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Simon Nemec 2nd OA pick 2022 draft.


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Just now, Satans Hockey said:

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. 

You aren’t wrong, I just felt like the opening was especially long tonight. Maybe because I was in my car waiting to go grocery shopping.  My conversation with my wife:

“I am waiting until we pick to go inside.”

”Are you kidding, that’s weird. No, that’s exactly what I would expect you to do. See you when you get home.”

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16 minutes ago, MB3 said:

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

Signal harder. I was definitely trying to insult all gay people by talking colloquially, but thankfully you are on patrol for the good of the board. All of a sudden I remember why I stopped posting here. lol

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Childhood idol was Tomas Tatar. That’s good, maybe he can sublease Tatar’s apartment after we get rid of him. 

5 minutes ago, MB3 said:

What the actual fvck does that even mean? 

Im not sure but doing it harder sounds pretty gay. 

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23 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:

Signal harder. I was definitely trying to insult all gay people by talking colloquially, but thankfully you are on patrol for the good of the board. All of a sudden I remember why I stopped posting here. lol

I see this kind of language coming from the 13 year olds I teach. Am a bit surprised to see it come from an adult. I guess you've never experienced the anger a gay teen shows after hearing gay being thrown around as a slur. Go figure

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54 minutes ago, CarpathianForest said:

I see this kind of language coming from the 13 year olds I teach. Am a bit surprised to see it come from an adult. I guess you've never experienced the anger a gay teen shows after hearing gay being thrown around as a slur. Go figure

Cry about it some more. I think gay people are a lot stronger than you give them credit for, but okay. This just tells me that you probably don't know that many gay people. 

Also school tends to be the only place that a child tends to experience violence on average in their entire lifetime. This isn't something to be proud of. 

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26 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:

Signal harder. I was definitely trying to insult all gay people by talking colloquially, but thankfully you are on patrol for the good of the board. All of a sudden I remember why I stopped posting here. lol

oh no please don’t go 

4 minutes ago, pumpkin cutter said:

thread is goin just like i imagined. 

i didn’t have homophobic slurs on my bingo card god damnit!!!! 

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3 minutes ago, MB3 said:

I didn’t have homophobic slurs on my bingo card god damnit!!!! 

So far that’s the only thing that happened tonight that I did not anticipate. 

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Like many of us, I was hoping for Slaf, but was still excited about Wright at #2 if Slaf went 1OA. Crazy that Wright was not first on at least 3 teams' lists, and probably not even second on some of those too. 

Anyway, regarding Nemec, there are a lot of things I really like about this pick. Great posts by @MB3in this thread, but to add to those:

First, I think he's arguably the only player in the top 5-6 picks without any red flags. Slaf didn't produce very well for a first overall pick. Same with Cooley, who didn't exactly separate himself from his teammates in a much weaker league. Wright wasn't dominant in a season he really should have been. And Gauthier might have been a reach given his good but not great production. Nemec on the other hand passes both the eye test and the stats test. He really did have an excellent season. And if you remember when we were following Slaf at the world championships, when he was on pace to break Laine's points record...Nemec also consistently made the list of top scoring players in their draft year at the WC (of all time) - and as a defenseman! That's pretty impressive.

He has not only produced, but distinguished himself as a top player, at every level. I mean... 17 points in 19 playoff games in the top Slovakian league this season? That's nuts, and good for second on the team in points.

The other thing that I find encouraging about this pick, is I really feel like it is a BPA pick. Nemec does not exactly fill a team need. Sure, he plays RD, which is an organizational weakness. But Nemec will be coming into an organization with Dougie Hamilton and Luke Hughes, players who share similar strengths to Nemec. He will be competing for top minutes and PP time with both of these players. I think Jiricek fits into the team needs a bit more (especially with Fitz's emphasis on big defensemen), and the fact that they went with Nemec shows that they must have really liked him as a player, separate from what the team is lacking.

I also think he's closer to being NHL ready than many people think. He mentioned wanting to come to North America for the upcoming season. If that means AHL, it'll be awesome to watch him in the Utica games. Between him, Mukhamadullin, and Stillman, it'll look like another good season for them. He definitely has some aspects of his game that could use some strengthening, 

We got a good one, get hyped.

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Let me add, if this kid is 18 years old, he’s seen some sh!t. As much as Jack looked 12 years old at his draft, this b!tch looks 30. 

 

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13 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Let me add, if this kid is 18 years old, he’s seen some sh!t. As much as Jack looked 12 years old at his draft, this b!tch looks 30. 

 

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He kind of reminds me of Zubrus a little bit lol

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