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Bo Horvat

Member Since 06 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2014 02:11 AM

Topics I've Started

Do the Canucks have the most difficult pick in the draft?

21 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

Think about it.


In previous years (not including the trade last year to acquire the 9th pick), the Canucks have rather had a good player fall to them which was an easy decision, or a player they selected that just made sense based on who was available.


However, as opposed to being able to select the BPA out of what's left over, once the big five are gone, the jury is out on who deserves to be selected 6th overall this year. The Canucks can go in a number of different directions with this pick, all with different risks and rewards. There are power forwards with size, sound playmakers, two way forwards, a stay at home defenseman and small players with skill.


In my opinion, the Canucks have a chance to snag a great future NHL player, but also run the risk of selecting someone who may never pan out. I would assume that Linden and the future GM of the Canucks plan to fully examine all possibilities but my hunch is they will go with a player with size and skill. Nicholas Ritchie and Jake Virtanen and the two I think would best suit this team based on who we will be able to choose from at our spot.


What do you think? Are the Canucks faced with a tougher decision this year that in previous drafts?

Would you buy a Reebok version of the Canucks skate jersey?

11 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

With Trevor Linden now in a position of power with the Canucks, do you think we could see a revised Reebok cut version of the skate jerseys in the future? I'm not sure if it could even be done considering the jerseys were made by CCM, but would you buy one if they were made or would you want them to stay in the past?


Imagine these bad boys updated to fit current NHL jersey standards:


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[Mock Draft] Bo Horvat's 2014 NHL Entry Draft (1st Round Only)

19 March 2014 - 12:07 AM

All selections are based on the NHL standings as of the evening of March 18th.


I tried to incorporate team needs with a little bit of BPA scenario if I felt a team lost out on someone they wanted. I realize some players may higher or lower than you've seen so if you have any feedback/consensus it would be appreciated!


* (8th) Anaheim receives Ottawa's 2014 1st Round Pick from the Bobby Ryan trade.
* (29th) Buffalo may receive St. Louis' 2014 1st Round Pick if the Blues make the Western Conference finals or sign Ryan Miller before the draft. Otherwise, St. Louis retains the selection.
* (30th) The NHL reduced the Devils' punishment from the Kovalchuk cap circumvention and awards them the 30th overall pick this year. The pick cannot be traded to any other team.

1. Buffalo Sabres - Sam Bennett, C, Kingston Frontenacs
2. Edmonton Oilers - Aaron Ekblad, D, Barrie Colts
3. Florida Panthers - Sam Reinhart, C, Kootenay Ice
4. New York Islanders - Michael Dal Colle, LW, Oshawa Generals
5. Calgary Flames - Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, Prince Albert Raiders
6. Nashville Predators - Nick Ritchie, LW, Peterborough Petes
7. Carolina Hurricanes - Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, Halifax Mooseheads
8. Anaheim Ducks (from OTT) - Brendan Perlini, LW, Niagra Ice Dogs
9. Winnipeg Jets - William Nylander, C/LW, Modo
10. Vancouver Canucks - Jake Virtanen, RW, Calgary Hitmen
11. Detroit Red Wings - Hadyn Fleury, D, Red Deer Rebels
12. Dallas Stars - Jared McCann, C, Sault, Ste. Marie Greyhounds
13. Washington Capitals - Kasperi Kapanen, RW, KalPa
14. Columbus Blue Jackets - Josh Ho-Sang, C, Windsor Spitfires
15. Phoenix Coyotes - Dylan Larkin, C, USNTDP
16. NY Rangers - Alex Tuch, RW, USNTDP
17. Philadelphia Flyers - Ivan Barbashev, C, Moncton Wildcats
18. Toronto Maple Leafs - Sonny Milano, LW, USNTDP
19. Tampa Bay Lightning - Roland McKeown, D, Kingston Frontenacs
20. Minnesota Wild - Robby Fabbri, C, Guelph Storm
21. Los Angeles Kings - Nikita Scherbak, LW, Saskatoon Blades
22. Montreal Canadiens - Nikolay Goldobin, RW, Sarnia Sting
23. Chicago Blackhawks - Connor Bleackley, C/RW, Red Deer Rebels
24. Colorado Avalanche - David Pastrnak, RW, Sodertalje
25. Pittsburgh Penguins - Nick Schmaltz, C, Green Bay
26. San Jose Sharks - Alex Peters, D, Plymouth Whalers
27. Anaheim Ducks - Adrian Kempe, C, Modo
28. Boston Bruins - Ryan MacInnis, C, Kitchener Rangers
29. St. Louis Blues - Anton Karlsson, LW, Mora
30. New Jersey Devils - Anthony DeAngelo, D, Sarnia Sting

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