RW Simon Holmström - HV71 J20, SuperElit (2019, 23rd, NYI)

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  1. YearlyLottery

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    The poster said that Lamoriello would have drafted Holmstrom 1st overall which is false.

    I’m just curious where this information has been reported.
     
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    Ok yeah, that can't be true or some context is missing or whatever.
     
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    That poster might not even really be an isles fan. I have my suspicions about a few posters on our board.

    Back to the topic, There’s no way Lou said that or feels that way. That’s ridiculous
     
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    This is my favourite player in the draft. I have him ranked 14 this year, great pick Isles, if he can stay healthy you have a near slam dunk top six winger.
     
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    It's not ideal... but the most important thing is what they have in the NHL currently. Matt Barzal is super young and a strong #1 C for the next decade +. If you've got that, it isn't so bad. Nelson isn't a great 2C, but he's ok, Cizikas is a great bottom six C. All three of those guys should be around for another 5+ years. If the Islanders could produce just one middle six C through the draft or elsewhere, they're in good shape.
     
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    I’m getting a Nyquist/Tatar vibe.
     
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    No, they are not similar at all. I've been trying to figure out a good comparable for him but I can't think of one. Closest I can think of is Rickard Rakell.
     
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    Poor mans Elias Pettersson without the elite shot.
     
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    No, Holmström plays with power, speed and puck protection. I don't see any similarities there.
     
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    thanks for this thread !
    would you say that some of his injurys are from playing somewhat reckless/fearless style of game ?
     
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    The type of hip problem he's been dealing with is common for elite athletes and is probably caused by repetitive movements of the hip joint, squats etc. There is also a genetic component. Holmström is not really a reckless player, I'd like to see him be more aggressive actually.
     
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    I'd argue his main attributes are puck control/protection, creativity and vision. He's a good skater but it's not like he's blowing past guys and I don't really see the power element. At least we agree on him being a good player :)
     
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    William Karlsson?
     
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    Thanks for the input from those of you who've actually watched the kid play! Judging from what I read, he is not projected to be a big scorer but more of a playmaking winger type then? And it's only really the injury problems that are concerning, not talent?
     
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    I really like this pick too, the more I watch him the more I like him. Such a good player all over the ice. Fantastic overall skater, size, good hands, feels the game well, knows how to protect the puck and buy time, has a good shot and plays at a high pace. Isles found a player
     
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    Sounds a bit like a left-handed Elias Lindholm.
     
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    Button compared him to Vrana on the broadcast.
     
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    Button probably hasn't seen him more than a couple of national team games. Guess a few goals at the U18 WC is enough to call him a pure goalscorer. He's a pass first player.


     
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    Thanks, well if you think of any, please do tell.
     
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    To me he’s like this weird mix of Matt Barzal and Oskar Sundqvist lmaooo
     
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    I get the impression that he’s underrated.

    From what I’ve seen from clips and development camp, he could be a skilled top 6’er. He has sneaky speed. Though he looked tentative at times, he was aggressive on the forecheck, adept at winning board battles against older opponents. He has slick hands and IQ. Had a few points.

    Satisfied w this pick. I’m excited now after seeing him play.
     
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    We'll see how things play out, but my main gripe about him is how much he looks like Draco Malfoy. :sarcasm:
     
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    I see a blend of Datsyuk and a guitar pick.
     
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    Injured again?
     

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