Originally Posted by jaydeedub
Hope you're right. I'm also hoping SFY lucks out one day(or some mighty fine scouting) a la Red Wings did with Henrik Zetterberg one day with a mid/late pick...
Ondrej Palat says hi. Also, Matt Peca, Joel Vermin, and Nikita Gusev were all 7th round picks that look to have some NHL future.
It all depends on what you prefer player wise. If you love pure skill guys then you're probably not thrilled with our draft class. If you're trying to find 2 or 3 guys that have the same qualities as a Alex Killorn or a Palat then you're probably happy. IMO, Katchouk is the most intriguing guy we got and I feel that he really could be an effective NHL power-forward. The last time I seen him in a game he got knocked silly in a fight, but he (as a 17 year old) was fighting a 20 year old that was a frequent fighter who had a cheap shot on one of Katchouk's smaller teammates. Great leadership qualities and I can see why he compares his game to David Backes.
I liked DeAngelo but a good two way defenseman is always going to be better than a one dimensional offensive defenseman. Plus, Yzerman and Murray love their Czech defensemen. Gudas, Sustr (I know he was a UFA but I still count him), Masin, and now Hajek.
The big Russian continues their trend on taking a project in the 6th round. They did it two years ago with DiGiacinto (didn't work), last year with Boko Imama, and this year with Sosunov. When you have extra picks I suppose it allows you to take raw guys that may have some untapped potential so at least he seems intriguing if only on size alone. Need to see how he adapts to the MHL this year assuming that's where he plays.