Is the 9th pick hardest to predict?

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  1. rocketdan9

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    At one instance its considered easy, since whoever drops out of the top 8, it is very likely the Bruins just snag the leftover player.

    But if the top 8 is all gone , is the consensus pick at 9th Mika Z or Beaulieu?

    Not factoring in position need but just best available talent, who deserves to be chosen 9th?
     
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    Zibanejad wont be there at 9

    Beaulieu might
     
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    My guess is Zibinejad will move up into the top 8 and Ryan Murphy will be pushed out. In that case, the BPA remaining will probably be Bartschi (forward) or Murphy or Beaulieu (Defensemen, if Boston drafts for need).
     
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    Boston will choose the best available defenseman, so it's gonna be one of these guys:

    Dougie Hamilton
    Ryan Murphy
    Nathan Beaulieu
    Duncan Siemens

    Wild card choice would be Oleksiak, imagine him playing with Chara... :naughty:
     
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    Murphy to Columbus is like 99.9%. I don't think I've seen a decent mock draft that doesn't have them picking him.

    I see one of Strome Zibanejad or possibly Huberdeau available, or else they have their pick of the next best defenseman. Most likely Beaulieu.
     
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    I think #5 is far harder to predict. As many people want to chalk it up to Hamilton but a few writers around the Islanders warned fans not to be to hyped of that pick. I mean Hamilton is more a fan generated desire than anything.

    The Islanders are going to be more a victim of "left overs" than anyone else. Hence, what makes their pick so hard to predict.

    I mean other than RNH and maybe Landeskog you can without a doubt see the possibility of Huberdeau, Larsson, or Couturier falling to the Islanders depending.
     
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    I would be so pumped if they did this, but it won't happen. How was his combine? From what I heard it was good.
     
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    i think whoever is left out of strome zibenjad and murphy
     
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    There is a pretty good chance none of them are left after that.
     
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    um? really? rnh larsson landeskog huburdeau couturier hamilton is 6

    one of zibenjad strome and murphy is the guy who will be avaliable at 9
     
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    Really? I mean, sure, it's *possible* ... but that means one of Couturier or Hamilton is (I think it's a pipe dream at this point to suggest RNH Larsson Huberdeau or Landeskog might fall as far as 9). I think Koto's post was based on the assumption that the top 6 are gone and thus 9 is the untaken of the next three - if you're suggesting the next three will all be gone that means one of the top six isn't. Which isn't exactly a downgrade from Koto's suggestion.
     
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    Strome, Murphy, Zibanejad or Hamilton will be available at 9 no matter what...
     
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    I don't think it's all that hard to predict.

    This has become a 9 player draft with Z-bad now in the mix. So picking 9th, the Bruins will (or at least should) take whichever one of the 9 is left when their turn comes along.

    If that's Strome/Zbad/Couturier... Great! A potential running mate for Seguin.
    If it's Murphy/Hamilton... Great! A dynamic offensive dman to fill an area of need.
     
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    This.
     
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    God I hope ur right.
    Thatd mean that one of rnh, larsson, landeskog, huburdeau, couturier, or hamilton will be left for my Bruins #9 pick :)
     
  16. Pyke*

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    I'm fairly sure Murphy will be available at 9, but nobody else in that list will be.

    1. Edmonton: RNH or Larsson
    2. Colorado: Larsson or Landeskog
    3. Florida: Huberdeau or RNH
    4. New Jersey: Couturier or Huberdeau
    5. Islanders: Hamilton
    6. Ottawa: Landeskog or Couturier or Zibanejad
    7. Winnipeg: Strome or Zibanejad
    8. Columbus: Strome or Zibanejad
    9. Boston: Murphy or Beaulieu or Bartschi
    10. Minnesota: Beaulieu or Bartschi
    11. Colorado: Bartschi or Oleksiak
     
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    I'm thinking Hamilton might be there.

    RNH/Lando/Huberdeau/Couturier/Larsson/Strome/Zibanajed/Murphy.
     
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    Murphy to Columbus is highly likely.
     
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    Eh, I'm still convinced he's the Ryan Ellis of the 2011 draft.
     
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    i've got a feeling someone in the top 10 take mcneill. i could see him as high as 7th.
     
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    As far as I've heard, the Isles aren't scheduled to have Huberdeau for a visit, o he might not be a possibility. So the Isles possibilities are:
    Whoever drops out of the top 5 (assume Couturier)
    Hamilton
    Strome
    Zibinejad

    Just from my own prejudices, I'm ruling Murphy out. So that's 4 possibles.

    For #9, it's whoever drops, which I think will be Murphy, but crazy things can happen, so who knows if someone like Couturier slips that far. So #9 will likely be a choice of Murphy, Bartschi, or some other reaches on defense. I think Boston's choice for defenseman will be obvious by the time they pick, and they just have to choose if they go F or D.
     
  22. Jumbo*

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    Yea you answered your own question and no top 8 wont all be gone.
     
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    Personally, I'd like the Bruins to draft Beaulieu at 9, assuming Columbus takes Murphy.

    Murphy tops my wishlist, Beaulieu is second, unless somebody else some the top 8 drops to 9.
     
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    OK, I predict Murphy, Beaulieu, Zibanejad or Strome at #9


    now predict #25 and tell me whats harder to predict
     
  25. Strome/Murphy/Hamilton/Zbad is who I want.
     

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