LD Bowen Byram - Vancouver Giants, WHL (2019, 4th, COL)

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  1. Alberta tough

    Alberta tough Registered User

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    I know it is still very early but I believe Byram deserves a thread like many other stars before him had. At this stage he dominates his age group. A two way dman with size, skating, vision and skill that looks like he could become a star at every level.
     
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    Easy calling him a 2 way defender. Offensively he is elite and is an beautiful skater. His vision, passing and shot are all tops for defenders in the AMBHL.

    Defensively he is all over the map... Literally. His positioning needs serious work as he at times looks like a winger that is more concerned about offence. Lucky for him his speed and mobility help him get back to defend at the Bantam level. We'll see how that goes in the WHL. With all that said he is still going to go top 5 in this year's WHL draft.

    My personal top 5 so far is:

    1. Kirby Dach
    2. Peyton Krebs
    3. Bowen Byram
    4. Sasha Mutala
    5. Logan Barlage
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Early pick in 2019. Pace controlling defensemen.
     
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  4. landy92mack29

    landy92mack29 Bowen Byram #44

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    He's been great for team Red all tourney and an anchor already for Vancouver. Byram is also one of the younger players for the 19 draft so he'll definitely fill out as his father is a big guy.
     
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    He's looked good this tourny and has been a driving force for Canada Red the last period and a half. 2019 looks to be an interesting draft, but Byram should be fighting with Vlasic to be the first D off the board.
     
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    Look for Matthew Robertson to be right there with Byram for the top guys on defence out of the WHL.
     
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    Dr John Carlson Light is all over us

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    Looks like he may be a good name to watch for 2019. Still a couple seasons for him to make his mark in a junior league.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Developing nicely, especially the mental portion of his game. As good a chance as anyone to be the first defenseman off the board next year.
     
  12. Tryamkin

    Tryamkin Never gonna give you up...

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    In the future, please go into google and search “‘player name’ hfboards” and if find out if there’s a thread or not :)
     
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    i actually did that and nothing came up, must be because HF swapped servers a while back

    Bowen Byram hfboards - Google Search
     
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    Tryamkin Never gonna give you up...

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    It popped up for me, maybe you just didn’t see it?
     
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    Nothing for me on the 1st or 2nd page.
     
  16. landy92mack29

    landy92mack29 Bowen Byram #44

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    Putting on a show tonight so far vs Calgary. 1st goal he took a nice pass from Benson and completely undressed the goalie for his 1st goal. Then he made an amazing read and pass to Ronning for an assist. Topped it off with a bar down rocket from the point for his 2nd goal. He's showing amazing flashes and if those flashes become consistent watch out
     
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    Best Canadian D prospect since Ekblad?
     
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    Stive Morgan It's only game

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    I would say so.
     
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    Wasn't sure if people though he was better than Chychrun, Bouchard, Dobson, or Makar or not.
     
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    It started with Krebs... They all sound like STDs.
     
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    Chychrun was held in higher regard a year from his draft, but we all know what happened there. He has a good chance to be the best one in recent years, and even better than Ekblad at the time of his draft, although that will be a tall task. The real challenge is can he be as good as Doughty at the time of his draft, as he was the last truly elite Canadian CHL defenceman at his draft date, I'd also say Pietrangelo was probably better than any other Canadain CHL defender since at their draft date.
     
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    I think so.
     
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    Kevin Musto Welcome to Chicago, Kirby Dach

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    As of right now (very early), I'm not seeing the hype around him. His positioning is terrible and his shot is pretty average. Certainly doesn't look like a top 10 pick.
     
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    Seems a little more developed than some of his defensive peers but I don't see much upside tbh.
     
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    landy92mack29 Bowen Byram #44

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