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Simon Nemec 2nd OA pick 2022 draft.


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Nemec played significant minutes versus men in Slovakia for the last two seasons. He has immense international experience. He scored 17 points in 19 games for his club team in Slovakia. He’s already played in two world juniors and was among Slovakia’s best players both times. He has been in two World Championships including 6 points in 8 games at this year’s tournament. He was the best defenseman at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup this summer and in the Olympics this season.

Nemec is a very well-rounded defenseman. His puck game is great. He has the high-end brain to make a lot of tough plays often. Nemec can hit seams, make plays under pressure and makes a great outlet pass. He also shows individual skill which, when combined with good speed, allows him to be dangerous in transition too. Defensively he’s solid due to his skating, compete and brain, even though he’s not imposing physically and can be trusted with tough responsibilities. Nemec projects as a top-pair defenseman.

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Not thrilled with the pronunciation being “Nemech” as opposed to “Nemek”, but my OCD will adjust to this faster than the accent mark on the last letter of Slaf’s impossible to spell name. 

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

Not thrilled with the pronunciation being “Nemech” as opposed to “Nemek”, but my OCD will adjust to this faster than the accent mark on the last letter of Slaf’s impossible to spell name. 

You still havent mastered how to spell 2PacShakir's last name, either...

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9 minutes ago, jagknife said:

You still havent mastered how to spell 2PacShakir's last name, either...

That guy isn’t going to play here for another 5 years either, so I have time. 

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45 minutes ago, pumpkin cutter said:

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I hate that the 40th anniversary patch is on the shoulder. fvcking dumb. It should be right on the front chest of the jersey. 

5 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

If he doesn't even pronounce Satan correctly does his opinion really matter?

Still annoys me he never played for the Devils lol

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1 minute ago, MadDog2020 said:

I hate that the 40th anniversary patch is on the shoulder. fvcking dumb. It should be right on the front chest of the jersey.

Patches on the shoulders of jerseys never bothered me, but with the dimpling on the Adidas jerseys, it looks completely out of place. 

I should add also, one patch on one shoulder DOES bother me and this is triggering me. 

1 minute ago, Satans Hockey said:

Probably saving room on the front for some ads

You probably aren’t far off. Captain’s C on one side, 40th on the other would leave no room for the inevitable ads. 

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1 minute ago, MadDog2020 said:

Yep. fvckbag a$$holes. fvck jersey ads. 

That’s probably not a great ad, but I would support it and it certainly requires the extra room the right front chest has to offer. 

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5 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

Probably saving room on the front for some ads

fvck that sh!t. Chest ads are gay. I was really irritated that the sponsors went up on the helmets. This is encroaching on what used to be "team space" on a jersey as opposed to ad space. 

Ads on the players/jerseys is a step towards being Europe. 

That being said, Nemec is said to have hockey IQ comparable to Hedman per the guy who predicted Nemec to Jersey.

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1 minute ago, CarpathianForest said:

A good write up. My conclusion echoes his. Not a Dahlin or a Luke Hughes but still considered very good and a tough choice at 2 overall

 

https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2022/6/7/23157441/simon-nemec-2022-nhl-draft-prospect-profile-two-way-defenseman-top-pair-protentialw-hk-nitra

Well tbf Luke would have easily went #1OA this year if he was born a few weeks later. 

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3 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:

fvck that sh!t. Chest ads are gay. I was really irritated that the sponsors went up on the helmets. This is encroaching on what used to be "team space" on a jersey as opposed to ad space. 

Ads on the players/jerseys is a step towards being Europe. 

That being said, Nemec is said to have hockey IQ comparable to Hedman per the guy who predicted Nemec to Jersey.

Using gay as an insult in 2022 is pretty lame if you ask me. 

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reposing this here -- the analytics nerds fvcking LOVE this pick.

Hockey Prospecting: "Simon Nemec is one of the best D prospects the Hockey Prospecting model has ever seen (model even undervalues him). Massive production in the pro Slovakia league in his D-1 and DY. Like we've never seen from a draft eligible pro Euro player."

"Nemec should be a significant offensive producing defenseman. Could be the best player from the draft. Love this pick and love that New Jersey went a bit off the board to select this dynamo."

From TopDown Hockey:

"Nemec has played against grown men in Slovakia for each of the last two seasons, and scored at an excellent rate in both of them. With size to match his offensive talents, he is an elite prospect."

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1 minute ago, MB3 said:

Using gay as an insult in 2022 is pretty lame if you ask me. 

Ohhh it was an insult. I see. I thought maybe it was an ad for the new Village People album. Now that would be one gay ad. 

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Now that I got over my disappointment on losing out on Slaf, I am liking this pick. I really liked him and had daydreams of him on Jack's line. I watched a bunch of highlight reels on Nemec ( there are a lot) and this kid is poised and very involved in plays.

Nice that Tatar apparently already gave Nemec some heads up and details about NJ (From the draft floor interview)

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:

fvck that sh!t. Chest ads are gay. I was really irritated that the sponsors went up on the helmets. This is encroaching on what used to be "team space" on a jersey as opposed to ad space. 

Ads on the players/jerseys is a step towards being Europe. 

That being said, Nemec is said to have hockey IQ comparable to Hedman per the guy who predicted Nemec to Jersey.

What's wrong with being gay?

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Just now, Satans Hockey said:

How does the NHL always fail to finish this show in the alloted time segment when they literally have everything on a clock

Too much stuff in the beginning. Granted, it was death tributes so it’s not really a big deal, but I think it threw off the whole show. 

Just now, CarpathianForest said:

What's wrong with being gay?

 Chest ads, I think…

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

Ohhh it was an insult. I see. I thought maybe it was an ad for the new Village People album. Now that would be one gay ad. 

maybe he knows better than I do and it's a promo for the new Will & Grace reboot.

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Just now, mfitz804 said:

Too much stuff in the beginning. Granted, it was death tributes so it’s not really a big deal, but I think it threw off the whole show. 

If it didn't happen every single draft I'd say that would explain it but even with that stuff which really didn't take that long they are still only on the 21st pick. 

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