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Thread: Pronman: Why Kaapo Kakko could be considered with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft

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    Pronman mentioned some teams, including at least one in the lottery, felt Kakko would be their #1 pick. He couldn't divulge the teams obviously, but it would not surprise me at all if the Rangers were one of those teams. The fit is just too good.

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    The NHL Scouting Combine is usually run in the end of May beginning of June. I know with the NFL one, players can really raise/drop their stocks tremendously based on their performances. Does the same hold true in the NHL one or does their on-ice performance/film outweigh everything that's done at the combine?

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    Gonna be funny when Hughes can't even get the bar up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    The NHL Scouting Combine is usually run in the end of May beginning of June. I know with the NFL one, players can really raise/drop their stocks tremendously based on their performances. Does the same hold true in the NHL one or does their on-ice performance/film outweigh everything that's done at the combine?
    Im no expert, but I feel the combine is much more important in the NBA. Never really heard anyone drop or rise much because of it in the NHL. Atleast not in the top 10.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Gonna be funny when Hughes can't even get the bar up.
    I’m sure he can do at least 1 pull up, though.
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    Maybe this is why the Rangers passed up on Middlestadt and picked Lias Andersson instead
    Former USHL Green Bay Gamblers center Casey Mittelstadt already possesses NHL size, but hasn’t exactly discovered his strength yet. The prospect reportedly struggled to complete one bench press and could not complete a single pull-up.
    https://www.bardown.com/nhl-prospect...mbine-1.769503

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    Cliff-notes version of the article...



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    That fucking picture. Hahaha.

    I feel like the Devils are gonna pick Kakko, we’re gonna pick someone who all scouts have at 8-10th, and let Hughes fall to Chicago.
    LGR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
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    hahahaha. So skinny and cant even do 1? Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    Im no expert, but I feel the combine is much more important in the NBA. Never really heard anyone drop or rise much because of it in the NHL. Atleast not in the top 10.


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    I don't think it even matters in the NBA.

    But I think people forget how young some of these kids are. When guys go to the NFL combine, for instance, they've been in heavy lifting programs for 3-4 years at least. Someone like Hughes, who is still only 17, shouldn't be expected to be lifting much. Anything beyond functional strength for someone that young is dangerous. Combine measurables are more telling when guys are 21-23, not 17.

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    The combine is really just an opportunity for the guys to schmooze and do interviews. Most of the tests have no real effect.

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    I'm really not understanding the knock on Hughes purely on size

    He's the same height and close in weight to Patrick Kane. Size hasn't impacted Johnny Gaudreau. Crosby is listed at 5'11. Obviously sid is heavier but Hughes is only 17 and is still growing.

    I really do not think his size will be an issue and is not going to be a thing the Devils consider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
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    What does King Joffrey have to do with this!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
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    He looks like such a cunt.
    Can the human mind imagine a more punchable face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    He looks like such a cunt.
    Can the human mind imagine a more punchable face?
    Eichel.

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    lol

    Eichel looks like that with curly hair.

    Good call.

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    I see Hughes game similar to Mathew Barzal

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty9 View Post
    I see Hughes game similar to Mathew Barzal
    Same

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