Who do you Take #5 Overall?

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Who do you Take #5 Overall?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2018.
  1. Adam Boqvist

    50.0%
  2. Quinton Hughes

    13.8%
  3. Brady Tkachuk

    11.3%
  4. Evan Bouchard

    12.5%
  5. Noah Dobson

    11.3%
  6. Ty Smith

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    1.3%
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  1. ConnorMcMullet

    ConnorMcMullet Formerly HailMcJesus

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    Assuming the draft order stays the same, I'm making a mock draft based on the fanbases preferences. Not quite sure what to expect for this one, but I predict a tight race between Hughes and Boqvist.

    1: Buffalo - Dahlin (99%)
    2: Ottawa - Svechnikov (88%)
    3: Arizona - Zadina (77%)
    4: Montreal - Wahlstrom (48%)
    5: Detroit -
     
  2. lidstromiscool

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    Any one of the defensemen in the tier below Dahlin sounds good to me. I dont know enough to say which one will be the best but Bouchard sounds like he will be a good one.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    i really agree with montreals pick there, needed a forward got the best one

    i think i go with Boqvist here
     
  4. Shaman464

    Shaman464 #FireHolland

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    I think Boqvist will be the best option, but I don't see 'trade down to 20th for 5 3rd round picks'.
     
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    If Montreal wants Wahlstrom maybe they could trade down if they had the 4th pick.

    I want a potential #1 legit two-way D. While that could be Boqvist or Hughes their size scare me a little and I wouldn’t be surprised if Bouchard or Dobson end up the better overall players.
     
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    Shaman464 #FireHolland

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    Around 6 foot seems to be just fine for PMD/top pairing D-men right now.
     
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    Tkachuk for me.
     
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    The top 10 TOI/GP leaders among D are all 6’1” or bigger except Karlsson and Letang who are 6’00”. So it’s possible but I feel like it’s still difficult for a ~6’00” D-man to be a legit all-situations #1D and with Boqvist/Hughes you’re looking at 5’10”-5’11”..
     
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    Well Gostisbehere is 5'11'' soooo there is that...
     
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    Great offensive d-man but not so great defensively, doesn’t PK and is ~60th in icetime. Would no doubt be an awesome player to have but I’d prefer a Provorov to build around if I have the choice.
     
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    Krug is tiny as well, and probably would have been top ten had he played a full season. There are definitely good examples of very good, small defenders. It seems the prime size for defenders is around 6 foot.
     
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    I just assumed that the "other" selection implied that
     
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    Second part of comment is ridiculous! Name even one time in Holland's run as GM where he traded a top 5, heck even a top 15 for a bunch of lower picks. You probably can't even find a 2nd traded for that, so it just comes across as running Holland down for no real reason. I hoped for a new voice in the GM spot too, but in the past two deadlines he has actually done a pretty good job at getting us good draft picks. Who thought we would get a 2nd and a 3rd for Brendan Smith, or 1,2,3 for Tatar, no one is the answer!
     
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    Tkachuk is a scary one for me. He could be great, but I have a bigger feeling he is going to be less talented than Matthew and just as big of an idiot on the ice!
     
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    The 2nd part of his comment needed to be ridiculous... because it's hyperbole. Kind of a necessary element.

    Settle the f**k down, Bob.
     
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    Tkachuk is my vote.


    It's tough for me to be ok with drafting defensemen in early rounds. I think unless it's someone who is a "sure thing" like dahlin, it's not worth the risk.

    Defensemen are a crapshoot. Their development is a crap shoot.

    I'd rather over stock on quality forwards then make the trades/free agency signings that are needed.
     
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    Boqvist if available if not Dobson.
     
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    About Hughes vs Boquist, Boquist is like 10 months younger and is still a little bigger. That's essentially another year to grow and develop, which can be big with kids at that age. I'm with Pavel, though, in not liking small D. If we already had a Dahlin-esque guy on our blueline, or at least more good, young players to build around, I'd be more open for a flier on a guy who will likely be a bit of a specialist. But we don't have either of those things, and really need some guys who are likely to be that.

    I went with Dobson, at least partly because it makes me think of Dodgson from Jurassic Park.
     
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    I voted Hughes, but I'd be just as happy with Boqvist.
     
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    A lot of good choices.
     
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    Dmen are a crapshoot in later rounds. Basically all the top D in the league were drafted highly. Even if they dont pan out as a number one they usualy become a top 4 type, not the case wih late round dmen.

    If they take a small D I hope it isnt Hughes. 5'9 is too small for a number one guy. Boqvist would be alright but theres a lot of risk there based on the league hes in and stuff. I think I would prefer Dobson but Ive never seen him play, just going off scouting reports he has everything a number one dman needs
     
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    https://youtu.be/6Rzjowj_cFU

    Solid video breakdown. A little tough to understand his words, but a good breakdown of Hughes vs. Boqvist.
     
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    I went with Boqvist, but I'd be ok with Hughes, Dobson, or Bouchard as well. None are perfect; it just depends on when skill set of potential you hope to have a guy hit.

    I'd be surprised to see Montreal go with Wahlstrom, though. Good player, and I think they'd be smart to take him over Tkachuk, who is my "steer clear" guy in the top 10. But I don't know if I'd take him as early as 4, instead of sliding 1-2 picks and still getting him. Who knows; I'm sure things will change a few times over between now and the draft.
     
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    Hughes and let him spend another season in Ann Arbor
     

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