Nostradamus and the top 4 picks

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  1. petrocelli

    petrocelli I love the Draft!!

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    So I was just sent this by the great Nostradamus.. He says:

    1. Devils: Adam Larsson
    2. Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
    3. Senators: Gabriel Landeskog
    4. Islanders: Sean Couturier

    As an Islanders fan, I think if we pick 4th, Couturier is the worst fit of the top 4 players..... Couturier is a slow elite skill centerman that thinks the game well... We kinda have the slow/heady centerman type in Tavares.... they both seem most comfortable as centerman, so I can't see them playing on the same line... The other three players bring a type of game that the Islanders are lacking and could desperately use..

    If the Islanders were in the 4th spot with Larsson, RNH and Landeskog already taken, can you see them trading down two or three spots to a team looking at Couturier and adding another pick/player?
     
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    Hmmm, this draft order for the "big 4" looks strangely familiar . . . is Bob McKenzie is going by "Nostradamus" now?

    Anyways, if the Isles pick 4th and Larsson/RNH/Landeskog go in the first 3 picks, I think they'd probably just stick with Couturier. They need talent, period, and it's not like having 2 great Cs is any kind of problem.
     
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    I receive a message from him too but the order is

    1st. New Jersey- Larsson
    2nd.Boston (Toronto) - Gabriel Landeskog
    3rd. Ottawa-Sean Couturier
    4th. Edmonton-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
     
  4. gifted88

    gifted88 Dante the poet

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    I know his skating isn't up to par with the other top draft eligible players but you really think he's slow?
    I think Couturier on LW playing with Tavares and Okposo would be a great fit. Hell, even if they keep him at C I think he's a better option there then Bailey.
     
  5. Synergy27

    Synergy27 I only like it when it's dimed out.

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    I'm going to go on record with my belief that the Devils will not finish last overall. In fact, I think they'll end up out of the lottery when all is said and done.
     
  6. 4Isles4*

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    I dnt kno if Id say they get out of the lottery......tthey have been playing better though.....I ws really high on Landeskog but after watching the prospects game S.C is better than i thought....everyone makes it seem like hes slow and cant skate but i didnt see that......He blew down the ice a scored and looked real quick...ikno its only one game but it is against the best in the CHL.....
     
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    From your mouth to the Hockey Gods' ears...
     
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    The lottery may look a little different come draft day. The Sens have actually been losing games lately that they deserve to win and the last time Spezza came back from injury he went on a tear and so did the team.

    Top 3 pick plz
     
  9. YNWA14

    YNWA14 You'll Never Walk Alone

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    I'm ok with that. Lando is my #1 pick anyway.
     
  10. Larson, Landeskog, Coutier then RNH... That will be the order.. Just watch
     
  11. Homesick

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    The Oilers wont be taking Nugent-Hopkins. They already have a small centre in Sam Gagner. If Couturier is available thats who they'll be drafting.
     
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    MSL26 Future Hall-of-Famer

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    Really doubt Larsson goes no. 1, regardless of who makes the pick. Top 5 for sure, but doesn't seem likely he'll be 1st overall.
     
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    YNWA14 You'll Never Walk Alone

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    If Edmonton or Jersey get the first overall pick Larsson is definitely going first.
     
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    I was hoping they would still have a shot at the playoffs, but I looked at it and they need to win something like 15 games in a row just to get to .500. I really think they will have a lottery pick this year.
     
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    y2kcanucks I Am Negan Sponsor

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    Nostradamus died hundreds of years ago. I'm pretty sure he doesn't know who the **** Sean Couturier is.
     
  16. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev call on me

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    guess you missed the prospects game last night...RNH is faster, bigger and better than Gagner at 17

    I think they pick him over Couturier
     
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    to oilers: mark streit, 4th overall

    to isles: alex plante, 2nd overall

    isles take landeskog, oilers take couturier or RNH...
     
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    edmonton really likes players from the whl and RNH is western canadian... dont be shocked if they take him over larsson, just sayin
     
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    SLAPSHOT723 QU! Bobcats!

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    In your dreams. That's like saying...

    to NYI: Ryan Whitney, 4th overall

    to EDM: Aaron Ness, 2nd overall.

    How does that sound to you? Plus Couturier and RNH are going before Landeskog.
     
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    Given the Oilers' affinity for skilled 2-way players with size, I would be shocked if they pass on Couturier for RNH. Couturier is exactly what the Oilers like in a prospect, save his average skating of course.
     
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    Welcome to Edmonton RNH.
     

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