Introduction To The 2012 Draft

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  1. Aaron Vickers

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    As part of our new site relaunch, scouting director Dan Stewart has put together a series of articles 'introducing' some of the more notable names and players by position and status in the draft.

    A four-part series, we've already released three.

    The first was a look at Nail Yakupov and his nine challengers for the throne of being the first overall pick. The second turned to netminders and who rules the crease of 2012. The third and most recent release takes a look at the plethora of blueliners available. The fourth takes a look at the forwards in 2012 and will be up on the site later this week.

    Are you a future #1?
    Between the pipes of the 2012 draft
    Patrolling the blueline of the 2012 draft
    Forward thinking at the 2012 draft

    Which I guess begs the following questions:
    -Who is the biggest threat to Yakupov right now?
    -Is there a goaltender that will be taken in the first round?
    -Which blueliner(s) need to be getting more attention?
    -Who can join the big four up front?

    Also, from our 'Keep an eye on' series:
    Keep an eye on the WHL
    Keep an eye on the OHL
    Keep an eye on the QMJHL
    Keep an eye on the USHL

    We had the 'Keep an eye series' in another thread somewhere I cant find, but it just makes sense to keep it in here since this is all a 'first look' type of thing.
     
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    I really wish you would bold players name, so it's much easier to read.
     
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    Whatever happened to reading an entire article? Don't be lazy.
     
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    Some solid articles, even if there is some noticeable overlap between two of them, albeit for obvious reasons.
     
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    I'd be surprised if Daniel Altshuller wasn't taken in the first round come next June. The OHL hasn't had a goalie with his hype/potential in a very long time, IMO.
     
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    Aberg and Collberg > Forsberg
     
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    I do believe Grigorenko is the biggest threat to Yakopov, especially if the team drafting first is looking for a big time center, Grigorenko fits that bill. It'll be the Russian version of Taylor vs. Tyler.
     
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    Great series Aaron.

     
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    If you have any questions regarding the 2012 draft, our scouting director Dan Stewart takes questions via twitter and email and answers them in his regular column.

    Twitter is @StewartFC
     
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    One of our Ontario scouts, Sean Lafortune, recently passed on his thoughts on who has impressed and who hasn't from the OHL in this young season.

    http://futureconsiderations.ca/ohl-impressions-in-october-2/
     
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    Hello,

    I just thought that I could ask whether it´s possible to order this Introduction to Finland?
     
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    See PM.
     
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    December's 'On The O', featuring FC's Sean Lafortune, identifying Malcolm Subban, Ben Johnson and Radek Faksa, among others:

    http://futureconsiderations.ca/ohlers-up-and-down-in-draft-discussions/
     
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    I will eat my bloody shoe if Kevin Roy gets drafted. Unless the Kevin Roy I've seen so far this season was playing on wooden legs and after taking a handful of "hockey sense NON-enhancing drugs", there's no chance.
     
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    Brilliant! Great reads, thanks for your time :)
     

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