably won't be able to make it
     
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    Anyone willing to give me 1000-1 odds on Grimaldi outbenching Oleksiak?
     
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    The combine list was released Monday- http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=561762

    Keep in mind it is not really an "invite list".
    It is based on NHL Central Scouting final rankings.

    For the most part you could create 99% of the list just by referring to the final rankings.

    Oke was ranked #44 so obviously is at the combine......Tesnik #47....same story.

    Houser was ranked near the bottom of the NA goalies at #19 so obviously not included.

    Based on requests from NHL clubs and or data from the Exact Sports diagnostics a player or 2 may be added.
     
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    See I thought these lists were always based off requests from NHL teams.
     
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    It has to be based on more than the top 60 CSS list because theres players who aren't top 60 CSS that are there, Rieder for one.

    E: NVM is top 60 CHL so that explains it.
     
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    Strange that William Karlsson wasn't invited, no? Or is he just outside the CSS list for Europe?
     
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    The list is based off of Central Scoutings final rankings.
    Where it gets a little "iffy" is the NA vs Euro rankings....skaters vs goalies etc.

    Slight blending/massaging is done.

    In addition a few players can be added based on NHL teams requests and or from the diagnostics that each and every player ranked has completed and been tabulated by Exact.
     
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    note- the diagnostics are basically an IQ test....include:

    -mental diagnostics
    -lifestyle psychology
    -sports psychology

    also address conditioning, height, weight, training etc. etc.
     
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    Helped out at the combine last year. Hope to again.
     
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    NHL Draft Combine

    Starts May 30th, takes place in the Toronto Congress Center.

    Can anybody just go to this? I know it isn't exactly something you can get tickets for but I'm wondering if anyones tried to go before.
     
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    There is this thread: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?p=32911050

    And it begins on May 30.
     
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    Samu Perhonen won't be attending the Future Olympic Lions camp held in two weeks because of an injury. This might also mean that he won't be doing some of the physical tests at the Combine next week. I wonder if anyone here knows whether he was already injured during his play at the WU18C's or not.
     
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    No Shane McColgan (Kelowna Rockets, WHL)? He played in the CHL Top Prospects Game and was once thought to be a top 10 or surefire first-round draft pick? Now he misses the cut for the combine? What's up with that?
     
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    Shane ranked at #125 among NA skaters therefore does not qualify for the combine.
     
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    Is the combine going to be televised in the US? I saw it was going to be on TSN in Canada.
     
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    These players being made available to the media on thursday night:

    Sean Couturier, Dougie Hamilton, Jonathan Huberdeau, Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    I'll be there all 3 days and another HP staff member will be there on Friday and Saturday

    The first group being tested starting at 8:30 am is:

    BIGGS, TYLER GRIMALDI, ROCCO MAYFIELD, SCOTT
    MCNEILL, MARK NUGENT-HOPKINS, RYAN OLEKSIAK, JAMIESON
    SHAW, LOGAN SHORE, NICHOLAS

    The last group on Friday starts at 4:30pm and the last group overall satrts at 12:30pm Saturday.
     
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    Hopefully Zibanejad will be there and have a great showing. I say this as a Bruins fan for two reasons:

    1) Hopefully a team will grab him in the top 8, leaving someone like Murphy or Hamilton to Boston.

    2) If he's there at 9, I think there is a good chance the Bruins take him. They're always looking for a big-strong centerman, even though they're pretty stacked down the middle. Seguin might be taking up a permanent spot on the wing.
     
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    Zibanejad was invited so I expect hes going to be there. If hes drafted by the Bruins I think he becomes our 2nd highest center prospect behind Spooner.
     

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