19 nov 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>DoctorBreakfast</b></div><div>I don't think Jamie Drysdale will be as sure of a thing as a lot of people are making him out to be. He's pretty much the only defenseman in the draft with an elite-level ceiling, which is going to cause him to be drafted higher than where I think he should. I see him as a 7-12 range player, but there's a good chance he could go top 5, simply because there aren't any other defensemen worth taking in the top 15. Plus the fact that he's right-handed works in his favor. He'll be a good player for sure, but I don't see him as a franchise, #1 defenseman like a Hughes or Makar. Probably more of a Torey Krug type player.
Anton Lundell is another interesting player to watch. From what I've read on him, he's a strong two-way, high-floor player that can probably make an NHL roster as early as next season or the season after. His numbers in Liiga look very impressive for a draft-year prospect, but keep in mind that he's also one of the older players in the draft class. A lot of this sounds similar to what was said about Lias Andersson in his draft year: center, impressive draft year numbers in a men's pro league, high floor, two-way player, one of the older ones in his class. Andersson was taken 7th overall, higher than most expected, and we all saw how that saga has turned out thus far. Lundell is another player that could go higher than expected, simply due to his toolkit and position. Should be interesting to watch him.</div></div>
Drysdale is a really interesting case for me. The offensive talent is evident, and he's got a lot of nice traits defensively. He defends 1-on-1 very well, blocks a lot of shots, has a great active stick, plays a nice physical game for his size and often times has to cover defensively for his D-partner in Erie. He's such a fast skater both forwards and backwards that it allows him to jump up in the rush and still get back defensively to avoid the odd-man rush. But in the defensive zone, he roams a lot. I've been able to watch about 6 of his games in Erie, and there's definitely instances of guys being left alone in front of the net. Better communication with his defense partner or just having more of a willingness to stay in front of the net would fix it, so it's probably an issue that can be coached out of him. I see him being a Morgan Rielly type of player. Not the guy who can do it all on his own, but needs a more defensive minded partner to be at his best.
I love Lundell. Not only is the two-way game there, but he has a helluva wrist shot that not a lot of people talk about. I think Lundell is certainly more worthy of a top 10 selection than Andersson ever was, and I like his upside as a top six center long term. He does so much right that he's a surefire 2C in my book, and could probably be a fringe 1C.
Forum: NHLFri at 12:54 am <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>phillyjabroni</b></div><div>I think we have everything in place to run the lottery, but all the lottery teams should be able to know the range they are drafting in based on the lottery right now. If you are outside the top-3, the best you can get is 1-3 and the worst is your current position -3.
I think it makes the most sense to hold off on running the lottery until the NHL decides how the rest of the season will be played out. Games could still be played that have lottery position implications.</div></div>
For the sake of the game, something should happen soon. There are no games going on so there won't be a scoring update. Realistically speaking, if there are games again, they won't happen until mid-May in all likelihood. The gap between the 16th place team (ARI) and the 17th place team (NYR) is quite large, so the playoff teams shouldn't change whatsoever, even if the league has a couple games to end the regular season. While there may be lottery implications based on those last few games, for the most part, we'd all like to run the lottery sooner so we can get a grasp on who to look at. For example, I have the best lottery odds, but I don't want to spend time trying to make a decision on who I'd take at 4 if I'll have pick 1. Other teams feel the same way. We'd all rather know now where we're picking so we can spend our time scouting the range of players we need to scout in.
Forum: NHL23 mar à 21 h 21 Forum: NHL23 mar à 20 h 43 Forum: NHL23 mar à 17 h 06 I think Sanderson is absolutely going top 10 this year. He's a physical shutdown defenseman, but still mobile and can probably chip in 30-40 points in the NHL at his peak. I agree with you that Rossi might slip due to his size, but I still think he's in the 4-7 range for most scouts. He's very strong on the puck and in the corners, which is part of why Caufield fell. Rossi doesn't have that issue, and I think it's a huge mistake to let Rossi fall past that range.
Even though they're on the same team, Quinn has only spent about half the season on a line with Rossi, IIRC. He's doing a solid job of driving play for a winger and he's also no slouch defensively. I like him a lot.
I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen with Askarov. I can see the scenario you mentioned happening, but I can also see him dropping into the mid-late teens because he's a goalie and goalies are voodoo. And as crazy as it sounds, I can see Detroit considering Askarov if they're picking at 4 and if they don't love any of the centers available, especially since a goalie of the future is a huge need and Yzerman did draft and develop Vasilevskiy. I don't think that's likely, but I also wouldn't say it's impossible.
Forum: NHL23 mar à 13 h 58 Forum: NHL23 mar à 13 h 38 <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>draft_em_sign_em_trade_em</b></div><div>Looking at the Standings this is what I'd do;
In the East no contender has played more than 70 games, but Flo, Pit, Phi, Was all have played 69 games and Car and NYI have played 68 games. You have Was V. Phi (to decide who wins the Division) and you have NYI V. Car play a double header to decide the Wild Card spot. I guess Pit V. Flo would be pointless to the Standings. Clb only makes the playoffs if the NYI lose both games.
In the West no contender has played more than 71 games; Dal, Nas, Min, Van all have played 69 games and Col and Cal have played 70 games. You have Col V. Cal (if Col wins they can leapfrog STL) for 1 game and have Min, Van and Nash all play against each other (Min V. Van, Min V. Nash, Van V. Nash) to decide the Final Standings. Pointless to force Dal to play a game, their spot will not change. Winnipeg and Cal, both holding onto playoff spots right now but both can fail to make the playoffs.
Have no travel and play the games at neutral arenas so the Playoff games can be played every night if needed.
Your Welcome Gary Bettman for doing your job.</div></div>
There's no way the league can do all neutral site playoff games. You mean to tell me that diehard fans of the teams that bought playoff ticket packages in December can't go? It also completely eliminates the regular season in gaining home ice advantage. This is not a fair way to award the trophy
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