NHL 2021 Draft Thread

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  1. Saxon Eric Registered User

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    Figured why not
    I received Redline's November Report and thought now's a good time as any to start the discussion, lots of interesting takes and tidbits
    As of today Edmonton's Dyan Guenither ,RW 6-2/170 is Redlines number 1,he's been loaned out to Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL, I had no idea it was a pay to play league and Redline states expect for more WHL kids to play down a level there for the time being until their league starts up again

    Also of note you're starting to see a trickle of CHL players headed to the European U-20 circuit, with Carson Lambos being the biggest name.

    The Michigan 3 are still in the top 10

    Highly ranked Zach L'Heureux of the Halifax Mooseheads caused a bit of a stir during a fight,apparently spitting in the other combatants face,ill advised anytime but especially with Covid hanging around

    Up to this point in the Q the Maritime teams are still playing regularly while the rest of the league has had to stop for a bit but scouts are still attending and you have to wonder if it ultimately hurts the other 2 leagues come draft day

    Dman Simon Edvinsson of Frolunda is the highest ranked Euro at #4,
    Chaz Lucius ranked #15 is the highest NTDP player
    Jesper Wallstedt of Lulea is the first goalie,#17
    It appears no Russians in the first round!
    And finally the player I wanted Boston to pick in the second round and went undrafted... is now ranked 113,that being Oliver Suni
     
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    I think Prof Don has his board made up. I see them picking Alex Graham of the Sheffield Steeldogs.
    52 points in 38 games in the National Ice Hockey League of Great Britain. That should translate to 5.2 points in 38 games in the AHL.
    But give him 6 years development and he should be able to round that up to 6 points.
    Look out Seny!!!
     
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    Wonder if Don Sweeney and his scouting staff had a feeling USHL would be playing and not to bother with Canada and Canadian junior players because of restrictions travelling to and from Canada.

    It's very unfortunate for Canadian junior players as they only get to play half a season compared to all the countries who have been playing since October.
    Can't help but think about how much all this will effect young players not playing games regularly during a critic phase of their development.

    Anyway a normal year this 2021 NHL Draft has some fantastic prospects on defense. Players like Owen Power, Carlos Lambos, Brandt Clarke, Simon Edvinsson and Luke Hughes could be just what the doctor ordered for the Bruins or any NHL team for that matter or if they prefer a forward no problem. Kent Johnson, Matt Beniers, Aatu Räty, Dylan Guenther are all top talent.

    My personal favorite is Luke Hughes. Brother's Quinn and Jack Hughes are already in NHL. Luke is much bigger than both his brother's but still is very skilled and talented. Playing with the USNTDP in the USHL. What sets him apart is his late birthday and size. Born Sep 9, 2003 he's already 6'2" and almost a year younger than Power, Daniil Chayka, Räty, Beniers and Johnson and six months younger than Lambos, Edvinsson and Clarke.

    It's probably much harder for teams and scouts to predict where players are and will be in development in this year. Think there will some real surprise. Bruins could be set on another few players from USHL or maybe Europe. I really do hope the Canadian kids get to play a regular season, even if shortened, later this year.

    Haven't seen the Redline Report but I like their choice Dylan Guenther. Also Edvinsson is a tremendous defense prospect I've followed a few years. Now with Frölunda and he could be the next Victor Hedman. Very skilled, great playmaker, good skater and somewhere around 6'4" 190 pounds. He's already made his SHL debut.
     
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  4. SanDogBrewin Righteous bucks!

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    Matt Knies, committed to Minnesota, would be a nice pick up if the Bruins are picking low in the 2021 draft.
     
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  5. BruinDust No More Sweens!

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    Graham probably has 2 more years left to go in the British League, followed by 4 seasons at Harvard, then 2-3 more years in Providence.

    They didn't seem to bothered by CHL players before COVID and the border closure.
     
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    aside from the occasional career AHLer in the 1st round
     
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    Normally when a teams looks like it will struggle to make the playoffs you t least get the hope of getting a top draft pick, maybe even a top 5. With Donnie running things we won't even get this as he will screw up the pick like he always does.

    I also doubt Donnie and the scouts picked USHL players, who were listed so low you couldn't find some in draft books, because they felt they would play. He did it to show everybody how "smart" he is, which isn't very.
     
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