2013 NHL Entry Draft: Blues potential picks at 47th overall

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As many regular readers of this space are aware, the ultimate career goal of your "Game Time" Prospect Department is to one day sit at this table. In this week's Draft Preview special, we'll zoom in on several players that your GTPD would be looking closely at if we were sitting at that table in Newark on June 30.

Bell BW CAN flag MYLES BELL
POSITION Left Wing CSS PRE N/R
SHOOTS Right CSS MID 87 N/A
HEIGHT 6' 00" CSS FIN 46 N/A
WEIGHT 210 lbs ... ...
BORN Aug. 19, 1993 ... ...
WHERE Calgary, AB
SEASON CLUB/LEAGUE GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 Kelowna (WHL) 69 38 55 93 +46 68 6 0 6
2011-12 Kelowna (WHL) 54 15 26 41 -18 55 9 0 2
SCOUTING REPORT
(21 June 2011) If it weren't for a terrible off-ice incident last month, Bell’s fortunes on draft day could have been drastically different. He is a highly-skilled offensive defender capable of running a NHL powerplay with his big shot and a good passing ability. Combine his skills with his physical presence and there was a realistic possibility that he could have heard his named called on Day 1 of the draft as a late 1st rounder. Now with potential physical, psychological, and legal obstacles in front of him, Bell’s stock is sure to slide. How far remains to be determined, but with Bell being one of the youngest players available in this year’s draft, and with the talent he possesses, some team will surely take a chance on him given he is a high risk/high reward player with no prior history of this sort of thing. Pros: Heavy Shot, good puck movement and offensive abilities, physical play, among youngest draft-eligible players (in 2011). Cons: Defensive play, off-ice issues. Skillset Comparison: Similar style to Drew Doughty although very much a poor man’s version.
http://www.thescoutingreport.org/6-whl-sleepers/
"Shifting into forward this year, a tenacious player, Bell plays the game hard and physical, a player with quick feet, good on the forecheck and a hard hitter when given the opportunity along the boards. Versatile has he is very aware of the defensive side of the game, played defense in previous years and plays the point on the powerplay, an extremely hard and quick released shot hitting at least 95 mph. A powerplay quarterback who can make a good first pass out of the zone. Character issues off the ice and issues with the law scares off teams, but his skill level is not something scouts would pass up. He could work on his conditioning and work ethic, as he tends to take quicker shifts then his linemates." – "Hockey's Future" poster/amateur scoiut "Yandle Bars"
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showpost.php?p=60449917&postcount=163

De La Rose BW SWE flag JACOB DE LA ROSE
POSITION Center CSS PRE 3 SWE
SHOOTS Left CSS MID 6 EUR
HEIGHT 6' 02" CSS FIN 7 EUR
WEIGHT 190 lbs ... ...
BORN May 20, 1995 ... ...
WHERE Arvika, SWE
SEASON CLUB/LEAGUE GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 Leksand (SWE 2) 38 6 6 12 +8 31 0 0 4
2011-12 Leksand J20 (SuperElit) 28 4 9 13 -6 24 1 0 0
SCOUTING REPORT
A big power forward type prospect that uses his natural gifts to his advantage is the best way to describe de la Rose. He skates well for his size, with nice speed, footwork and balance. He plays not totally like that bull in a china shop style one would expect but also uses his smarts and instincts to anticipate well and not just react. He possesses dogged puck pursuit, works hard along the walls and pretty much lives in traffic. He can be tenacious on the forecheck and relentless in his puck pursuit. Coaches have confidence in him and use him in all situations - does whatever is asked of him.
http://futureconsiderations.ca/playerprofiler/Jacob-delaRose/
"De La Rose had a quality season as an amateur in the SEL-2, especially considering he received little opportunity on the power play. He is an all-around type of forward who can make plays in both ends, and play any of the three forward positions if asked. His best skill is his skating, which one NHL scout described as very good, while another called him an explosive skater. He is a strong, hard-working forward, pressuring defenders well with his speed and physical play. He lays crushing hits on occasion, while showing determination in his own end through his backchecking and shot blocking. He kills penalties effectively, making good reads. However, scouts are divided on De La Rose's offensive upside." - Corey Pronman, "Hockey Prospectus"
http://thehockeywriters.com/jacob-de-la-rose-the-next-ones-2013-nhl-draft-prospect-profile/

Fasching BW USA flag HUDSON FASCHING
POSITION Right Wing CSS PRE 3 USHL
SHOOTS Right CSS MID 42 N/A
HEIGHT 6' 02" CSS FIN 70 N/A
WEIGHT 214 lbs ... ...
BORN July 28, 1995 ... ...
WHERE Burnsville, MN
SEASON CLUB/LEAGUE GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 USNTDP U-18 (USHL) 65 11 25 36 0 58 4 0 2
2011-12 USNTDP U-17 (NAHL) 54 16 20 36 0 52 5 1 2
SCOUTING REPORT
Fasching is a projectable power winger who is raw but (has) great tools. His skating stride is long and crisp and allows him to drive wide and beat defenders to the net. He possesses a great work ethic, has above average hockey sense and is at his best when charging the net bravely with his stick on the ice looking for a tip, incoming pass or rebounds. He protects the puck very well and shows solid control when shielding it from defenders. Fasching’s very difficult to knock off the puck due to his tremendous size and use of his large frame. Not a bruiser as in looking to destroy anyone, but he uses his strength advantage well. He can tease and mesmerize with bursts of stickhandling prowess as he possesses a talent for executing one-on-one moves that are quite uncommon for a player of his height and stature.
http://futureconsiderations.ca/playerprofiler/Hudson-Fasching/
"On a bit of a slide down the rankings, Fasching gave some good reminders as to why he shouldn't fall past the second round on draft day. While he may not have the productivity of a first-round pick, Fasching's potential remains high to be a solid player at the professional level. He led Team USA with six assists, almost all of which were hard-earned. Fasching drew a lot of contact throughout the tournament and oftentimes was difficult to displace from the puck. He got better around the net and utilized his physical strength to absorb contact and in turn, create space for his linemates. Tyler Motte was a big beneficiary of Fasching's work down low. On top of using his size, Fasching showed above average puck skills in possessing the puck and getting around defenders to give himself a shot on goal or make a good feed. Overall, the tournament was a huge showing for Fasching, who remains one of the top Americans eligible for this year’s draft." - Chris Peters, "United States of Hockey"
http://thehockeywriters.com/hudson-fasching-the-next-ones-nhl-2013-draft-prospect-profile/

Hayden BW USA flag JOHN HAYDEN
POSITION Center CSS PRE LV USHL
SHOOTS Right CSS MID 59 N/A
HEIGHT 6' 03" CSS FIN 29 N/A
WEIGHT 221 lbs ... ...
BORN Feb. 14, 1995 ... ...
WHERE Greenwich, CT
SEASON CLUB/LEAGUE GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 USNTDP U-18 (USHL) 53 17 17 34 0 80 2 0 6
2011-12 USNTDP U-17 (NAHL) 55 11 15 26 0 65 2 0 2
SCOUTING REPORT
Hayden is an energetic and hard working player, Hayden is immensely respected in the locker room by his teammates. Has the skill to make plays and contribute offensively, he draws very strong comparisons to Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell.
http://futureconsiderations.ca/playerprofiler/John-Hayden/
"John Hayden, a forward blessed with great size (6-3, 216) and physical strength, has shown a willingness to win battles and employ an effective net drive. The Americans will utilize Hayden’s power forward game while he attempts to show scouts that his soft hands and offensive skills are worthy of being drafted into the National Hockey League." - Brendan Ross, "The Hockey Writers"
http://thehockeywriters.com/john-hayden-the-next-ones-nhl-entry-draft-prospect-profile/

Yakimov BW RUS flag BOGDAN YAKIMOV
POSITION Center CSS PRE 2 RUS
SHOOTS Left CSS MID 15 EUR
HEIGHT 6' 05" CSS FIN 11 EUR
WEIGHT 202 lbs ... ...
BORN Oct. 4, 1994 ... ...
WHERE Nizhnekamsk, RUS
SEASON CLUB/LEAGUE GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 Penza / Izhevsk (VHL) 37 8 14 22 +12 16 1 0 1
2012-13 Nizhnekamsk Jr (MHL) 11 6 7 13 +2 2 3 0 1
SCOUTING REPORT
Yakimov is a huge two-way center with quick hands, a good shot and is dangerous around the net. He has size, strength and is solid defensive skills for his age. He’s not very fast but he finds the right spots to be on the ice. Yakimov protects the puck well and has good vision. A strong kid, but has to use his body more in a physical role and should work on his skating as he tends to have shifts where he lumbers around the ice. The combination of size and skill makes him an intriguing NHL prospect.
http://futureconsiderations.ca/playerprofiler/Bogdan-Yakimov/
"Yakimov is a big, tough center who thrives in the face-off circle where he uses his size and strength to over power opponents… He’s solid at both ends of the ice and gets most of his goals and points by getting his nose dirty around the net." – "Future Considerations" scout Roman Solovoev
http://thehockeywriters.com/bogdan-yakimov-the-next-ones-2013-nhl-draft-prospect-profile/

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