Before, he played in a spread offense with simple reads. They have made a lot of moves over the last two years, and the coach was the one to take the blame as those moves did not produce results. Wow, Turcotte at 13 is surprising. He's elite in all three zones. Soderstrom is a graceful two-way blueliner with speed and outstanding anticipation to break up opposing plays before they materialize into something dangerous.
In addition, he has a long windup gets ball knocked down at line and throws from a narrow platform. The kid is really, really talented. Little, a former all-world recruit, would provide for a nice long-term anchor. More strength will help that. Fant is an athletic freak coming out of a school that knows how to develop tight ends.
He is physically very weak. Regarding tiers, like 2018, this class has a clear-cut number one. This is a first for me since I never alter my current rankings once they have been published based on the feedback that I get. Krebs can be a stopper in the defensive zone and a scoring threat in the opposing end. But as I was putting the finishing touches on my list, York somehow slipped into the second round, showing up at No. Don't think Foote goes that high. Especially after his dominant performance in April at the under-18 world championship.
Boldy acts as a set-up man for all four of his mates when he himself is not flanking a playmaker, so this kind of versatility is exactly what you want in a future pro. Loves to win one-on-one battles. The former five-star recruit started out last year like gangbusters before his season succumbed to a variety of injuries broken toe, torn bicep, aggravations thereof, etc. Protects the puck well and forces his way into dangerous areas. I project him as a long-term backup. The reason he is projected and will go first overall is because of his incredible vision and skill.
By no means should scouts discount what these prospects have done in seasons past or discard their pre-tournament rankings. Donovan oozes big-time potential and can fill a variety of roles. I had York grouped with Honka and Byram coming out of last season, projected to be right around 10th overall. Being a surprise omission from the Canadian Hlinka roster will only act as further fuel for his fire. Defensively, his positioning and use of stick continue to improve. He can take over shifts whenever he wants to, he's just not Hughes offensively. Had he been allowed to declare for this past draft, he would have been a top-10 pick.
Can be accused of trying to do too much and cause turnovers. But Michael Vukojevic has been an absolute beast since joining the ohl. The last of his three interceptions came in the title game against Alabama. That position needs to be addressed next offseason, and it probably deserves an investment like this. Can get caught at times, but you take the good with the bad.
Tobias Bjornfot, D Djurgardens - SuperElit 9. Lacks the puck-handling skills necessary to be proficient at it at this stage though. Soft touch for a big man. From what I've seen, I'm thinking somewhere between rounds 3 and 5. Editor's Note: With the 2018 draft here, fantasy football season has begun. Strong skating and puck protection highlight his game.
Who knows what John Elways thinks of the position right now. Patterson made a really smart move in transferring to Michigan. They could run the table and end up having all of them go in the first half of the first round. The 6-foot-6, 325-pounder pairs outstanding size with light feet and smooth lateral agility to mirror athletic edge rushers. Simmons has a good first step hit a gap, and has advanced pass rush moves for an interior player. However, some teams have already exchanged picks for this draft via trade.
Takes creative lines to dangerous areas of the ice. If Herbert takes off, he'll be a top-10 pick. He has arguably been the beat 16 year old in the ohl playoffs. Artemi Knyazev - D 29. Turcotte is a great player no doubt but he doesn't have what Hughes has. Suzuki top 15 for sure, not entirely to sure where he lands. Buffalo acquired this pick in a trade on February 26, 2018 that sent to San Jose in exchange for , a conditional first-round pick in 2019 and this conditional pick.
He'll be a first-rounder next spring if that progression continues. The condition — Calgary will receive a fourth-round pick in 2019 if their second-round pick in 2019 transfers to the New York Islanders — was converted on March 26, 2018. What we do know is that the immediate impact made by recently-drafted neophytes Auston Matthews, Elias Pettersson and Nico Hischier, to name a few means that teams want more out of their top picks than just promise and upside. A high-energy player who employs a shoot-first mentality. If thats what he does, the only difference being it comes from the wing instead of center, maybe so, but if he's only putting up Kane numbers, a top 10-15 center is probably going to be a more valuable player.