GDT: 6/21-6/22 - 2019 NHL Draft - 8pm ET/ 1PM ET - NBCSN. SN, TVAS

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    That combo of size and speed is hard to match. Now that our local team is no longer in the USHL, I don't get to see the NTDP several times a year like I used to, but the video I've seen of him is that he seems to have solid hands and a nice handle in addition to the size and speed. He could easily be a solid top-6 C or even a power forward winger for the Bruins.

    18-year-olds are hard to project. Brandon Carlo, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci were all second-round picks who were passed over by almost *every* NHL team (and Torey Krug wasn't even drafted ... by either the USHL or the NHL). All have been key pieces on Stanley Cup finalists.
     
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    GloryDaze4877 Barely Irrelevant

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    Let me be clear.

    I am not one of the...

    WE JUST GOT OUR ASSES KICKED BY THE BIG BAD BLUES AND NEED TO GET HEAVIER...crowd.

    That said, what’s not to like about a big, heavy kid with a bit of a mean streak that is a plus skater, has a high hockey IQ, and is a 3 zone team player? The only question seems to be his offensive upside. We will know a lot more about that after a year at Michigan and a lot more TOI than he got in the US program.
     
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    It was pretty heated for awhile there. I still think Boston was unsure of a trade/to draft right past the deadline.
     
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    Yea but does he has caufileld skills?
     
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    Speaking for myself, first I didn't know we had a crowd, are we like secret group with passwords? Second I would welcome you with open arms in this secret organization, you know your stuff (over hyping a certain third line LW aside).

    This is a reasoned response to the criticism the pick has been getting, I love the pick but if they had taken Kalyiev I'm pretty sure I would not have been as pleased, regardless of his boom potential.

    I see Beecher being a good third line C for years at worst, a safe pick that fills a need. If one of the players who motivation or commitment taken afterwards become a 40 goal scorer i am still good with this pick.

    My many criticisms of Sweeney do not include the teams decision to draft high character players over Seguins and Hamiltons. I think it is a solid management decision to pick a higher character player with a lower ceiling than a low character player with a higher ceiling
     
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    If he had Caufield’s “skills” to go with that size/speed ratio, he (and not Jack Hughes) would have been the 1st pick.
     
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