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Devils select Nico Hischier #1 overall in 2017 Draft


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23 hours ago, Nicomo said:

He's hardly small. He's 6'2. He can easily put on a little weight if need be. 

I just realized that, and at almost 180 he's not exactly scrawny . Ryan nugent hopkins plays lighter at that height.  And he,s an athlete

What we need is jesper hitting the weight room and wrist rolls.

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55 minutes ago, EdgeControl said:

I just realized that, and at almost 180 he's not exactly scrawny . Ryan nugent hopkins plays lighter at that height.  And he,s an athlete

What we need is jesper hitting the weight room and wrist rolls.

For the record Jesper is not as tall as Nico but weighs 180.. so he's stockier 

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9 hours ago, Onddeck said:

For the record Jesper is not as tall as Nico but weighs 180.. so he's stockier 

but he needs to work on his wrist shot, and if a power game is what his style suites he needs to bulk up for the NHL..  apparently this kid has big balls and goes to the net hard

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16 minutes ago, LittleBallofHate said:

OK I know this isn't funny but it's still kind of funny? 

Chris Ryan‏Verified account @ChrisRyan_NJ  

Flyers announce No. 2 pick Nolan Patrick underwent abdominal surgery on 6/13 for an injury from last season. He'll miss PHI development camp

And there you have it. 

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I have a feeling both Shero and Hextall knew about that injury before the Draft, it's just the kind of thing that should have come up when they had Patrick evaluated by their team doctors, so it shouldn't be a surprise for those involved. That being said, it makes me even happier that we chose Nico, I would have been really upset if we invested a #1 Overall pick in Nolan only to have him be made of glass.

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Strange thing about Patrick - he hasn't mentioned being drafted on his twitter account (a week post-draft) and there's no mention of the Flyers. There is a pic of the back of his draft night jersey but that's it. No "thank you for drafting me", no "it's a dream come true", nothing. And he's been on the account.

The one draft mention was a shout out to the company that supplied his suit.  I find that odd... maybe it's just me :lol:

 

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1 hour ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Strange thing about Patrick - he hasn't mentioned being drafted on his twitter account (a week post-draft) and there's no mention of the Flyers. There is a pic of the back of his draft night jersey but that's it. No "thank you for drafting me", no "it's a dream come true", nothing. And he's been on the account.

The one draft mention was a shout out to the company that supplied his suit.  I find that odd... maybe it's just me :lol:

 

If I was Hextall, I would of taken Miro Hieskanen or traded down from #2 pick.  Hope Patrick recovers, but it appears to be a short career of health issues that most likely will be exasperated at the pro level.

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So what happens if a draft pick isn't signed or refuses to sign a contract with the team that drafted them?  Do they continue to play with their most current team and get reentered into the draft the following year?  Or does that NHL team own their rights for a certain amount of time?

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Just now, Crisis said:

So what happens if a draft pick isn't signed or refuses to sign a contract with the team that drafted them?  Do they continue to play with their most current team and get reentered into the draft the following year?  Or does that NHL team own their rights for a certain amount of time?

In the case of Junior players, I believe an NHL team needs to formally elect to not sign a player in order for him to be reentered into the draft, as was the case with Connor Bleackley with Arizona and actually Joseph Blandisi with Colorado. With Junior players you don't get that flight risk that you get with college kids, because at least if a kid refuses to sign you hold his rights until he's 27 I believe, but I'm not sure on that as a 100% fact. I'm much more well versed in the rules of college and European players, not as well versed in the intricacies of Junior player ownership.

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3 hours ago, CommonDreads said:

In the case of Junior players, I believe an NHL team needs to formally elect to not sign a player in order for him to be reentered into the draft, as was the case with Connor Bleackley with Arizona and actually Joseph Blandisi with Colorado. With Junior players you don't get that flight risk that you get with college kids, because at least if a kid refuses to sign you hold his rights until he's 27 I believe, but I'm not sure on that as a 100% fact. I'm much more well versed in the rules of college and European players, not as well versed in the intricacies of Junior player ownership.

And if a player elects to play 4 years with their college team, they can enter the league as an UFA, such as what we saw with Hayes and Vesey (potentially Kerfoot)?

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