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    Default 2021 Off Season

    Well I hope the current pause doesn't last as long as the last one and when Pats games resume - we can do so, with our bums in the Agridome seats. Does anyone know when the 3 drafts are set to go?

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    Import draft - June 30th with picks #32 & 95. Prospects

    US Priority Draft - December 8th with picks #1 and 33

    Prospects Draft - December 9th with pick #10 in first round and #8 in subsequent rounds

    It looks like we will need the 2 euro picks this year - as we had none last season. As usual, I must express my opinion that the Pats go after the best euros that want to come to YQR - not the best available players. How many times have we picked someone who has no desire to play here and fails to report? We have a history of not using this draft to its full potential!

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    Pats select 2 forwards in euro draft. The pats took Finnish forward Joakim Kemell in the 1st round and Russian born forward, Alexander Suzdalev in the 2nd round. Both players are 17 now and eligible for next year's NHL draft. Only time will tell if they will report to camp.......

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    I'm happy that the season seems to be progressing with some degree of normalcy. After this last silly season I personally feel disconnected from both the team and the league as a whole. I mean I've watched as much of Bedard as I could get and marvel at his ability. Nevertheless not having contact; like going to the rink, following players, hockey buddies, blogs, friends, etc has left me feeling out of sync. It feels like something is off and I really want things to get back to normal. I have to believe that some other fans regardless of their team choice, feel the same.

    I have looked over the returning roster for the Pats and I feel we are still a long way off from being a serious contender. The best goalie we have is Kieper and he's just 17. Our defence is rather small with Evans being the only star power back there but he's also been a project over the years and now is an OA. After Bedard the forward pool has really no stars. There are lot of guys who are referred to as having the elusive "potential" . I have yet to see the potential that Dubinsky was supposed to have. Brook has been hurt since we got him. After that the forward pool drops off exponentially. There are some journeymen but really nobody that even has the competency to play at Bedards level. The two new Euros are wild cards and our history with these guys has been spotty. Regardless of Bedards immense talent, he alone cannot make the Pats a contender. We need a huge breakthrough from about three other players to get us to the next plateau. I hope it happens but as they say...."I'm from Missouri..show me!"

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    Ryker Evans taken by Kraken in 2nd round.

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    Pats traded away Carter Massier. for 18 yo goalie, Keegan Maddock, who hasn't played the dub yet. To me it seems kind of redundant given Kieper, and Welke are 17 and 19 respectfully. I figure Welke is odd man out.

    That leaves Evans (D), Nijhoff (LW), Smith (RW) and Chorney (RW) as 20 yo's - based upon offensive production Chorney is the odd man out here unless JP can swing a trade.

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    Moving massier probably means theyre certain Evans will return. Nijhoff and smith/chorney are decent 20s. Guess we will see at camp. Welke/Maddock are going to be 1B starter behind Kieper. Itll be good to have depth due to the high probability of rust.

    More concerning for me...are we going to strike out on signing imports for the 3rd year in a row??? Whats going on here? I think we are one of 5 or 6 remaining teams who hasnt signed at least one yet. Im fine if that little gushchin rat snubs regina, and it seems Svozil might not even need to do major junior....but i dont see any excuse to miss out on either of two these kids we drafted, especially since sedov is likely not returning. Three consecutive failures cannot be attributed to coincidence, the fault will lie at the feet of scouting and recruiting.

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    SAJ said
    .but i dont see any excuse to miss out on either of two these kids we drafted, especially since sedov is likely not returning. Three consecutive failures cannot be attributed to coincidence, the fault will lie at the feet of scouting and recruiting.
    1. If Sedov were to return - he would mess up the 20 y/o calculations......
    2. Every summer I get on here and gripe about the Pats would be best served by taking Euro's that want to come here & play-and that they should do their homework before picking any player. and establish that there is a legitimate desire to play here, how many times have we passed on very good players just to take a flyer on kids that do not want to come here? We may as well forfeit our import picks, all the good they do us!

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