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User Info: ktownslayer16

ktownslayer16
6 years ago#11
Reading that Lindholm is NHL ready. But it's so tough to predict how players will adjust to the best league in the world
**** the NHL

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ktownslayer16
6 years ago#12
also, Sean Monahan

Late '94 birth year and he's got the size, smarts, and work ethic to be in the NHL next year.

His stock unfairly fell after a 'down' year with Ottawa. They were like the worst team in the country and he lost Toffoli and Prince as his linemates. That would have been tough for any player to rebound from
**** the NHL

User Info: PuckPropaganda

PuckPropaganda
6 years ago#13
With the fifth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes are pleased to select, from Russia, Valeri Nichushkin.

While it originally looked like Nichushkin could fall outside of the top five, maybe even the top ten, due to his contract status in the KHL, that problem was resolved and Nichushkin is ready to have an immediate impact in North America and Carolina is the perfect fit for him.

Unlike most teams, the Hurricanes are actually fairly well stocked at center both in the minors and in the NHL. They're set up with the Staal tandem for years and Victor Rask is a very intriguing talent. They also have a fairly decent crop of wingers, but it's missing one key ingredient, that being a legitimate power forward. The Glass Ruutu is the only player in the system capable of that role in a top six capacity and he's into his 30's now, so it's time to find a replacement.

Nichushkin has greater potential than Ruutu ever did and due to his experience in the KHL he may be able to step into the NHL immediately. He'll have to compete with Ruutu for that lone open spot in the top six, but failing that he wouldn't look out of place on the third line either and the Hurricanes could use some depth in the bottom six anyway, whether it's him or Ruutu.

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2. Florida Panthers - Seth Jones
3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin
4. Nashville Predators - Sasha Barkov
5. Carolina Hurricanes - Valeri Nichushkin
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User Info: PuckPropaganda

PuckPropaganda
6 years ago#14
ktownslayer16 posted...
Reading that Lindholm is NHL ready. But it's so tough to predict how players will adjust to the best league in the world


Lindholm needs to add some weight before he can step in as a first or second line center, but his defensive game is sound enough that he could probably play right away on the third line in a fashion similar to Couturier in Philadelphia. Might be better off left in Sweden for another year though. Didn't hurt Zibanejad or Backstrom.

ktownslayer16 posted...
also, Sean Monahan

Late '94 birth year and he's got the size, smarts, and work ethic to be in the NHL next year.

His stock unfairly fell after a 'down' year with Ottawa. They were like the worst team in the country and he lost Toffoli and Prince as his linemates. That would have been tough for any player to rebound from


Monahan should definitely be able to step right in and fill a Couturier like role at worst. He'll probably get an even better opportunity than that though based on who I have taking him.
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bigpapajohn
6 years ago#15
Hate to be such a negative nancy but I was largely unimpressed in the small exposure I had to Mohanan.
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F*** you NHL.

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PuckPropaganda
6 years ago#16
With the sixth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames select Sean Monahan from Brampton, Ontario.

Ah, the Flames, in desperate need of help in pretty much every area, so it's hard to predict what exactly they'll do here. However, based on the fact that they haven't had a legitimate first line center in well over a decade, I think it's pretty safe to assume they'll want to take the best player available and that just so happens to be a center.

Only no, they won't pick Elias Lindholm. The Flames have a recent history of screwing up first round center picks (Nemisz over Ennis in 2008, Backlund over Perron in 2007) and they'll do so again, opting for the bigger, local center in Monahan. However, thankfully for the Flames and their fans this will only be a minor mistake, as Monahan is an excellent talent with first line center potential that should, at worst, be a very good second line center in the NHL. It's a safer pick than Lindholm, but Monahan doesn't quite have the same superstar potential that Lindholm possesses. Still, if Monahan develops as expected, worst case scenario is it ends up being similar to the 2006 Staal/Toews/Backstrom outcome.

1. Colorado Avalanche - Nathan MacKinnon
2. Florida Panthers - Seth Jones
3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin
4. Nashville Predators - Sasha Barkov
5. Carolina Hurricanes - Valeri Nichushkin
6. Calgary Flames - Sean Monahan
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ktownslayer16
6 years ago#17
bigpapajohn posted...
Hate to be such a negative nancy but I was largely unimpressed in the small exposure I had to Mohanan.


He's an incredible player. Had a really tough year with the things I mentioned earlier
**** the NHL

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PuckPropaganda
6 years ago#18
With the seventh pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers select, from Hamilton, Ontario, Darnell Nurse.

There's always the chance the Oilers just go ahead and take another forward because they're just that predictable, but enough is enough guys, you don't need Elias Lindholm and taking a defenseman here instead isn't going completely off the board anyway, as two of my next four highest ranked available players are defensemen.

That being said, I do have Rasmus Ristolainen ranked ahead of Nurse, as do many others. However, they are quite similar overall. Both are big, physical defensemen with strong defensive games and a lot of untapped offensive potential. Ristolainen has a bit more offensive potential, while Nurse is a tad nastier and could be more suited as a big minute, shutdown type.

The tipping point here though in favour of Nurse is that, unlike Ristolainen, he's a left-shooting left-side defenceman that can be paired very well with Justin Schultz to form a dynamic, heavy minute logging top pair.


1. Colorado Avalanche - Nathan MacKinnon
2. Florida Panthers - Seth Jones
3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin
4. Nashville Predators - Sasha Barkov
5. Carolina Hurricanes - Valeri Nichushkin
6. Calgary Flames - Sean Monahan
7. Edmonton Oilers - Darnell Nurse
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PuckPropaganda
6 years ago#19
With the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo Sabres are more than happy to select, from Boden, Sweden, Elias Lindholm.

Buffalo actually has some depth at center nowadays, or at least massive potential depth at center in the likes of Hodgson, Grigorenko, and Larsson, but they'd be foolish to let Lindholm slip any further down the list. His potential is greater than either of those three guys and it would push Hodgson and Grigorenko into a fight for their better suited position as a second line center, while Larsson, Girgensons, and a few others can duke it out for third line center.

This is purely a best player available selection, as Buffalo's main need is a scoring left winger, but with the top talent at that position already gone and the next best being not really worthy of a top 10 pick, it's either trade up, down, or just take Lindholm.

1. Colorado Avalanche - Nathan MacKinnon
2. Florida Panthers - Seth Jones
3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin
4. Nashville Predators - Sasha Barkov
5. Carolina Hurricanes - Valeri Nichushkin
6. Calgary Flames - Sean Monahan
7. Edmonton Oilers - Darnell Nurse
8. Buffalo Sabres - Elias Lindholm
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PuckPropaganda
6 years ago#20
The Devils organization would first like to thank all of their fans in attendence here at the Prudential Center and those watching from home. Now, with the ninth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, New Jersey is pleased to select, from Medicine Hat of the WHL, Hunter Shinkaruk.

A lot of people seem to think the Devils may take Zachary Fucale here and then get started on preparing him to take over for Martin Brodeur. I honestly can't see it, not this early in the first round. If the Devils really want Fucale in the first round, they'll trade down as he's not in much danger of being selected inside the top 20, at least IMO.

Anyway, there are far too many talented, high-end forwards available at this point and New Jersey isn't exactly stocked with young offensive talent, especially when it comes to the right wing position. Therefore, this is their only chance to land another Zach Parise type player and no one in the draft is more suitable for this than Shinkaruk.

There are a few other forwards they may consider, but either way I am fairly confident they'll pass on Ristolainen, as defense is their main organizational strength and immediate help is on the way in Jon Merrill and, hopefully, a rejuvenated Adam Larsson.

1. Colorado Avalanche - Nathan MacKinnon
2. Florida Panthers - Seth Jones
3. Tampa Bay Lightning - Jonathan Drouin
4. Nashville Predators - Sasha Barkov
5. Carolina Hurricanes - Valeri Nichushkin
6. Calgary Flames - Sean Monahan
7. Edmonton Oilers - Darnell Nurse
8. Buffalo Sabres - Elias Lindholm
9. New Jersey Devils - Hunter Shinkaruk
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