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    I think the term "power defenseman" will created just for him. He's more about hits and goals, not so much a quarterback or assists generator.

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    Emelin with more offensive upside. Better skater too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    Emelin with more offensive upside. Better skater too.
    I think they may have believed he was scooped up later in the second . A reporter mentioned he came to the draft expected to be taken in the second .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CH1 View Post
    Scouting report sounds like Subban's. Romanov also played some forward.
    Subban or Markov (who played forward) will be fine by me but seems like a reach this early. Lets see if Timmins is smart or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xposbrad View Post
    Ya, could have taken him 3rd round, but nothing MB does surprises me. Maybe MB is doing the opposite now of what he wants. Like instead of taking Zadina he takes the next guy since he figured nothing he's done so far has worked out. I have a feeling that's what is happening now.
    no promises but with so many picks in round 2 and 3 you would think they could have got him later they must really like him
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    Hearing Timmins, they really wanted a LHD and their list at that position was drying up quickly so they felt they couldn't really afford to wait any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    Hearing Timmins, they really wanted a LHD and their list at that position was drying up quickly so they felt they couldn't really afford to wait any longer.
    ugh

    that is a horrible reason to draft somebody
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    ugh

    that is a horrible reason to draft somebody
    That's been the modus operandi since Bergevin has gotten here. It's not a surprise they just went nutty on drafting centers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGpX View Post
    That's been the modus operandi since Bergevin has gotten here. It's not a surprise they just went nutty on drafting centers.
    i do not mind going for centres

    i think in addition to skills, etc you do have to consider the value of the position but in the second round you take a giant reach not because you think the player is great and do not want to miss out but because he is a LHD....lol
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    They probably really liked him but justified the reach because LHD were getting picked left and right at that point in the draft. I think 5 of the previous 11 picks at that point were LHD. I also have the feeling that they really wanted McIsaac and got bummed that he got picked right after them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    They probably really liked him but justified the reach because LHD were getting picked left and right at that point in the draft. I think 5 of the previous 11 picks at that point were LHD. I also have the feeling that they really wanted McIsaac and got bummed that he got picked right after them.
    I think he had a guarantee in round 2 and the Habs liked him alot and with 4 picks didnt take the chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    I think he had a guarantee in round 2 and the Habs liked him alot and with 4 picks didnt take the chance
    People forget this. With 4 picks in the second, you can afford to burn on on Romanov espicially if they are high on him.

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    And then Olofsson fell to #56, so it all works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnova View Post
    And then Olofsson fell to #56, so it all works out.
    Yeah, if you take Olofsson at #38 and Romanov at #56 nobody thinks twice about it.

    If they really like Romanov that much, I'm glad the "reached."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guibs View Post
    People forget this. With 4 picks in the second, you can afford to burn on on Romanov espicially if they are high on him.
    sure..... take a home run shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guibs View Post
    People forget this. With 4 picks in the second, you can afford to burn on on Romanov espicially if they are high on him.
    homerun swing when you have 4 cracks at it is a good idea IMO
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