Bold Predictions about the 2011 Draft

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  1. Freaky Styley

    Freaky Styley Registered User

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    Since we have speculated off our a** about this thing I say it's time to make some bold predictions for fun. Can be about players, trades, anything.

    Here's mine:

    Dougie Hamilton will turn out to be the best player from this draft.
     
  2. davebenj

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    Hay, you stole mine:) I really love Hamilton. He will be amazing I think.
     
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    Devils will trade up for the # 1 pick and draft RNH to Center Kovalchuk.
     
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    Mtl picks up a 2nd drafting Xavier ouelette and at 17th draft zack Phillips
     
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    Some team is going way off the board in the first ten picks. It will be Hickeyesque.
     
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    Couturier will end up being Fowler 2.0, falls down the ranking and ends up being better than 75% of the players picked ahead of him.


    Well, I can't say that for sure about Fowler yet, but it's looking that way.
     
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    Oleksiak gets taken in the top 10.

    The Ottawa Senators try, and fail, to make a trade up from #6 in the draft, but successfully move up from #21 to somewhere in the teens.

    Dougie Hamilton will go in the top 5 of the draft.

    Winnipeg unveils their jersey for the draft.

    Gary Bettman gets booed when he gets on stage.
     
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    Toronto will trade their two 1st round picks to Montreal for Scott Gomez in an attempt to upgrade at center. Montreal will draft Jamie Oleksiak, Matt Puempel and Tyler Biggs with their three picks. :nod:
     
  9. Rabid Ranger

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    I think there's a possibility some team takes a chance on Grimaldi in the top ten.
     
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    Hopeful Hab fan, or Stupid Leaf fan.
     
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    If the Rags get Richards rights before the draft, I predict Burkie will make a big trade for a legit number one centre, and will probably overpay for it.

    Also, I think the Av's take Larsson 2nd and Murphy 11th. I don't know why, I have had 3 dreams in the last 4 weeks with that happening. You know you're hockey crazed when you dream about a realistic draft, with no big surprises and you dream entirely in typical TV draft coverage camera angles.
     
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    I predict Burke trades Clarke MacArthur, the 25th overall pick, and Boston's 2012 2nd round pick for Colorado's 11th overall pick.

    Then Kadri takes MacArthur's spot on Grabovski's wing.

    Edit: Winnipeg trades their 7th and 67th overall picks this year, as well as their 2012 2nd round pick to the Islanders for their 5th overall pick, and draft Sean Couturier.
     
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    Huberdeau #1 to Edmonton
     
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    You stole mine. Good to think I'm not the only who thinks it could happen :handclap: Everyone is under the assumption that Murphy will be the Fowler faller but I think for that reason some team either takes where he should (by Columbus or Boston) or he even gets taken a little higher.
     
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    Couturier falls to 7 or 8.
     
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    I did this little piece about four days ago or so, nothing really REALLY shocking, but it's always fun to float ideas out there and then claim genius afterwards.

    More (not so?) 'off the wall' predictions: http://futureconsiderationsdotca.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/surprises-in-st-paul/
     
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    Scott Mayfield gets taken higher than most think, and Jamie Oleksiak lower.

    Also definitely agree that there will be surprises in the top ten.
     
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    Puempel scores the most goals of this draft class in their career.
     
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    Sean Couturier pulls off an Angelo Esposito and will be picked by the Montreal Canadiens at 17th.
     
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    Joe Morrow top 15?
     
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    I thought the tread was for bold predictions, not sure things :laugh:
     
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    Gary Bettman gets booed when he gets on stage.

    FLA trades EGB + smth. for Carter -> so FLA draft Larsson

    RNH will end up as a bust or a half portion of Gagner.

    FLA presents new red jerseys.

    ...
     
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    CLBS trades the #8 + more picks = in a deal to PHI for JEFF CARTER (so PHI can get cap space to sign Bryzgalov)...

    1. EDM-RNH
    2. COL-LANDESKOG
    3. FLA- HUBERDEAU
    4.NJ-LARSSON
    5.NYI-HAMILTON
    6.OTT-STROME
    7. WPG-ZIBANEJAD
    8. PHI-COUTURIER
    9. BOS-MURPHY or BEAULIEU
    ____________________________

    10.MINN?
     
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    Scott Mayfield gets picked from 10-15.
     
  25. McCupofOil

    McCupofOil Still Evaluating

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    Oleksiak goes top 10.
     

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