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#1 SterioDesign

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

yeahh... i know "ohhhh that thread again" lol but i wanted to bump the right thread to see who you guys wanted after all cause from my point of view i changed my mind like 3-4 times... went through all the existing threads but it was mostly mock draft threads and interviews stuff so everyone's thought is kinda all over the place so i decided to start a new one just to get straight to the point.
personally as for right now im really not sure who i'd prefer but at least that way im gonna be happy whoever they pick we're gonna get a good player for sure

considering anything can happen and that any top 5 players except RNH might fall to us lets see... we went through all this before i know but for one last time...

Larsson: Obviously he's what everyone wants, he's a stud. Some are saying he's the next Sweden superstar, could become the next Lidstrom (can't see that happen) but others are saying he's gonna be a solid NHL but not a superstar or a top pairing Dman... but wtv he would still be our best Dman for a long time IMO

Landeskog: I was all about him not too long ago, he's a warrior + skills, IMO thats what we need in the playoffs, around the net and in the locker room, but considering some reports his ceiling is not as high than other players and that he matured faster than other kids so he may be dominating now but once the other more skilled kids grow and everything they might catch up to him, made me think for awhile about it but still... with all his heart he'd be perfect in red and black, you just can't hate players like that

Huberdeau: probably the flashiest player of the bunch he has SICK hands, can score goals, important goals and can make creative plays. Obviously he wouldnt be able to dangle like that around NHL players like he was in the juniors but if his game can translate at NHL level it would be crazy to have him pair with Kovy. Buddy would have a few highlight reel goals for sure

Couturier: this kid has all the tools apparently, and fit the devils mold (actually they all do if you ask me) but with his size and scoring touch he could be something, but again with him dropping and everything that its for good or bad reasons its risky IMO but he would still be a good NHL player... but i'd rather go for an impact player, he might be but he's the only one of the bunch that i'd have to wait and see before making a judgment

i'd have to put Murphy in there too cause he's actually 100% what we need but those big guys may be too good to pass up... especially with dman... hard to tell how they will develop so i'd rather get that piece through trades and get a proven guy who we know could do the job instead of a high draft pick who could develop slowly (see Erik Johnson)


so my pick as for this very moment its tie between Larsson and Landeskog

***but also pulling for Huberdeau cause god this kid can make pretty plays and its fun to watch lol
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

My order based on who's left to us when we pick;

Larsson
Landeskog
Couturier
Hamilton

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:52 PM

Haha alright, let's make this the official draft thread now. We can keep all discussion here.

Larsson/Landeskog/Couturier
I would be very happy with any of these guys. I'm not sure who will be best, but I would be happiest if we get one of these. I honestly think we'll end up with Larsson or Couturier because I think that Huberdeau has a really good chance of making the top 3


Huberdeau/Murphy
I would be slightly less satisfied, but wouldn't be bothered by getting either of these guys. For forwards, I think Landeskog and Couturier are probably better choices than Huberdeau. And Murphy kind of scares me a bit as far as his defensive game goes. He seems to be a great skater and has great vision though. Should develop into a great player regardless.


And if we trade down, I guess Strome, Zibanejad, and Beaulieu are good choices. Does anyone else think that Beaulieu may be a hidden gem in this draft? I still don't know enough about Zibanejad yet though.


But I don't want Hamilton unless we trade down to something like tenth.


In the end, I think we'll walk away with Larsson and be happy. This is getting exciting!
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

Larsson or Huberdeau (assuming RNH is gone)
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:02 PM

Ohhh this thread again... :giggle:

Larsson, Couturier, Huberdeau OR BUST
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:07 PM

RNH...he might not be gone i mean greater long shots have happened like we won the lottery!

Larrson is 2nd favorite

i wish the day would be hear already
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:13 PM

Based on what I've read, the top four of my board is

1. Nugent-Hopkins
2. Huberdeau
3. Larsson
4. Couturier
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

anyone read this on puck daddy...taken from the Landeskog jrl

After the combine, I did extra testing with the New Jersey Devils. It was one of the craziest fitness tests I've ever done. They had me and few other guys running on treadmills for as long as you could with the incline getting steeper and steeper, I didn't have a shirt on and had electrodes all over my body — I ran for 16 minutes with a huge increasing incline — which was the longest of anyone there.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:36 PM

I really think the Devils trade down and trade the 4th overall with someone for something in the 6 - 10 overall range and a 2nd rounder unless exactly what they want is looking them in the face at the 4 pick.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:38 PM

I have a lot of trouble seeing the Devils trade down. Someone will be there at 4 that they like.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:40 PM

I have a lot of trouble seeing the Devils trade down. Someone will be there at 4 that they like.


The only reason I say that is because Conte has said he loves 2nd round picks, and if they can get say 6th overall and a 2nd, i could see them doing it. They traded down twice when they drafted Tedenby.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:53 PM

Apprently the Panthers are trying to move up to the number 1 pick. Who knows if Edmonton will bite though. Saw it on puck daddy.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:58 PM

Apprently the Panthers are trying to move up to the number 1 pick. Who knows if Edmonton will bite though. Saw it on puck daddy.



Do the Panthers even have anyone on their roster worth anything?

I know who we should draft:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:03 PM

I'm happy with Couturier, Huberdeau, or Larsson. But my prediction is that it will be Couturier.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:42 PM

Edit: Already posted.

Edited by devilsrule33, 23 June 2011 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

Happy with Couturier
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:42 PM

For me,
Larsson/Hamilton/Strome/Mika
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:53 PM

From TG:

Gabriel Landeskog said he is close friends with C Jacob Josefson and that Josefson has told him a lot of good things about the Devils. Landeskog said that Lamoriello told him that Josefson spoke very highly of Landeskog when he asked about him.


A line of Landeskog, Josefson, Tedenby? Yes please.

Oh of course he then adds in that Larsson is friends with Josefson, Tedenby and Urbom... damnit
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

TGfireandice Tom Gulitti
Adam Larsson, who tested and met with Devils after combine, said he also is friends with Josefson and Tedenby. And he knows Urbom as well.

TGfireandice Tom Gulitti
Hamilton said Islanders are the team that has shown the most interest in him.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:10 PM

:cheers:

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Edited by justdo3043, 23 June 2011 - 08:56 PM.

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"The $297,297 Kovalchuk missed today is money he will never, ever get back. And the more cheques he misses, the better the deal is going to have to be for the players to justify him sitting out. And unlike the owners, the players can direct their leadership to get a deal done regardless of how disadvantageous it is to them."




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