Mom's Basement Stakes 2016

Explanation

June 2016:
The 2016 draft competition is set. I should have put in a few more players, but I had run out of time, so I'm two picks short. McKenzie, who only posts 80 picks, is five short. This is the second year for Pronman in this event, and I'm always shocked by how small his team is in height.

I wasn't happy with how the draft went for me, I felt I was 8th behind a team that wanted the same player as me, so I missed out on Keller, but I think I did OK none-the-less. We'll check back on this list next after the World Juniors, then again next draft to see how people are doing.

The players in parenthesis are who they would have picked had another contestant not selected them first, so if you are just looking at, say, Button, independent of this competition, use the player in parenthesis.

May 2017:
A lot of things have gone right for me so far for the 2016 Stakes. While it's true I broke my television throwing a shoe at it when Arizona took the vastly undervalued Keller, and I felt depressed looking at Cliff Pu after the draft because I never looked at him before the draft, beside those two things, the draft went well for me, and I am well out in front with 4 single digit players. Overall Buffalo had a good draft, outside of Nylander. Nyberg doesn't get the press he deserves, and Pu had a splendid season. Button did repectably, as did Pronman and the Hockey News. McKenzie is dead last.

Tim Murray won the World Junior Leg of this tournament, with Nylander, Asplund, Fitzgerald and Budik playing for a total of 23-6-16. My WJC Leg was good, at 27-3-8. From my view, the WJC a very early indicator of a good draft. Though, obviously, it can be gamed. I might have missed some WJC participants.



How to read this?
#8 Buffalo Sabres Alexander Nylander (RW/LW) 7-5-7 23
The #8 pick by Buffalo played 7 WJC games last Christmas scoring 5 goals and 7 assists. He ranks 23rd among forwards in 2016 in his age group. If a player is an overager, he is ranked among the players he could have been drafted for the first time.

Tim Murray has

#8 Buffalo Sabres Alexander Nylander (RW/LW) 7-5-7 23
#33 Buffalo Sabres Rasmus Asplund (C/LW) 7-1-6 18
#69 Buffalo Sabres Cliff Pu (C/RW) 5
#86 Buffalo Sabres Casey Fitzgerald (D) 7-0-3 36 (overager)
#99 Buffalo Sabres Brett Murray (LW) 79
#129 Buffalo Sabres Philip Nyberg (D) 24 (overager)
#130 Buffalo Sabres Vojtech Budik (D) 2-0-0 37
#159 Buffalo Sabres Brandon Hagel (LW) 48
#189 Buffalo Sabres Austin Osmanski (D) 52
#190 Buffalo Sabres Vasili Glotov (LW) 127

rakish
dated blog post: http://forums.sabrespace.com/topic/23840-rakiis-draft-thread/?p=832351
#8 Chychrun 1
#33 Gundstrom 7-3-4 30
#69 Burke 53
#86 Bernhardt 7-0-3 4/15
#99 Denis Alexeyev 7-0-1 41/76
#129 Pethrus 24
#130 Shvyryov (Bratt) 4
#159 Kristaps Zile (Shvyryov) 6-0-0 7
#189 (Zile)
#190

Button

#8 Brown 43
#33 Debrincat 15
#69 Bitten 61
#86 Phillips 45
#99 Mattson 98
#129 Aapeli Räsänen (Burke) 6-2-4 92
#130 David Quenneville (Rasanen) 11
#159 Stransky (Quennville) 5-1-0 52
#189 Fortier 58 (Stransky)
#190 Kyle Maksimovich 67 (Fortier)

The Hockey News

#8 Nylander 7-5-7 23
#33 Debrincat 15
#69 Pu 5
#86 Mete 20
#99 Tim Gettinger 44
#129 Luce 53
#130 Zach Sawchenko G
#159 Jacob Neveu 70
#189 Otto Makinen 95
#190 Travis Barron 88

Pronman

#8 Nylander 7-5-7 23
#33 Debrincat 15
#69 Sokolov 28
#86 Polunin 7-3-3 40 (1 year overage)
#99 Mete 20
#129 Bratt 54
#130 Aho 9 (2 year overage)
#159 Stransky (Quenneville) 5-1-0 52
#189 Somppi 96
#190 Ronning 34/85 (Burke,Fortier)

McKenzie

#8 Nylander 7-5-7 23
#33 Hajek 39
#69 Bitten 61
#86 Kopacka 51
#99 Gettinger 44
#129 #189
#190