RD Adam Boqvist - Brynas J20, Superelit (2018, 8th, CHI)

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  1. DDRhockey

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    Boqvist was fantastic vs canada and scored 2 goals. Then he got injured.

    I hope he goes to a canadian team
     
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    sleeper of the draft. Whomever drafts this kid is going to laugh all the way to the bank.
     
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    Can't really be sleeper if he's going to be a top 5 pick
     
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    If he somehow slips to 10, islander fans should start getting excited. Our media guys have been pumping Ty Smith like crazy recently, while also denouncing Boqvist.
     
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    I think if he’s there at 10 Edmonton will take him. Fits their needs too perfectly.
     
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    Not on the Oilers forum.... Some of these guys are firmly on the Ty Smith wagon buying into the Bob Stauffer hype.... eerily similar to the Alex Plante pick. Edmonton Media......:laugh:. I trust in Gretzky doing the right thing.
     
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    Bobcast just mentioned some scouts said he is a better defender then Hughes. Not to mention he is 5.11 and a half, i really don’t get the negative vibe behind this guy. Most accurate wrist shot from the point. Kid should be a stud. It’s like the fans here refuse to see the good in him.
     
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    Speaking of Alex Plante, what the hell happened to him in the 07-08 season?
     
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    Smith and Plante are not similar in any way whatsoever

    To be clear, I am 100% on team Boqvist IF he drops to us.
     
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    I love this guy's talent and game. If he is sliding on some lists. Notice Bobby Mac has him at #6. He's a great value pick there. Big Bang for the buck.
     
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    Oilers taking Smith out to lunch tells me they are basically set on him no matter if Boqvist drops. Dont get your Hope's up.
     
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    Where is that from? From his podcast today, he basically alluded to Boqvist being generally last among Dobson, Hughes, and Bouchard (although there were scouts with each of them in their top 5 and I think Boqvist was top 5 in only one scout's list) from the scouts he has spoken to. I'm assuming he'll be somewhere from 9 to 11 on his final list.
     
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    It's from his 2nd to last, his final one will be out in weeks. List. https://www.tsn.ca/the-big-four-solidify-spots-in-tsn-draft-ranking-1.1066345

    I didn't listen to his bobcast, if indeed Boqvist is last of the D men you mentioned. It's crazy to me. Boqvist is a unique talent. But it wouldn't be a first NA D men were picked ahead of a Swede, in this case maybe some size bias.
     
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    Yeah, the list is out Monday, unless he leaks a few days ahead to incompetence of an intern like last year. Dobson was number 2 among D, seemed it went Hughes, Bouchard and Boqvist.
     
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    He could be, he may have Hypersomnia; you never know........
     
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    Isn't he bigger then Hughes?
     
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    Well, we never got Hughes official measurments. But, Boqvist is close to 6 feet, Hughes might be under 5'10.
     
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    They are similar sized when I see them play. I don't recall the exact height and weight. But to me they are strikingly similar. If I had to lean one way, I would go Boqvist-Hughes. Both are terrific puck movers and skaters, in today's game this is a must. They will have to find other ways to offset the size, as defenders, this is always a factor one must consider. But there are small D men that are playing in the NHL that have done this so it is less a worry now than previously.
     
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    He plays with Yammamoto you know how much the Oilers brass cling to stuff like that. It's been a forgone conclusion to them for a while I'd assume!
    Still on team Boqvist
     
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    Yeah, that's basically what I got from it.

    Boqvist's ranking will likely depend where he has Wahlstrom, Hayton, and possibly Kravtsov. Good chance he's below the first two, which would put him at #11 on his list.

    He specifically mentioned that scouts thought Boqvist was better/more willing to play defense than Hughes.
     
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    That's my guess too. I think teams are skeptical about two concussions in a calendar year, combined with the fact he never excelled past J-20 or age-specific IIHF events. Hughes playing to a passable level overall at the World's is probably a big deal in their eyes, as it removed some fear about his lack of size causing abilities to transfer to the next level is probably a difference. Where Boqvist had issues playing against men this year.
     
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    He's a bit of a risk right now because he is so raw.

    But if the kid develops well, whoever takes him will be ecstatic. That's the thing...it's not about who gets to the NHL first, it's about who has the best career overall. If spending a few seasons in Sweden is best for him long-term, then so be it.
     
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    Then those socuts are taking the Mickey on Bob.
     
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    Im not a scout or anything but I’ve seen a lot of both. Hughes is much better defensively than Boqvist. Just my 2 cents though but out of all the games I watched+u18, Boqvist’s only advantage on Hughes as of now is his bigger size and shot. Hughes has better creativity, defense, stick work, hell even physicality
     
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    And that bogvist is almost an entire year younger than Hughes
     
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