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I think these rankings which came out today from Sam on Sportsnet are excellent rankings:

 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sportsnets-2019-nhl-draft-prospect-rankings-april/

 

interestingly enough the one spot I don’t really agree with is #10 as I don’t really want Krebs. However chances are at least one of those top 9 will be available which would be excellent. If not I’d be happy with #11 kaliyev and his 51 goals and 102 points.  Wouldn’t mind a Swedish D-man either. 

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Well, now we know where we're picking. Everyone can bear down & focus on the guys potentially available. U18's right around the corner, alot of these guys in our range are going to be there.

 

@ItalianCanuck1 I think the 4 names you listed are the ones I'm most interested in, can't wait to see them at U18's.

 

Atleast this annual day of disappointment is over & the playoffs are starting tommorrow.

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Just now, Smashian Kassian said:

 

 

Atleast this annual day of disappointment is over 

Good that this year was that early.

No more weeks of watching the top prospects on Youtube and then the lottery screws us. 

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3 hours ago, hammertime said:

I was sure I read that he was committed to Michigan already next year unless of course, he plays in the NHL. Unfortunately, I can't find it right now so it's very possible that I am wrong and could be miss remembering. 

I think that’s the youngest boy, Logan, who has committed to Michigan.  

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7 minutes ago, brian42 said:

I think these rankings which came out today from Sam on Sportsnet are excellent rankings:

 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sportsnets-2019-nhl-draft-prospect-rankings-april/

 

interestingly enough the one spot I don’t really agree with is #10 as I don’t really want Krebs. However chances are at least one of those top 9 will be available which would be excellent. If not I’d be happy with #11 kaliyev and his 51 goals and 102 points.  Wouldn’t mind a Swedish D-man either. 

Interesting.. After seeing Krebs play a couple times, I would even rank him higher than tenth. He's shown great vision and IQ, similar to a Barzal/Point/Marner in terms of just playmaking to go with his high motor. I would be happy if he was available at 10th, however Soderstrom also peaks my interest at 10th.

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26 minutes ago, Odd. said:

Finesse players? We've got that in Baertschi. 

 

IMO, Boldy is what this team needs on the left side. 6'2 will fill out to be 200lbs+, that plays a Selke kind of game. Think Mark Stone. 

 

My only problem is that I honestly don't know if Boldy is the BPA. This is why I really hate the fact that we've fallen to 10th. Like who do we chose, lmao. No clear cut favourite, lots of boom or bust type players from the 7th-12th range

 

Really sucks.

Love Baer but he's nowhere close to being a guy that can be a major factor on a cup winning team. I think if he's your most skilled winger then there's a problem.

 

We don't have that much of a dynamic factor on the wing. Right now it's just guys that can shoot the puck like BB and JV, or average 2nd liners like Pearson or Baer. I really want to see play drivers with speed and skill blazing down the wing to match up with our talent at centre ice right now. Boeser is sick but he's not that type of player, Baertschi is a fringe top 6 guy on a competitive team, and Virtanen doesn't have enough skill and "IQ" to be that guy. 

 

And it's not like our centre ice is full of playmakers. We have EP who is the best version of that, but Bo is more of a power forward at centre ice and Gaudette is too early to tell. Just my honest opinion. I'd really like to see someone on the wing who can control the puck with speed and take over.

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7 minutes ago, brian42 said:

I think these rankings which came out today from Sam on Sportsnet are excellent rankings:

 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sportsnets-2019-nhl-draft-prospect-rankings-april/

 

interestingly enough the one spot I don’t really agree with is #10 as I don’t really want Krebs. However chances are at least one of those top 9 will be available which would be excellent. If not I’d be happy with #11 kaliyev and his 51 goals and 102 points.  Wouldn’t mind a Swedish D-man either. 

Kaliyev is interesting. Scores a ton of goals. A real offensive threat. I'm partial to Boldy myself, as I think he's exactly the type of player we need to play alongside Petey and Boes, but Kaliyev does have more offensive potential. I just wonder how well he would mesh with Petey and Boes. From the highlights I've seen, he scores quite a few of his goals from the same place that Petey scores, and I've read that he's rather one dimensional.

 

Still, and intriguing player. 

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This is going to be a real tough one...

Depends entirely on how the chips fall on draft day.

 

Major question in my mind: How good is Alex Newhook, really?

 

On our radar should be...

Turcotte (not likely to be available, but I would be thrilled to land him)

Boldy

Zegras

Broberg

Soderstrom

Caufield

 

I think somebody's going to fall though.

Maybe it's Podkolzin due to Russian factor? Maybe we draft him and he proves everybody wrong? Maybe he and Pettersson become a dream duo?

Maybe we won today? ::D

 

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5 minutes ago, Grape said:

Love Baer but he's nowhere close to being a guy that can be a major factor on a cup winning team. I think if he's your most skilled winger then there's a problem.

 

We don't have that much of a dynamic factor on the wing. Right now it's just guys that can shoot the puck like BB and JV, or average 2nd liners like Pearson or Baer. I really want to see play drivers with speed and skill blazing down the wing to match up with our talent at centre ice right now. Boeser is sick but he's not that type of player, Baertschi is a fringe top 6 guy on a competitive team, and Virtanen doesn't have enough skill and "IQ" to be that guy. 

 

And it's not like our centre ice is full of playmakers. We have EP who is the best version of that, but Bo is more of a power forward at centre ice and Gaudette is too early to tell. Just my honest opinion. I'd really like to see someone on the wing who can control the puck with speed and take over.

Caufield?

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35 minutes ago, TGokou said:

Oh come on, either you completely can't see emotions on someone's face or you didn't watch his interview after. I thought it was fairly obvious.

Nah. That's really just blatantly assuming. You don't know the kid and his temperament, so you can't just blatantly assume emotions. Everyone carries themselves differently.

 

I think you were expecting him to be upset because NJD got 1st overall, and you're just matching your expectations with his expressions. I know I'm being hypocritical by assuming what you were thinking now :P, but it's just a guess

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Just now, Alflives said:

Caufield?

Wouldn't mind him Alf!

 

I do share the same concern everyone has about him though haha

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6 minutes ago, westcoastsniper said:

Interesting.. After seeing Krebs play a couple times, I would even rank him higher than tenth. He's shown great vision and IQ, similar to a Barzal/Point/Marner in terms of just playmaking to go with his high motor. I would be happy if he was available at 10th, however Soderstrom also peaks my interest at 10th.

Kreb’s is tough to judge because his team has been so bad but I just feel if you are truly an elite level player at the CHL level you should dominate almost regardless of your team but of course having good players around you would make at least a little difference. 

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17 minutes ago, ItalianCanuck1 said:

Good that this year was that early.

No more weeks of watching the top prospects on Youtube and then the lottery screws us. 

Oh you will keep watching. Dont lie. Lol

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It’s interesting to see that during the 2016 WHL Bantam draft it was Peyton Krebs  that was drafted #1 ahead of Dach, Byram and Cozens !

He is very highly regarded and I would not be at all disappointed if he was the Canucks first pick !

He has skill, talent and heart........reasons for his being picked # 1 with the WHL draft in the first place !

He plays a lot under all kinds of circumstances on a very poor team so his - 50 and 19 goals wouldn’t be a concern !

Lol.....I have followed the Canucks draft fortunes since our very first pick of Dale Tallon back in 1970 and its very very rare that the team would draft whom we all would like to see them draft !

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24 minutes ago, 48MPHSlapShot said:

Kaliyev is interesting. Scores a ton of goals. A real offensive threat. I'm partial to Boldy myself, as I think he's exactly the type of player we need to play alongside Petey and Boes, but Kaliyev does have more offensive potential. I just wonder how well he would mesh with Petey and Boes. From the highlights I've seen, he scores quite a few of his goals from the same place that Petey scores, and I've read that he's rather one dimensional.

 

Still, and intriguing player. 

I would slightly prefer Boldy as well.  A lot of these guys look like they will be great players but for whatever reason there’s always guys in the top 10 that don’t work out should be interesting.

 

wouldn’t be completely against trading the pick for a proven player just to avoid that risk. 

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6 minutes ago, nergish said:

This is going to be a real tough one...

Depends entirely on how the chips fall on draft day.

 

Major question in my mind: How good is Alex Newhook, really?

 

On our radar should be...

Turcotte (not likely to be available, but I would be thrilled to land him)

Boldy

Zegras

Broberg

Soderstrom

Caufield

 

I think somebody's going to fall though.

Maybe it's Podkolzin due to Russian factor? Maybe we draft him and he proves everybody wrong? Maybe he and Pettersson become a dream duo?

Maybe we won today? ::D

 

Or maybe we go full crazy and draft  brink.

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Nolan Foote?  6'3 and 190lbs... will probably gain another 15 pounds of so in a few more years.... the pedigree is there.  

Then there's Alex Vlasic (no relations to Vlasic in SJS from what I can tell)... 6'6 and 200lbs, left shooting defenseman.  

 

No idea on their actual style of play... just players that kind of stuck out when looking at the rankings.  Both are late 1st or 2nd rounders though.  

Maybe the Canucks can trade down for more assets.... since it seems the team are able to find gems later in the draft.  

 

Any more info on Moritz Seider?  #6 European skater... so around the time when the Canucks will be drafting.  6'4, 183lbs (almost 200lbs on his wiki) RHD and playing in the DEL with Mannheim.  Quoted as the best German defenseman since Christian Ehrhoff.  18 years old and already playing top-4 minutes and on the PP for his team against men.  Supposed to be mobile and with good instinct... whatever that actually means.  

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4 minutes ago, Isam said:

Oh you will keep watching. Dont lie. Lol

I can't stand it.

I stopped after Matthews/Laine draft. I was too upset.

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Benning drafted Boeser at 23, so I trust him that he's going to get us a good player at 10.

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2 minutes ago, Lancaster said:

Nolan Foote?  6'3 and 190lbs... will probably gain another 15 pounds of so in a few more years.... the pedigree is there.  

Then there's Alex Vlasic (no relations to Vlasic in SJS from what I can tell)... 6'6 and 200lbs, left shooting defenseman.  

 

No idea on their actual style of play... just players that kind of stuck out when looking at the rankings.  Both are late 1st or 2nd rounders though.  

Maybe the Canucks can trade down for more assets.... since it seems the team are able to find gems later in the draft.  

 

Any more info on Moritz Seider?  #6 European skater... so around the time when the Canucks will be drafting.  6'4, 183lbs (almost 200lbs on his wiki) RHD and playing in the DEL with Mannheim.  Quoted as the best German defenseman since Christian Ehrhoff.  18 years old and already playing top-4 minutes and on the PP for his team against men.  Supposed to be mobile and with good instinct... whatever that actually means.  

Foote's footspeed is lacking and vlasic is actually a cousin of marc eduard vlasic.  Vlasic is big, but lacks alot in many depts. 

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