Prospects: Cale Makar (COL) vs Ryan Merkley (2018)

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Who goes higher if they were in the same draft class

  1. Cale Makar (COL)

    97.4%
  2. Nick Merkley (2018)

    2.6%
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  1. GeNeXt

    GeNeXt Registered User

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    I assume Makar will win this in a landslide but would like to gauge the similarities in their game.

    Also, based off their draft years, Makar playing in the AJHL not NCAA, and Merkley's performance to date, how would they be ranked in the 2017 and 2018 drafts.
     
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    I'll assume you mean Ryan Merkley, another offensive Dman.

    Merkley's skating is on another level...but Makar is far better at making decisions on the ice. For that reason I'd think Makar goes higher.
     
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    Thanks, yeah it's Ryan. Sorry about that.

    Note to all voters: It's Ryan, not Nick Merkey. My stupid mistake. Can not edit the poll
     
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    Makar quite easily. Merkley is a next level head case who is trash defensively.
     
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    Makar has far less bust risk IMO
     
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    I've seen Makar live during last years AJHL playoffs and the kids skill is other worldly
     
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    Yeah Makar is not amazing defensively but Merkley is one a whole nother level
     
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    Merkley is more talented lights out skater next level vision and offensive abilities but not a complete player, right now it's Makar but Merkley has all the tools to be better
     
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    I'll keep blueline-MacKinnon for the avs; he's just so smart & so explosive, to go with all of that skill & his solid frame.
    Says who? Makar has a very good defensive game and isn't much of a risk-taker with the puck. He's just so skilled & explosive that what would be risky for other blueliners is a safe decision for him at the level he's playing.
     
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    Okay Makar is one of the best young defenseman skaters I've seen, so I'm very curious how can ANYONE be a clear level above especially a prospect!?
     
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    Makar is a great skater but Merkley’s skating is definitely better. That is the only thing he has on Makar though, this is Makar ainec
    Merkley isn’t in my first round anymore

    Also, Makar’s defense is pretty sound. People see small offensive dman they think bad defense, it’s not outstanding but it’s solid.
     
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    Not sure how you can accomplish it, but watch a Guelph Storm game sometime and see for yourself. The kids explosiveness and edgework will leave your mouth hanging open. (his decision making will quickly close your mouth again...)
     
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    I haven't seen much of Merkley, but it sounds like it's a MacK n McDavid situation. MacK is insanely explosive and reminded people of Bure...but McDavid is even more ridiculous.
     
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    :D omg
     
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    Cale Makar.
     

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