1st round - 2007 draft

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Kramy, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Kramy

    Kramy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Québec
    Post your 1st round as you see it now, here's mine :

    1. Angelo Esposito
    2. Alexei Cherepanov
    3. Patrick Kane
    4. Karl Azner
    5. Jakub Voracek
    6. Logan Couture
    7. James Van Riemsdyk
    8. Kyle Turris
    9. Sam Gagner
    10. Luca Cunti
    11. Billy Sweatt
    12. Nick Petrecki
    13. Tyson Sexsmith
    14. Dana Tyrell
    15. Jonathan Blum
    16. Keaton Ellerby
    17. Colton Gillies
    18. Keven Veilleux
    18. Brandon Sutter
    20. Mark Katic
    21. Zach Hamill
    22. Oscar Moller
    23. Sergei Korostin
    24. Jim O'Brien
    25. Alex Plante
    26. Trevor Cann
    27. Akim Aliu
    28. Kevin Shattenkirk
    29. Thomas Hickey
    30. John Negrin
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2007
  2. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    109,332
    Likes Received:
    6,199
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    I ONLY have a top 15 right now:

    1. Karl Alzner
    2. James vanRiemsdyk
    3. Logan Couture
    4. Kyle Turris
    5. Pat Kane
    6. Sam Gagner
    7. Luca Cunti
    8. Jakub Voracek
    9. Sergei Korostin
    10. Alexei Cherepanov
    11. Bill Sweatt
    12. Nick Petrecki
    13. Keaton Ellerby
    14. Angelo Esposito
    15. Mark Katic

    HM: Dana Tyrell, Patrick White, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brandon Sutter, Keven Veilleux, Tyson Sexsmith
     
  3. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Messages:
    12,538
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal
    Home Page:
    I know your probably one of the posters that beleive that esposito is overrated ...
    but dont you think that his skating and determination alone should help him make the NHL and that a team will take him higher just for those factors...
    just sayin'
     
  4. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    109,332
    Likes Received:
    6,199
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    Well, I wouldn't have him as a 1st round, top 15 pick if I didn't think his skills could "help him make the NHL". I think that being a top 15 pick is a tremendous thing. I just don't think Esposito is as good as the players ahead of him or will have as good an NHL career as they will.
     
  5. Kramy

    Kramy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Québec
    Esposito at 14!!?? Do you hate him that much!!?? :eek:

    I can't believe he's not top 3 on everybody's list, IMO he's the best Quebecer prospect at draft time since Vincent Lecavalier, and he would also be the greatest prospect to come out from the Q since Lecavalier if it wasn't of Sidney Crosby. Patrice Bergeron doesn't count since it was a revelation few months after the draft.
     
  6. MM425

    MM425 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    4,747
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    96
    It's such a crapshoot... I can only put together a top 10.

    1. Patrick Kane
    2. Karl Alzner
    3. Logan Couture
    4. Jakub Voracek
    5. Alex Cherepanov
    6. Sam Ganger
    7. James Van Reimsdyk
    8. Kyle Turris
    9. Angelo Espositio
    10. Nick Petricki

    Talent like Cuniti, Ellerby, and Korostin have a real shot at getting into the top ten aswell.
     
  7. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    109,332
    Likes Received:
    6,199
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    Esposito couldn't even make the Canadian WJC team this year.

    He's a great junior player, but ALL he has is his offense. His defense is nowhere near up to par with the likes of Bergeron, Crosby, and Lecavalier. NOWHERE NEAR.

    He's not a bad prospect, I just don't see enough of him to warrant taking him that high.

    I'm sure some team probably does, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him selected anywhere from 1st to 15th depending where he's ranked on team's lists.
     
  8. Rise from the Ashes

    Rise from the Ashes Price defies corsi

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    7,465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Pointe-Claire, QC
    I havent seen the ability in Espo that he can change a game. He is sometimes invisible.
     
  9. chaosrevolver

    chaosrevolver Snubbed Again

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    16,105
    Likes Received:
    175
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student, Summer Custodian
    Location:
    Ontario
    Ill put 10 together,

    1.Alzner
    2.Kane
    3.Cherepeanov
    4.Voracek
    5.Esposito
    6.Gagner
    7.Couture
    8.Van Riemsdyk
    9.Turris
    10.Katic

    And my homer pick...............Bryan Cameron #29
     
  10. chaosrevolver

    chaosrevolver Snubbed Again

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    16,105
    Likes Received:
    175
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student, Summer Custodian
    Location:
    Ontario
    reminds me of Kessel, as in he was very highly touted but the following year dropped his draft status a little
     
  11. Rise from the Ashes

    Rise from the Ashes Price defies corsi

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    7,465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Pointe-Claire, QC
    Yeah but even when i watched the Canadian WJC camp, he was totally invisible. I think he understands now that if he isnt physical and beefs up, the pro game will eat him up.
     
  12. VanW27

    VanW27 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    halifax,n.s.
    Home Page:
    Only 1 draft eligible forward made the team, and plenty of players who go very highly in the draft dont make the canadian team (Staal last year for one). I dont see how not making the WJC team will be seen that negatively by NHL scouts.

    I agree though he could go anywhere from 1-15 (1-10 IMO) depending on the team picking
     
  13. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    109,332
    Likes Received:
    6,199
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    By all accounts he was VERY mediocre to even bad at the camp, though. That WILL hut his stock.
     
  14. Buffalo87

    Buffalo87 thehosers dot com

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester
    1) Kane
    2) Couture
    3) Alzner
    4) Cherepanov
    5) Voracek
    6) Turris
    7) Esposito
    8) Gagner
    9) Van Reimsdyk
    10) Ellerby
    11) Cunti
    12) Sweatt
    13) Hamill
    14) Sutter
    15) Mayorov
    16) Blum
    17) Aliu
    18) O'Brien
    19) Veilleux
    20) Katic
    21) Korostin
    22) Petrecki
    23) Backlund
    24) Shattenkirk
    25) Moller
    26) Cross
    27) Tyrell
    28) Gillies
    29) Hickey
    30) Plante
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2007
  15. Bam Beet*

    Bam Beet* Guest

    Sounds like Billy Sweatt will be drafted somewhere where the Avs will pick most likely mid round. Seems like an obvious pick for them if he is still available.
     
  16. McNasty

    McNasty Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,426
    Likes Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Location:
    Rutgers
    If the Flyers are picking they will likely select Cherepanov. They won't select a Center because they are loaded with young natural centers.
     
  17. leafmon

    leafmon Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Why do you say if it wasn't for Crosby? Shouldn't he be No. 1 on your list?
     
  18. Rise from the Ashes

    Rise from the Ashes Price defies corsi

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    7,465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    Pointe-Claire, QC
    Im a large fan of Sweatt
     
  19. Kramy

    Kramy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Québec
    The Team Canada argument is insignificant to me; Claude Giroux couldn't make the cut as an 18 years old (turning 19) this year, did his stock fall for that reason? I don't think so. It's not like if cracking Team Canada's roster was a piece of cake, especially when there are already 6 returning forwards from an undefeated gold-medalled squad. Last year on HFBoards Carey Price was known as the worst pick of the 2005 draft because he couldn't make the team at 18; where are these claims now?

    Lots of people seem to look at Esposito as an underachiever this year, like if he wasn't living up to expectations. IMO he still is the same player with the same upside; the kid is a constant threat in the offensive zone, has excellent skating and playmaking skills; he is showing flashes of an elite talent. Part of the problem is that the whole Quebec Remparts are struggling this year, it's been a very tough and disappointing season after a fantastic Memorial Cup quest, and I'm confident they will bounce back next year.

    Would the HF community agree to say that Esposito has the best upside in this draft?

    On a side note, if he does fall to #10 - 15 in june, I hope the Habs will move up to get him.

    Read again.
     
  20. Tb0ne

    Tb0ne Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    5,439
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Occupation:
    Artist
    Location:
    Victoria
    Why is Luca Cunti so high? not saying he isn't as I havn't seen him play I'm just curious because it seems he's going to be the highest drafted Swiss player yet and I'm curious what type of player he is.
     
  21. Gags1288

    Gags1288 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    4,359
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    The Flyers will select whoever they think is the best prospect in the draft. Lots of players make the transition seemlessly between center and wing and that's always an option if they draft yet another center in the first round. It could be Kane, Voracek, Couture, Cherepanov, Gagner, Turris, Esposito, JVR or even Alzner, but I will assure you they won't pass up a guy they think is the better player available because he plays center in junior hockey.
     
  22. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    109,332
    Likes Received:
    6,199
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    The Flyers would take Alzner if the draft were today, IMO. He's perfect for their team.
     
  23. #66

    #66 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    11,585
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    IMO thats the best list I've seen yet. I'll agree with JP on Espo but I think that he'll still see top 10. I like him more than Kessel but he'll have some of the same problems and like Kessel, he's not even close to a Crosby level.
     
  24. MM425

    MM425 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    4,747
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    96
    I haven't seen him play... but from what I've read, he seems to be a European version of Rod Brind'Amour. Great skater, good offensive touch, excellent in all three zones, and isn't afraid to mix it up with anyone. His stock is rising because he appears to be very NHL ready... I'm crossing my fingers that people pass on him because he's from a non-traditional hockey country a la Kopitar and my Habs nab him with their first rounder :yo: ...

    Doubtful that will happen though :(
     
  25. VanW27

    VanW27 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    halifax,n.s.
    Home Page:
    The leafs took Luca Cereda 24th overall in '99, it was later found out he had a serious heart problem derailing his hockey career (although it wasnt progressing very well to that point), is he the highest ever drafted swiss player?

    Also Sweatt is a guy that had been overlooked in previous lists, good to see people taking notice of him.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"