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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2017, 11:45:45 AM »
It's the direction I thought they would go for goaltending back in 2015, and I think there is an opportunity with the Expansion Draft to swing for something like that.

I'd still like to see the defense pipeline shored up with players that aren't of the Desrocher/Mattinen/Middleton mold.



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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2017, 12:16:42 PM »
I was thinking more along the lines of

but I don't think we'll get a shot at him.

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« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2017, 06:33:13 PM »
I wonder if they get aggressive and push for one of the Swedish dmen, I'd love to hear Thommie Bergman's thoughts on them.

Is he banging the drum as hard as he did for Nylander?

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2017, 12:19:46 PM »
https://theleafsnation.com/2017/06/01/nation-network-2017-prospect-profiles-39-conor-timmins/

One of those players I earmarked last year as a potential in our 1st round slot was Conor Timmins, who was drafted to the Soo Greyhounds by Kyle Dubas.

If he falls to the second round and all the way down to our slot, it'd be a sweet steal to pick him up there. He's all about hockey sense, drives possession, scores readily at even and PP strength (heh), and is an RHD. The knock against him is that he's on the older side of this draft class (eh, so was Matthews, last year), and he's really only had one good year shown in junior.

He doesn't quite have the wheels or handles like some of the other names we're more familiar with, but I kind of like banking on players who make it on skill and smarts, rather than relying on their physical advantages (size, speed) that will wane towards the nadirs of their careers.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2017, 01:42:43 PM »
https://theleafsnation.com/2017/06/01/nation-network-2017-prospect-profiles-39-conor-timmins/

One of those players I earmarked last year as a potential in our 1st round slot was Conor Timmins, who was drafted to the Soo Greyhounds by Kyle Dubas.

Watch Colorado pick him at 32.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #65 on: June 02, 2017, 01:48:22 PM »
https://theleafsnation.com/2017/06/01/nation-network-2017-prospect-profiles-39-conor-timmins/

One of those players I earmarked last year as a potential in our 1st round slot was Conor Timmins, who was drafted to the Soo Greyhounds by Kyle Dubas.

Watch Colorado pick him at 32.

With Joe Sackic walking past the Leafs table, giving Dubas a wink and finger gun that screams "Thanks buddy".
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #66 on: June 02, 2017, 01:50:27 PM »
I'm thinking we should pick Brannstrom - sounds pretty Karlsson-esque.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #67 on: June 02, 2017, 02:01:01 PM »
With Joe Sackic walking past the Leafs table, giving Dubas a wink and finger gun that screams "Thanks buddy".

Speaking of which:
www.twitter.com/ShooterMcGavin_/status/869219653155008512

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2017, 02:02:49 PM »
Because this will probably never happen, let's say Liljegren drops a Chychrun and he and Brannstrom are both available at 17...

Which adventure do you choose?

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #69 on: June 02, 2017, 02:48:00 PM »
Because this will probably never happen, let's say Liljegren drops a Chychrun and he and Brannstrom are both available at 17...

Which adventure do you choose?

I'm pretty sure I'm that captain of the Brannstrom Fan Club but I'd still go with Liljegren. He probably has the higher ceiling, but at the same time has the lower floor. But considering our needs and where our team is at I'd be shooting for the stars still.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2017, 05:33:14 PM »
Because this will probably never happen, let's say Liljegren drops a Chychrun and he and Brannstrom are both available at 17...

Which adventure do you choose?

Can I has both?

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2017, 03:28:00 PM »
Yamamoto weighing in at 147lbs.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2017, 09:05:47 AM »
Yamamoto weighing in at 147lbs.

5'7.5" too. That's certainly pretty small. I'm not sure I remember another notable prospect that small before. Even Marner was 5'11", 160lbs at the combine. On the other hand, he performed great on a number of the tests though. Still, it wouldn't be the most surprising thing in the world to see him fall out of the 1st round.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2017, 11:57:58 AM »
Anyone else feel a bit overweight?

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2017, 12:00:05 PM »
Anyone else feel a bit overweight?

I think I ate 147lbs at breakfast.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
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