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#1 maxpower

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

This is an interesting one.    Value pick but the reason why it's a value isn't the greatest.

 

http://www.elitepros...hp?player=37197

 

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:29 PM

Love the pick. Sure he's older but he put up great numbers in a new position
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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

As I said in the draft thread, I saw this guy play for Kelowna and thought he was good.  He's eligible to play in the AHL this year, and I don't see why he won't be playing there.  While I don't like this article, I have a little more sympathy for him that the person was in the car.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

As I said in the draft thread, I saw this guy play for Kelowna and thought he was good.  He's eligible to play in the AHL this year, and I don't see why he won't be playing there.  While I don't like this article, I have a little more sympathy for him that the person was in the car.

 

But you have to admit a potential DWI accident at 110MPH is a helluva red flag.   It's normally called vehicular homicide.  Honestly he looks like he might be an NHL player out of Round 6, I understand he's overage, but he would have been drafted before, if not for that.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:58 PM

But you have to admit a potential DWI accident at 110MPH is a helluva red flag.   It's normally called vehicular homicide.  Honestly he looks like he might be an NHL player out of Round 6, I understand he's overage, but he would have been drafted before, if not for that.

 

Those aren't tremendous numbers for an overage player, so I'm not convinced this hurt him.

 

I'm not going to say boys will be boys, but the accident was 2 years ago.  If he's reformed his behavior since then, there's not much reason for concern.  Craig MacTavish is an NHL GM. 


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:04 PM

Those aren't tremendous numbers for an overage player, so I'm not convinced this hurt him.

 

I'm not going to say boys will be boys, but the accident was 2 years ago.  If he's reformed his behavior since then, there's not much reason for concern.  Craig MacTavish is an NHL GM. 

 

Learning a new position, I think it is.    Reading up on this he was rated as a 2 through midrounder as a defenseman, before this happened.    I think it's a really interesting pick, the chance of getting someone who can play in the league (even if it's just spot duty) in the 6th, with the catch of that.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

Interesting pick with some value from a hockey perspective, but obviously the incident that happened was disturbing. As maxpower pointed out, this was his 1st season as a forward.

 

LW/D Myles Bell 6'0 214 Kelowna WHL

Future Considerations:

 

NOTES: A strong skating and powerful winger who has transitioned extremely well from defense to forward and put up a pile of points.
 

Hockey Prospectus had him ranked 121st.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

I love this pick. A little bit of development and I think this ends up being a steal for the 6th round. At worst I can see him being a multipurpose 4th liner.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

http://www.blueshirt...y-of-Myles-Bell

 

I found this when I googled his name...


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:34 PM

Very interesting situation we have here with Bell. Looks like a ton of scouts and GMs have praised his talents like crazy.

He won the hardest shot competition with a 98mph slap shot and one scout had said he reminds him a lot of Doughty.

Obviously this guy needs to have an asterisk over him with the tragic accident he was in. But this is a pick that has a real potential to pay dividends as long as he can stay out of trouble
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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

A fight!

 

 

Some more on him

 


Edited by ghdi, 30 June 2013 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

Damn well that fight sucked and except for one pass, that second video didn't help his stock much either
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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:20 PM

lol another crappy fight

 

 

Theres about 5 or 6 Bell fight videos lol

 

Heres one from 3 years ago, so hes like 16? 

 


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:43 AM

Ehhh...i like his hockey game but.... Ehhhh i read the second article and i put the character he seems in their to Hernandez in court,standing not caring about what he did...idk if i like that?
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

I confess -- I had nightmares about traffic accidents all night. and camera crews all filming everything without even helping. It was awful.  :mellow:


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

Here's a recent video of him (from one month ago at the 2013 combine). Most questions are geared towards the Jets, but still worth watching if you're interested in this prospect. 

 

http://video.jets.nh...nsole?id=252299


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

this guy has a canon

 

 

 

Bell, who will be 20 in September, is a former defenseman with a booming slap shot who was converted to forward with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL

 

“He has one of the hardest slap shots you’ll ever see. As hard as anyone’s,” Lamoriello noted. “He’s had some tragedy off the ice.”

 

 

In 69 games for Kelowna last season, Bell scored 93 points (38 goals, 55 assists). The 6-0, 212-pound forward is a right-handed shooter whose slapper was clocked at 98 mph at the age of 17.

 

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

it's simple. people passed on him and we stole one purely because lou thinks he can fix him. lou is a college prospect guy, so i'm pretty positive with this steal. 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

But you have to admit a potential DWI accident at 110MPH is a helluva red flag.   It's normally called vehicular homicide.  Honestly he looks like he might be an NHL player out of Round 6, I understand he's overage, but he would have been drafted before, if not for that.

If she had been crossing the street and he hit her, yeah, sure. But she made the choice to get in the car with a drunk person, so she is partly at fault as well. Terrible that she died, but you can't put all the blame on him. I also really like the fact that the Devils look past things that other teams might not. We've all made bad choices, this guy making one that some of us have likely made as well, but were more fortunate in the results. Hopefully this guy can learn from the mistake and become a better person for it and if the Devils can turn him into a good player on top of it, good on everybody.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

If she had been crossing the street and he hit her, yeah, sure. But she made the choice to get in the car with a drunk person, so she is partly at fault as well. Terrible that she died, but you can't put all the blame on him. I also really like the fact that the Devils look past things that other teams might not. We've all made bad choices, this guy making one that some of us have likely made as well, but were more fortunate in the results. Hopefully this guy can learn from the mistake and become a better person for it and if the Devils can turn him into a good player on top of it, good on everybody.

 

yeah i mean, wtv what her parents wanted him to get and how they felt with their daughter taken away from them that way. Im not saying its as worst but having to live with the fact that youre 100% responsible of someone's death, especially since she was in her car they must have been friend and maybe more so it must be hard to swallow)

 

im also surprise about how many people actually doesnt know about Heatley who did the same thing but killed another NHL player. His career didnt suffer that much after that.


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