Grading the Canadian teams draft article

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  1. Mack Attack

    Mack Attack Bears and Sens fan

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    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/06/27/nhl-draft-grading-the-canadian-teams/

    This is from the national post not the Winnipeg press or Toronto Star.
     
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    What is this I don't even...
     
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    Couldn't disagree more. Switch Ottawa and Winnipeg's grade, for one, and maybe even knock that down to a D.
     
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    If you think the article is bad, I highly recommend everyone to not read the comments.
     
  5. dubey

    dubey U scared? :(

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    Interesting. The writer must not be a HFboards regular.
     
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    This made me laugh hard. :laugh:
     
  7. Mack Attack

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    He also thinks Winnipeg picked in front of Ottawa :facepalm:
     
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    :facepalm:
     
  10. 4thliner*

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    Not when Bob McKenzie and Pierre McGuire said Noesen would be a goner between picks 20-25 according to interested GMs picking there right after the Sens called out his name. At least this is not laughable tough ;)
     
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  12. Mack Attack

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    Oh great, it's you. At least dubeys funny.
     
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    hahah what a pile of grabage that guy should be fired, someone get the editors email so we can spam him, not even knowing who picked first between ottawa and winnipeg is wow
     
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    I'll probably get flamed for this, but I agree with a lot of what this guy has written, at least for the players I've seen. I thought MTL should be a bit higher, and Van lower, but otherwise, good article.
     
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    Sens blogger 6th Sens making fun of this article is worth a read:

    http://www.the6thsens.com/2011-articles/june/nationalpostevaluatesthedraft919391.html

    My favorite part:

    Michael - "OMG I just noticed you had Shane Prince going in the first round. He went 61st overall."

    Mark - "I know. I had him as a first round player and then didn't mention him in my draft review because whatever it's just Ottawa and players on Ottawa are garbage. I think he was bad value at 61 but great value at 26."
     
  16. InfinityIggy

    InfinityIggy No Longer Flammable

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    Flames fan here, I thought Ottawa had the best draft of all the Canadian teams. This article is out to lunch,
     
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    Ottawa claimed that both Noesen and Puempel were top 15 in their list, while Prince was in their top 30.

    Call me skeptical, but what they did was prioritize skill and scoring over other things. So while the can claim that they got the BPA, clearly each year, they will prioritize things a bit differently.

    I am not saying that it is a bad thing, but teams can change who is the BPA based on priorities.

    The draft will be a success if these kids turn out to be solid pros, so IMO these draft reviews are kind of silly.
     
  18. Lunazaia Nox Fleuret

    Lunazaia Nox Fleuret The Oracle

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    Obviously, Ottawa should've gone with a potential franchise defenseman when they had no prospects upfront but Rundblad, Karlsson, Cowen, etc. on the backend. This made me laugh.
     
  19. Hopefully the "Hans" can convince our players to come over. :sarcasm:
     

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