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#161 The 29th Pick

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

Brendan Lemieux on being drafted:

 

he was asked:

What about the Devils, who own the No. 30 pick in the first round?

"I'd love to play anywhere my dad played, but New Jersey is special," Brendan said. "He won an MVP [Conn Smythe Trophy] there and two Cups."


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

Brendan Lemieux on being drafted:

 

he was asked:

What about the Devils, who own the No. 30 pick in the first round?

"I'd love to play anywhere my dad played, but New Jersey is special," Brendan said. "He won an MVP [Conn Smythe Trophy] there and two Cups."

 

 

Brendan Lemieux on being drafted:

 

he was asked:

What about the Devils, who own the No. 30 pick in the first round?

"I'd love to play anywhere my dad played, but New Jersey is special," Brendan said. "He won an MVP [Conn Smythe Trophy] there and two Cups."

 

I want em.  Want em bad.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:32 PM

When is he predicted to go?


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

When is he predicted to go?

 

Late first round/early second.  Some mocks have Colorado selecting him.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

I had him going 33rd to St. Louis in my latest mock


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:56 PM

I want em. Want em bad.


Me too. We don't have much in the way of gritty guys that can chip in offensively outside of Clowe or that's a true pest like Clarkson sometimes was. I think he'd be a good pick for us. Hopefully nostalgia isn't blinding me, but I'm sure it isn't blinding the scouts and Conte who are very disciplined on taking the bpa.
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

Late first round/early second.  Some mocks have Colorado selecting him.

 

No disrespect to Brandon, but an NHL mock draft is merely an interesting exercise past around #15.  Once you get past the guys that everyone values about the same, values change wildly - there's always guys picked early who are ranked low-ish by CSB and people ranked high who get picked low.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

No disrespect to Brandon, but an NHL mock draft is merely an interesting exercise past around #15. Once you get past the guys that everyone values about the same, values change wildly - there's always guys picked early who are ranked low-ish by CSB and people ranked high who get picked low.


The guy asked where Lemieux was predicted to go. I said mocks (that aren't coming from musings on HF Boards) had him as a late first early second. No one said there's any science to them.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

I'd love the story of getting a guy like Lemieux with the pedigree he has. If he can be productive and be the little sh!t like this his dad was, I'd love to think 4 years from now of having Matteau and Lemieux running around out there.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'd love the story of getting a guy like Lemieux with the pedigree he has. If he can be productive and be the little sh!t like this his dad was, I'd love to think 4 years from now of having Matteau and Lemieux running around out there.


Then imagine if Ben Thomson actually turns into something more than just a goon, and plays on line with Matteau and Lemieux.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

I don't know much about Lemieux, but he seems like a similar player to Matteau, no? Not that that's a bad thing late in the draft.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

I just read part of the story about the Blues not participating in the 1983 draft, which was, shall we say a little bit better than the 1996 one.  Fascinating story.

 

http://www.stlouisga...blues-the-story


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:50 AM

I just read part of the story about the Blues not participating in the 1983 draft, which was, shall we say a little bit better than the 1996 one.  Fascinating story.

 

http://www.stlouisga...blues-the-story

 

Interesting and imagine if they did fold or relocate.  I think Ramage demanded to be traded to St. Louis because he didn't want to play in NJ when the Rockies moved to NJ.  If the sale to Ornest didn't happen then he would have ended up in Saskatoon, which I doubt at the time was seen as a better location than even NJ.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:38 PM

Bob McKenzie's Top 30 is on TSN right now, found a stream of it online, so far he has Ekblad #1, Reinhart #2, Bennett #3

 

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1. Aaron Ekblad, D

2. Sam Reinhart, C

3. Sam Bennett, C

4. Leon Draisaitl, LW

5. Michel Dal Colle, LW

6. Nick Ritchie, LW

7. Jake Virtanen, RW

8. Haydyn Fleury, D

9. William Nylander, C/RW

10. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

Bob McKenzie's full Top 60 right here: http://www.tsn.ca/dr...ature/?id=95289

 

Interesting to me some of the players he has ranked lower (Goldobin at 37, Kamenev at 43, Point at 58), gives me hope that we may get even two guys that I actually really like.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:27 PM

Bob McKenzie's full Top 60 right here: http://www.tsn.ca/dr...ature/?id=95289

 

Interesting to me some of the players he has ranked lower (Goldobin at 37, Kamenev at 43, Point at 58), gives me hope that we may get even two guys that I actually really like.

I like the description for Brendan Lemieux, and he's ranked at 33, could be a Devil ?

 

"Brendan intitates and makes life most uncomfortable for those opponents who get in the way of where he wants to go. Powerful player who is productive at critical times and just won't allow himself to be denied"


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:32 PM

I would be happy to select Point at 30 but I wouldn't mind taking a gamble on hoping he slides to 41 due to his size. I would be thrilled if the Devils landed 2 of Point, Bleackley, Schmaltz, Goldobin, or Ho-Sang with their first 2 picks. I'd even throw Lemieux into that mix.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:34 PM

I know everyone wants a forward but I'm intrigued by the tall Swedish defenseman Marcus Petterson. He sounds like he just needs a few summers locked in a weight room to become a good 2nd pairing defenseman. According to the hockey news, he played this year at 6'-3" 161 lbs.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

I know everyone wants a forward but I'm intrigued by the tall Swedish defenseman Marcus Petterson. He sounds like he just needs a few summers locked in a weight room to become a good 2nd pairing defenseman. According to the hockey news, he played this year at 6'-3" 161 lbs.

 

We already have a Swedish Great White Hope


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

I like the description for Brendan Lemieux, and he's ranked at 33, could be a Devil ?

"Brendan intitates and makes life most uncomfortable for those opponents who get in the way of where he wants to go. Powerful player who is productive at critical times and just won't allow himself to be denied"

It sounds like his old man taught him well. That description fit Pep to a T.
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