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#1 thefiestygoat

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 22-23 in Pittsburgh.

NHL Central Scouting Service's Final Rankings
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North American Skaters
North American Goaltenders
European Skaters
European Goaltenders

The current picks the Devils have by round:
1
2
3
4 (TOR) - 96th Overall
5
5 (CGY) - 135th Overall
6

Note: The Devils still have to forfeit a 1st round pick for the Kovalchuk fiasco. Given their likely draft position and this being considered a weak draft, I think they do it this year. They must inform the NHL of their decision following the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL.com Mock Drafts (4/12)

MIKE G. MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT PART III
ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT PART III
STEVEN HOFFNER'S MOCK DRAFT PART III

Buzzing the Net: A Look at all 30 NHL teams' tendencies on the past 5 draft floors

NJ Devils: 6 out of the OHL, 3 out of the WHL, 5 out of the QMJHL, 4 out of the CJHL, 9 out of USA hockey programs, 4 out of Sweden, 0 out of Russia, 1 out of Finland, 1 out of Other


Future Considerations: Draft Lottery Mock Draft (4/11)

Buzzing the Net: Surprises in NHL CSS Final Rankings

Informative article that talks about various surprises in the list, prospects currently climbing up the board, and other prospects whose stock is falling.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

Craig Button's Updated Top 60

TSN Article on Button's New List

Button always seems to go against the grain with his list. He has Dumba ranked 2nd, Galchenyuk 5th, Subban 10th, Murray 12th, and Grigorenko 14th to name a few.

HF: ISS Top 30, Risers and Fallers, April 2012

They cover a decent amount of prospects in the risers and fallers sections so check it out if you have some free time.

TSN: Teravainen Rockets Into Top 10 In April ISS Rankings

Finnish forward Teuvo Teravainen has rocketed into the Top 10 in the latest International Scouting Service prospect rankings.

The Jokerit winger jumped all the way up to eighth overall in the April ranking after being ranked 29th overall just last month.

According to scouts, Teravainen is a gifted playmaker with scoring ability - posted 11 goals and seven assists in Finland's top men's league at just 18 years of age.

The only other major move within the ISS' Top 10 saw Swedish forward Filip Forsberg leap into second overall behind consensus No. 1 pick Nail Yakupov.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

I think they give up the first and hopefully we can get a steal in the later rounds
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

Future Considerations Final Rankings:

The top 30 is available for free if you click on the link. I'm just going to copy their top 10 over to here to be fair.

1). RW Nail Yakupov, Sarnia, OHL, 5-10.5, 189
2). C Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia, OHL, 6-1, 185
3). D Ryan Murray, Everett, WHL, 6-0.5, 200
4). C Mikhail Grigorenko, Quebec, QMJHL, 6-3, 200
5). LW Filip Forsberg, Leksand, Swe., 6-2, 180
6). D Jacob Trouba, USNTDP U18, USHL, 6-2, 195
7). D Griffin Reinhart, Edmonton, WHL, 6-4, 205
8). RW Teuvo Teravainen, Jokerit Jr., Fin Jr., 5-11, 165
9). D Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw, WHL, 5-11.5, 190
10). D Matt Dumba, Red Deer, WHL, 5-11.5, 180

To see the top 210 prospects for the draft, subscribe to FC's 2012 NHL Entry Draft Guide! I enjoy the guide every year so I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in the draft.

By no means am I an expert but based on what I've read/seen over the course of the year from various outlets, I'm going to give my opinions on this top 30. Feel free to disagree/correct me. First, it seems after the top 3 of Yakupov, Galchenyuk, and Murray there is a noticable drop off in potential. Grigorenko at 4 is interesting since he seems to possess a lot of talent but a lot of people question his work ethic. I don't know what the truth is but his stock has fallen over the past few months. Secondly, I'd say the next big talent group is the guys 4-12 on that list. After that there seems to be a big drop off in potential talent. Lastly, I have to say I'm a big fan of defensemen Trouba, Reinhart, Dumba, and Ceci. It should be interesting to see where they go in the draft, could be some good value there for a team picking in the latter part of the first half. I also have my eyes on European forwards Forsberg, Teravainen, and Collberg. From what I've read they could make the teams that draft them satisfied.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:37 PM

Why do I feel like I remember people saying this could be a very strong draft 1-1.5 yrs. ago? Am I just confusing it with last year's draft?
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:25 PM

Why do I feel like I remember people saying this could be a very strong draft 1-1.5 yrs. ago? Am I just confusing it with last year's draft?

People were saying it would be a strong draft back then but a combination of a ton of injuries and underwhelming performances have put a damper on this draft.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

Craig Button's Updated Top 60

As usual his list is A LOT different than every other list out there.

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Grigorenko to KHL?

https://twitter.com/#!/SlavaMalamud/status/201790751384936448

"Sources in Russia say that CSKA is very likely to make a big play for Grigorenko. If true, this should plunge his draft stock."
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

Dane Fox and Colton Sissons are both apparently on NJD draft watch according to some CHL followers. The Devils have apparently met with both players. Sissons is a talented agitator/power forward who is also a right shot RW. Fox is a two way agitator with pretty good skillset. Brock really likes Fox.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:49 PM

Craig Button's Updated Top 60

As usual his list is A LOT different than every other list out there.

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Grigorenko to KHL?

https://twitter.com/#!/SlavaMalamud/status/201790751384936448

"Sources in Russia say that CSKA is very likely to make a big play for Grigorenko. If true, this should plunge his draft stock."


I find it hard to take Button seriously after he predicted Larsson to fall to the senators at 6th last year. I don't remember it exactly, but his reasoning for why the Devils would pass on him was kind of flimsy.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:33 AM

Dane Fox and Colton Sissons are both apparently on NJD draft watch according to some CHL followers. The Devils have apparently met with both players. Sissons is a talented agitator/power forward who is also a right shot RW. Fox is a two way agitator with pretty good skillset. Brock really likes Fox.



Thanks Jason, thats interesting.

Any thoughts on who you would like the Devils to select??

Found this on Sissons, he sounds like a typical Devils pick.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

Awesome info Jason! Keep us updated! Also, I know you get to follow the QMJHL closely, any opinion on Grigorenko and his falling draft stock?

ISS Top 50 for May

Here is the top 10 from that list:

1. NAIL YAKUPOV LW 5'10 189 L Oct. 6/93 Sarnia OHL
2. FILIP FORSBERG RW 6'1 176 R Aug. 13/94 Leksands SweAI
3. RYAN MURRAY D 6'0 201 L Sep. 27/93 Everett WHL
4. MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO RW 6'3 200 L May 16/94 Quebec QMJHL
5. JACOB TROUBA D 6'2 196 R Feb. 26/94 USA U-18 USNTDP
6. MATT DUMBA D 5'11 183 R Jul. 25/94 Red Deer WHL
7. MORGAN RIELLY D 5'11 190 L Mar. 9/94 Moose Jaw WHL
8. TEUVO TERAVAINEN LW 5'11 161 L Sept. 11/94 Jokerit FinE
9. CODY CECI D 6'2 207 R Dec. 21/93 Ottawa OHL
10. GRIFFIN REINHART D 6'3 207 L Jan. 24/94 Edmonton WHL


Interesting to see they have Gaunce ranked as high as 11th and Galchenyuk as low as 14th.

TSN Notes on the ISS May List

USA Under-18 team member Nicholas Kerdiles jumped seven spots into 15th, while Plymouth Whalers winger Thomas Wilson climbed 10 spots to crack the top 20 at No. 17.

The biggest gain in the month was Erie Otters defenceman Adam Pelech, who moved up 16 spots and is ranked 29th in May.

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Red Line Report top 10

And really, it's a one-man top tier — Nail Yakupov — followed by a second tier of seven guys who could be placed in any order and we'd be fine with it. It really just comes down to the particular needs of the teams drafting in those positions.

We would select Filip Forsberg at No. 2 overall if placed in the Columbus Blue Jackets' position. Forsberg offers a great combination of being a safe pick who is nearly certain to pan out into a top six winger, plus the upside of being a tough warrior who competes intensely every shift and could be a big-time sniper with his great shot. Reminds us of Erik Cole in many ways.

After that, we have the big three on defense from out west: Matt Dumba, Ryan Murray and Morgan Rielly. We believe Rielly is the most purely skilled of the three with the highest upside, but it would take courage for any general manager/chief scout combo to take him in the top three since knee surgery cost him the last 5½ months of the season and he played only five playoff games at the end of the year on which to base a final evaluation.

Similarly, a grouping of three highly skilled forwards — Alex Galchenyuk, Teuvo Teravainen and Mikhail Grigorenko — could all find their way into the top five. But this time, Galchenyuk, who missed 5½ months with a knee injury before coming back for a brief playoff stint, might be the safest pick of the three. That's because while the other two are supremely skilled (they are right up there with Yakupov on pure skills), both have questions about their intensity level and emotional commitment.


Click the link to see the top 10, notes on those players as well as risers and fallers.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

Been busy lately so I missed a lot of interesting stuff from Hockey Prospectus.

Hockey Prospectus Rankings - Introduction
Hockey Prospectus Top 100 List
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 1-5
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 6-10
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 11-15
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 16-20
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 21-30
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 31-40
Hockey Prospectus Draft Rankings 41-50

I'll post the rest of the links as they get released.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

I don't think the top fifty draft picks are going to have much releveance to us this year :lol:
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

Yea, this year is a lot different from last concerning the draft. Perfect year to give up a pick, would be even sweeter if we can win a few more games here :)
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

I don't think the top fifty draft picks are going to have much releveance to us this year :lol:

Very true, yet I still enjoy following the generic prospect landscape and seeing where guys end up. One thing that I like about Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus, is that his rankings always differ from most lists out there. Craig Button at TSN is another guy whose lists tend to cause some sort of reaction in people.

I can't wait for the draft. I already got my Future Considerations draft guide here. I've been getting it for a few years and I must say I'm always pleased with the product. This years issue features a Top 210 prospect ranking, various opinion articles, full page reports on the top 30 prospects, reports on the 31-125 ranked prospects, notes on the 126-200 ranked prospects, extensive sleeper and overager sections, a mock draft for the first 2 rounds, a top 30 for 2013 with info on those prospects, and a top 10 for 2014 with info on those guys. Also it is worth noting that our own prospect expert, Jason MacIsaac, is a scout and contributor for Future Considerations. Great work Jason!

I've heard good things about McKeen's draft guide and some of the other companies out there but the only other draft guide I'm considering is Hockey Prospect's digital blackbook. I know nothing about them but its advertised as over 330 pages of prospect and individual game reports - over 250 prospect reports for the 2012 draft, 125 prospects for the 2013 draft, 100 game reports, 7 round player rankings for the 2012 draft, and a top 30 for the 2013 draft.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

This forum is pretty much pointless for devils fans unless youre talking late 2nd and 3rd round picks.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:18 AM

This forum is pretty much pointless for devils fans unless youre talking late 2nd and 3rd round picks.

This kid Samuelsson on the Edmonton Oil Kings looked amazing in the Memorial Cup Tournament. He should go late in the second round maybe we can snatch him. He is ranked 75th but his stock should rise after his recent performance.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:29 AM

Assuming for some reason the Devils DON'T give up their pick, I'd love to see them take Jarrod Maidens, although with the way his stock has fallen they could legitimately have a shot at taking him in the 2nd. I feel like he'd be a perfect fit in NJ.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

Sorry, I try to avoid the boards during playoff time and didn't see this thread gain some traction.

I wouldn't touch Girgorenko with an early pick, if he were to fall past 6 I think you are tempted to go for the home run pick but his consistency and effort level doesn't impress me. Grigorenko was probably used in all offensive situations as well so he probably has similar minute ratios to Malkin.

I really liked Kamaev and Culkin all season long and they will fall right around our 3rd round. Depending on the work Hudon puts into his quickness and speed he may be worth a 2nd/3rd round gamble. His hockey sense is excellent with and without the puck, he knows how to create offense.

As for one mid round pick I would love for NJ to select Quebec goaltender Francois Brassard. He is silky smooth in his movements, almost nonchalant. He has OK size and plays Roy like butterfly.

As for a super sleeper late in the draft I like Lalancette. He was stuck behind O'Brien and got tougher zone starts, no PP1 icetime and second line icetime. He plays a cerebral smart game and is a good playmaker, he seems soft however.

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac, 25 May 2012 - 04:21 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...ge.htm?id=79448

think its funny who this guy has us mocked to be taking lol
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