Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by shao01, Mar 9, 2011.
Who are the best fighters that could go in the top 100 in this years draft?
Landeskog he's canon.
I've seen Duncan Siemens lose 1 fight in the WHL in two years. That was his fight on the weekend.
How would you rank the WHL draft eligible kids in terms of fighting? Siemens, Kessy, McNeil, etc.
Out of those 3 listed, I haven't seen McNeill fight live. The other two are both very good.
Three other good dub fighters:
Travis Ewanyk in Edmonton.
Graeme Craig in Swift Current.
Darren Dietz in Saskatoon.
Where would you rank these guys + Kessy and Siemens.
There are more, and that's just off the top of my head.
Looks like he may have lost that one even though he drew blood.
Kessy looks like a bit of a nut from the YT vids. Where is he projected to go?
I don't know but he's EXACTLY what the Oilers need. We just added Teubert. Teubert, Kessy, and Peckham would be a nice start for us to get tougher to play against.
In this list (without Siemens), who have a NHL potential ? And the upside ?
Guys that could go in top 4 rounds from the WHL that are good fighters
1. Kale Kessy - Big and strong decent offensive upside. Little bit crazy. hell of a fighter. Lots of talk about him going as high as the 2nd round
2. Mitch Elliot - Huge. Decent skater and adjusting to his frame.
3. Duncan Siemans - The best guy that can fight. Probably don't want him fighting too much. Is real mean and nasty.
4. Mark McNeil - Can catch guys who don't realize how tough he is.
5. Colin Jacobs - Hasn't fought as much this year but can
Mcneil and Jacobs play a poerforward type game and fight a little but they aren't big fighters, they are very capable of handling themselves however. I expect that once they get a bit older they will fight more.
Out of the OHL Carter Sandlak is a pretty decent fighter who is picked to be a sleeper that could go much higher then you would think.
I think Kessy could one day be a 3rd liner. Ewanyk is similar to a Steve Ott type of player. Might have 3rd line potential. Dietz reminds me a lot of Cory Sarich. Could be a 5th or 6th NHL defender one day.
Top Fighters in the Draft
I think we've been over this before, but I couldn't find the thread. Who are the tough guys in this draft
I remember there was this kid in the Q who was tough as nails, and looked like a great fighter, but I totally forgot his name.
Probably Samuel Noreau from Baie-Comeau. Great fighter.
THat is right, thank you very much. I wonder where he might get picked
If you're looking for a pure tough guy who's a heavyweight without worrying about the fact his actual hockey skills have to come a long way Derek Mathers is you're guy. He's a 230 pound 17 year old who will fight and beat anyone.
That's from one the Red Line Report earlier this year:
â€¢ One Quebec League player who is quietly generating some interest is Samuel Noreau. He's a huge defenseman at 6-5, 215 pounds, and one of the top fighters in the league. He has OK mobility and decent skill, but doesn't get many viewings on a bad Baie Comeau club without any skilled players to watch. But Noreau could develop into a tough-as-nails #5-6 blue-liner. He hasn't broken into our top 100 yet, but we'd venture a guess that some team might grab him as high as the third round based on need and team philosophy.
Does he have any kind of talent other than his fists? I know you said he has to come a long way, but is there legitimate talent to work with?
He's not an absolutely terrible skater and he'll hit anything that moves. I believe he was a defenseman growing up and in minor midget and only switched to wing in juniors so he's still learning some offensive skill. Peterborough was not a good team this year which hurt him because he didn't have very good linemates most of the time and helped him because he got to play a fair bit by the end of the year. He definitely got better as the season went along based on my limited viewings. He's definitely a long shot to make it in today's NHL but it wouldn't surprise me for somebody to use a late round pick on him.
Austin Connor of the Prince Albert Raiders is worth mentioning. 6'4, 228lbs 104 PIMs. You can find quite a few of his scraps on Youtube (including some where he gets fed - vs Michael Ferlund).
Kale Kessy, i have heard some very light comparisions to Lucic. heard he can really throw em and lays devastating hits. had a good fight with Mcilrath where he stuck right with him.
dont draft fighters.
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