Pickin' Brains II: Top WHL D-Man for 2011

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  1. Guy Flaming

    Guy Flaming Registered User

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    I've polled ten NHL scouts on a series of questions, either specific players or on topics, and have started releasing the results.

    Last week the question was in regards to Edmonton Oil Kings leading scorer Dylan Wruck.

    Today I have released the results from the 2nd question: Who is the top WHL defenceman eligible for the 2011 NHL Draft?

    Here is the link.

    Some of the comments I got were what I expected, lots that I did not, but I was absolutely stunned by the amount of differing opinions scouts could have watching the same players. I found it to be really interesting and I hope you will too.

    Leave comments there or here, I'm expecting a lot of differing opinions amongst fans too.

    PS: Ryan Strome is our 2011 guest tonight on the show and we're previewing all the CHL playoffs and the NCAA bracket as well.

    Cheers,

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    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    Wow I'm astonished that 4 NHL scouts had Morrow above Siemens.

    I want to see what Renegade will say about this.

    Very very intresting though. Thanks for posting this.
     
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    It is curious that an area where scouts seem to be divided between the two (Morrow and Siemens) is head for the game, some scouts liking one guy better, other scouts - the other player. Makes you wonder if they just saw bad stretches of hockey, or did some guys see more games where tendencies were exposed more?

    In the end its still a crapshoot though.
     
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    Wow. Is it Siemens low or Morrow high? I guess Morrow could be off the board pick in draft day. Like McIlrath #10.

    E: oh there is Musil too
     
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  5. Guy Flaming

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    It couldn't be considered off the board since those two are ranked side by side by Central and Morrow was ahead early on plus you're learning that based on this, many teams have them split down the middle. Looks like they are neck and neck to me despite what most fans might suggest.
     
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    YNWA14 You'll Never Walk Alone

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    What time is the show at tonight (Eastern)?
     
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    Pretty shocked to read this earlier this afternoon to be honest. I have only had a chance to see Morrow twice this season and he never really impressed me that much either time. But, I will take the scouts words for it that he is as solid as he is.

    But, we see it every year, some teams have players ranked WAY differently than others. And hell, this is just scouts opinions, not even team opinions, so it will very that much more.

    If this does tell us anything, it's that a guy like Morrow could be an "off the board" selection and go in the top 15. It doesn't really say that Siemens will slide out of the top 15 or 20.
     
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    I will agree, from what I have seen of Morrow, I didnt see a better player than Siemens.

    Thought he was actually closer to the later end of round 2 than middle of round 1....should get lots of Playoff views, Portland has a good chance of getting through in the west.

    -Really enjoyed the write up on the blog though Guy, that is exactly the type of stuff people like most of us are looking to read. Great Job!
     
  9. Guy Flaming

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    Right. I will confirm that comments seemed to fluctuate more with Morrow than Siemens. I would suggest that even those who had Morrow higher, likely had them both in the 10-15 range.

    I think Siemens is top 15 for everyone I spoke with, not the same thing with Morrow.
     
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    Great work on this Guy.

    I was expecting to see a Joe Morrow/Thomas Hickey analogy in this thread somewhere...
     
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    Not really a huge huge fan of those rankings personally (I mean the entire rankings as a whole on the list on that link). I even commented on them earlier today and posted my own rankings, atleast my top 15 or 20.
     
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    RS....where are yours?

    thanks
     
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    found it....
     
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    What do you think about em
     

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