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In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

28 May 2016 - 10:19 PM

I'm as high on Athanasiou as anyone, but I still wouldn't say he's a lock to become the top 6 center we hope he will be. And while Svechnikov has played some center with Cape Breton, he has predominantly played wing just about everywhere else, including Red Wings training camp. I'd like to see what he can do as a 2nd or 3rd line center in Grand Rapids next season though.
I'm usually open to the idea of trading back to get an extra pick, but if any of the big names drop to 16 (Bean, McLeod, Jones), I hope we take one of them.
I don't know a whole lot about Carlsson, but isn't he expected to go beyond the 3rd round? I'm still hoping we can get one of Johansen or Day with our 2nd rounder.
The only bit of hockey I've seen of Henrik Samuelsson is a couple years ago in the Memorial Cup against Mantha and Bertuzzi. He was a beast. Samuelsson and Lazar were by far the Oil Kings two best players. He did have a rough season last year, but I highly doubt Arizona are looking to move him, and I'm pretty sure he's been moved to the wing as well.

I got no idea about carlsson and where he'll end up , i don't know how the euro rankings go , for some reason first few ones usually go right off the bat and the next ones always go later on which is why I got a tendency to pay attention to them and try and find a few gems in there ... It's too bad we didn't take carlsson 7th rounder last year

I also like johansen and day .... Hopefully by trading back once or twice depending on how much we'd fall we'd be able to land 3-4 good picks

Ya I also doubt they'd give up on henrik samuelsson so soon , just saw the point decline and thought it could be a good gamble to take , wouldn't even know what we'd have to give up to land him

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

28 May 2016 - 01:39 PM

Seen it on tsn, Craig button I think when they were talking about mock draft stuff I believe ... Could be wrong , guess I am. ... I do like athanasiou and I think his speed is too great for him not to be a top 6 forward and quite possibly a 2nd line center(think sheahan will be the 3rd line center unless he gets dealt down the road)

As you mentioned he could become a winger later on, who knows ... Isn't svechnikov a center?

I'm still up for trading back and getting an extra pick or 2 , guess I always have the habit of looking for players who could be homerun picks in the later rankings , I always look for players ranked 25+ and I always check out the euro section cause there's always good players that come out from there

I still like Lucas carlsson from Sweden on d , liked him last year and went undrafted and this year he's ranked 15 , if he's available in the 2nd and we have extra pick(s) I'd wanna see us draft him

Was checking out past draft picks after we just made the trade with the Sharks and saw henrik samuelsson


2012 Arizona first pick , struggled last year in the ahl after getting 40 points in his rookie season , wonder if it was just a hiccup or someone who can bounce back and wouldn't cost much? I doubt it but anyone here ever see him play?

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

27 May 2016 - 01:15 PM

Isn't McLeod a gritty type player ? Like a bertuzzi and the sharks guy we just traded for?

Plus we got a great one two punch down the middle for years to come .... Larkin/athanasiou

In Topic: Tomas Nosek signs a 2 year extension

27 May 2016 - 01:12 PM

had heard he might go back to Europe so this is good news

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

25 May 2016 - 11:00 AM

Ya I'm not for the Russian player either , we need defense #1 ... I'm still more for trading back and getting the most picks as possible for the first 2 rounds , highly doubt we will get in the top 10

As for forwards if we get 3-4 picks I'd want to take a chance on koivula , he's still 17 and huge and the Finns have been dominating a lot of comps as well , henrik borgstrom also gets my attention and is ranked higher