Prospect Info: 2019 NHL Draft.

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  1. Voodoo Glow Skulls

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    Seeing as the Detroit Red Wings won't be a good team next year...

    Who are your targets, or players of interest in this draft?

    For reference:

    www.eliteprospects.com/draft
     
  2. Henkka

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    Just too early for me but...

    ...from Finnish players.

    - Kaapo Kakko, big 6'4 lefty, sniper right winger. Ranked 4.overall on most mock drafts. Definitely on our pick range.

    - Anttoni Honka, smallish 5'10 RhD,
    Youngest of Honka brothers (Nill drafted Julius to Dallas), could be the most talented and determined of Honka brothers... guy has had toughest "quality of competition" on their home-pond games against older brothers. :D Oldest brother was the worse, already retired.

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    From here some average Mock drafts:

    2019 NHL Mock Draft - NHL - DraftSite.com



    Looks like the 2019 draft has 3 centers (Hughes, Newhook, Dach) ranked at TOP4, so that could give the answer for our future center spot.


    We have picks at 1st round, 2nd round + extra NYI 2nd rounder.
     
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    Very forward heavy. I like the idea of taking a D in this draft and then another center next year.
    We all know about Jack Hughes. It looks like Newhook and Dach would also be good options.
    Kaapo Kakko intrigues me.
     
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    Are there any concerns about Hughes' size? I know it's a year from making any real difference, but an unlikely 5'10" and 150 is crazy, especially given that his brother isn't really any bigger. I suppose maybe it matters less if he moves to W (a la Gaudreau), but that seems like a really little guy in the middle.
     
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    Hughes is a top line talent no matter what forward position he ends up at.

    Also, you don't have to be big to be a top line center.
     
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    Too early? Its next year.

    But thanks for the info. I appreciate it, sincerely.
     
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    Damn, Kirby Dach must be a hell of a playmaker.

    I will start looking into this draft more in July-August. All I really know right now are Kakko and Hughes.
     
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    Defenseman this year, and BPA next year is a great idea IMO.

    Plenty of forward talent in 2019.
     
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    Yeah I think Hughes, Lavoie, Cozens, and Turcotte will provide some really good options at center next year.

    Weird that they put Bowen Byram at #30? I’ve seen him talked about mostly as a top 5 pick for next year.
     
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    We need to pick top 3 next year. No excuses.

    Is Zetterberg gonna be around to teach Hughes or Dach?
     
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    Probability for a TOP3 pick is 50% for the league-last team. So if we don't win the lottery, the can't be excuses?
     
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    If Detroit doesn't win the lottery, then that's an excuse to not pick top 3.

    Just pick a core player at 4-5.
     
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    A Krebs or a Dach would be lovely.
     
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    Of course not, but that doesn't mean there's a very clear trend:

    kopitar - 6'3, 220
    barkov - 6'3, 210
    couturier - 6'3, 210
    mcdavid - 6'1, 190
    getzlaf - 6'4, 220
    seguin - 6'1, 200
    o'reilly - 6'1, 220
    crosby - 5'11, 200
    scheifele - 6'3, 210
    giroux - 5'11, 185
    eichel - 6'2, 210
    tavares - 6'1, 210
    mackinnon - 6'0, 205
    trocheck - 5'10, 180
    larkin - 6'1, 200

    But I guess it's a completely unreasonable question. :rolleyes:
     
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    You have good logic there njx9, no doubt about it he is below average on size but at 17, he's what 5'10 160 lbs ? atleast on elite prospects has him at 161 but at 5'10 i think he could fill out to 185 and be fine. Everywhere jack hughes has played he has dominated, This kid is going to be a monster in the bigs and i think he will be a bright star for years to come. but it's hard to think we will land #1 overall so i don't try not to think of hughes, probably around 4-6 range again given our luck and i'm fully in the kirby dach boat, 6'4 185 lbs at 17 years is incredible and has great playmaking abilities with some strength.
     
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    I’m way less worried about Jack as opposed to Quinn because of being a forward vs defenseman.

    Even f he doesn’t stick at center, I think Jack could be a dominant offensive force similar to Patty Kane. That said Brayden Point is playing center at 170 something lbs and is pretty good, so it can be done.

    I think Alex Turcotte is going to light it up next year, personally. If you want a big center both Raphael Lavoie and Dylan Cozens had very strong -1 seasons, and should be in the top 10 mix. Next year should be very strong at the center position.
     
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    Next years draft is gonna be stacked I think, we really need to stock up on as many picks possible in 2019 as well. I think if we really stock up for 2019 like we did this year and get another high pick we could have most of the pieces we need going forward, assuming we draft well.

    I'm just looking at the USNTDP, and holy cow, that draft class is freaking insane, they were by far the best u17 team ever and that's even without 4 of their best players.
    A lot of guys I see as potential first rounders, including at least 2 top 10 locks
    Hughes
    Turcotte
    York
    Caufield
    Boldy
    Beecher
    Helleson
    Thrun
    Zegras
    Warren
    Vlasic
     
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    Bump.

    Been reading a lot of scouting reports on the 2019 draft, and I feel that the defenseman in this draft aren't getting enough attention. There are several high level defenseman available.

    Byram
    Soderstrom
    Robertson
    Vukojevic
     
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    Valentin Nussbaumer was a player who caught my eye in the U18 tournament playing for Switzerland. Extremely shifty player, fast hands and effective especially on the half wall on the powerplay.

    Will be interesting to see how he performs this upcoming season. Potential first rounder?

    Valentin Nussbaumer at eliteprospects.com
     
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    Lose for Hughes.
     
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    He'll be a 1st rounder. Depending on development, he might go top 10. Very well rounded and talented.
     
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    That would be fantastic, but even without a #1 pick, this draft has some high level talent for the top 10.
     
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    I really wanted Quinn... Jack in a Wings jersey would be a good makeup for that.:laugh:
     
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    Byram is really good. I think Kaedan Korczak is worth keeping an eye on, probably the next good 1st round defenseman from Kelowna. Also don't forget about Cam York, he was USA's best defenseman at the U18's, IMO.
     
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    I almost feel like qualifying that isn't opinion but a fact. I know I can't, but Cam York was amazing in the U18s
     
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