Prospect Info: 2015 NHL Draft #30 - Nick Merkley C/RW

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  1. letowskie

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    Yep, I had him at around 15:

    The big 11 (we all know who they are)
    12: Connor
    13: Meier
    14: Chabot
    15/16: Konecny/Merkley
    ….
     
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    What's his speed like?

    I see him as a RW version of Domi with less speed. I'm just not sure how much less speed.
     
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    Not sure he has great top end speed but he seems pretty shifty and quick.
     
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    At the draft, they showed his NHL comparison as Brayden Schenn.
     
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    Maloney mentioned that Merkley was in the wheelhouse of Treliving/Calgary at 15 OV before the trade for Hamilton on XM yesterday.
     
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    Do they just shoot the **** or freely pass information around? How would he even know that well enough to say it publicly? Could explain why everyone, including Strome's brother, knew he was a Coyote before we did.
     
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    He and Treliving are tight. He likely told Don who they were targeting at the pick after Yotes made selection.

    As for saying too much. Big difference between saying Calgary was definitely going to take him at 15 and saying he was in the mix. Enough ambiguity to not get anyone in any trouble.
     
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    ^^

    I think that some is due to the rapport that certain GMs have with one another. But from the sense of talking about where trades occur, you are going to get little nuggets of information all around.

    As an example, when Boston was chatting with Calgary about the inclusion of the #15 pick, I am certain that the topic of whom the Bruins were interested in came up. As soon as names of players that Calgary had ranked in the #22 and later area came up, you can eliminate certain players from their targets at #15. They may even have stated to the Bruins that they had a group of players from #13-#18 that they were comfortable with, and named a few off to see if the Bruins were targeting similar players. Once it became obvious that the Bruins may have been reaching on players or that those players were further down the Bruins list, Calgary pretty much jumped at the deal. Once the draft is over, it is free to talk further about where they had players, and I am certain that teams will go up to management after the first round and say, "Great pick at #30. We had him at #18 and if you didn't take him, we would try to move up to the top of the 2nd round to get him..."

    It is possible that we even had discussions about moving up to 15 long prior, and Calgary said no b/c our specific targets were too close to theirs, and the Flames did not have players at #30 and #32 that they were big enough fans of waiting on...

    Makes an interesting thought when you look at a player like Visentin. I think you do wind up getting a feel for certain draft boards, and teams do give some limited information. It is possible that 6 of the next 8 teams in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft had Visentin somewhere between 20 and 40, and while management couldn't pinpoint that spot on the board, it made sense to take the pick there if we had him ranked at #32.
     
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    Is Doaner more revered in hockey circles than I realize? Is that just an Alberta thing?
     
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    He beat Mantracker!
     
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    Apparently.

    :laugh::laugh: That explains it all.
     
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    For those who, like me, had no idea what hbk was talking about ...

     
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    Good show. Great episode.
     
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    I was hoping doan would just set an ambush and tackle him off his horse.
     
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    Has anyone heard anything?
     
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    Whichever doctor fused Hanzal's back should do the same to Merkley's knees. Turn his legs into indestructible, unbendable pillars from hip to ankle.
     
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    How has he looked this season? Decent depth player.
     
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    Coming off a major injury. Hoping he gets some time with main club by end of season.
     
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    He's been invisible out there...
     
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    Doan is kind of legend in the WHL Western teams (along with Iginla).
     
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    Member of those Kamloops teams that won B2B Memorial Cups with Iginla and Tyson Nash, Doan was MVP of the 2nd championship team in 94-95.....then picked 7th in the 95 draft which was held in Edmonton. Game winning goal in 2004 World Cup final against Finland.
     

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