Late first rounders

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  1. monster_bertuzzi

    monster_bertuzzi registered user

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    Where do you see these players ending up?

    Cory Emmerton
    Ben Maxwell
    Mike Grabner
    Parick Berglund
    Ondrej Fiala
    Mike Forney
    Bobby Hughes

    Cheers.
     
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    Cory Emmerton - bottom 15
    Ben Maxwell - late first to mid-second
    Mike Grabner - late first, early second
    Parick Berglund - mid-first to late second
    Ondrej Fiala - top 15 to early second
    Mike Forney - top 15 to mid second
    Bobby Hughes - mid-second to early third
     
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    Cory Emmerton - 16-20
    Ben Maxwell - 20-40
    Mike Grabner - 20-30
    Parick Berglund - 16-25
    Ondrej Fiala - 18-35
    Mike Forney - 15-30
    Bobby Hughes - :dunno:
     
  4. The Iconic Tychonick

    The Iconic Tychonick Here's Jonny!

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    Cory Emmerton - 20-35
    Ben Maxwell - 20-45
    Mike Grabner - 20-35
    Parick Berglund - 16-30
    Ondrej Fiala - 20-40
    Mike Forney - 15-25
    Bobby Hughes - 30-60
     
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    not sure but I believe the Rangers will be taking one of Berglund, Grabner, Fiala or Forney at 21 (or 20 if Edmonton wins the Cup).
     
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    Bluenote13 Believe In Henke

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    Geez, I hope not, much better players available for the Rangers at #21.
     
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    I don't know... Forney is nothing to sneeze at. He's the next Blake Wheeler, but with a slightly more advanced game than Wheeler had going into the draft. If he cn be taught a new dimension of the game, say hello to a new Erik Cole in 6-7 years.

    Berglund is more of a risk than I want to take. You could get a Swedish O. Jokinen or a Marcus Jonasen.

    Grabner is attractive, but once you consider the big picture, we have snipers in Prucha and Dawes, but a scorer on the right side might be nice.

    Fiala is a pass with Immonen, Dubinsky and Olver in the ranks... unless he can play RW.
     
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    Bluenote13 Believe In Henke

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    I saw Erik Cole at the same age, way more talented with the puck than Forney. From what i've heard Forney is soft. I'm guessing he'll go early 2nd round, I like a few others at #20/21.
     
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    Cory Emmerton 15-20
    Ben Maxwell 15-20
    Mike Grabner 20-25
    Parick Berglund 15-20
    Ondrej Fiala 35-40
    Mike Forney 10-30
    Bobby Hughes 46
     
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    That's why I say IF he can learn that element of the game. Easier said than done, so you're probably right.
     
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    ??? :biglaugh: ???
     
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    Having seen both of them play at the same stage of their life, Wheeler was a better player. He was much more gifted offensively and was a better skater considering his size.
     
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    Everything I read about him shouts out "Edmonton" :D
     
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    Blake Wheeler sucks i sure hope Forney has a better freshman year then Blake im overrated Wheeler does you homer....
     
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    Maybe Forney will. Although I think he'll probably struggle next year. Especially since he has had his off-season training sidetracked to some extent due to healing from injuries.

    Either way, it doesn't change the point which is Wheeler was more advanced a player at the same stage. Your homeristic response aside, most people who have seen both players play enough times would tell you the same thing.
     
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    Fiala is a guy I see dropping, possibly a long way. If you're a late birthdate and have had an extra year of development, you'd better show it ... 35 points isn't exactly impressive. He has good size and is a smooth player, but I don't see a lot of dynamic upside there, and he's pretty soft. And scouts next-to-last memory of him this season - taken off on a stretcher, concussed, after being demolished by Brule - isn't good. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him slip to the 50-75 range.
     

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