Leafs Geeks Podcast – Draft Preview (Final Edition)

Ryan Biech from Canucks Army & The Athletic joins us this week to break down some of our favourite players in the 2018 NHL Draft using both video & statistical analysis (combining ‘the eye test’ with ‘the numbers’)

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4:47 – The draft’s most divisive player: Ryan Merkley (RHD, Guelph, OHL)
7:36 – Europeans, Isac Lundestrom (C/LW, Lulea, SHL), and “The 51% Rule”
11:27 – Jonatan Berggren (C/RW, Skelleftea J20, SuperElit) and Dominik Bokk (RW, Vaxjo J20, SuperElit)
14:13 – The man, the myth, the enigma: Grigori Denisenko (LW, Lokomotiv J20, MHL)
15:47 – 1st Round C targets: Ty Dellandrea (C, Flint, OHL), Ryan McLeod (C, Mississauga, OHL), and Akil Thomas (C, Niagara, OHL)
20:11 – Alexander Alexeyev (LHD, Red Deer, WHL)
22:08 – US Defencemen: Bode Wilde (LHD, USNDTP) and K’Andre Miller (RHD, USNTDP)
24:49 – Undervalued RHD: Nils Lundkvist (RHD, Lulea J20, SuperElit) and Calen Addison (RHD, Lethbridge, WHL)
29:26 – Undervalued LHD: Jonny Tychonick (LHD, Penticton, BCHL) and Nicolas Beaudin (LHD, Drummondville, QMJHL)
35:05 – Timra teammates: Filip Hallander (C/W, Timra, Allsvenskan) and Jacob Oloffson (C, Timra, Allsvenskan)
37:23 – 2nd Round C targets: Jake Wise (C, USNTDP) and Cam Hillis (C, Guelph, OHL)
39:14 – Overager Sean Durzi (RHD, Owen Sound, OHL)
41:18 – Undervalued 2nd Round targets: David Gustafsson (C, HV71, SHL), Aidan Dudas (C, Owen Sound, OHL), Jake Drury (C, Waterloo, USHL), Albin Eriksson (RW/LW, Skelleftea J20, SuperElit)
43:29 – Allan McShane (C, Oshawa, OHL)
44:59 – Analytics darling: Cole Fonstad (C/LW, Prince Albert, WHL)
46:57 – The 5’7 superstar: Jerry Turkulainen (RW/LW, JYP, Liiga)
48:13 – Mid-Late Round C targets: Jan Jenik (C, HC Benatky, Czech2), Milos Roman (C, Vancouver, WHL), Linus Karlsson (C, Karlskrona J20, SuperElit)
50:34 – Undervalued Swede: Marcus Westfalt (C/LW, Brynas, SHL) (meets the 51% rule)
52:39 – The most interesting man in the world: Bulat Shafigullan (F, Reaktor, MHL)
57:16 – The numbers not doing Cam Hillis justice.
1:00:45 – Why Jett Woo (RHD, Moose Jaw, WHL) might be underrated.
1:01:34 – What’s happening with Adam Mascherin (LW, Kitchener, OHL)
1:02:50 – High school phenom: Jay O’Brien (C, Thayer Academy, US High School)
1:04:59 – Junior-A star: Jack McBain (C, Toronto, OJHL)
1:06:43 – Wrapping things up.

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