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    Rangers Draft [LW] Anthony Duclair With 3rd Round (80th) Pick



    Name: Anthony Duclair
    Position: Left Wing
    Shoots: Right
    Current Team: Québec Remparts (QMJHL)

    Hockey's Future Profile: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/anthony-duclair/

    A speedy sniper, Duclair relies on his great skating ability to create chances and has dynamic offensive talent to make the most of the opportunity. With the ability to make plays at top speed and sizzling acceleration, Duclair often only needs the slimmest of openings before he's on the attack. More of a shoot-first player, Duclair's shot is extremely accurate, but he needs to be more consistent. Furthermore, he would be well served to round out his game and add significant strength.
    http://lastwordonsports.com/2013/05/...ct-profile-42/

    Duclair is a fantastic skater, who has a ton of top end speed and great acceleration. He is able to stickhandle at top speed which forces defenders to back up on him on the rush as he is able to go wide and cut to the net if they don’t respect his speed and skating ability. He also has a tremendous ability to change gears and beat defenders that way. Add to that fantastic agility and great edgework and you have one of the best skaters in this draft.
    Duclair is able to take advantage of the extra space that his skating provides him, by using a heavy and very accurate wrist shot with a good release. He is a pure goal scorer, who can drive the net and has soft hands in tight. While he does have good vision and passing skills he has sometimes been criticized for using his shot a little bit too often. Duclair is not afraid to get to the dirty areas of the ice and he battles along the boards and in front of the net, however he could use a little more muscle if he is going to play that way at the NHL level.
    Duclair’s defensive game is a work in progress. Some nights he is aggressive on puck carriers, makes smart reads, gets heavily involved in the back check, and keeps his feet moving at all times in the defensive zone. Other nights, its like watching a totally different player, as he seems lost, and stops moving his feet, leading to missed assignments and bad penalties. This is one area where he will have to get more consistent going forward.
    Duclair’s style of play is reminiscent of Michael Grabner, and that blazing speed will serve him well in his transition to pro hockey. In terms of potential, he could be a top line forward, but is most likely to be a second liner.
    http://thehockeywriters.com/anthony-...spect-profile/

    “Duclair has elite foot speed and can accelerate as well as any player in the QMJHL. He entered the league fairly slight, but has put on significant weight since and it has helped his game around the crease. He was slowed down a little bit by an ankle injury earlier this season but he’s back to his usual self now blowing by defenders and setting up his teammates at full speed. With his lethal combination of speed and skill, he has all-star potential but will have to improve his all around game to realize it.”
    “A highly skilled forward, Duclair has some really strong goal-scoring ability and is a good distributor of the puck. Having battled some injury troubles already this year, Duclair now will be without regular linemate Mikhail Grigorenko. His offensive instincts to go along with high-end speed should help him overcome losing an elite linemate.”
    “Duclair possess one of the best skating strides in the entire 2013 draft class. The first thing that jumps out about him is the high speed he plays at. He consistently beats defensemen out wide. His acceleration is very impressive and he gets to his top speed very quickly. He’s incredibly agile and a very shifty skater. He has very impressive puck skills considering he’s constantly at high speeds. Duclair has the puck on a string at times, and can make defensemen and goalies alike look silly. He’s very creative with the puck on his stick and is incredibly dangerous 1-on-1 or on a breakaway. His shot is accurate and comes off with a good release. He has the ability to make crisp, accurate passes and find open teammates but is considered more of a finisher.”
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    HockeyDB.com Page: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=143840
    Team Player Page: http://www.theqmjhl.ca/roster/show/id/8559
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    Lots of black kids in this year's draft. Game is spreading big time.

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    #NYR Duclair said he was surprised to be taken by Rangers. Did not talk to them during combine. Dad's happy, though. He's a big Rangers fan
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    Wow so honored to be part of a unique organization like the @NYRangers. Thanks everyone for the continued support! #blessed

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    Sounds similar to Mikkel Boedker. Incredible skater whose hands can keep up with his feet.
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    Hopefully well see him in few years.
    Shoot the puck!

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    Jim Cerny ‏@JimCerny 52s
    The very personable Anthony Duclair told me he is most often compared with Evander Kane...said speed is key to his game
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    Excited to see him in a few years. I assume his expected is the 17-18 season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1995 View Post
    Jim Cerny ‏@JimCerny 52s
    The very personable Anthony Duclair told me he is most often compared with Evander Kane...said speed is key to his game
    What a racist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1995 View Post
    Jim Cerny ‏@JimCerny 52s
    The very personable Anthony Duclair told me he is most often compared with Evander Kane...said speed is key to his game
    I don't mind

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    This just goes to show you how little faith you can put in these scouting reports. With such rave reviews, you would've thought this kid was a lock for the first round. If this is what they're saying about third rounders, for anybody in the first round they should just use comparable superhero names. Like, if he's an intelligent and resourceful player, just say "Batman." If he's got good speed and an attitude, just say "Iron Man." If he's the complete package, just say "Superman."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Lothbrok View Post
    ... they should just use comparable superhero names. Like, if he's an intelligent and resourceful player, just say "Batman." If he's got good speed and an attitude, just say "Iron Man." If he's the complete package, just say "Superman."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Lothbrok View Post
    This just goes to show you how little faith you can put in these scouting reports. With such rave reviews, you would've thought this kid was a lock for the first round. If this is what they're saying about third rounders, for anybody in the first round they should just use comparable superhero names. Like, if he's an intelligent and resourceful player, just say "Batman." If he's got good speed and an attitude, just say "Iron Man." If he's the complete package, just say "Superman."

    It's true. If anyone saw Craig Buttons "scouting reports" on players it was hilarious. Every kid in the top 20 got absolutely perfect marks and was compared to an NHL superstar. It's just fucking retarded.

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    Love this pick, and the Russian kid too. Loving the "high-risk, high-reward" picks this year. For a team that didnt pick until #65, I think we had a solid draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    It's true. If anyone saw Craig Buttons "scouting reports" on players it was hilarious. Every kid in the top 20 got absolutely perfect marks and was compared to an NHL superstar. It's just fucking retarded.
    Button is a moron.
    If I remember correctly, he only got 2 picks right in the entire First Round.

    And every prospect had 4,5,5,4,5 stats.

    Although I think they are compared to NHL superstars because more people are aware of who that superstar is

    It's better to compare someone to Lidstrom because people actually know who he is, rather than comparing them to someone like Chad Ruhwedel of the BUF Sabres that nobody knows. It helps people understand how the prospect plays, it doesn't mean they expect them to become as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanahammer View Post
    Love this pick, and the Russian kid too. Loving the "high-risk, high-reward" picks this year. For a team that didnt pick until #65, I think we had a solid draft.
    All of the picks can skate. Seems to be the direction we are heading with our picks lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanahammer View Post
    Love this pick, and the Russian kid too. Loving the "high-risk, high-reward" picks this year. For a team that didnt pick until #65, I think we had a solid draft.
    I've seen this a couple of times now. You really think 3rd round picks should be considered "high-risk"? I tend to think of them as "low-risk, high-reward" picks. Not too many 3rd rounders turn out to be sure-fire NHLers so I'm not too sure why people keep saying that it is high risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Original6Ranger View Post
    I've seen this a couple of times now. You really think 3rd round picks should be considered "high-risk"? I tend to think of them as "low-risk, high-reward" picks. Not too many 3rd rounders turn out to be sure-fire NHLers so I'm not too sure why people keep saying that it is high risk.
    I think it's with regard to the kind of player the person is, not so much the draft position. Like, there could be a solid 4th line guy on the board that's almost NHL ready, but instead you go for the higher-skilled player that's a project in the hope that they continue to develop. An okay player who's close to being ready is low-risk, low-reward. A talented player with some issues is high-risk, high-reward. They could bust, or they could be great.

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    I'd call it more "boom or bust" potential, were I nitpicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Lothbrok View Post
    I think it's with regard to the kind of player the person is, not so much the draft position. Like, there could be a solid 4th line guy on the board that's almost NHL ready, but instead you go for the higher-skilled player that's a project in the hope that they continue to develop. An okay player who's close to being ready is low-risk, low-reward. A talented player with some issues is high-risk, high-reward. They could bust, or they could be great.
    Thats what I meant. Boom or bust would probably be a better description.

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    4 goals and 1 assist for Duclair through his first 2 games.

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