LW Samuel Poulin - Sherbrooke Phoenix, QMJHL (2019, 21st, PIT)

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  1. Tryamkin

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    Samuel Poulin is a 6’1 200lb power forward, and the son of former NHL forward Patrick Poulin. He’s amassed 45 pts with Sherbrooke this year in the Q which is very impressive for a 16 year old. He plays on the team with his 20 year old undrafted brother Nicholas Poulin. He should be one to watch for 2019.
     
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    I am from Sherbrooke. I saw him play all year. First of all , he is not a center. He's a winger. Our team had an amazing run at the end of the regular season and won the 1st round of the playoffs. He was a big part of that.
     
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    Thanks for the input. He was listed as a center when I checked, and when I watched him play it seemed he was playing a central role, but you would know better than me.
     
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    gonna be a big player next year
     
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    Was an absolute force against the Swiss today. If he can continue his play from the back half of last season into his draft year, look for his name to be called well within the first day of the draft.
     
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    Where you guys have this guy ? Personally, I would take him in the late 1st round. Big guy who can score and with alote of upside
     
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    Named captain.
     
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    I could see NHL teams really loving this kid and maybe taking higher than where he's usually ranked.
     
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    Could very well see that. Several sub 6 foot forwards rated in the later part of the 1st. If your team covets size he’d be a guy to go after. Just have to determine what his offensive upside is. Very good numbers ins the Q.
     
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    He is 6'1 and 1/2 as per NHL Central Scouting .. Good player
     
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    I think you missed what StreekHawk was trying to say.
     
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    This guy ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of teams. At worst you're going to get a solid bottom-six player and there's nothing wrong with that at the end of the 1st round.
     
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    Its true getting a bottom 6 player at the end of the first round is probably good when looking at history of a 22-30 range of players. However, you can get bottom 6 players through free agency, trade or potentially even a later round. I would rather gamble on a riskier player that has a higher perceived ceiling with a pick at this point in the draft.
     
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    Ha - Yes i did misread- apologies Streethawk
     
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    Philosophically, sure. I kinda agree. However with Poulin I don't think you're giving up much on ceiling either. He's the top scorer on his team. End of the day I wouldn't be surprised if he's picked anywhere from 20-50 but after 50 he's a steal IMO.
     
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    Hockey-graphs did an interesting podcast on this subject. Namita Nandakumar did a study by weighting outcomes and probabilities. Not surprisingly it makes much more sense as a draft strategy to for high upside with every pick because getting one Gaudreau in the 4th or Stone in the 6th is more valuable than getting a 3rd line forward or 3rd pairing D-man in the last first or second. This is true because those players are always available as UFAs or through trade.
    Of course determining who really has a higher ceiling (e.g. Trocheck or Lowry) as a 17-year-old is much easier in theory than practice.
     
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    Maybe projects like a Jake DeBrusk type of player? Top end a 2nd line Guy or worst case a 3rd line banger.
     
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    I don't really know. Debrusk himself is still a tough player to peg. He goes through spurts where he looks like a 40 goal scorer. He also scored a lot more goals in his draft year than Poulin.
     
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    I dont see anything that tells me more than bottom 6 player fighting for regular minutes in nhl
    has stagnated to comparables
     
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    I see the potential for an excellent 3rd line winger, decent 2nd liner and would gladly pay a lower 1st for him
     
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    Draft year Poulin and Debrusk almost equal in point with bit more goal for Debrusk( on same match played) but in draft+1 only 21 goal for Debrusk.
     
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    42 goals to 25 goals is more than "a bit more".

    In his D+1 year Debrusk played through a brutal injury
     
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    72 games play is also more than 56.
     
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    Fine. 0.583 GPG vs 0.446 GPG... that's a 31% difference, not just "a bit more"
     

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