C Mavrik Bourque - Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL (2020 Draft)

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  1. Pavel Buchnevich

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    Plays for a terrible team, so I'd take his stats with a grain of salt, although they aren't that bad. He's been mentioned on this website a few times. Looked very impressive for Canada White today. I thought he was very dynamic offensively, but also showed a pretty good defensive game.

    Mavrik Bourque at eliteprospects.com
     
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    Time for a bump, Mavrik has been very good on a horrible Shawinigan team. Leads all draftees in points and had two goals tonight. Very high end skill with nice shot and playmaking ability.
     
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    Bourque was always a very nice playmaker who controls the pace of the play with a nice wrist shot. Plays a pretty solid two-way game too. Upside is nice on this kid. I might have underrated him a bit last year, only had him 6th on my QMJHL draft list.
     
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    I think you probably had him rated accordingly... I had Lapierre, Villeneuve, Lawrence, Bordeleau, Guay and Poirier all rated ahead of him. Cormier was also nipping at his heels. It’s still too early to make a call and he looks absolutely fantastic but as of today, I still think I’d take those guys ahead of him with maybe the exception of Guay. You could have ranked him anywhere from 3-8 really and been in the correct ball park for him.
     
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    Agreed. I still firmly believe Lapierre is the best player from that draft. I think Bourque might be better than Villeneuve and Guay which I had ahead of him. Anyway, solid player, a little bit surprised that his offense came that easily in his first year, even in Midget AAA it wasn't always easy on some nights.
     
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    I like Villeneuve a lot but it’s so hard to compare a 16 year old D to a forward.. both look good. I’m pretty surprised the offence is coming this easy too, I thought he’d be in the 30-40 point range this season with 10-15 goals. Yet here he is scoring at a 27 goal and 54 point pace over 68. It’s very impressive.
     
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    Rochette vs Bourque might be a fun debate next year.
     
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    Great first name.
     
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    Are we assuming that Lapierre is clearly the number one?
     
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    Him too.

    Laf is obviously number one, but the Q has a lot of other promising players for 2020.
     
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    Poirier is a better player than Bourque or Rochette.
     
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    Man, there’s a ton of great talent eligible for next year’s draft in the CHL right now. It wouldn’t surprise me if 20 or more first rounders were to come from it, even if that sounds crazy.

    WHL:

    Zary*
    McClennon*
    Crnkovic*
    Sourdif
    Neighbours
    Guhle
    Jarvis
    Reinhardt
    Schneider

    OHL:

    Byfield**
    Perfetti**
    Drysdale**
    Rossi*
    Perreault*
    Foudy*
    Cuylle
    Stranges
    Sebrango
    O’Rourke
    Moore

    QMJHL:

    Lafreniere***
    Barron**
    Lapierre**
    Poirier*
    Lawrence
    Rochette
    Mercer
    Bourque
    Cormier

    *** = likely first overall pick
    **high chance of being top-5
    *good chance of being top-10

    I could seriously see any of these guys going in the first round. Probably missing a bunch, too. And there’s other guys I’d consider serious sleepers. This draft is gonna be incredible in depth and talent with the Euros contributing guys like Lundell, Raymond, Holtz, etc.
     
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    Would say Lapierre is in Barron’s tier in the Q, legit first round guy. Don’t know if you missed him on purpose here but he’s incredible.
     
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    20 is a lot. I think its possible more than half of the first rounders in 2020 could be CHL'ers, but 20 might be a few too many.
     
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    Lapierre is 2nd behind Lafreniere, no question

    Bourque is a great offensive player, love his shooting arsenal. Soft hands, very nice vision. Should get a lot of exposure playing on Shawinigan's 1st line in his draft year. Definitely a 1st round candidate.
     
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    Flabbergasted that I missed Lapierre. I agree with you guys, love that kid’s potential.

    This is exactly what I mean about the quality of this draft!
     
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    Keeping in mind that I know next to nothing besides hearsay about most of the Euros and US guys, my rough top-40 right now would be:

    Lafreniere
    Byfield
    Lundell
    Drysdale
    Raymond
    Barron
    Holtz
    Perfetti
    Lapierre
    Gunler
    Zary
    Rossi
    Perreault
    Poirier
    Crnkovic
    McClennon
    Foudy
    Gushchin
    Stranges
    Sourdif
    Pytlik
    Neighbours
    Rolston
    Holloway
    Smilanic
    Mysak
    Simontaival
    Cuylle
    Guhle
    Sanderson
    Lawrence
    Tuch
    Peterson
    Jarvis
    Rochette
    Askarov
    Kuznetsov
    Sebrango
    Reinhardt
    Delemont/Kleven

    Just thrown together, already don’t like some specific orders but in general that feels okay. In this case (rankings probably at least a little out of touch with where these guys are, kids these age really show big differences even on a monthly basis), there’s 18 CHLers in the top-31.
     
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    I think the Swedes will be up having 4-5 first rounders, as will the Americans. Maybe 1-2 of those end up being CHL'ers. Lundell will be a first rounder, Mysak will be a first rounder. I think the Russians will have at least 1-2 non-CHL first rounders, and its likely Finland will have a couple besides Lundell not from the CHL. There's also the chance for players such as Chromiak, Knazko, Knak Stutzle, Delemont.
     
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    I know most people don’t focus beyond the current draft year, but could you provide your top-40? I know you watch/otherwise pay attention to a lot of prospects and I’d like to see how close or far my opinion on rankings of guys is to yours.
     
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    Americans? Seems like it'll be a real down year for them in comparison to this year.
     
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    I agree, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some who are drafted in the first round.
     
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    From WHL I would add Sourdif forsure. Him and Jarvis are probably the leagues 2 best prospects for next year along with Zary
     
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    Another guy I cannot believe I forgot about. Jeez. What a draft class.
     

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