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4 minutes ago, North Buffalo said:

So one more pick left in 6th round

Was just going to ask if we’re done now or had any left.

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31 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

Aren’t there 2 Ahos?

Yes, the other is with the Islanders. They're not related but their names are both Sebastian Aho.

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It's a crap shoot, but the last 4 selections have been rated significantly higher than the slot where we got them.  Seems like Jbot is being true to his board.

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49 minutes ago, Hoss said:

Yes, the other is with the Islanders. They're not related but their names are both Sebastian Aho.

And they’re from different countries. 

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From the athletic draft preview.

Pronmans skating Top skating grades of his  top 45 rated prospects

70 - Jack Hughes, Philip Broberg,

65 - Alex Newhook 

60- Alex Turcotte, Bowen Byram,  Dylan Cozens, Philip Tomasino, John Beecher,  Tobias bjornfoot,  Ryan Johnson

Of course skating isn’t everything but adding 2 of the top 10 skaters isn’t the worst thing in the world 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

Aren’t there 2 Ahos?

I knew it. I'm surrounded by Ahos.

Also, the great era vs. era debate. I'm of the opinion that if you just used a time machine and plunked a 1980s team against a modern team -- and kept the 80s equipment, and sticks, and methods, and no video, and diet, and training habits, etc... the modern team would dominate the 80s squad as a team. Watching an 80s game... there's so much space. The defensemen allow so much space and speed through the neutral zone, it's absurd. Then, a standup vs. a butterfly, and pad sizes. Whip in the sticks. And the modern team has the best players in the world on each line, not just Canada and a handful of other players. The 80s team would be ok for a bit, but inexorably be ground down, or the top line would manage to stay afloat, but the bottom end wouldn't stack up.

But! Take a modern team and give them 1980s (or 1950s for even more separation) diet, workout regimen, film study (ha), defensive systems, pads, or no goalie masks, etc. And those 1980s super teams like the Oilers and Isles? Yeah, they still win their Cups.

They're all supreme athletes at the top of their era's game.

In hockey it's less pronounced than it would be in football. Football's modern offensive lines and defensive lines would crush earlier teams by being bigger, stronger, and also faster. Time machine football would be unwatchable.

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5 hours ago, Crusader1969 said:

From the athletic draft preview.

Pronmans skating Top skating grades of his  top 45 rated prospects

70 - Jack Hughes, Philip Broberg,

65 - Alex Newhook 

60- Alex Turcotte, Bowen Byram,  Dylan Cozens, Philip Tomasino, John Beecher,  Tobias bjornfoot,  Ryan Johnson

Of course skating isn’t everything but adding 2 of the top 10 skaters isn’t the worst thing in the world 

 

 

 

 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/2019-nhl-combine-results-top-10-drill/

Here are the combine results.  Cozens must be a great athlete because his name appears on most of the lists.  On the Wingate Cycle tests, Cozens was tied for 2nd in mean power and 6th in peak power.

Johnson was 10th in duration in the aerobic fitness test.

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Thompson’s brother selected

Sabres winger Tage Thompson’s brother, Tyce, was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the third pick of the fourth round. Tyce, a 19-year-old forward, scored eight goals among 25 points in 42 regular-season games as a freshman for Providence College, helping the Friars reach the NCAA Frozen Four in Buffalo.

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I thought we did okay, other than Ryan Johnson, D who should have been Nils Hoglander, LW. 

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A Public Service Announcement, and my unsolicited two cents ..

There was a bit of a dust up in another thread around drafts, analysis, language and posting style.  Unrelated to the dust up, the thread referenced a site, below, hosting a @rakish / @LGR4GM draft podcast.

Check it out.  The thoughtfulness and thoroughness impressed me, greatly.  There is substance beyond the form.  The same can be said for the polite and collegial tone.  There is grace and humility behind the ideas.

Banging out posts isn’t an ideal way to get points across.  We know this.  Reading posts isn’t an ideal way to measure a human being.  We remember this.

Good work, gentlemen.

www.45b.us

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I did not expect Liger's voice to sound like that. I expected to feel a little warmer inside. Instead, I can't stop thinking about excessive arm hair.

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rakish sounds like a ratty haired long sideburned professor type with plastic glasses and liger a short stocky gym rat who spends too much time at Sabres bars... 

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That was very touching @Neo, thank you.

So North Buffalo, you get that the name 'rakish' is meant to be funny? When I was trying to meet WC at the draft a couple years ago, I described myself as looking like the bass player in a ZZ Top cover band, but your description isn't far off either.

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22 minutes ago, rakish said:

That was very touching @Neo, thank you.

So North Buffalo, you get that the name 'rakish' is meant to be funny? When I was trying to meet WC at the draft a couple years ago, I described myself as looking like the bass player in a ZZ Top cover band, but your description isn't far off either.

Grew up with that type, my Dad was an English Professor and Trombonist... you sound like a lot of his fellow professors.

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2 hours ago, North Buffalo said:

rakish sounds like a ratty haired long sideburned professor type with plastic glasses and liger a short stocky gym rat who spends too much time at Sabres bars... 

Fixed.

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2 hours ago, rakish said:

That was very touching @Neo, thank you.

So North Buffalo, you get that the name 'rakish' is meant to be funny? When I was trying to meet WC at the draft a couple years ago, I described myself as looking like the bass player in a ZZ Top cover band, but your description isn't far off either.

You will always be Tim Connolly to me.

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10 hours ago, rakish said:

That was very touching @Neo, thank you.

So North Buffalo, you get that the name 'rakish' is meant to be funny? When I was trying to meet WC at the draft a couple years ago, I described myself as looking like the bass player in a ZZ Top cover band, but your description isn't far off either.

Wasnt sure though if it was like for leafs or the nautical term.  Though Leafs makes sense.

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