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Lord Stanley's Cup/2018 NHL Draft

ColoREDo

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ColoREDo

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Rangers fans freaking out over their 1st pick as Rangers fans usually do. I don't know enough about the kid other than it sounds like its going to take 3-4 years to get him to the NHL...not typically what you want from a top 10 pick.
 

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Rangers fans freaking out over their 1st pick as Rangers fans usually do. I don't know enough about the kid other than it sounds like its going to take 3-4 years to get him to the NHL...not typically what you want from a top 10 pick.
Guys commenting on the draft said he could quite possibly next season. KHL contracts are tough to get out of but I suspect they must feel pretty good about it.

I like the pick.

Very good Russian style winger. Actually a pretty good pick in my opinion if we can get him onboard in the next year or so.

 
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ColoREDo

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Guys commenting on the draft said he could quite possibly next season. KHL contracts are tough to get out of but I suspect they must feel pretty good about it.

I like the pick.

Very good Russian style winger. Actually a pretty good pick in my opinion if we can get him onboard in the next year or so.

I will be shocked if he plays next year.
 

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I will be shocked if he plays next year.
So will I. It even took Pittsburgh a season before they were able to sneak Malkin out. None the less a very good pick in my opinion. With seven picks in the first three rounds worth taking a flyer on that he can not play next season.

Let him develop a year or two more in Russia and it can only help at his age.
 
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ColoREDo

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So will I. It even took Pittsburgh a season before they were able to sneak Malkin out. None the less a very good pick in my opinion. With seven picks in the first three rounds worth taking a flyer on that he can not play next season.
You don't take flyers with top 10 picks.If Wahlstrom wasn't such a headcase we would have taken him.I thought Dobson probably at #9.

That said he is a good skater and puck handler and he has been playing with men in the KHL.

But he is so lankey right now...not sure he can take an NHL beating anytime soon.
 
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You don't take flyers with top 10 picks.If Wahlstrom wasn't such a headcase we would have taken him.I thought Dobson probably at #9.

That said he is a good skater and puck handler and he has been playing with men in the KHL.

But he is so lankey right now...not sure he can take an NHL beating anytime soon.
I think you can afford to do so with 7 picks in three rounds. My comment on him being flyer had to do with him more than likely not being able to play in the NHL this season. Talent wise he was #14 on a lot of boards including the Rangers so he far from chopped liver. They spent a lot of time in Russia scouting him so they knew what they were getting. Oh and agree on Wahlstrom. A potential cancer in the locker room which a young rebuilding team does not need.
 
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