C Mika Zibanejad (2011, 6th overall, Ottawa)

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  1. Fregus

    Fregus Modo Hockey

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    I seriuosly think that this kid deserves his own thread!

    Will he be drafted this year or next year? How eraly do you think that he may get picked?

    I mean, this guy freaking awesome.

     
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    This year. Top 20. If he keeps it up and plays great in WJC-18 then 7-10 is in reach.
     
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    I missed his last game, but my friend was gushing over how dominant he was and he's a Modo fan.

    I'd say he's the best draft eligible prospect playing in sweden after Adam Larsson.
     
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    Without any doubt what so ever. He is for real and a legit super prospect. The stuff he's been showing off lately is just awsome. Just remains to se if he can keep this up, but i think he will. His style of play makes it easier for him to be noticed. He's not only flashy, but has some grit as well. A day when he doesnt get along with the puck he can just skate as hell hitting people.
     
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    Does Zibanejad actually possess a dynamic skillset? I've always heard how intelligent he is and how he cna play both ends of the ice very well, but is elite Offensive potential there? I'd be curious to know.

    Zibanejad seems to be following a similar seasonal progression to Jarnkrok last year, who still ultimately fell to the late 2nd.

    Him and Brodin definitely seem like wildcards to me.
     
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    Similar seasonal progression is not quite fair since Zibanejad is a year younger than Järnkrok was.
    Zibanejad is also taller and much larger. And size was obviously a point of doubt when it came to Järnkrok.
     
  7. Pitlick*

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    So, I figure for the Sens to be able to draft Zibanejad, they would probably need Nashville to miss the playoffs and pick 13-15?
     
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    I loved the game when he made an open ice hit on the Dman, took the puck and scored. He is so young, and is in no way afraid of the older players. I havn't seen any superstar potential in him, but I think he could be a realy realy solid player for years to come.
     
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    Ahead of rask. 3rd best prospect from europe with jaskin behing Larsson and armia tho.
     
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    Shiiiit. Awesome hit. I like this kid.

    Second round I guess... Hard to predict because that group is so deep.

    Stats 2010-11:

    League, GP, G+A, P, PIM
    J18 Elit 2 3+2 5 2
    SuperElit 26 11+9 20 12
    Elitserien 22 3+3 6 2
     
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    If he stays with the senior team, which he will, and does something remotely close to good in the playoffs, he will rise even more.

    With all the raving about him here, maybe not the elite playmaking talent of Jarnkrok or the great shot of someone like Silfverberg (to compare him to other Swedes) but as an all-round player there's been no better forward since Backstrom.

    Hard to find comparables in my mind. His assistant coach said he resembles another big, right-handed center that used to play for Djurgarden (and Toronto, guess who?), but that's not really fair. Big, physical, quite speeedy.

    Anyway, really excited about Zibanejad and the team drafting him will do very well. Very ambitious and seems very humble according to people. Another thing worth noticing is that at 17 and with not a lot of SEL experience, he'd still stand up at the bench, pushing his teammates verbally. That's something.
     
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    been in the spotlight for 15 min and already mixing hockey and religion
     
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    I really hope the leafs draft him, hope we move up! My fave euro forward prospect ahead of armia and jaskin!
     
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    A top 15-20 talent IMO.
     
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    Definitely a riser. Wouldn't be surprised to see him go top 10.

    What a kid.
     
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    The first goal Zibanejad scored in the SEL.
     
  17. STHLM*

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    I thought Landeskog is Euro too...:help:

    I love Zibanejad. He's the 3rd best European behind Larsson and Landeskog. I think he will be picked ahead of Armia and Rask.:)
     
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    He should be a first rounder. But so should Järnkrok last year, or at least a lot of swedish hockey fans thought so.
     
  19. We should make a sub forum for prospect devotion threads :laugh:

    This kid crept up... He's kinda replaced Rask as the #3 Swede being hyped behind Landeskog and Larsson.
     
  20. From Europe≠European

    He's going for International vs Domestic and Landeskog is considered Domestic because he's in a Domestic league.
     
  21. LolungoReboundo

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    I hope he falls to one of the leafs picks he looks stellar and if he can become even half as good as sundin (as one poster above said he plays like another sweidsh center who played for djurgarden and tml) with a late pick that would be awesome:handclap:
     
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    From europe. Landeskog is playing in NA and is listed as NA skater. Zibanejad is nowhere near Armia. Zibanejad has potential to be picked 15th MAX. i see him get picked around 20-25 at the moment. armia has potential to be picked in top 10.
     
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    He'll continue to rise.

    Started the year in junior and since just before Christmas has solidified himself as a 14-15 minute player in the SEL...took 17 minutes in that game yesterday, apparently his best one yet.
     
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    An your basing this on viewing or?

    Josefson? Though Josefson wasn't as physical he was more hyped much due to being a regular the entire season and participating in JWC-20.
     
  25. Analyzer*

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    The more I learn about him, the more I hope the habs draft him.
     
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