Sasha Pokulok or Vitaly Anikeenko?

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  1. CH Wizard

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    Who has the most potential, in your opinion? Who's the better d? Who would you pick?

    I think, they play a different style.Pokulok plays a offensive game and he's a pp specialist.From what I've seen, Anikeenko is a stay at home defenceman and his stock has decreased a lot.He was often looking out of position vs Canada.Both are really big d's.Pokulok is 6'5 and Anikeenko 6'4.Pokoluk is still a mystery because he got injured and didn't play that well vs the gophers (the last game for Cornell this season).He had a hell of a freshman year and he's also older I think because he went undrafted, last year.

    Anikeenko is projected to go in the early/middle of the second round while Pokulok is projected to go in the late second/third round.
     
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    Pokulok if I had to chose but I've seen him play several times already and wanted the Habs to draft him last year. Plays for a very good coach, will see an increased role with Cornell next year as a sophmore. But I am a Cornell fan and get to see him play, Anikeenko I don't know that much about to be honest.
     
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    Wasnt Anikeenko a potential top 5 pick a while back? what happened? injuries? poor play?
     
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    Dunno but I still want the Habs to draft him. He can't be that bad...
     
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    From what I saw at the U-18, he's that bad. He made a lot of mistakes and has slow foot. He doesn't seem to have a good Hockey sense.

    However, he has good size and a good slapper.

    I wouldn't take him before the 4th round.
     
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    Anik is this year's Brent Bilodeau. A top fiver going into the season, but quite obviously a top five rounder going out. Too bad Montreal drafted by reading the Hockey News back in those days.

    Anyhoo, I'm guessing that his Under 18 "non performance" was about as impressive in scout's eyes as JP Paquet's. If either are picked in the top three rounds it's certainly not based on how they looked the last couple of weeks.
     
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  9. CH Wizard

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    Anikeenko didn't impress me either in the U-18's.I don't like the style , he's playing.He's a stay at home but he makes too many errors and he's often out of position.His slapshot looked solid but he showed zero hockey sense and all.He has some tools and has a good size but he's a project, I wouldn't even pick him in the first three rounds.
     
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    Anikeenko sound more and more like this year's Wes O'Neill: overhyped at the beginning of last season and as the season progressed he dramatically dropped.
     
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    Off topic but...

    O'Neill played very well on a horrible Notre Dame team and I'm curious to see what he does in the upcoming season. I'd be surprized if his stock hasn't risen a fair bit. Meaning he's a nice 4th round pick (maybe even a nice 2nd or 3rd time will tell).
     
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