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According to some of the scouting sites, needs to add some muscle and he’s only 5’10 but another RHD who can move the puck. One scout said he plays a “Brian Rafalski style” so that’s cool. 

Looks like we are stacking up on a weakness. 

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12 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

I have zero clue as to Seamus Casey, but this is enough to concern me with Tom and Castron picking him.  This is the same line we got with Muk and even Stillman to some extent.

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15 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

I have zero clue as to Seamus Casey, but this is enough to concern me with Tom and Castron picking him.  This is the same line we got with Muk and even Stillman to some extent.

From what I heard this kid was projected in the 2nd, so I don’t know if it’s a case of taking him too early….

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1 minute ago, MadDog2020 said:

From what I heard this kid was projected in the 2nd, so I don’t know if it’s a case of taking him too early….

I’ve seen some 1st round grades on him. 

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21 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

From what I heard this kid was projected in the 2nd, so I don’t know if it’s a case of taking him too early….

Pronman had him at 49. I saw a few mocks with him going 43 and 45, so he wasn’t a reach. Picked right about where expected. 

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Here was Pronman’s analysis 

 

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Background: Casey was a top-four defenseman for the U.S. NTDP this season, lining up on both special team units consistently. He is a rare NHL prospect to come out of the Miami, Florida area and play youth hockey for the Florida Alliance program. He’s committed to Michigan.

Analysis: Casey has NHL caliber skating and skill. His ability to skate pucks out of trouble and up the ice is quite noticeable. He has good hands to maneuver in tight areas and make skilled rushes. On the power play he displays good poise and vision to make plays and can make strong outlets too. I wouldn’t call him truly dynamic with the puck though, which leaves some scouts wondering, as a small defenseman, what his NHL role will be. He defends well enough in junior due to his skating, but for a 5-foot-10 defenseman his defending will be the question as he advances levels. I project him as a full-time third pair defenseman. .

 

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36 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

From what I heard this kid was projected in the 2nd, so I don’t know if it’s a case of taking him too early….

TBF there is a crew here that would be unhappy with just about whoever is picked just because.

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12 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

TBF there is a crew here that would be unhappy with just about whoever is picked just because.

We have sucked for a decade, it really shouldn't be surprising that a lot of us here are miserable fvcks lol

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12 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

TBF there is a crew here that would be unhappy with just about whoever is picked just because.

Yeah. I mean there were people who wanted Kakko. 

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Lots to like about this pick, I think.  Seems like a really high ceiling relative to his draft position, just needs to be developed.

Will be playing with Luke at UM next year so that's cool.

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