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#81 njd3b1ink

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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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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

If the draft is not held at Pru Center due to the lockout, I think the organization should demand the league to null the sanctions for the Kovalchuk signing :D

Edited by Jerseydevils0324, 01 January 2013 - 03:47 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Hockey Prospectus: Top 50 NHL Draft Prospects Midseason

I recommend checking it out, it even includes blurbs on the top 30.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

I actually like this a lot, no need for an insanely long 1st round:
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"NHL draft will be June 30th. All 7 rounds."
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

I actually like this a lot, no need for an insanely long 1st round:
@RenLavoieRDS
"NHL draft will be June 30th. All 7 rounds."


It'll still be an insanely long first round, they'll probably start it at like 11 or 12 and have three hours, then go to the rest of the draft. It'll probably be an all-day outing at the Prudential Center if you're going.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

ISS Top 30 January Rankings

1. Seth Jones RD
2. Nathan MacKinnon C
3. Jonathan Drouin C
4. Aleksander Barkov C
5. Sean Monahan C
6. Elias Lindholm C
7. Valery Nichushkin LW
8. Rasmus Ristolainen RD
9. Nikita Zadorov LD
10. Darnell Nurse LD


Craig Button's Top 75 January Rankings

1. Seth Jones D
2. Nathan MacKinnon C
3. Alexander Barkov C
4. Jonathan Drouin C
5. Valeri Nichushkin LW
6. Sean Monahan C
7. Nikita Zadorov D
8. Elias Lindholm C
9. Darnell Nurse D
10. Josh Morrissey D


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

It'll still be an insanely long first round, they'll probably start it at like 11 or 12 and have three hours, then go to the rest of the draft. It'll probably be an all-day outing at the Prudential Center if you're going.


I kind of like that. I can stick around if I'm having fun or I can bail whenever I feel like it, since I know I won't be staying the whole 7 rounds anyway.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

I kind of like that. I can stick around if I'm having fun or I can bail whenever I feel like it, since I know I won't be staying the whole 7 rounds anyway.


Yup! It's a deep draft so it'll be nice to go watch the first round and stick around till whenever you feel like bailing. I can't wait to find out when/how to get tix.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

ISS Top 30 January Rankings



Craig Button's Top 75 January Rankings


I just can't take Button seriously after 2011 when he said that Larsson would fall to the Senators at #6 when it was glaringly obvious that the Devils were praying he fell to them at 4.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I just can't take Button seriously after 2011 when he said that Larsson would fall to the Senators at #6 when it was glaringly obvious that the Devils were praying he fell to them at 4.

That's understandable. I don't trust Button's list as much as other ones but I like how he isn't afraid to go off the wall a bit.

I forgot to post the Hockey Prospect list for January.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

The CHL Top Prospect game is coming up on NHL Network at 7.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Mantha from V-D could be a good pick up if we draft 20-30
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

Future Considerations January Rankings

1). D Seth Jones, Portland, WHL, 6-4, 205
2). RW/C Nathan MacKinnon, Halifax, QMJHL, 6-0, 180
3). C Aleksander Barkov, Tappara, SM-liiga, 6-2, 205
4). C/LW Jonathan Drouin, Halifax, QMJHL, 5-11, 175
5). C Elias Lindholm, Brynas, Elitserien, 6-0, 185
6). C Sean Monahan, Ottawa, OHL, 6-2, 195
7). D Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL, 6-4, 185
8). D Rasmus Ristolainen, TPS, SM-Liiga, 6-3, 205
9). D Nikita Zadorov, London, OHL, 6-5, 225
10). LW Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat, WHL, 6-0, 175


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

Bob McKenzie and TSN released their Midseason Top 60 and Honorable Mentions that are collected by surverying various NHL scouts. Craig Button provides his scouting report/blurb on the prospects as well but these are different than his Craig's List rankings.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

I have a feeling that were gonna draft Domi, dont know why
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

I have a feeling that were gonna draft Domi, dont know why

. We drafted Matteau's kid, so why not draft another kid of a former mortal Devils enemy? It can be Lou's new thing after signing everyone's brother and bringing back former Devils for multiple tours. :P


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