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    Draft Talk

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    Riley Barber (F)
    Kyle Criscuolo (F)
    Turner Elson (F)
    Valtteri Filppula (F)
    Sam Gagner (F)
    Luke Glendening (F)
    Darren Helm (F)
    Taro Hirose (F)
    Vladislav Namestnikov (F)
    Frans Nielsen (F)
    Bobby Ryan (F)
    Evgeny Svechnikov (F)
    Dominic Turgeon (F)
    Hayden Verbeek (F)
    Alex Biega (D)
    Dennis Cholowski (D)
    Danny DeKeyser (D)
    Christian Djoos (D)
    Joe Hicketts (D)
    Dylan McIlrath (D)
    Marc Staal (D)
    Troy Stecher (D)
    Jonathan Bernier (G)
    Kevin Boyle (G)
    Kaden Fulcher (G)
    Calvin Pickard (G)

    Protected
    Tyler Bertuzzi (F)
    Adam Erne (F)
    Robby Fabbri (F)
    Dylan Larkin (F)
    Michael Rasmussen (F)
    Givani Smith (F)
    Jakub Vrana (F)
    Filip Hronek (D)
    Nick Leddy (D)
    Gustav Lindstrom (D)
    Thomas Greiss (G)
    This is an expansion draft year so we have to protect some players from Seattle. Given the exposed names I suspect Svech, Cholowski, or Stetcher are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    This is an expansion draft year so we have to protect some players from Seattle. Given the exposed names I suspect Svech, Cholowski, or Stetcher are gone.
    https://www.yardbarker.com/nhl/artic...32761#slide_28

    So, just going by the Yardbarker link, I'm surprised Price isn't "mocked", is that a contract thing? Is it just easier to take Driedger?

    I see Stecher was listed, like you predicted

    Nyquist was up there, too, which I know doesn't pertain to the Wings, but I've heard of him! lol

    idunno how this **** works

    edit: also, the comment amount Stecher made me laugh:

    He is the most intriguing of a thin group of Red Wings players to pick from.
    we're that bad lol
    Last edited by GuySir; 07-20-2021 at 01:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    https://www.yardbarker.com/nhl/artic...32761#slide_28

    So, just going by the Yardbarker link, I'm surprised Price isn't "mocked", is that a contract thing? Is it just easier to take Driedger?

    I see Stecher was listed, like you predicted

    Nyquist was up there, too, which I know doesn't pertain to the Wings, but I've heard of him! lol

    idunno how this **** works

    edit: also, the comment amount Stecher made me laugh:



    we're that bad lol
    I've heard a lot of chatter that Price is an option for Seattle even with the hefty contract. I know he was exposed but almost instantly injury concerns started to come out about Price. Seems like a game of chicken between Montreal and Seattle. Then again if they didn't want to lose him, don't expose him. He could be the "star" for the new franchise too, so I am expecting it to happen. This means they'll select someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    I've heard a lot of chatter that Price is an option for Seattle even with the hefty contract. I know he was exposed but almost instantly injury concerns started to come out about Price. Seems like a game of chicken between Montreal and Seattle. Then again if they didn't want to lose him, don't expose him. He could be the "star" for the new franchise too, so I am expecting it to happen. This means they'll select someone else.
    Lol no. Good call LFLOL.

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    Scouting report on Edvisson:
    Skating
    It is rare to find a prospect who is both 6-foot-4 and has the skating ability that Edvinsson possesses. He has a long, smooth stride that allows him to cover a lot of ground very quickly. His legs are powerful and he accelerates quickly. Edvinsson also moves quickly when skating backwards. This allows him to take offensive chances and still get back defensively. His edgework and agility are also very good. Edvinsson can make quick cuts with the puck. It also helps him to stay with attackers and maintain gap control. Edvinsson pivots are crisp and he transitions quickly from offence to defence and vice-versa. He skates with good leg bend and has a low centre of gravity. This helps him to be strong on the puck and win battles on the boards. As he continues to add muscle to his frame, this should only improve.

    Offensive Game
    Edvinsson combines his good skating ability with excellent hands. This allows him to avoid forecheckers and move the puck out of the defensive zone. It also helps him to transition the puck through the neutral zone and effectively enter the offensive zone. His first pass is strong and he can also use this to start the rush and join as a trailer. He can even make a long breakaway pass if one of his teammates gets behind the defence. Edvinsson can control the puck in the offensive zone. His lateral agility allows him to walk the line and create passing and shooting lanes. Quick hands also help him to find openings to set up a teammate for a scoring chance. He shows good vision and a strong hockey IQ to anticipate how plays will develop.

    Edvinsson needs some work on his shot to truly reach the next level from an offensive perspective. His slap shot and one-timer lack power and accuracy. His wrist shot is decent but not overpowering. He is better off when he sneaks to the top of the circles and uses the wrist shot. Edvinsson gets his wrist shot off quickly with a good release. An improved shot may come as he continues to add muscle to his frame, but it will likely never be a strength for him.

    Defensive Game
    Edvinsson has a decent defensive game but there are still some areas where he can use some improvement. His strong backwards skating and his agility allow him to defend well against the rush. He does a good job of keeping attackers to the outside and using his stick to knock pucks away. He is a bit passive at times in defending against the cycle though and could stand to use his size and power a bit more. Edvinsson does a good job of being in the right positions though, and again using his stick to cut down passing and shooting lanes. He can get the puck out of the defensive zone and transition up the ice.

    Projection and Comparison
    Edvinsson’s combination of size, skill, and skating ability gives him a very high ceiling. He could become a top-pairing defender at the next level. There are areas of his game that need improvement, including his shot and his defensive game though. His game is still a bit raw and he will likely need more time in Sweden or the AHL before he is ready to make an impact at the NHL level. The raw traits here are very intriguing though, and with good coaching and development the team that drafts him could have a real gem. Edvinsson’s game is reminiscent of Oliver Ekman-Larsson, however, this is a stylistic comparison only and not one based on skill and ability.
    Source: https://lastwordonsports.com/hockey/...outing-report/

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    Traded 1st, 2nd and 5th this year to move up 8 spots. There the Wings selected Sebastian Cossa, goalie prospect.

    Scouting Report:
    Cossa’s Style Of Play
    Stance
    Sebastian Cossa is a hybrid goaltender. With his size, he is able to stand tall and make saves with ease. But, on the grand scheme of things, Cossa makes more butterfly saves than saves when standing tall. The majority of his stand up saves come when his opponents are firing shots from low danger/the point. When not facing low danger shots, you can expect Cossa to drop down into a butterfly stance.

    Cossa will start to crouch when the rush passes the perimeter. He will then crouch even further and lower himself when the attacker is in high danger, takes up more space and extends his pad out past the post to limit the shooter’s options.

    Athleticism and Speed
    Cossa loves to show off his athleticism but dropping to all fours on the breakaway. Usually, the attacker is too far down low for him to elevate the shot at that point. Cossa sprawls out and pushes the puck out of the crease. He has proven to be rather quick when it comes to shifting out of RVH to sprawling. While he enjoys sprawling out, it takes Cossa too long to get back up to his feet and that leads to vulnerable situations for Edmonton.

    But, the speed and quickness that Cossa embodies is what truly wows me about his athleticism. He is quite speedy when going from left to right when facing a two on two with one attacker coming down the right side (attacker’s right side) and a second attacker who found open ice at net front. Cossa deploys quality edge work to help push him from side to side. In addition, his reaction time is quite fast when closing up the five hole and when jumping back up to standing stance from the butterfly.

    Post Security
    Cossa’s post security is air tight. He can take up roughly 65% – 75% of the post with his 6’6/212 lbs frame. When protecting the post on his right side, his blocker is overlapping the post and his shoulder sits near the top of the net. On the left side, it is very similar as you will see his glove overlapping the post instead of having his glove behind the post. Cossa will utilize RVH over VH when protecting the posts. In my views, I didn’t see Cossa using VH at all. Not only does Cossa using RVH bode well for him from a speed perspective since one leg in a kickstand position, but it also allows Cossa to take up a good portion of the lower net with his pad. This allows Cossa to quickly shift over from a RVH position to standard butterfly at net front on a dime.

    Vision
    Vision is often forgotten when evaluating goaltenders, but it shouldn’t be. Especially when talking about Cossa. When there is an attacker behind his net, Cossa keeps a watchful eye on him when the attacker moves from right to left and vice versa. Not only is Cossa able to keep a good watchful eye when facing pressure from behind his own net, but given his frame he also has the ability to look over the shoulders of an attacker when the attacker is at net-front trying to block Cossa’s visions. Cossa will be open up his sight-lines once again but shifting his head back and forth around the attacker to get a good view of the puck from.

    Saves
    In general, Cossa has a good blocker and glove. There is no concern about how he utilizes his glove nor blocker. The only issues that Cossa seems to have with his blocker is that he will get beat on occasion on the top blocker side. In the screenshot below from InStat Hockey you can see Cossa’s goals against heat map from the last 50 games. Over the course of those 50 games, he tends to give up the most goals top blocker and mid-to-low glove side.


    Screenshot from InStat Hockey
    He tends to complete gloves saves when facing medium and low danger saves. Not many glove saves when taking on shots from down low. But, when he does use his glove, the majority of the time Cossa will use his upper chest for support to make the catch.

    Aside from analyzing his blocker and glove, you will notice when you watch Cossa that the majority of his saves are squared up. What that means is that he is facing the puck carrier dead on. He can defend shots off the rush with ease by squaring up, trapping the puck with his glove and using his chest for support. But, not only does he excel at trapping squared up saves with his glove on the rush, he also has plenty of success with saving point shots on the penalty kill.

    Rebounds
    When Cossa is facing a shot from beyond the perimeter and he has traffic at the crease, he will extend his pad out while in the butterfly to redirect the shot when he knows that he won’t be able to grab a hold of the puck. In low danger, when facing a shot, he will use his blocker, stick or pads to push the puck to low danger. If Cossa is defending against a relatively low shot from low danger, he might place his blocker and stick down low in front of his pad to redirect the shot.

    He can also redirect and control rebounds when completing stand up saves. Cossa will lean on his glove to redirect saves to low danger.

    While Cossa is solid at controlling rebounds, his rebound rate to low danger is less than the average of the goaltenders that I’ve tracked. His rebounds to low danger are lower than Benjamin Gaudreau, Carter Serhyenko, Jesper Wallstedt, Tristan Lennox and William Jupiter. It is also worth noting that he has a high rebound/save rate of 73.40%. The rate is on the higher end of the goaltenders that I’ve tracked.

    Decision Making
    Something that Cossa generally struggles with is puck manipulation. On breakaway goals at net front, he can be manipulated and drawn to one side. When it is slightly too late, the attacker will stutter step and shoot on Cossa’s other side. That doesn’t give Cossa enough time to shift back over.

    He will also struggle with decision making on when to come out from the crease. There are instances of when he will drive out from the crease if facing shots from the outer hashmarks of the faceoff circles in high danger. When that happens, Cossa puts himself in a vulnerable spot because if the shooter has solid puck manipulation, Cossa might get drawn to on side and not be able to handle the shot as he shifted too far over. Cossa will also sometimes struggle with depth perception and go a bit too far out of the crease when facing a shooter dead on. Thus he leaves the net quite exposed.

    There are also certain situations where he has possession of the puck behind his own net and passes the puck directly into danger accidentally. But, for the most part, he is a quality passer.

    Stick-Handling/Passing
    As we just mentioned in the decision making section, Cossa is a quality passer. In fact, this season, Cossa was 89% accurate with his passing per InStat. That passing rate is 15% higher than his rookie season in the WHL. But, keep in mind that Cossa played far more games in his rookie season than this past season due to COVID-19.

    Cossa has shown that he is good at controlling the pace of the game prior to passing. Sometimes he will complete a subtly behind the back pass or drop pass when attempting to get the puck to his defender. But, as you would expect, he has shown to be rather successful at passing off the boards when passing to defenders along the half-wall.
    https://smahtscouting.com/2021/05/30...bastian-cossa/

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    Wow a 6'6" goalie

    my first comparative thought was Kolzig, turns out he's only 6'3", so I guess Bishop would be better.

    In Captain we trust

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    Scouting Report on Shai Buium:
    https://smahtscouting.com/2021/07/22...rt-shai-buium/

    Lots of skilled defenseman added to the organization alongside 2 potentially really good goalies. I like it. Seems like Stevie took the "building up the trenches" approach to this team. Start inside out essentially.

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