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3 hours ago, huzer said:

 

I had hoped his delay of an NHL jump might make Bergevin hesitate, but you're right. It could actually be further interpreted as having even MORE character by staying dedicated to college. Crap! 

 

Sad that we're having this discussion :mellow: It'd be nice to have a GM we trust to be minimally competent, as most of us did with Bob.

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For those who follow the junior ranks closer, would Zadina be anywhere close the Laine prior to his draft?  

 

Just wondering with all the talk of whether we should trade our #3. 

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3 hours ago, REV-G said:

For those who follow the junior ranks closer, would Zadina be anywhere close the Laine prior to his draft?  

 

Just wondering with all the talk of whether we should trade our #3. 

I’m not a prospect expert but judging by their performances at the World Juniors, Laine is probably ahead of Zadina. Remember that Laine went second overall though and a better comparison to him might be Svechnikov who’s predicted to go second overall this year. I still think Laine is better than both. Zadina, in my opinion could be more promising than Pierre Luc Dubois though, who went third overall in Laine’s draft.

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3 hours ago, REV-G said:

For those who follow the junior ranks closer, would Zadina be anywhere close the Laine prior to his draft?  

 

Just wondering with all the talk of whether we should trade our #3. 

No one knows, Laine had 17g in 46 games in draft year...but was in a men's league. He also has one of, if not the best releases on shot in NHL.

Zadina played 25games in Czech and had 1g...then he played vs mostly high school kids and lit it up, but in a slightly weaker league like the Q, but also was a rookie in new country and rink size.

 

So would be darn hard for anyone to really compare those two.

Of course Commandant would have better opinion, as he follows them much closer and be a much better judge to answer, just my 2 cents. 

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Svechnikov is comparable to Laine. 

 

I don't think Zadina is. 

 

I see a significant gap between 2 and 3. 

 

Zadina is closer to being in the group at 4, then he is at being with Svechnikov.

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3 minutes ago, Commandant said:

Svechnikov is comparable to Laine. 

 

I don't think Zadina is. 

 

I see a significant gap between 2 and 3. 

 

Zadina is closer to being in the group at 4, then he is at being with Svechnikov.

The Russian's older brother looking like a bust after 64g in 100 Q games, give you any 2nd thoughts or absolutely irrelevant and older brother just never near as good?

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4 minutes ago, DON said:

The Russian's older brother looking like a bust after 64g in 100 Q games, give you any 2nd thoughts or absolutely irrelevant and older brother just never near as good?

 

Irrelevant

 

But the older brother is 21.... its a little early to call a 21 year old a bust with 14 NHL games. 

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47 minutes ago, Commandant said:

 

Irrelevant

 

But the older brother is 21.... its a little early to call a 21 year old a bust with 14 NHL games. 

Going by AHL year he had, cant see him doing more in NHL.

20g in 74 game season 

7g in 57games this year

 

Do you think he will develop at all, or more likely KHL bound if doesn't get much time with Wings this coming year?

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He got hurt at Wings training camp and never looked right all year.  

 

Given the fact that both he and his brother came to North America at 16, I don't think they are going to pack it in easily. 

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26 minutes ago, Commandant said:

He got hurt at Wings training camp and never looked right all year.  

 

Given the fact that both he and his brother came to North America at 16, I don't think they are going to pack it in easily. 

Did not know that, thanks.

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14 hours ago, Commandant said:

Svechnikov is comparable to Laine. 

 

I don't think Zadina is. 

 

I see a significant gap between 2 and 3. 

 

Zadina is closer to being in the group at 4, then he is at being with Svechnikov.

If that's the case, then draft a centre 

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3 minutes ago, Habopotamus said:

If that's the case, then draft a centre 

 

You still take the best player, you don't reach for a guy who is ranked around 10th.

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17 minutes ago, Commandant said:

 

You still take the best player, you don't reach for a guy who is ranked around 10th.

Then trade Pacioretty and the 3rd to Edmonton for Nurse and their 10th overall.... 

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20 minutes ago, Habopotamus said:

Then trade Pacioretty and the 3rd to Edmonton for Nurse and their 10th overall.... 

 

Edmonton has basically said they aren't trading Nurse. 

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