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Lol at all you guys who were mad about taking Blackwood...

I just wish this site existed in 1990. ”I can’t believe we took a goalie with a #20 OA pick. It’s one thing if he was the best goalie available, but Trevor Kidd was already taken. Instead, we dra

The 6th Round pick of Seney I find entirely bizarre. 5'8", overager, decent production at best, and plays for the worst development program in D1 NCAA ice hockey, it makes no sense to me to take him instead of a risk/reward like Korostelev or Chris Wilkie, this pick has zero value in my eyes.

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Taylor Hall ‏@hallsy04 

Welcome to Edmonton, Connor. Don't mess up everything we've built the last 5 years! #FutureIsBright

 

 

 

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YES! Lmao!  He had to say, don't mess up everything we've built.   It sounds kind of smug.  Didn't people compare Hall to Crosby too?  I still can't believe they got McDavid, what a joke.  

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Wait. People are complaining about the 6th rounder? Led his sh!tty team in scoring with a .8 lot as a 18/19 year old playing in the hockey east. What's not to like?

Goalie pick sucks for sure, but best part is no annual late round goon. Would've been perfect if Blackwood was a forward. Can't get over that one. Great use of assets to grab Palmieri and trade down getting an extra 3rd next year
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So according to CBJ's beat writer, Shero's asking price for CBJ to trade up to six was 8, 34 and 129, but supposedly that was when Hannifin had yet to be taken. He doesn't say what was discussed right before the Devils made their pick, but I imagine Columbus was not offering much as CBJ apparently had Werenski as the fourth best player on their board after McDavid, Eichel, and Hannifin, and they felt there was a very good possibility that he'd still be available.

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On 6/13/2015 at 7:26 PM, thefiestygoat said:

I'm a big believer in Larsson but I'd move him in a deal for Draisaitl. Draisaitl may not be "proven" yet but his odds of turning into a real quality top line player are about as high as they can get for a prospect. If the Devils somehow draft Hanifin, Provorov, or Werenski, then I'd be fine with a trade like that.

Funny how Larsson ended up there anyway. This scenario would have been good.

On 6/9/2015 at 12:19 AM, Derlique said:

I like his skillset but he doesn't produce much better than Crouse and isn't being labeled as an elite defensive player.

Still want Barzal

This was on Zacha. At least we didn't go with Crouse.

On 6/9/2015 at 12:30 AM, CommonDreads said:

I agree that assuming the Big 5 are gone (McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, and Strome), Barzal would be my top choice. It's really just a matter of what type of player you'd rather have, a speedy playmaker (Barzal) or a strong goal scorer (Zacha).

We went the wrong way.

On 6/16/2015 at 6:23 AM, nessus said:

That quote is scary, but Conte also made some comments after last year's draft that the players he chose were mostly complementary, and not the types you build a franchise around. That's the one thing that is keeping me optimistic here. I still have no interest in Crouse.

 

I'm at a point now where I'll be frustrated if the Devils do not select Barzal at 6, unless Marner and/or Hanifin are available (I suppose a few others like Rantanen and Zacha could be decent picks too). I'm not even sure Strome is a better pick than Barzal, to be honest. Plus I would hate to see him go to Philly to be mentored by Giroux.

 

On 6/16/2015 at 9:46 PM, thecoffeecake said:

Marner, Barzal, Hanifin, Ratanen, or bust for me. I agree that Crouse is essentially a worst case scenario, aside from moving the pick for a Kessel.

Hit, hit, hit and hit. It's amazing that this board could broadly see who the best players were , almost to the point of consensus, but the Devil's scouting team could not. 

On 6/17/2015 at 12:05 AM, William D'Aquila said:

 

Matteau is a good pick, he is going to be in the NHL for a long time.

 

I assume that is who you are referring to because no one else the Devils have drafted has a Zubrus like build or skill set. 

 

Right now you can make the case that the Devils potentially drafted the two best players following pick 28.

 

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2012e.html

None of Williams posts aged well. This being the finest of the bunch.

On 6/17/2015 at 1:02 AM, William D'Aquila said:

 

Conte's drafting history does not indicate he values size. teddy, gio, mccauley, scarlett et cetera.

 

Kujawinski is going to be on the roster by next year. 

And another

On 6/25/2015 at 4:34 PM, Derlique said:

Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz 11m11 minutes ago Phoenix, AZ

Coyotes GM Don Maloney says he's up to 4-5 "legitimate offers" for the No. 3 overall pick in the NHL Draft, with 3 to 4 more "tire-kickers."

 

Wow. This is getting pretty nuts. Also, I believe this is good news seeing how most of those teams are likely targeting Provorov or Hanifin

Arizona should have kicked a few less tires.

On 6/25/2015 at 6:23 PM, Onddeck said:

then take Hannifin at #6.  Then trade Lars to Colorado for ROR and #10... and with #10 we take one of Barzal/Rantanen... eh?? 

Can you imagine 

On 6/26/2015 at 3:42 AM, nessus said:

Who do you guys like for our second round picks? I'm really hoping for Gurianov at 36, but I also like Beauvillier, Yan, and Dergachev. 

 

We may get lucky with Kylington at 36, but otherwise, I think Aho and Andersson seem like they could be good picks if we're going with D for one of the second rounders.

 

Timashov is another interesting prospect who may fall into a later round.

I am bumping this thread because there are some spectacular takes in here, some good , some terrible.

All I can say is I wish Nessus had been in charge of our draft that year. Every player Nessus mentions in this thread was a hit. 

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49 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Lol at all you guys who were mad about taking Blackwood...

I didn't even pick up on that. I need to go back through. 

I was having a look at the 2014 thread as well. That was a shot show. A lot of posters were keen on Conor Bleackley , who went at 23 in the end, guy has currently spent most of his career in the ECHL. 

Nessus was again spot on in 2014 picking up that Point and Pasternak should be top prioritys. 

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On 6/26/2015 at 9:18 PM, Onddeck said:

How but this kid Merkley? He really reminds me of Barzal (just by reading about him BTW)

 

On 6/26/2015 at 10:25 PM, Onddeck said:

Merkley is Barzal 2.0. Wish we could've made moves to get him

 

On 6/27/2015 at 10:43 AM, MadDog2020 said:

We just drafted a fvcking goalie. Great.

 

On 6/27/2015 at 10:44 AM, Lateralous said:

Ugh, a goalie

 

On 6/27/2015 at 10:45 AM, Zubie#8 said:

Only way this is acceptable is if they are looking to shop Cory and I dont see that happening .Thats the only reason you get a good goalie in this draft. BS pick.

 

On 6/27/2015 at 10:48 AM, SterioDesign said:

we picked..........a goalie...........

 

i was fine with everything until this? i mean WHAT? you see somewhat established goalies been swap for decently cheap all the time... and we need forwards like theres no tomorrow and we pick a goalie? and leave a bunch of potential scorers out there.... come on

 

On 6/27/2015 at 10:50 AM, dmann422 said:

lol this is silly, it's not like blackwood would replace Cory anytime soon anyway. This is a move for 4-5 years down the line. I'm not a fan just because backup goalies are easy to find and we have more pressing needs but to be fair our goalie depth in the org is terrible after Kinkaid.

At least he's a big boy, 6'4".

 

On 6/27/2015 at 10:52 AM, DevilMinder said:

Oh well, we do need a future goalie. Like DMan said, not much after Kinkaid. Forwards are a more pressing concern though.

 

On 6/27/2015 at 11:19 AM, SterioDesign said:

Blake Speers... he's a scorer at least

 

On 6/27/2015 at 11:59 AM, coldply123 said:

I like the last two picks. Definitely potential there on both. Hate the goalie pick fiercely.

 

On 6/27/2015 at 12:00 PM, MadDog2020 said:
On 6/27/2015 at 11:59 AM, coldply123 said:

I like the last two picks. Definitely potential there on both. Hate the goalie pick fiercely.

The goalie pick blows, but the Speers and White picks are intriguing.

 

On 6/27/2015 at 2:11 PM, CommonDreads said:

The 6th Round pick of Seney I find entirely bizarre. 5'8", overager, decent production at best, and plays for the worst development program in D1 NCAA ice hockey, it makes no sense to me to take him instead of a risk/reward like Korostelev or Chris Wilkie, this pick has zero value in my eyes.

 

On 6/27/2015 at 2:41 PM, Devils Pride 26 said:
On 6/27/2015 at 2:18 PM, SMantzas said:

Wait. People are complaining about the 6th rounder? Led his sh!tty team in scoring with a .8 lot as a 18/19 year old playing in the hockey east. What's not to like?

Goalie pick sucks for sure, but best part is no annual late round goon. Would've been perfect if Blackwood was a forward. Can't get over that one. Great use of assets to grab Palmieri and trade down getting an extra 3rd next year

There is a lot of comedy in this thread. 

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Just now, SterioDesign said:

Well at least I brought up that Zacha being a huge man child producing in juniors wouldn't necessarely translate to producing in the NHL

The season has started, I’m not talking about Zacha anymore.

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22 minutes ago, DevilMinder said:

Cough, cough, glad I called Mac a future goalie.

Some people were right on the money, I didn’t mention those ones. 

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2 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a lot of comedy in this thread. 

Sure is. I was apparently annoyed at drafting Blackwood, but intrigued by Blake Speers and Colton White. This is why I’m not a GM. 🤣

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9 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

I didn't even pick up on that. I need to go back through. 

I was having a look at the 2014 thread as well. That was a shot show. A lot of posters were keen on Conor Bleackley , who went at 23 in the end, guy has currently spent most of his career in the ECHL. 

Nessus was again spot on in 2014 picking up that Point and Pasternak should be top prioritys. 

Thanks for bumping this thread, always fun to see how early projections end up panning out. I think it's funny how I thought only slightly higher of Rantanen than Zacha, but both of them way higher than Crouse. Turns out Zacha is much closer to Crouse than Rantanen. I totally forgot how high I was on Barzal at the time.

I really do believe that scouts are so much better than most of these mock draft/draft rankings guys, but it was so painfully obvious that Point was a first round talent. I don't know what they all were thinking by skipping this guy. But I suppose if we took Point, we would never have had the pleasure of having ECHL grinder Connor Chatham in our system.

Anyway, when I apply to work for Castron's scouting staff, I hope you'll let me use you as a reference.

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On 6/25/2015 at 10:59 AM, SterioDesign said:

as much as this would be a dream dcorp in front of Schneider... we'd still be a terrible terrible team cause we'd have NOTHING up front. absolutely nothing. We have probably one of the worst top 12 in the entire league.

 

Greene Larsson

Severson Merril

Gelinas Hanifin

 

Schneider

 

On 6/26/2015 at 12:47 PM, Devs3cups said:

Why is everyone so high on Barzal? I mean, people are talking about Zacha and how his stats aren't impressive, but I don't think Barzal's stats are impressive at all... I feel like Zacha is a better offensive threat than Barzal, which is what we need. Plus he is bigger. From what I've read and know about him, Barzal seems like a Henrique type of player. Am I right?

 

On 6/26/2015 at 7:58 PM, Muevelos said:

Nahhhh

 

On 6/26/2015 at 7:59 PM, Devilsfan118 said:

You can't take Barzal with the number six. Just can't do it.

Maybe they could've traded back but.. I like this pick.

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On 6/26/2015 at 8:01 PM, MadDog2020 said:

This is a fine pick. He was the best player on the board and it fills a (massive) need. People just bitch to bitch because they love to bitch.

 

On 6/26/2015 at 8:02 PM, fsu1852 said:

Yeah you cant take Barazl at 6

 

On 6/26/2015 at 8:03 PM, ghdi said:

Can't be mad about Zacha whatsoever. If they weren't trading back he was the guy to take. Barzal is a reach at 6. 

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I very clearly remember not wanting Barzal at 6 in this draft, primarily because he was said to have a very soft shot.   I think he only had 10 goals or so in his draft year.   Never would have guessed he would be a 20 goal scorer in the NHL.  

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