Combing the combine

The 2009 NHL Draft Combine was held from May 25th-30th. Enjoy the top results from a crazy weekend flurry where 104 eligible players descended upon Toronto to interview, lift, push, pull, jump, bike...and quite often, vomit. Peak Power Output (watts/kg) 13.2 Last year's averages 13.4 This year's averages ---------------------------- 15.6 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 15.2 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 15.1 GABRIEL LEMIEUX SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 14.9 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 14.8 RYAN O'REILLY ERIE (OHL) 14.8 TOMAS VINCOUR EDMONTON (WHL) 14.7 BURKE GALLIMORE SASKATOON (WHL) 14.7 DAVID GILBERT QUEBEC (QMJHL) 14.5 JAKOB SILFVERBERG BRYNAS JR. (SWE-JR.) 14.5 LANDON FERRARO RED DEER (WHL) 14.5 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) Mean Power Output (watts/kg) 10.2 Last year's averages 10.3 This year's averages ---------------------------- 11.8 BURKE GALLIMORE SASKATOON (WHL) 11.7 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 11.6 BRIAN DUMOULIN JR. MONARCHS (EJHL) 11.3 RYAN BOURQUE USA U-18 (USDP) 11.1 GABRIEL LEMIEUX SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 11.0 JACOB JOSEFSON DJURGARDEN (SWEDEN) 11.0 EVANDER KANE VANCOUVER (WHL) 11.0 LANDON FERRARO RED DEER (WHL) 10.9 STEFAN ELLIOTT SASKATOON (WHL) 10.9 TOMAS VINCOUR EDMONTON (WHL) 10.9 DAVID GILBERT QUEBEC (QMJHL) 10.9 ERIK HAULA SHAT.ST.MARY'S (HIGH-MN) 10.9 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 10.9 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) Fatigue Index 51.2 Last year's averages 50.3 This year's averages ---------------------------- 37.1 BRAYDEN MCNABB KOOTENAY (WHL) 39.0 BURKE GALLIMORE SASKATOON (WHL) 39.9 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 40.4 TAYLOR BECK GUELPH (OHL) 40.7 NAZEM KADRI LONDON (OHL) 40.8 DREW SHORE USA U-18 (USDP) 40.8 CASSIDY MAPPIN RED DEER (WHL) 41.0 MICHAEL LEE FARGO (USHL) 41.1 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 42.3 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) VO2 MAX (ml/kg/min) 56.3 Last year's averages 56.8 This year's averages ---------------------------- 68.9 SAMI VATANEN JYP JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 68.7 OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON LEKSAND (SWEDEN-2) 68.4 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 65.0 CODY EAKIN SWIFT CURRENT (WHL) 64.6 CARTER ASHTON LETHBRIDGE (WHL) 63.8 TYSON BARRIE KELOWNA (WHL) 63.6 MATTHEW HACKETT PLYMOUTH (OHL) 63.4 TIM ERIXON SKELLEFTEA (SWEDEN) 62.6 RYAN BUTTON PRINCE ALBERT (WHL) 62.5 JORDAN CARON RIMOUSKI (QMJHL) Wing Span (inches) 74.1 Last year's averages 74.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 80 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 80 BRIAN DUMOULIN JR. MONARCHS (EJHL) 79 JARED COWEN SPOKANE (WHL) 78 ROBIN LEHNER FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 78 EDWARD PASQUALE SAGINAW (OHL) 78 NICOLAS DESLAURIERS ROUYN-NORANDA (QMJHL) 77 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) 77 DYLAN OLSEN CAMROSE (AJHL) 77 MAGNUS PAAJARVI-SVENSSON TIMRA (SWEDEN) 77 SETH HELGESON SIOUX CITY (USHL) 77 TIM ERIXON SKELLEFTEA (SWEDEN) Sum of 6 skinfolds (mm) 63.8 Last year's averages 63.6 This year's averages ---------------------------- 36 TONI RAJALA ILVES JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 37 EVANDER KANE VANCOUVER (WHL) 39 GABRIEL LEMIEUX SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 39 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 39 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 41 LOUIS LEBLANC OMAHA (USHL) 43 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) 43 MATTHEW HACKETT PLYMOUTH (OHL) 43 NICK LEDDY EDEN PRAIRIE (HIGH-MN) 43 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) Body Fat % 9.9 Last year's averages 9.8 This year's averages ---------------------------- 6 BRIAN DUMOULIN JR. MONARCHS (EJHL) 7 TONI RAJALA ILVES JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 7 EVANDER KANE VANCOUVER (WHL) 7 GABRIEL LEMIEUX SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 8 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 8 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 8 LOUIS LEBLANC OMAHA (USHL) 8 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) 8 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 8 NICK LEDDY EDEN PRAIRIE (HIGH-MN) 8 MATTHEW HACKETT PLYMOUTH (OHL) Hand-Eye Coordination 35.5 Last year's averages 36.2 This year's averages ---------------------------- 26.9 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 29.4 JARED COWEN SPOKANE (WHL) 29.7 EDWARD PASQUALE SAGINAW (OHL) 29.9 RYAN ELLIS WINDSOR (OHL) 30.3 JESSE BLACKER WINDSOR (OHL) 30.6 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 31.0 ALEXANDER AVTSIN DYNAMO MOSCOW 2 (RUSSIA-3) 31.0 DAVID VALEK USA U-18 (USDP) 31.3 CODY EAKIN SWIFT CURRENT (WHL) 31.5 CHARLES-OLIVIER ROUSSEL SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) Standing Long Jump (inches) 101.0 Last year's averages 103.3 This year's averages ---------------------------- 119 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 116 STEFAN ELLIOTT SASKATOON (WHL) 115 JOONAS NATTINEN BLUES JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 115 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 115 JEREMY MORIN USA U-18 (USDP) 115 LOUIS LEBLANC OMAHA (USHL) 115 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 115 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 111 CARL KLINGBERG FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 111 ALEX VELISCHEK DELBARTON (HIGH-NJ) Vertical Jump/pause (inches) 25.0 Last year's averages 25.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 33 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 33 RYAN BOURQUE USA U-18 (USDP) 32 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 32 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 32 JEREMY MORIN USA U-18 (USDP) 32 CHRIS BROWN USA U-18 (USDP) 31 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 30 NICK LEDDY EDEN PRAIRIE (HIGH-MN) 30 STEFAN ELLIOTT SASKATOON (WHL) 29 JERRY D'AMIGO USA U-18 (USDP) 29 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) Leg Power Average/pause (watts) 1476.0 Last year's averages 1474.7 This year's averages ---------------------------- 1918 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 1864 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 1738 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 1706 VICTOR HEDMAN MODO (SWEDEN) 1703 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 1702 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 1689 DAVID VALEK USA U-18 (USDP) 1653 ROBIN LEHNER FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 1645 CHRIS BROWN USA U-18 (USDP) 1644 ETHAN WEREK KINGSTON (OHL) Leg Power Peak/pause 5579.0 Last year's averages 5705.9 This year's averages ---------------------------- 8024 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 7255 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 7214 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 6929 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 6920 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 6657 CHRIS BROWN USA U-18 (USDP) 6571 JEREMY MORIN USA U-18 (USDP) 6517 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 6485 DAVID VALEK USA U-18 (USDP) 6313 JERRY D'AMIGO USA U-18 (USDP) Vertical Jump/no pause (inches) 26.0 Last year's averages 26.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 34 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 33 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 33 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 33 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 33 CHRIS BROWN USA U-18 (USDP) 32 RYAN BOURQUE USA U-18 (USDP) 32 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 32 JEREMY MORIN USA U-18 (USDP) 32 STEFAN ELLIOTT SASKATOON (WHL) 32 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) Leg Power Aerage/no pause 1509.0 Last year's averages 1507.7 This year's averages ---------------------------- 1964 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 1879 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 1777 VICTOR HEDMAN MODO (SWEDEN) 1738 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 1718 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 1704 DAVID VALEK USA U-18 (USDP) 1702 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 1688 SIMON DESPRES SAINT JOHN (QMJHL) 1674 TAYLOR BECK GUELPH (OHL) 1674 ALEX VELISCHEK DELBARTON (HIGH-NJ) Leg Power Peak/no pause 5765.0 Last year's averages 5864.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 8717 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 7486 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 7291 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 6929 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 6920 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 6811 CHRIS BROWN USA U-18 (USDP) 6648 JEREMY MORIN USA U-18 (USDP) 6594 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 6562 DAVID VALEK USA U-18 (USDP) 6544 STEFAN ELLIOTT SASKATOON (WHL) 4 Jump Ground Time (sec) 0.0 Last year's averages 0.6 This year's averages ---------------------------- 1 SCOTT GLENNIE BRANDON (WHL) 1 ZACH BUDISH EDINA HIGH (HIGH-MN) 1 TYSON BARRIE KELOWNA (WHL) 1 DREW SHORE USA U-18 (USDP) 1 JIMMY BUBNICK KAMLOOPS (WHL) 1 BRAYDEN MCNABB KOOTENAY (WHL) 1 ZACK KASSIAN PETERBOROUGH (OHL) 1 LANDON FERRARO RED DEER (WHL) 1 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) 1 EVANDER KANE VANCOUVER (WHL) 1 ALEXANDER AVTSIN DYNAMO MOSCOW 2 (RUSSIA-3) 4 Jump Mode Power Factor 0.0 Last year's averages 1.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 2 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 2 CHARLES-OLIVIER ROUSSEL SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 2 CARL KLINGBERG FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 2 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 2 JAKOB SILFVERBERG BRYNAS JR. (SWE-JR.) 1 JOONAS NATTINEN BLUES JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 1 JERRY D'AMIGO USA U-18 (USDP) 1 CHRIS BROWN USA U-18 (USDP) 1 ERIK HAULA SHAT.ST.MARY'S (HIGH-MN) 1 DAVID RUNDBLAD SKELLEFTEA (SWEDEN) 4 Jump Average Jump Height (inches) 20.0 Last year's averages 20.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 28 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 26 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 26 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 25 STEFAN ELLIOTT SASKATOON (WHL) 25 JOONAS NATTINEN BLUES JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 25 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 25 ALEX VELISCHEK DELBARTON (HIGH-NJ) 24 DAVID GILBERT QUEBEC (QMJHL) 24 CODY EAKIN SWIFT CURRENT (WHL) 23 LANDON FERRARO RED DEER (WHL) Curl Ups (max#) 20.0 Last year's averages 19.6 This year's averages ---------------------------- 72 SAMI VATANEN JYP JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 65 CASSIDY MAPPIN RED DEER (WHL) 49 MATTHEW HACKETT PLYMOUTH (OHL) 44 DAVID GILBERT QUEBEC (QMJHL) 41 DREW SHORE USA U-18 (USDP) 40 BRAYDEN SCHENN BRANDON (WHL) 39 CARL KLINGBERG FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 39 RYAN BUTTON PRINCE ALBERT (WHL) 38 TAYLOR BECK GUELPH (OHL) 34 JAKOB SILFVERBERG BRYNAS JR. (SWE-JR.) Right Hand Grip (lb) 124.0 Last year's averages 127.6 This year's averages ---------------------------- 167 JARED COWEN SPOKANE (WHL) 156 CARTER ASHTON LETHBRIDGE (WHL) 156 JESSE BLACKER WINDSOR (OHL) 152 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 152 SCOTT STAJCER OWEN SOUND (OHL) 152 NICK LEDDY EDEN PRAIRIE (HIGH-MN) 152 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 150 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 150 CHARLES-OLIVIER ROUSSEL SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 147 ROBIN LEHNER FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 34 JIMMY BUBNICK KAMLOOPS (WHL) Left Hanf Grip (lb) 122.0 Last year's averages 123.6 This year's averages ---------------------------- 156 CARTER ASHTON LETHBRIDGE (WHL) 150 BRANDON MAXWELL USA U-18 (USDP) 150 JEFF COSTELLO CEDAR RAPIDS (USHL) 147 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 147 GARRETT WILSON OWEN SOUND (OHL) 145 PHILIPPE PARADIS SHAWINIGAN (QMJHL) 143 DMITRY KULIKOV DRUMMONDVILLE (QMJHL) 143 MICHAEL LATTA GUELPH (OHL) 143 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 143 ZACK KASSIAN PETERBOROUGH (OHL) 143 ROBIN LEHNER FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) Bench Press (# of 150-lb reps) 10.0 Last year's averages 10.7 This year's averages 18 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 18 RYAN O'REILLY ERIE (OHL) 18 CARL KLINGBERG FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 17 JORDAN SCHROEDER U OF MINNESOTA (WCHA) 17 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 16 EVANDER KANE VANCOUVER (WHL) 16 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 16 ZACK KASSIAN PETERBOROUGH (OHL) 16 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 16 DMITRI ORLOV NOVOKUZNETSK (RUSSIA) 16 JORDAN CARON RIMOUSKI (QMJHL) 16 ZACH BUDISH EDINA HIGH (HIGH-MN) Bench Press (lb/lb body weight) 8.0 Last year's averages 8.4 This year's averages 14.9 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 14.3 JORDAN SCHROEDER U OF MINNESOTA (WCHA) 13.6 RYAN O'REILLY ERIE (OHL) 13.5 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 13.3 CARL KLINGBERG FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 13.2 EVANDER KANE VANCOUVER (WHL) 12.1 DMITRI ORLOV NOVOKUZNETSK (RUSSIA) 12.0 JORDAN CARON RIMOUSKI (QMJHL) 11.7 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 11.7 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) Push Ups (max #) 27.0 Last year's averages 26.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 41 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 40 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 40 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 39 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 38 ERIK HAULA SHAT.ST.MARY'S (HIGH-MN) 36 TOMAS TATAR ZVOLEN (SLOVAKIA) 36 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) 35 MICHAEL LEE FARGO (USHL) 34 JORDAN SCHROEDER U OF MINNESOTA (WCHA) 33 CASSIDY MAPPIN RED DEER (WHL) 33 DMITRI ORLOV NOVOKUZNETSK (RUSSIA) Push Ups x Body Weight (lbs) 4996.0 Last year's averages 4933.6 This year's averages ---------------------------- 7757 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 7084 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 7051 JORDAN SZWARZ SAGINAW (OHL) 6898 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) 6811 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 6639 ERIK HAULA SHAT.ST.MARY'S (HIGH-MN) 6570 DMITRI ORLOV NOVOKUZNETSK (RUSSIA) 6516 TOMAS TATAR ZVOLEN (SLOVAKIA) 6444 MICHAEL LEE FARGO (USHL) 6336 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) Push Strength (lb) 256.0 Last year's averages 241.1 This year's averages ---------------------------- 352.0 CARTER ASHTON LETHBRIDGE (WHL) 351.0 JORDAN SCHROEDER U OF MINNESOTA (WCHA) 349.0 ROBIN LEHNER FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) 324.0 MICHAEL LATTA GUELPH (OHL) 322.0 TAYLOR BECK GUELPH (OHL) 317.0 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 316.0 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 311.0 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 308.0 LOUIS LEBLANC OMAHA (USHL) 305.0 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) Push Strength (lb/lb body weight) 1.0 Last year's averages 1.3 This year's averages ---------------------------- 2 JORDAN SCHROEDER U OF MINNESOTA (WCHA) 2 LOUIS LEBLANC OMAHA (USHL) 2 CARTER ASHTON LETHBRIDGE (WHL) 2 RYAN BOURQUE USA U-18 (USDP) 2 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 2 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 2 MICHAEL LATTA GUELPH (OHL) 2 TAYLOR BECK GUELPH (OHL) 2 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 2 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 2 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) 2 ALEX HUTCHINGS BARRIE (OHL) 2 ROBIN LEHNER FROLUNDA JR. (SWE-JR.) Pull Strength (lb) 251.0 Last year's averages 230.7 This year's averages ---------------------------- 309 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 296 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 286 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) 281 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 280 WILLIAM WRENN USA U-18 (USDP) 279 JORDAN CARON RIMOUSKI (QMJHL) 276 VICTOR HEDMAN MODO (SWEDEN) 269 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) 267 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 263 NICK LEDDY EDEN PRAIRIE (HIGH-MN) Pull Strength (lb/lb body weight) 1.0 Last year's averages 1.2 This year's averages ---------------------------- 2 JOSH BIRKHOLZ FARGO (USHL) 2 KYLE PALMIERI USA U-18 (USDP) 2 MAC BENNETT HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (HIGH-CT) 2 WILLIAM WRENN USA U-18 (USDP) 2 NICK LEDDY EDEN PRAIRIE (HIGH-MN) 2 JORDAN SCHROEDER U OF MINNESOTA (WCHA) 2 ERIC GELINAS LEWISTON (QMJHL) 2 JOHN MOORE CHICAGO (USHL) 2 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 1 CODY EAKIN SWIFT CURRENT (WHL) 1 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 1 JORDAN CARON RIMOUSKI (QMJHL) 1 CASSIDY MAPPIN RED DEER (WHL) 1 JOONAS NATTINEN BLUES JR. (FINLAND-JR.) 1 ERIK HAULA SHAT.ST.MARY'S (HIGH-MN) 1 PETER HOLLAND GUELPH (OHL) 1 MATTHEW HACKETT PLYMOUTH (OHL) Upper Body Power 4 kg Ball (inches) 206.0 Last year's averages 200.2 This year's averages ---------------------------- 243 MATT CLARK BRAMPTON (OHL) 234 CHRIS KREIDER ANDOVER (HIGH-MA) 233 BRAYDEN SCHENN BRANDON (WHL) 225 CORBAN KNIGHT OKOTOKS (AJHL) 225 KENNY RYAN USA U-18 (USDP) 224 JEREMY MORIN USA U-18 (USDP) 224 BURKE GALLIMORE SASKATOON (WHL) 223 TAYLOR DOHERTY KINGSTON (OHL) 222 CARTER ASHTON LETHBRIDGE (WHL) 222 DAVID GILBERT QUEBEC (QMJHL)
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BGM
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

72 curl ups for Sami? Wow...that's a lot.

Taylor Doherty shows up in a lot of those lists; is he a physical freak of nature with raw skills? I ask because I haven't seen his name too much leading into the draft.

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Kris Baker
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

He was once thought of as a first-rounder, but he has questionable offensive instincts. Skates well, good passer, has a mean streak. Spoil: I have him as a 3rd rounder on v2.0 of the preview (that is done by the way), but I don't think he's the primary option. The primary option doesn't fall until the 4th round....

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BGM
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

Getting a guy with a mean streak who can play, even in somewhat limited minutes, would definitely help this team. Maybe some meanness would rub off on some other guys, too, and they'll start playing like they give a damn.

Aww...who am I kidding?

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Anonymous
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2g29u6KGA

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Kris Baker
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

I'm pretty sure he got ragged by a smaller Rinaldo too. Doherty's size is still intriguing, even with Myers. If he's a guy who starts falling on day two, you take a look but I don't think you make him a priority.

The Sabres need for team toughness has to start up front. I think we'll be saying "team toughness" quite a bit here in the next few weeks.

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Anonymous
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

No offense to the little people, but definately no taking guys 5'11" or smaller in this years draft. Get mean wrecking-balls!

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Anonymous
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

...well Kaleta is a 5'11" wrecking-ball so if there is one like him only better skills, excellent.

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jon
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Monday, June 01, 2009 ×

i kind of hope they draft Doherty. If he really can play a stay at home role and if he has any potential to be better. Two huge monsters on a line would really make our roster unique.

If not Doherty, then i hope the sabres can find a rock to play with myers.. a younger rivet.

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Duddy
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009 ×

Any info on the Robin Lehner guy from sweden? he shows up in a lot of lists.

is he worth a look or just random prospect with good combine?

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Anonymous
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009 ×

Kreider & Leblanc are up there in a lot of the categories. I know Kreider you talked about and Leblanc has been mentioned by a few people too. I like this write up Bakes.

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Kris Baker
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009 ×

Duddy - Lehner is the top goalie coming out of Sweden this year. He's big and quick, but will fall before the Sabres start looking for a netminder. There are a couple good European goalies this season that no one is really talking about...

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Kris Baker
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009 ×

8:00 - Kreider and Leblanc had excellent combines both in the physical testing and interviews with teams. Great players with good heads on their shoulders.

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Duddy
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Wednesday, June 03, 2009 ×

Is he better than our swedish g prospect?

and what are your thoughts on Scott Glennie?

and where do you see Palmieri get drafted? he sounds like a guy sabres should draft.

"is said to be a hard competitor with good hands and vision. He can read plays well and has shown a knack for scoring when the game is on the line."

downside: he's a rangers fan and he likes Lil Wayne.

kthxbai

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