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Forum: NHLJun. 14 at 7:41 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Alfie11</b></div><div>I think Mintyukov would probably have the edge over Korchinski due to a slightly better defensive game if he wasn’t Russian, and Mateychuk is a little undersized for the Ducks imo (having 3 of your projected top 4 be under 6’ isn’t great). Gauthier would probably be close to a steal at 10, most scouts seem to think he’s going in the 5-8 range (Philadelphia, Columbus, and Detroit need a centre, and Ottawa loves big guys that can skate, even though he’d probably play LW). Lambert’s upside is enormous, but his flaws make him a reach at 10 imo. He’s more likely to go in the 18-25 range I reckon, I’d rather take Nazar/Kasper/Lekkerimaki around that slot.

Btw are you subscribed to the Athletic? Pronman’s article today (NHL draft confidential) had a lot of interesting insight from anonymous NHL execs/scouts about how they view guys. Apparently the private sphere views guys a lot differently than the public sphere (higher on guys like Korchinski, Gauthier, Kasper, Kulich and lower on guys like Lambert, Nazar, Savoie, even some Kemell/Lekmerimaki doubt). Not that that’s overly surprising (who woulda guessed that hockey men like the bigger guys more lol), but it’s still interesting to read.</div></div>

That's why I'm not a fan of Mateychuk to the Ducks. I think Lambert should go in the 12-18 range personally. I don't think Mintyukov's nationality will have an impact on his draft position since he plays in North America already anyways. At the moment I'm leaning towards Mintyukov at 10 (if Gauthier isn't there) and someone like Kulich, Snuggerud or Trikozov at 21.

Not subscribed but I've seen someone mentioning that article. It's that way almost every year and guys fall that the public was very high on but I still surprises me every single year lol.