Avs Draft Philosophy

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by S E P H, May 12, 2011.

  1. S E P H

    S E P H @SEPH_WHL

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    On the main Avs site, here they have behind the scene clips before the Avs scouts make their top 100 list.

    Pretty interesting.
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the link!
     
  3. Doug Height

    Doug Height Okposwag

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    Wish all teams would do this.
     
  4. Pick Six

    Pick Six @Lafortune_FC

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    You can pretty much say what the Avs did for most teams, though it was good for them to play it for their fans. It was a good video, hopefully they build more on top of these.
     
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    its been blowing my mind that the avs have been more open these past few days than in the last few years. must have realized they need to do everything possible to regenerate fan interest during the rebuild
     
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    I am just curious who they don't have in there top 7. My guess would go to either Hamilton or Strome. Assuming there top 7 is 7 of the 8 guys usually mentioned, I don't see one falling to 11
     
  7. Foppa

    Foppa Future Norris Winner

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    Interesting, thanks for the link. Would love to be a fly on the wall for the parts they don't show where they go through their entire lists league by league.
     
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    Foppa Future Norris Winner

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    I wouldn't assume their list is the concensus. Would not surprise me at all if they have some guys slightly lower in the concensus lists but with mature, well-rounded cerebral games higher up on their list. They mention how they'd like to see both their #2 and #11 picks be in the mix next year for spots. I'm sure all teams hope their high picks can come in and make a difference right away but the Avs tend to 'blood' their youngsters quicker than most (and with pretty good success). They obviously are continuing to look highly in character and 'compete' level just as much as skill (they had O'Reilly in their Top 15 overall list in 2009).

    Just pure speculation...and I'm no expert on these prospects so feel free to ridicule this prediction but just based on recent history (Pracey and Co LOVE them some WHL and OHL players), their tendancy to highly, highly value character and two-way play and the fact that Sherman and Sakic just recently said they expect Erik Johnson to basically be this team's Rob Blake in the future and that they expect Barrie and Elliott both to be competing for spots on the Avs' blueline next season....and maybe for the fact that working a winger into the line-up smoothly is a lot more of a sure thing than a defenseman...I gotta say, I think Landeskog is the pick at #2. Not saying it's right and not saying Larsson doesn't have a high degree of character and drive himself, that's just my gut.
     
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  9. arsmaster*

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    It would be neat to see if they add more...likely not to come out until after the draft, a la the Blues in 2007?

    I too think its probably Hamilton that they think falls outside the their top 7, and Strome is probably a touch redundant in their organization (pretty damn similar to Hishon).

    All this coming from a Canucks fan who hates seeing the Avs and Oil load up on elite talent for the coming years.
     
  10. chewey

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    To be honest with you, probably not. You herd that the Avs had RoR in their top 15, and Elliott as well as Barrie 24 and 25th. Even last season they had Hishon in their top 10 picks I am sure.

    The Avs usually don't follow the conscious from what I can tell.
     
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    I'd go as far as to say there is never really a consensus among the league. There may be times with a consensus top 3 or 5, but that's as far as it goes, IMO. Especially in a draft such as this one, I doubt many teams have the same players after the top 4.
     
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    I can def agree with this.
     
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    Maybe his comment about the top 7 was in reference to NA players because he said those meetings were for putting together the NA list since the European scouts were going to meet them at the combine.

    Meaning of course they didn't include Adam Larsson as he is the only European prospect worthy of being in the top 8 (maybe Zibanajad).
     
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    They continuously made reference how their philosophy is BPA always.

    So people who have Landeskog to the Avs just because he is a winger can put that to rest. Thats not to say they won't draft Landeskog, but it will be for other reasons such as skill, character, and compete level rather than being a winger.
     
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    I can go to the link, but I don't see the video to click on...
     
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    Im having the same problem. I am interested but there is no spot on their website for the video.
     
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    It seems like the videos have been taken down. (Maybe technical problems?)
     
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    With the way they value character, grit and hard work, it makes me think we have an amazing shot at Siemens at 11.
     
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    Landeskog and Siemens is a real possibility.
     
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    R S @avs_tweets

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    I want Landy or Larsson, but at this point I still feel like they won't pass up the chance to solidify their D with that big blueliner.
     
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    I can't find the video on the site, where is it exactly?
     
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    It seems to have been removed.
     
  23. Nihiliste

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    it was taken down for some reason
     
  24. Bryanbryoil

    Bryanbryoil English is Overrated, I Score Goals

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    It'd make you guys a hell of a lot harder to play against that's for sure.
     
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    Wonder if there was some seemingly innocent comment in there that they realized gave a little bit too much information?

    Maybe Toronto started calling like crazy after hearing Stastny referred to as a "complimentary player."
     

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