Flames Pick Patrick Sieloff at 42

Kent Wilson
June 23 2012 08:34AM

 

 

With the 42nd overall pick, Calgary chose 6', 195 pound defender Patrick Sieloff out of the U-18 developement team in the US. He's a guy descibed as having a good first step, a fluid stride and good leadership qualities. He didn't score much last year and probably doesn't have much upside in terms of points.

Sieloff has committed to play with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL next year, where he'll get a lot more action and ice time. He sounds like a Tyler Wotherspoon type player who may or may not develop into a steady second pairing guy down the road. 

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#1 Stockley
June 23 2012, 08:40AM
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Compared to Bobby Boucher by The Hockey News. Hits anything that moves.

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#2 SmellOfVictory
June 23 2012, 09:19AM
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What the ffffffffffffffffffffff. They passed on Thrower and Frk for this guy?

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#3 Franko J
June 23 2012, 09:38AM
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Wow a younger and cheaper version of Sarich. I think Wiesbrodt is in charge now. Tod Button is just a figure head now.

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#4 Greg
June 23 2012, 10:41AM
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So yesterday's trade ends up being Teravainen for jankowski and Sieloff? Will take at least 5 years to judge that unfortunately.

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#5 negrilcowboy
June 23 2012, 11:50AM
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just what exactly is happening. a trade down for a high schooler and this guy. i am confused.

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#6 Frank
June 23 2012, 12:37PM
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Terevainen will be lighting it up for the Hawks in 1/2 years most likely, while Jankowski and Sieloff are both long term projects. I have a feeling we'll be cursing long and hard unless 'Janko' pans out to be Nieuwendyke-esqe. A huge gamble by Wiesbrod/Feaster that could end up costing them both their jobs if Teravainen turns into a star, or if Janko is a bust.

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#7 Colin.S
June 23 2012, 01:12PM
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@Frank, theres no Garauntess on Teravainen either that he lights it up either, a whole pile of other teams passed on him, while I think he would be a good safe pick no garuantee he becomes what we all hope.

I don't mind this pick, he's a lot more than just a younger Sarich. He's apparently a very very mobile hard hitting very smart defensive dman, and really thats not a bad thing to have in the system. It'd be really nice if we had drafted or have a guy in the system who is a lot more offensive minded defenseman that we could pair with a guy like this, but alas we don't.

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#8 everton fc
June 23 2012, 02:21PM
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@Greg.

You are right. And we don't have five years. As a franchise.

Clearly, Weisbrod'd calling the shots. As an attempt to be positive, if Sieloff eclipses Dumba, in terms of on-ice agressiveness and grit, I'll give that one to Wesibrod.

Huge gamble.

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#9 Bean-counting cowboy
June 23 2012, 04:24PM
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I beleive the success rate for 2nd round players is around 25% that make it to the NHL full time. Everyone in the 2nd round is a gamble

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#10 I'm Just Sayin'
June 23 2012, 09:00PM
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The negativity on this site is typical of so-called Flames fans. How about looking at the positive attributes of these players and giving the team some credit for maybe knowing what they're doing? Sven was not the pick everybody wanted last year and if the team passed on him you would all be whining about that.

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