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[Discussion] Drafting Positional Need

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Well, I think it is clear to everyone that Pettersson can play center...……...so we do not necessarily need another center

 

So what is our most pressing need to build our franchise via the 2019 draft...…...

 

Now I ask you because Pettersson has changed things here a little, and as I watch the draft rankings (an interest of mine), I have pondered, that if in our draft position we could have what ever we wanted, what would it be? RHD, LW, RW, LHD ? (Not Who)……...What would you pick, all things being equal?

 

Edited...…...Wednesday  Morning

 

Ok guys....maybe I didn't make this clear enough...………..so you have 6 players all in different positions (G, LHD, RHD, LW, C, RW) all equal in skill and ranking, and it is a very subjective pick...………...what position would you pick to fill our organizational need. This is a 10 to 15 OA pick.

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If JB goes crazy and decides to draft for position over BPA-

 

Defence or LW. 

 

But it's BPA always. Always alwayyyyys 

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24 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

BPA

 

11 minutes ago, goalie13 said:

BPA

 

19 minutes ago, luckylager said:

If JB goes crazy and decides to draft for position over BPA-

 

Defence or LW. 

 

But it's BPA always. Always alwayyyyys 

BPA. Always.

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2 minutes ago, HerrDrFunk said:

 

 

BPA. Always.

Always

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2 minutes ago, luckylager said:

Always

Why the hell would we want to handicap Benning when he's killing it at the draft?   We don't really have many huge holes and centers can be moved to the wing.

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33 minutes ago, King Heffy said:

BPA

Always

 

BPA

 

Always

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, luckylager said:

Always

 

BPA

 

Always

 

 

 

I agree but will admit I’d strongly consider exploring options at drafting down & picking up an extra pick or prospect if the BPA was a goalie.

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in jb we trust

particularly when it comes to drafting

 

he drafts

we sit back and say stuff

and then after a while

realize we know little

and he knows talent

 

whether it is him or the scouting department he set up and runs

we are now a top 3 drafting team in the nhl

 

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1 hour ago, King Heffy said:

BPA

whooosh, right over your head

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Draft Picks at 1-50 I would say we always go with BPA.

51 and beyond, we can start to look into positional needs.

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I used to be a proponent of drafting for positional needs.

 

Then we drafted Boeser when I wanted a defenseman.

 

Then we drafted Pettersson when I wanted a defenseman.

 

I learned that BPA is always the best.

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BPA seldom refers to one specific player. At the very top of the draft, this might be true, but if we are picking after #10 or #15, BPA will refer to a small 'layer' of players. They are considered equal and at this point, picking by 'need' becomes relevant. We probably need RHD most.

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10 hours ago, King Heffy said:

BPA

Thanks but I don't really play hockey much anymore. 

 

:P

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JB is known to draft for position over best player. Eg- Juolevi over Tkachuk. If, and that's a big IF, he does again, I can see him going for a LW.

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I agree with the BPA consensus

 

If Canucks are lucky enough to get the #1, they draft Jack Hughes and trade Horvat.

 

 

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