BoltProspects Community Forums  

Go Back   BoltProspects Community Forums > Hockey Talk > The Draft

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 06-27-2015, 12:13 PM
Derek28 Derek28 is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,235
Default

BOKONDJI!!!!! Best fighter in junior hockey and he actually has some offense as well.
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 06-27-2015, 02:01 PM
pete's Avatar
pete pete is offline
BP Staff
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14,630
Default

For those of you who have complained the Lightning aren't built for the playoffs, this draft was all about adding some character, energy, and grit to the team... Lightning-style.
__________________
S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-Stammermeter 2019-2020: 29
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 06-27-2015, 02:53 PM
RSchmitz's Avatar
RSchmitz RSchmitz is offline
Steven Stamkos' One Timer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,039
Default

Utterly uninspiring. Bunch of smaller guys with grit, whatever they've earned the benefit of the doubt I guess.

Would think we are in a position to take riskier high ceiling picks, not depth guys.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 06-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Hoek's Avatar
Hoek Hoek is offline
Steven Stamkos' One Timer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 17,300
Default

Yeah pretty boring draft. Could have used at least one pure skill guy imo. They played it safe and might not end up with much.
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 06-27-2015, 04:30 PM
aapbolt aapbolt is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,652
Default Yep

Yep in a deep draft we got support guys, they are important but not sexy. I would have liked to see us grab Beauvillier, Sprong, Roy, Greenway, or Kylington or Harkins, but it was not to be.

Last edited by aapbolt; 06-27-2015 at 04:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 06-27-2015, 06:13 PM
Derek28 Derek28 is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,235
Default

I might be in the minority, but it's a real solid draft IMO. As far as pure skill players go, I'd argue that Dennis Yan and Jonne Tammela could both fit in that category. Tammela's numbers when he was in leagues against players his own age were huge. Cirelli was a 3C, and Joseph was in his first season of major junior, so both probably have more untapped offensive ability. Stephens seems like he's good at everything, but not great at any one thing but could have a high ceiling. Two decent 2-way defensemen and a big goalie. Imama is similar to the DiGiacinto pick from last year, and he's not like your enforcers that are being weeded out of the NHL. He can actually skate and has some offensive upside which would always be nice to have on a 4th line down the road.
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 06-27-2015, 06:49 PM
Bolthed's Avatar
Bolthed Bolthed is offline
Steven Stamkos' One Timer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gainesvegas!
Posts: 5,006
Default

Maybe they identified an organizational need for more guys who can score greasy, high-effort goals. I mean, we do have a whole lot of fancy passers.
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 06-27-2015, 09:02 PM
timothy's Avatar
timothy timothy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nashville
Posts: 7,666
Send a message via Yahoo to timothy
Default

Murray indicated they plan to move Stephens to wing, and the plan is he's the next Ryan Callahan.

The takeaway from this draft is sandpaper, high effort, and brutal forecheckers. The exception being Dennis Yan, who is pure sniper - almost one-dimensionally so. He's got a bit to learn about playing in his own zone. Yan touts the Lightning as his favorite team, and he loves Kucherov. I'd say we got one/maybe two high skill guys, and then a slew of safe, hard-working, gritty, 2nd/3rd liners and 2nd/3rd pair guys. And then another long-term Wilcox-type project goalies.
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 06-27-2015, 11:31 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Alex Kharitonov's Balls
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 523
Default

There's no "exciting" pick in this draft like a Kucherov, that doesn't mean it's a bad draft. I'm not saying they'll be direct comparisons but this could be a draft where we get the Shaw/Kruger type role players that Chicago had. No stars but guys that contribute on the bottom lines and are a pain to play against.
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 06-28-2015, 12:18 AM
RSchmitz's Avatar
RSchmitz RSchmitz is offline
Steven Stamkos' One Timer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,039
Default

Today just reminded me how silly it is to get wrapped up in prospects and picks, because one, I'm not a pro scout, and two, a lot of these kids will never realize their potential.

I'm also to the point that I can't even guess as to what Yzerman and company are looking for. One year it's, draft high talent high risk guys no matter what the underlying circumstances are. The next year, it's draft high character guys and talent is secondary.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2005-2008, BoltProspects.com. All Rights Reserved.