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#61 Chimaira_Devil_#9

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:52 AM

Let's draft more Americans. They never want to go to their home state and play for that team. 

Lets only draft people from Jersey. As they no doubt will be life long Devils fans.........


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:22 AM

wouldnt mind landing this guy, might still be around at 30 and he plays in Moncton so i could watch him all season in the Q

 


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

Sadly, we have no depth whatsoever on rt. wing besides Sislo. All lefties playing right side in Albany. We do have righty D men! but no one at fw.  Not sure why this is but hopefully scouting fills these holes. instead of best player available/ best right side (shooting) fw!


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:39 PM

Sadly, we have no depth whatsoever on rt. wing besides Sislo. All lefties playing right side in Albany. We do have righty D men! but no one at fw.  Not sure why this is but hopefully scouting fills these holes. instead of best player available/ best right side (shooting) fw!

 

IMO, the draft should never be used to fill holes.  BPA no matter what.  It's more reliable to fill holes via free agency or trades than by using the draft.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:41 AM

A lot of fans, including myself, said they wouldn't be too upset giving up a pick that's not in the top 10. So, NJ finished 20th, which would've given us 11 overall.  Before the above declaration, we didn't have the 30th pick, so I guess downgrading 20 picks isn't the end of the world (though you're more likely to get an impact player at 11).

 

So here are NJ's picks:

 

1st round- 30

2nd round- 41

3rd round- 71

4th round- NO PICK (WPG for Ponikarovsky)

5th round- 131

6th round- 161

7th round- NO PICK (Arizona for Sullivan)


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:46 AM

A lot of fans, including myself, said they wouldn't be too upset giving up a pick that's not in the top 10. So, NJ finished 20th, which would've given us 11 overall. Before the above declaration, we didn't have the 30th pick, so I guess downgrading 20 picks isn't the end of the world (though you're more likely to get an impact player at 11).

So here are NJ's picks:

1st round- 30
2nd round- 41
3rd round- 71
4th round- NO PICK (WPG for Ponikarovsky)
5th round- 131
6th round- 161
7th round- NO PICK (Arizona for Sullivan)


Best way to think about it is that we took the 29th in 2012 and 30th in 2014 for the 10th in 2014.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:20 AM

I'm really hoping the Devils can get Anton Karlsson, Jakub Vrana (not sure why he's fallen so far in the rankings), or Nikita Scherbak at 30. If Ho-Sang falls to 30, though, do you think he's a good risky pick to take? He seems extremely skilled, but some say his game isn't likely to translate well to the NHL.  


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:35 AM

Best way to think about it is that we took the 29th in 2012 and 30th in 2014 for the 10th in 2014.


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I'd rather we have given up the 29th and taken the 11th...
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

Worth taking a risk on Nikolay Goldobin??

 

I imagine the Devils will have been aware of him as he played a season with Reid Boucher.

 

There are questionmarks about his defense and intensity, but we managed to cope with Kovalchuk...until he bolted back to Russia....to not have to play defense.....

 

Still if we get to him early enough maybe he can change.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:00 AM

Lets only draft people from Jersey. As they no doubt will be life long Devils fans.........

 

No one from jersey is running to play with us when their out of their rookie contracts.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

No one from jersey is running to play with us when their out of their rookie contracts.

 

I'm no expert, but I believe there was just a hint of sarcasm intended in that post you replied to.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

wouldnt mind landing this guy, might still be around at 30 and he plays in Moncton so i could watch him all season in the Q

Barbashev will likely be going Top 15, I wouldn't bank on him at 30. At 30 i'd be interested in Vrana, Pastrnak, Bleackley, and Schmaltz. Spencer Watson might not be a bad pick at 40.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

Also if anyone's interested, here's the mock I put together after the lottery a couple nights ago:


  1. FLA - Aaron Ekblad, D, Barrie (OHL)
  2. BUF - Sam Reinhart, C, Kootenay (WHL)
  3. EDM - Sam Bennett, C, Kingston (OHL)
  4. CGY - Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, Prince Albert (WHL)
  5. NYI - Michael Dal Colle, C, Oshawa (OHL)
  6. VAN - Haydyn Fleury, D, Red Deer (WHL)
  7. CAR - Nickolaj Ehlers, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)
  8. TOR - Nick Ritchie, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
  9. WPG - Kasperi Kapanen, RW, KalPa (FIN)
  10. ANA (via OTT) - Jake Virtanen, RW, Calgary (WHL)
  11. NSH - William Nylander, C/RW, Sodertalje (SWE)
  12. ARZ - Brendan Perlini, LW, Niagara (OHL)
  13. WSH - Julius Honka, D, Swift Current (WHL)
  14. DAL - Jared McCann, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
  15. DET - Adrian Kempe, C, Modo Jr. (SWE)
  16. CBJ - Ivan Barbashev, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
  17. PHI - Alex Tuch, RW, USA U-18 (USHL)
  18. NYR - Roland McKoewn, D, Kingston (OHL)
  19. MIN - Sonny Milano, LW, USA U-18 (USHL)
  20. LA - Anthony DeAngelo, D, Sarnia (OHL)
  21. MTL - Dylan Larkin, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
  22. TB - Nikolay Goldobin, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
  23. CHI - Joshua Ho-Sang, C, Windsor (OHL)
  24. SJ - David Pastrnak, RW, Sodertalje (SWE)
  25. STL - Nick Schmaltz, C, Green Bay (USHL)
  26. PIT - Nikita Scherbak, RW, Saskatoon (WHL)
  27. COL - Brendan Lemieux, LW, Barrie (OHL)
  28. ANA - Kevin Fiala, LW, HV-71 (SWE)
  29. BOS - Jakub Vrana, RW, Linkoping (SWE)
  30. NJ (comp.) - Conner Bleackley, C, Red Deer (WHL)

 

There were also small blurbs to go with all the players but I didn't wanna make a big post about it, if enough people wanna see it i'll just edit my post and include them.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:37 PM

Also if anyone's interested, here's the mock I put together after the lottery a couple nights ago:


  • NJ (comp.) - Conner Bleackley, C, Red Deer (WHL)
There were also small blurbs to go with all the players but I didn't wanna make a big post about it, if enough people wanna see it i'll just edit my post and include them.

Hoe sopmeinfo on the guy you think the Devs might grab??
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

It's very possible Brendan Lemieux might slip through the cracks to the 30th round. Some rankings have him a bit lower. Everything I've read about his game, I like.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

Also if anyone's interested, here's the mock I put together after the lottery a couple nights ago:


  1. FLA - Aaron Ekblad, D, Barrie (OHL)
  2. BUF - Sam Reinhart, C, Kootenay (WHL)
  3. EDM - Sam Bennett, C, Kingston (OHL)
  4. CGY - Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, Prince Albert (WHL)
  5. NYI - Michael Dal Colle, C, Oshawa (OHL)
  6. VAN - Haydyn Fleury, D, Red Deer (WHL)
  7. CAR - Nickolaj Ehlers, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)
  8. TOR - Nick Ritchie, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
  9. WPG - Kasperi Kapanen, RW, KalPa (FIN)
  10. ANA (via OTT) - Jake Virtanen, RW, Calgary (WHL)
  11. NSH - William Nylander, C/RW, Sodertalje (SWE)
  12. ARZ - Brendan Perlini, LW, Niagara (OHL)
  13. WSH - Julius Honka, D, Swift Current (WHL)
  14. DAL - Jared McCann, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
  15. DET - Adrian Kempe, C, Modo Jr. (SWE)
  16. CBJ - Ivan Barbashev, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
  17. PHI - Alex Tuch, RW, USA U-18 (USHL)
  18. NYR - Roland McKoewn, D, Kingston (OHL)
  19. MIN - Sonny Milano, LW, USA U-18 (USHL)
  20. LA - Anthony DeAngelo, D, Sarnia (OHL)
  21. MTL - Dylan Larkin, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
  22. TB - Nikolay Goldobin, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
  23. CHI - Joshua Ho-Sang, C, Windsor (OHL)
  24. SJ - David Pastrnak, RW, Sodertalje (SWE)
  25. STL - Nick Schmaltz, C, Green Bay (USHL)
  26. PIT - Nikita Scherbak, RW, Saskatoon (WHL)
  27. COL - Brendan Lemieux, LW, Barrie (OHL)
  28. ANA - Kevin Fiala, LW, HV-71 (SWE)
  29. BOS - Jakub Vrana, RW, Linkoping (SWE)
  30. NJ (comp.) - Conner Bleackley, C, Red Deer (WHL)

 

There were also small blurbs to go with all the players but I didn't wanna make a big post about it, if enough people wanna see it i'll just edit my post and include them.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Forward, forward, forward, forward, forward
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:44 PM

You are most likely to get defensmen or forwards with attitude issues late in the first round. 


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:03 PM

You are most likely to get defensmen or forwards with attitude issues late in the first round.


Merrill and Matteau have turned out alright...so Im fine with this
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