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#61 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

I'd be hesitant to take Drouin. Is he piggybacking off Mackinnon?


No,he creates his own offense. His defense is weak however and he is soft on the boards.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:46 AM

I'd be hesitant to take Drouin. Is he piggybacking off Mackinnon?


Just like Henrique was with Hall ?
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:12 AM

plus he's probably go in the top 5/10 in the draft so i dont think we'll have a shot at him
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Just like Henrique was with Hall ?

Just like Marc-Antoine Pouliot with Crosby?
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

Kris Chucko and Travis Zajac, Pavel Brendl and Brad Moran, Dylan Gyori and Scott Gomez, Justin Shugg and Hall/Henrique, Greg Nemisz and same - there's plenty of examples of players hard to separate from team effects.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

Just like Marc-Antoine Pouliot with Crosby?


Or Brad Richards with LeCavalier. Otherwise, I agree with Tri. Prospects have or don't have success in the NHL in their own right, not because of who they played with in junior.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

Or Brad Richards with LeCavalier. Otherwise, I agree with Tri. Prospects have or don't have success in the NHL in their own right, not because of who they played with in junior.

Agreed. Sometimes it's difficult to differentiate whether the prospect creates their own offense or leaches off another. I guess that's why we have scouts
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:56 AM

Anyone have input on Frederik Gauthier, his 6-5 frame stands out. Ranked in the late 1st round, could be a potential pick for us, considering we will probably be drafting later. Or Curtis Lazar. His stock seems to be dropping, but from what I've heard he's a great player. Then again, centre may be the least of our needs on offense, even though centres can be interchangeable on the wing.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

Lazar is essentially Josefson, elite defense with developing offense. I haven't seen Gauthier play so no comment.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Gauthier could be a potential Zubrus replacement down the road based on size and position. Maybe even better than Zubie if we develop him right, and not rush him into the NHL like the Flyers did with Zubz. And I wouldn't mind having another Josefson like player in the system :D

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

Lazar is essentially Josefson, elite defense with developing offense. I haven't seen Gauthier play so no comment.


Would be good to have once Zajac bolts!
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Gauthier would be interesting if he develops the right way, if he can use his big frame to his advantage like a player like Lucic does he could turn into a fairly good player at the NHL level.

Meh, he sounds a lot like Matteau. Better to go with a more skilled forward
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:15 AM

Gotta admit having at least one tough, grind-it-out line would make us a tougher team to play against. Matteau - Gauthier (if developed right like I said) - Clarkson is a line that sounds very hard to play against, they could all hit and score.


You have to assume that getting either of those two onto the ice and perform at a level warranting a full time spot, even assuming we'd draft Gauthier, is going to take a good 3-5 years, so who knows what would be going on then. Almost always the better bet to take the more skilled player. You can teach hockey, can't teach natural talent.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

You have to assume that getting either of those two onto the ice and perform at a level warranting a full time spot, even assuming we'd draft Gauthier, is going to take a good 3-5 years, so who knows what would be going on then. Almost always the better bet to take the more skilled player. You can teach hockey, can't teach natural talent.


This, but also the Devils have somewhere in the system, Henrique, Josefson, Matteau, Black, Coleman, and Pietila. I won't say that their bottom lines are covered 3-5 years down the road, but it certainly looks like some of these guys will be productive NHLers. Tedenby is in the process of being a bust and there isn't much else in the way of skilled forwards - Gavrus, Kerfoot, I guess - they desperately need them.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

You have to assume that getting either of those two onto the ice and perform at a level warranting a full time spot, even assuming we'd draft Gauthier, is going to take a good 3-5 years, so who knows what would be going on then. Almost always the better bet to take the more skilled player. You can teach hockey, can't teach natural talent.

i wouldnt say that gauthier isnt a skilled forward though. He is getting picked mid to late first round. I mean, if the devils are picking late in the first how much better is it going to be. His size could be a huge asset if he develops right. And the whole "if he develops right" can be said for any player that gets drafted. You just dont know how a kid is going to turn out.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

i wouldnt say that gauthier isnt a skilled forward though. He is getting picked mid to late first round. I mean, if the devils are picking late in the first how much better is it going to be. His size could be a huge asset if he develops right. And the whole "if he develops right" can be said for any player that gets drafted. You just dont know how a kid is going to turn out.


Very true, I was making the general point that it's the safer bet to always draft the most skilled player available. This obviously is easier said than done as it's not always a linear thing to project an athlete's potential, but when you're talking the first half of the draft, drafting best available is the way to go. If you can find some bottom 6 gems in rounds 4-7, then draft for need over skill, but in rounds 1-3, you'll see more return for your picks, on average, if you draft for skill over need.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

What has happened about the tickets to this event? When and how will they be given?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

What has happened about the tickets to this event? When and how will they be given?


I imagine we won't hear diddly squat about it until almost April. I also assume sth will get priority for tix, though demand will be low enough that it doesn't matter. I wouldn't worry much, I don't think you'd have an issue showing up on draft day and just walking in.

If you really want to know, you should just call the Pru center box office and see if they can give you an answer.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Right now with no CBA signed, I doubt they'll give you any information - if you remember in 2005 the entry draft was not held as an event.
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