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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Now we're guaranteed a high-end guy.

    Just do it.
    please Gorton, please. Just take the talentet forward and dont try to be a genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    I mean like one that actually did.
    Don't make me do real work.
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    All I can say is that he's Swedish and Swedish players are good.

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    Sounds like they drafted Oscar Lindberg lol

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    If this guy Is good to play next year and can fill Lindbergs shoes then we win. If we sign Smith then we have overhauled this roster with young promising talent and got rid of dead weight while retaining a vet presence.
    Im absolutely happy with today. This could be the energy injection this team needed. It's tough saying positive things about an uncertain future when comparing to the definitive definition of what Stepan brought year to year. I'm up for the gamble. I want a cup!!!

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    Did Phil Jackson get invited to the draft war room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    Lol wut

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    He's a confident player. I'll give him that. Very poised in the interview. Not an ounce of detectable nervousness or trepidation.

    I love that he's open to the idea of the AHL, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Falco View Post
    Lol wut
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    What?
    Is that suppose to be a link to something. It shows as a hyperlink but goes nowhere for me. Just a bunch of numbers.

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    Tweets don't render on mobile. Here's the link, Shane:

    https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status...l-Pick%2Fpage2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    He's a confident player. I'll give him that. Very poised in the interview. Not an ounce of detectable nervousness or trepidation.

    I love that he's open to the idea of the AHL, too.
    100% agree.

    We have a lot of "good guys" on our team, but I want to say that we don't have many "overt leaders.

    Bashful, humble farm-boy types or pragmatic vets, for the most part. This mentality that he wants to win and has goals to achieve and isn't just happy to "be there" pleases me.

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    Yeah, Andersson saying he wants to be a leader, the way he said it, is inspiring. He said it like a leader. Not just someone offering platitudes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Tweets don't render on mobile. Here's the link, Shane:

    https://twitter.com/NYRangers/status...l-Pick%2Fpage2
    Thanks

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    Rangers Select [F] Lias Andersson with 7th Overall Pick

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    An interview with:

    LIAS ANDERSSON


    Q. Was this a surprise to you at all? Did the Rangers talk to you at the Combine?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: Yeah, I met with them at the Combine, but it surprised me a little bit. There were a lot of good players left in the draft, so it was a lot of fun.

    Q. Can you give us a scouting report on yourself?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I think Iím a two-way center. Love to change games and score big goals. I want to be a leader. So, yeah, Iíll say Iím a leader.

    Q. What was your reaction?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: My agent was like a little bit screaming, so it was like, ĎYeah, going to New York.í So it was a little bit fun, but it just was a special feeling. I cannot describe it. It was amazing.

    Q. What do you know about the organization?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I mean, Iíve never been to New York before, so itís going to be fun to go there. Actually my mom and dad met the first time in New York, so they can show me around a little bit.

    Q. Your dad played in the NHL, right?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: Yeah, my dad actually lived in New York, played for the Islanders, so hopefully I can take his old apartment.

    Q. Is there anyone you pattern your game after?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I mean, I love watching those good centermen, Toews. I love watching Claude Giroux for the Flyers. I think they can play a little bit tough and score big goals. And, yeah, I think theyíre game changers. And Toews is a big winner. Heís won everything, and I want to win everything, too.

    Q. What would you say is your best asset on the ice?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I donít know, I think I want to be like a full-package player. I want to have the full package. So Iíll say my work ethic and just being around those hot situations. And I like scoring important goals.

    Q. What do you think about playing with Henrik Lundqvist?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: Oh, yeah, it feels amazing. I actually know him a little bit. My dad played with him for some years. So it will be good to see him again.

    Q. Where did you get your aggressive style from? How did that come about?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I donít know. Just I watched a lot of hockey, and I think if you want to be successful, you have to play hard and tough, in my opinion. So I just watched a lot of hockey.

    Q. How familiar are you with the Rangers, and what do you think of the team so far?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I mean, itís a very good team. Theyíve been close now for many years, and I think, yeah, theyíve got some -- a couple of good Swedes down in the minors. So I think weíll change that ship.

    Q. Does it help to have other Swedish players on the Rangers?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: Yeah, of course. I speak a little bit to Henrik and those guys in the minors, too, so I mean, itís obviously good to have a couple of Swedes there.

    Q. What does it mean to know that you will be a teammate of Henrik Lundqvist?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I mean, feels just amazing. Heís one of the biggest stars that Sweden hockey ever had, so it just feels amazing.

    Q. Where will you play next year?
    LIAS ANDERSSON: I donít know yet. I have a contract back home with Frolunda, so weíll see whatís happening, see what the Rangers want. Obviously my goal is to play in the NHL. I know itís tough, and if I donít make it, maybe play in the American League or play back home in Sweden. I donít know yet. Weíll figure something good out.

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    Both kids seem to have good heads on their shoulders. I'm excited for both kids. Both character guys. Both willing to play in the AHL immediately if asked.

    Between our two picks and DeAngelo we added three very solid players to the mix.
    GORTON 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Both kids seem to have good heads on their shoulders. I'm excited for both kids. Both character guys. Both willing to play in the AHL immediately if asked.

    Between our two picks and DeAngelo we added three very solid players to the mix.
    Looking at his playoff and championship-type game numbers, I'm a lot more encouraged than I was last night.

    Now listening to the interview, and getting a better sense of his desire to win and the kind of game player he models himself on, plus his level of assertiveness, etc., I am a lot more encouraged.


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    From the looks of this the kid has pretty good hands, good size, can skate and has a decent wrist shot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq3OMhQVWO0

    Seems to me he could transition to the AHL/NHL this year, depending on whether the Rangers think a year in Frolunda will benefit him more (with Hanks brother). I'll reserve judgement personally as I don't have any knowledge on the guys we passed over, and have obviously never seen Andersson play either.

    All I will say, if this year was a 'weak' draft class compared to next year which is predicted to be stronger, is picking a guy ranked No. 13 with the No. 7 pick all that bad/surprising? Personally I value the stats of a player playing against men in a strong European league over the CHL. Would the guys we passed over have bettered 0.45ppg at age 18 in that league? We won't know but the more I read and see the less upset I am. I find our No. 21 pick a little more head scratching considering who was still on the board.

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    Just read that apparently he was the 5th youngest player in the SHL this year, and didn't realise HV71 won the title this year.

    His draft rankings across the board were:

    Hockeyprospects.com - No. 12
    ISS Hockey Top 31 - No. 20
    Future Considerations Top 31 - No. 13
    McKeen's Hockey Top 31 - No. 11
    NHL Central Scouting Top 31 (Europe) - No. 3
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