Draft Questions- BPA, Top 5 rank, Strength

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  1. Neatman

    Neatman Registered User

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    As someone who has frequented hfboards for a hell of a long time as a reader, im surprised at how much variation in opinion there is in things like BPA, ranking of the top 5 (even to 10), and the general strength of the draft from poster to poster. Im just looking to get an idea of how people view the draft in a way that wont degenerate to certain fanbases trashing it and others pimping it to death. Try to leave your biases at the door if you can, and just give your honest unbiased opinion of the following questions

    Which team(s) are you a fan of?
    Oilers

    BPA regardless of need?
    RNH - I dont get to see draft eligible players, so my opinion is based on what several draft agencies have released.

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?
    RNH- Franchise center/ bust
    Larsson- 1st pairing D/ 2nd pairing D
    Landeskog- 1st line F/ 3rd liner
    Hurbedeau- 1st line F/ bust
    Couturier- Strong 2nd line C/ 3rd liner

    General strength of draft?
    Average

    Have you actually seen the prospects play to some degree?
    No
     
  2. GM17*

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    Huberdeau is a boom or bust player? Weird. He's at worst a checking line centre/wing.

    Which team(s) are you a fan of?
    Devils

    BPA regardless of need?
    Larsson - RNH is up there too, but I really like Larsson

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?
    RNH- first liner/top 9 forward
    Larsson- top 2 d/top 4 d
    Landeskog- first liner/top 9 forward
    Hurbedeau- first liner/top 9 forward
    Couturier- first liner/top 9 forward

    General strength of draft?
    Average

    I've seen them all play, but Huberdeau more than others.
     
  3. SpezDispenser

    SpezDispenser Registered User

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    Which team(s) are you a fan of?
    Ottawa

    BPA regardless of need?
    RNH - I've only seen him when they aired some of the Mem.Cup, but from all accounts, he has the most upside offensively of any of the players.

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?
    RNH- Franchise center/ 2nd line C
    Larsson- 1st pairing D/ 2nd pairing D - I almost ranked him first, high hockey IQ, strudy frame, can bring offense - big time D-man
    Hurbedeau- 1st line F/2nd LW - watched him as much as possible in the playoffs, like his game and love his skill set + drive to win
    Landeskog- 1st line F/ 3rd liner - I think he'll top out as a 2nd line winger with a ton of grit and a ton of drive, but what may stop him from being a permanent top line W is his offensive upside isn't as high as others
    Couturier- Strong 2nd line C/ 3rd liner - I doubt he'll be a 3rd liner, I think he's a great 2nd line C or top line C depending on how the next few years go
    Murphy - top pairing offensive D-man/bust - boom or bust, but this kid has skills to kill it at any level. not the greatest defensively though


    General strength of draft?
    Excellent

    Have you actually seen the prospects play to some degree?
    Some, yes.
     
  4. GirardSpinorama

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    Which team(s) are you a fan of?
    Avs

    BPA regardless of need?
    RNH

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?

    RNH- Franchise Center/ Above average one-dimensional 2nd Line Center
    Larsson- Franchise two-way dman/ Top 4 Defensive Dman
    Landeskog- 1st line two-way winger+Team Captain/ 2nd line two-way F
    Couturier- 1st line two-way C/ 3rd line C
    Hurbedeau- 1st line all star F/ bust

    General strength of draft?
    Average

    Have you actually seen the prospects play to some degree?
    Some
     
  5. Canuck71*

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    Which team are you a fan of?
    Vancouver Canucks

    BPA regardless of need?
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - 1st Line Centre or 2nd line C
    Gabriel Landeskog - 1st line winger or 3rd line grinder
    Dougie Hamilton - 1st pairing defenseman or 2nd/3rd
    Sean Couturier - 1st line Centre or 3rd line Centre
    Adam Larsson - 1st pairing d or 2nd pairing D
    Jonathan Huberdeau - 1st line Centre or 3rd line Centre


    General strength of draft?
    Average

    Have you actually seen the prospects play to some degree?
    Yes
     
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  6. Pajicz

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    Which team are you a fan of?
    Minnesota Wild

    BPA regardless of need?
    Adam Larsson, followed closely by RNH.

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?
    Adam Larsson - Franchise D / 2nd pair D
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Franchise C / Bust
    Gabriel Landeskog - 1st line two-way W/ bottom 6 forward
    Jonathan Huberdeau - Top 6 forward / Bust
    Sean Couturier - 2nd line two-way C / 3rd line C
    Dougie Hamilton - 1st pair D / 3rd pair D
    Ryan Strome - 1st line C / 3rd line C
    Nathan Beaulieu - 1st pair D + PP QB / Bust
    Ryan Murphy - 1st pair D + PP QB / Bust
    Joel Armia - 1st line W / Bust

    General strength of draft?
    Good depth, below average top prospects. Average in overall.

    Have you actually seen the prospects play to some degree?
    Yes.
     
  7. R S

    R S @avs_tweets

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    Which team(s) are you a fan of?

    Avs

    BPA regardless of need?

    RNH - The most dynamic forward with the highest offensive potential. Also very complete.

    Top 5 (or 10 if you wish) regardless of need and ceiling/floor for them?
    RNH- Franchise center/ bust
    Huberdeau- 1st line F/ 3rd liner
    Larsson- 1st pairing D/ Top 4 D
    Landeskog- 1st line F/ 3rd liner
    Couturier- 1st line C/ 3rd liner

    General strength of draft?

    Not as much super high end talent, but as deep as any in the last few years.

    Have you actually seen the prospects play to some degree?


    Yes. Almost all of them in some way shape or form.
     

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