Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Meller93

2018 draft thread

Recommended Posts

4 minutes ago, Commandant said:

As much as it wouldnt be my pick, there is a bit of sentimental appeal in the Habs having a Finnish first line centre that i could get behind.

 

Think he has legit 1st line C upside?

 

Would be amazing, I’m still really torn on Zadina/DobsonHughes/Kotkaniemi. Now Bob has Tkachuk at 3. You were right when you said earlier in the year the rankings past two are completely up in the air.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Scott462 said:

 

Think he has legit 1st line C upside?

 

Would be amazing, I’m still really torn on Zadina/DobsonHughes/Kotkaniemi. Now Bob has Tkachuk at 3. You were right when you said earlier in the year the rankings past two are completely up in the air.

Hughes one and Kotkaniemi two looks pretty good for the habs in 4 years but we need to blow up the team now. No more retool that we do every 2 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Scott462 said:

 

Think he has legit 1st line C upside?

 

Would be amazing, I’m still really torn on Zadina/DobsonHughes/Kotkaniemi. Now Bob has Tkachuk at 3. You were right when you said earlier in the year the rankings past two are completely up in the air.

 

Could he be a first line centre?  If development goes right and he reaches his ceiling... yeah.

 

Is he going.to be in that upper echelon of #1 cs like crosby tavares mcdavid matthews mackinnon etc... getting 85+ points.  Probably not

 

In other words if hes your first its passable but probably not enough to win a cup unless other areas of the team are stacked.  If hes your #2 you are in real good shape.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That said... mckenzie said that one of the scouts said he can be as good as kopitar.  So maybe hes got more potential than i think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Commandant said:

That said... mckenzie said that one of the scouts said he can be as good as kopitar.  So maybe hes got more potential than i think.

 

I did read that, hoping for the best then if he is the pick at #3.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Commandant said:

That said... mckenzie said that one of the scouts said he can be as good as kopitar.  So maybe hes got more potential than i think.

 

Kopitar? that changes things... I was seeing him more as Bjugstad or Mikko Koivu type, with the potential to surpass both if all goes very well with his development.

 

One thing is for sure, his stats pale in comparison to a guy like Barkov as a 17 year old playing pro hockey in Finland, so he ain't on that level by the look of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty good youtube highlight package of the big Finn.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So the question is Zadina, Kotkaniemi or tkachuk? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoever the habs pick, I pray they are the actual bpa in 3 or 4 years. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Metallica said:

So the question is Zadina, Kotkaniemi or tkachuk? 

Either is fine and the reason I think the CH may trade down

thesen3 player seem to be relentless in pursuit of the puck. I think the CH wants to have as many players that play like Gallagher

 

I like Zadina best

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Metallica said:

So the question is Zadina, Kotkaniemi or tkachuk? 

Or one of 4 d-man (Dobson, Hughes, Bouchard, Boqvist) or Wahlstrom.

Or trade down for Hayton or Velano or Ty Smith.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still want to pick Zadina and attempt to pick up another top 10 pick, possibly by trading Pacioretty, and then select Hughes or Kotkaniemi.

 

Zadina is probably BPA so we get him, and then address organizational needs. That YouTube video of Kotkaniemi actually makes him look like a great player. Would love to have him, but would prefer not to reach for him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What if the Habs traded for pick just outside the top ten.  Islanders have the 11th and 12th picks.  Veleno and Hayton should still be there.  They are not Kotkoniemi, but they should be two good/solid top 6 centers at the NHL level.  Do the Habs have anything that the Islanders would be interested in enough to part with one of those two picks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, John B said:

What if the Habs traded for pick just outside the top ten.  Islanders have the 11th and 12th picks.  Veleno and Hayton should still be there.  They are not Kotkoniemi, but they should be two good/solid top 6 centers at the NHL level.  Do the Habs have anything that the Islanders would be interested in enough to part with one of those two picks?

 

Pacioretty. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The @CanadiensMTL management had dinner in Buffalo a few days ago with Brady Tkachuk. No final decision yet on who’s going to be the Habs first pick, but Brady is still a candidate. #tvasports

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Habopotamus said:

The @CanadiensMTL management had dinner in Buffalo a few days ago with Brady Tkachuk. No final decision yet on who’s going to be the Habs first pick, but Brady is still a candidate. #tvasports

 

Slow habs news day for them, I'm sure they have taken out a few guys that could potentially go no 3.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Habinator33 said:

 

Slow habs news day for them, I'm sure they have taken out a few guys that could potentially go no 3.

Kotkaniemi and Tchuck only ones I heard of going to dinner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can we just forget Tkachuk exists and worry about who we are picking between Zadina, Kotkaniemi, and Hughes?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Link67 said:

Can we just forget Tkachuk exists and worry about who we are picking between Zadina, Kotkaniemi, and Hughes?

 

 

BUT, Tkachuk is rated 3rd by Mackenzie scouts poll and cant simply say forget about him, especially given a free meal by Molson may mean 'something' or simply wanted a 2nd chance to speak to him and only way?

I would be fine with Tkachuk chosen...but Zadina they say could be best "pure goal scorer" in draft and I think that would be hard to pass over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm honestly fine with anyone in my top 8

lastwordonhockey.com/2018-Nhl-entry-draft-headquarters

no tkachuk, no bouchard please

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DON said:

BUT, Tkachuk is rated 3rd by Mackenzie scouts poll and cant simply say forget about him, especially given a free meal by Molson may mean 'something' or simply wanted a 2nd chance to speak to him and only way?

I would be fine with Tkachuk chosen...but Zadina they say could be best "pure goal scorer" in draft and I think that would be hard to pass over.

Tkachuk at 5th if Kotkaniemi is not available, I am still hoping Arizona and Montreal swap picks and that we get Chychrun ( more dreaming than hoping) for that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, some of these ideas for trades.... Arizona isn't giving up Chychrun to Montreal to move two spots. Especially when  the draft is this tight 3rd through 8th. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Commandant said:

I'm honestly fine with anyone in my top 8

lastwordonhockey.com/2018-Nhl-entry-draft-headquarters

no tkachuk, no bouchard please

Why down on, or not fond of Tkachuk as a pick?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×