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Ranjaz023
Posted 2018-02-18 8:56 AM (#697079)
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As of 2-18 Rangers are projected to pick 10th. Elite Prospects and other various mock draft analysis's have the Rangers selecting team USA's WJ top right winger Oliver Wahlstrom:

"Wahlstrom is a dominant power winger with elite puck skills, highlighted by a devastatingly accurate shot. He is one of the top goal scorers available for the draft, but he does far more than simply fill the back of the net. Not only is Wahlstrom Team USA’s top-line right wing, but he is also a key cog in both the power play and the penalty kill. Although it seems like he never turns down the opportunity to crank one towards the cage, he is blessed with an acute sense to quickly identify a defender’s intentions, then exploit the tiniest of windows and turn a seemingly harmless 1-on-1 into a clear dash for the cage. Wahlstrom has very good speed with an above-average first step. And although he is no straight-line road-runner, his footwork, balance and lateral skating ability are all excellent, and he uses a keen understanding of play development to get the extra step or two he needs to create plenty of space between the opponent and him.

Wahlstrom has very soft hands and is an excellent passer, capable of threading the needle with a slap or touch pass, or saucering one cross-ice during odd-man rushes. His puck poise for a neophyte is extraordinary, and there are multiple instances during a game when you get the impression he’s a man playing against boys. His physical play, defensive-zone awareness and ability to combine physicality with smart reads are ribbons and bows on what looks like the complete package."

Im going to try and keep track of the top end guys so we have an idea of names out there. Hope we move up a bit but I'd be happy with this kid.
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Mikey Red
Posted 2018-02-18 9:09 AM (#697080 - in reply to #697079)
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Ranjaz023 - 2018-02-18 10:56 AM

As of 2-18 Rangers are projected to pick 10th. Elite Prospects and other various mock draft analysis's have the Rangers selecting team USA's WJ top right winger Oliver Wahlstrom:

"Wahlstrom is a dominant power winger with elite puck skills, highlighted by a devastatingly accurate shot. He is one of the top goal scorers available for the draft, but he does far more than simply fill the back of the net. Not only is Wahlstrom Team USA’s top-line right wing, but he is also a key cog in both the power play and the penalty kill. Although it seems like he never turns down the opportunity to crank one towards the cage, he is blessed with an acute sense to quickly identify a defender’s intentions, then exploit the tiniest of windows and turn a seemingly harmless 1-on-1 into a clear dash for the cage. Wahlstrom has very good speed with an above-average first step. And although he is no straight-line road-runner, his footwork, balance and lateral skating ability are all excellent, and he uses a keen understanding of play development to get the extra step or two he needs to create plenty of space between the opponent and him.

Wahlstrom has very soft hands and is an excellent passer, capable of threading the needle with a slap or touch pass, or saucering one cross-ice during odd-man rushes. His puck poise for a neophyte is extraordinary, and there are multiple instances during a game when you get the impression he’s a man playing against boys. His physical play, defensive-zone awareness and ability to combine physicality with smart reads are ribbons and bows on what looks like the complete package."

Im going to try and keep track of the top end guys so we have an idea of names out there. Hope we move up a bit but I'd be happy with this kid.

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robstones
Posted 2018-02-18 4:26 PM (#697300 - in reply to #697079)
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Posted 2018-02-19 3:27 AM (#697324 - in reply to #697079)
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I see absolutely no way the Rangers don't draft defense with their top pick. There is no dominant defenseman in the system. Now, the trade deadline could change that. However, I would suspect the Rangers are going to want to build a new d core for when Shesterkin or Huska takes over.
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Rranger
Posted 2018-02-19 1:36 PM (#697334 - in reply to #697079)
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Rangers have to take the player that’s going to have the most long term impact in the league. Vancouver who wanted defense in 2016 drafted Ollie Juolevi at 5 and Calgary got Matthew Thachuk with the next pick. Juolevi’s got a lot of catching up to get to Thachuk already. There are a lot of defense at the top of the first round in this years draft so they very well might. They also might get back a good prospect or two with the firesale returns.
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sureshore
Posted 2018-02-19 3:01 PM (#697338 - in reply to #697079)
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still hoping for that lottery pick and maybe some fortunate ping pong ball outcome
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Rranger
Posted 2018-02-19 5:04 PM (#697339 - in reply to #697338)
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sureshore - 2018-02-19 2:01 PM

still hoping for that lottery pick and maybe some fortunate ping pong ball outcome








Rangers do need some luck through all this.
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sureshore
Posted 2018-02-20 8:58 AM (#697341 - in reply to #697339)
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Rranger - 2018-02-19 7:04 PM

sureshore - 2018-02-19 2:01 PM

still hoping for that lottery pick and maybe some fortunate ping pong ball outcome








Rangers do need some luck through all this.


Some, yes but having a good portion of the remaining schedule on the road, AV looking like he'll remain behind the bench for the remainder of the season and continued play as it has been of late and the chances get better every day.

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Rranger
Posted 2018-02-20 9:41 AM (#697342 - in reply to #697341)
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sureshore - 2018-02-20 7:58 AM

Rranger - 2018-02-19 7:04 PM

sureshore - 2018-02-19 2:01 PM

still hoping for that lottery pick and maybe some fortunate ping pong ball outcome








Rangers do need some luck through all this.


Some, yes but having a good portion of the remaining schedule on the road, AV looking like he'll remain behind the bench for the remainder of the season and continued play as it has been of late and the chances get better every day.

http://www.tankathon.com/nhl




Yes his presence won't hurt as long as no player is traded because of him. They should just have a chewy blowup doll behind the bench and in the room and tell him to go home.
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walter t
Posted 2018-02-20 11:22 AM (#697352 - in reply to #697079)
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You should always take the best player available. Pray that the best player is a defenseman. Actually from what I've seen there are a few in that 5-10 range we should be picking in.
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Posted 2018-02-20 11:39 AM (#697354 - in reply to #697352)
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walter t - 2018-02-20 10:22 AM

You should always take the best player available. Pray that the best player is a defenseman. Actually from what I've seen there are a few in that 5-10 range we should be picking in.






Agreed.
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robstones
Posted 2018-02-20 3:48 PM (#697370 - in reply to #697079)
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Rangers now have 7 picks in the draft

1 First round
1 Second round
2 Third round
1 Fourth round
1 Fifth round
1 Sixth round

I will edit this as we go
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Mikey Red
Posted 2018-02-20 4:39 PM (#697376 - in reply to #697370)
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robstones - 2018-02-20 5:48 PM

Rangers now have 7 picks in the draft

1 First round
1 Second round
2 Third round
1 Fourth round
1 Fifth round
1 Sixth round

I will edit this as we go

Do it in the walk in ...so you dont get in trouble!
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Posted 2018-02-20 8:28 PM (#697388 - in reply to #697376)
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robstones - 2018-02-20 5:48 PM

Rangers now have 7 picks in the draft

1 First round
1 Second round
2 Third round
1 Fourth round
1 Fifth round
1 Sixth round

I will edit this as we go

Do it in the walk in ...so you dont get in trouble!


So many trips to the bathroom on Monday.... stomach bug
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Ranjaz023
Posted 2018-02-21 12:59 PM (#697398 - in reply to #697079)
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2/18 - Projected pick : 10 (Oliver Wahlstrom)

Current Projected Pick is 9: Not much of a change but they are slowly grinding their way up the chart here. The 9th ranked prospect is either Evan Bouchard, D, London (OHL) OR Isac Lundestrom, C, Lulea (SHL).


Isac Lunderstrom: Could be another Lias Andersson. Lundestrom is smart, talented and demonstrates a great two-way game. Led Sweden's most consistent line at the world juniors and is seen as a can't-miss selection. (hockey News) - Ranked 3rd best European player by mid season central scouting rankings.

Skilled puck-distributor has shown very well as a draft-eligible player in the SHL and didn’t look out of place as a draft-minus one player in the top league either. His skill set may not jump off the page, but the nuances to his game are terrific. He’s the type of player you like the more you watch him. In a centre-lite draft, his stock will continue to rise. Soft hands and plus-rated hockey sense allows him to flourish in all situations. Saw his role expand in the WJC and thrived with more ice. Owns terrific two-way ability and a burgeoning offensive game. May be more suited to the second line than a top line pivot. Has terrific hockey sense.

-Viewed as more of a mid round pick but his draft stock is rising because of the lack of true centers in the 18 draft. Could be a real value pick if the Rangers end up with multiple 1st round draft picks and get him in the teens.


Evan Bouchard: A highly intelligent all-around defenseman that plays with poise and can shift the pace of play in a multitude of ways. Showcases smooth four-way skating ability and loves to get involved in all situations - especially when that situation happens to be an up-ice rush. Has a polished offensive skill-set which includes well-timed passes and a sneaky, erratic shot. Goes with the high percentage play and makes smart decisions. Could work on strength behind his shot. Defensively active, cutting off lanes and always staying in excellent positioning. Reads cues well in all three zones and seems to stay a step ahead. All-in-all, a well-rounded defender with great hockey sense and work ethic. (elite prospects)

A power play quarterback if there ever was one. Bouchard mixes terrific vision, nimble passing skills and a cannon for a shot. He currently leads all CHL draft-eligible players with 60 points in 47 games. Named captain of the Knights after the team sold many of their veteran players at the OHL deadline – including former captain, Robert Thomas, Bouchard has been leaned on extremely heavily, playing north of 30 minutes a night on a regular basis. His rise up the ranks of many major scouting services has been steady this year and he now finds himself in the discussion for a top 10 selection. A minute-munching defender who creates and delivers at even-strength and with the man-advantage. Loves to jump into the play. Polished offensively.

Ranking: 5 by central scouting and is seen as more of a legitimate top 10 pick. Falls between 10-5 in many draft boards and projections. Can also be viewed as the 2nd or 3rd best defensemen available in the 2018 draft. Will not likely fall out of top 10 so if he is available and the Rangers are looking for D in the 9 slot this is likely the guy.



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Rangerjunkie
Posted 2018-02-21 1:18 PM (#697401 - in reply to #697079)
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Florida is only 1 point behind with 3 games in hand. Lets hope they pass us then we'll be in the 8th spot, and hopefully moving down even lower
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Posted 2018-02-21 1:22 PM (#697402 - in reply to #697401)
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Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 3:18 PM

Florida is only 1 point behind with 3 games in hand. Lets hope they pass us then we'll be in the 8th spot, and hopefully moving down even lower

Go Cats Go!
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Posted 2018-02-21 1:27 PM (#697404 - in reply to #697398)
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Ranjaz023 - 2018-02-21 2:59 PM

2/18 - Projected pick : 10 (Oliver Wahlstrom)

Current Projected Pick is 9: Not much of a change but they are slowly grinding their way up the chart here. The 9th ranked prospect is either Evan Bouchard, D, London (OHL) OR Isac Lundestrom, C, Lulea (SHL).

Evan Bouchard: Has a polished offensive skill-set which includes well-timed passes and a sneaky, erratic shot. Goes with the high percentage play and makes smart decisions. Could work on strength behind his shot. Defensively active, cutting off lanes and always staying in excellent positioning. Reads cues well in all three zones and seems to stay a step ahead. All-in-all, a well-rounded defender with great hockey sense and work ethic. (elite prospects)

A power play quarterback if there ever was one. Bouchard mixes terrific vision, nimble passing skills and a cannon for a shot. He currently leads all CHL draft-eligible players with 60 points in 47 games. Named captain of the Knights after the team sold many of their veteran players at the OHL deadline – including former captain, Robert Thomas, Bouchard has been leaned on extremely heavily, playing north of 30 minutes a night on a regular basis.



Love how one says "Could work on strength behind his shot" while the other review says "has a cannon for a shot". Which to believe - the one that said Mark Staal had a cannon for a shot - lol?
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Rangerjunkie
Posted 2018-02-21 1:32 PM (#697405 - in reply to #697402)
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Mikey Red - 2018-02-21 1:22 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 3:18 PM

Florida is only 1 point behind with 3 games in hand. Lets hope they pass us then we'll be in the 8th spot, and hopefully moving down even lower

Go Cats Go!


Detroit could pass us too
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Rangerjunkie
Posted 2018-02-21 1:33 PM (#697406 - in reply to #697405)
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Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 1:32 PM

Mikey Red - 2018-02-21 1:22 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 3:18 PM

Florida is only 1 point behind with 3 games in hand. Lets hope they pass us then we'll be in the 8th spot, and hopefully moving down even lower

Go Cats Go!


Detroit could pass us too


And Chicago
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Rangerjunkie
Posted 2018-02-21 1:33 PM (#697407 - in reply to #697079)
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Top 5 pick would be pretty nice
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Mikey Red
Posted 2018-02-21 1:43 PM (#697408 - in reply to #697407)
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Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 3:33 PM

Top 5 pick would be pretty nice

Lets hope there is no Dartmouth prospect that just started playing the hockey
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Posted 2018-02-21 3:15 PM (#697413 - in reply to #697408)
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Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 3:33 PM

Top 5 pick would be pretty nice

Lets hope there is no Dartmouth prospect that just started playing the hockey





No hughie two picks.
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Ranjaz023
Posted 2018-02-21 3:16 PM (#697414 - in reply to #697404)
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Ranjaz023 - 2018-02-21 2:59 PM

2/18 - Projected pick : 10 (Oliver Wahlstrom)

Current Projected Pick is 9: Not much of a change but they are slowly grinding their way up the chart here. The 9th ranked prospect is either Evan Bouchard, D, London (OHL) OR Isac Lundestrom, C, Lulea (SHL).

Evan Bouchard: Has a polished offensive skill-set which includes well-timed passes and a sneaky, erratic shot. Goes with the high percentage play and makes smart decisions. Could work on strength behind his shot. Defensively active, cutting off lanes and always staying in excellent positioning. Reads cues well in all three zones and seems to stay a step ahead. All-in-all, a well-rounded defender with great hockey sense and work ethic. (elite prospects)

A power play quarterback if there ever was one. Bouchard mixes terrific vision, nimble passing skills and a cannon for a shot. He currently leads all CHL draft-eligible players with 60 points in 47 games. Named captain of the Knights after the team sold many of their veteran players at the OHL deadline – including former captain, Robert Thomas, Bouchard has been leaned on extremely heavily, playing north of 30 minutes a night on a regular basis.



Love how one says "Could work on strength behind his shot" while the other review says "has a cannon for a shot". Which to believe - the one that said Mark Staal had a cannon for a shot - lol?


I saw that too, its a bunch of different sources and projections so its a real well rounded wrap up of what people think. Shows the true gamble a draft is.
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Rangerjunkie
Posted 2018-02-21 3:45 PM (#697416 - in reply to #697413)
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Rranger - 2018-02-21 3:15 PM

Mikey Red - 2018-02-21 12:43 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 3:33 PM

Top 5 pick would be pretty nice

Lets hope there is no Dartmouth prospect that just started playing the hockey





No hughie two picks.


Hughie?

How did you get that??

Hahaha
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Mikey Red
Posted 2018-02-21 4:27 PM (#697418 - in reply to #697079)
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Posted 2018-02-21 4:29 PM (#697421 - in reply to #697418)
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Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.
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Posted 2018-02-21 4:43 PM (#697422 - in reply to #697421)
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Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.

Totally....I wish I could post the Sather interview right after the pick..its hysterical
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Posted 2018-02-21 5:24 PM (#697424 - in reply to #697422)
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Mikey Red - 2018-02-21 3:27 PM

Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.

Totally....I wish I could post the Sather interview right after the pick..its hysterical




Got a link?
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Posted 2018-02-21 6:04 PM (#697426 - in reply to #697421)
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Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.


OHHH Hugh Jessiman, got it...

My name is Hugh, my family referred to me as Hughie when I was younger.....

I thought you might've known me or something
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Posted 2018-02-21 6:51 PM (#697431 - in reply to #697424)
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Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.

Totally....I wish I could post the Sather interview right after the pick..its hysterical




Got a link?

I recorded it with my phone when it was on NHL network a while back....I dont know how to post it....I think I tried once but it said file was too big or something
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Posted 2018-02-21 7:09 PM (#697432 - in reply to #697426)
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Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.


OHHH Hugh Jessiman, got it...

My name is Hugh, my family referred to me as Hughie when I was younger.....

I thought you might've known me or something





Is that you Hef?
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Posted 2018-02-21 7:29 PM (#697434 - in reply to #697432)
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Rranger - 2018-02-21 4:29 PM

Mikey Red - 2018-02-21 3:27 PM

Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.


OHHH Hugh Jessiman, got it...

My name is Hugh, my family referred to me as Hughie when I was younger.....

I thought you might've known me or something





Is that you Hef?


Nah man, he's dead
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Posted 2018-02-21 7:48 PM (#697435 - in reply to #697434)
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Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 6:29 PM

Rranger - 2018-02-21 7:09 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2018-02-21 5:04 PM

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Mikey Red - 2018-02-21 3:27 PM

Baby Hughie was a total




Tom Renneys gift.


OHHH Hugh Jessiman, got it...

My name is Hugh, my family referred to me as Hughie when I was younger.....

I thought you might've known me or something





Is that you Hef?


Nah man, he's dead




Yup Mikey and I were talking the immortal huge specimen failure. In a can’t miss draft unless you drafted Hughie. Terrible pick one of the worst ever considering how many solid NHLers went after.
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Rranger
Posted 2018-02-21 7:55 PM (#697436 - in reply to #697079)
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Check it out one of the Rangers worst drafts ever. The first round of the draft was one of the best ever.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2003e.html
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