My preference of players in order at the draft for the 7th overall pick by the Canucks
2. Adam Boqvist
5. Noah Dobson
6. Brady Tkachuk
2 or 3 of these players will be available by the time its Vancouvers turn to pick at 7, we need another couple of solid defense prospects and one of Hughes, Boqvist, Bouchard or Dobson would be great, but Jim Benning has mentioned taking a forward (Wahlstrom, Tkac
..and the sad thing about Coburn is look at his first full season in Philadelphia and he was an actual two-way defenseman that had 40 to 50 point upside. But as once he was hit in the face by the puck, that changed everything. He was never the same after that. Such a shame too.
It really was amazing to watch Coburn carry the puck over the blueline....every single time he would panic and dump the puck in a spot that left it up for grabs....totally dead from the neck on up in the offensive zone...totally lost.
There are two sure things at this draft. One, the Sabres will pick Rasmus Dahlin, two, when Gary Bettman first steps up to the podium, a rain of boos and jeers will fill the stadium while poor ol' Gary fidgets and stutters, then smiles and thanks Dallas fans for their southern hospitality.
LOVE that Zadina fell to us, in my wildest dreams I never saw that. Veleno, we need skill players at all positions desperately so I get it but we gotta get defense. I told Rux that if the Leafs hadn't taken Sandin at 29 I feel confident he was our pick, I was watching the board and some of the reaches and thinking, he might fall to us but the Leafs love the falling defenseman right now, lasy year it was Liljegren, this year Dahlin, I wish we had the foresight to try to move ahead of them a spot