1st Round Mock 2005

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  1. Riggins

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    I just slapped one together quickly for the sake of discussion. I used last year's standings as the order. Criticize away... tell me how your team doesn't need a goalie, etc. ;) By the end of it I was just throwing names next to teams.


    1. Pittsburgh – C Sidney Crosby
    2. Chicago - C Gilbert Brule
    3. Washington - D Jack Johnson
    4. Columbus – C Marek Zagrapan
    5. Phoenix – RW Bobby Ryan
    6. NY Rangers – LW Benoit Pouliot
    7. Florida – LW Guillaume Latendresse
    8. Carolina – G Tuukka Rask
    9. Anaheim – D Marc Staal
    10. Atlanta – C Alex Bourret
    11. Los Angeles – C Ryan O’Marra
    12. Minnesota – G Carey Price
    13. Buffalo – D Jakub Kindl
    14. Edmonton – RW Devin Setoguchi
    15. Nashville – C Anze Kopitar
    16. NY Islanders – RW Nicklas Bergfors
    17. St. Louis – C Jack Skille
    18. Montreal – D Ryan Parent
    19. Calgary – LW Ryan Stoa
    20. Dallas – LW Kenndal McArdle
    21. Colorado – D Luc Bourdon
    22. New Jersey – D Matt Lashoff
    23. Philadelphia – D Teemu Laakso
    24. Vancouver – C Chris Durand
    25. Ottawa – G Jean-Philippe Levasseur
    26. Toronto – RW Michael Blunden
    27. Boston – LW Martin Hanzal
    28. San Jose - D Brendan Mikkelson
    29. Detroit – D Brian Lee
    30. Tampa Bay – G Alexandre Vincent
     
  2. trahans99

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    Kindl is too high at 13, i'd say 20-30

    Setoguchi IMO should be somewhere between 8-12, other than that good job
     
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    I can't see Doug picking Zagrapan.
     
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    Isles are weak on bluechip lw prospects and defensive prospects.Kind of hard to see how they'd take another rw instead of addressing these team needs.
     
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    I'd much prefer Bourdon in a habs Jersey than Parent. Kindl would also be nice.
     
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    Why would he land in Washington...they won the lottery last year....so it would be re-done this year.
     
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    I could live with this. ;)
     
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    I really don't see the Flames picking a "USA" player for their 1st round under Sutter's new western regime. Also, I don't see the Flames taking a LW unless he is downright amazing as we have Chuko (last year) and Nystrom ready for the NHL or very close. If anything the Flames need some youth on the RW side. After Kobasew and possibly Tardiff (not sure about making it), we don't have much for prospects on the right side. Donovan and Clark are that young anymore either.
     
  9. Riggins

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    Well... here is the solution. The Isles fan doesn't want a RW, and the Flames fan doesn't want a LW.

    So give Stoa to NYI and Bergfors to Calgary.
     
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    Yep.

    I like the offensive upside of Bourdon.I'm worry about Parent offensive upside though.The habs need a good offensive defenceman , Bourdon would be a great fit there.I doubt , Setoguchi will be picked before Kopitar.

    Not a bad list though.
     
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    Yeah, you beat me to it. I would much rather have Bourdon than Parent. Haven't seen much of the Guelph Storm, but when I see Bourdon, I love what I see. That being said, Bourdon at 21? I doubt he will be that low. He's ISS ranked 4. He'll probably be top 10. If he was still there at 18 where Mtl picks (theoretically), he would be snapped up ahead of Parent. Also, I doubt Bourret would go as high as 10. He's good, but I doubt top 10.
     
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    Kopitar to Toronto :mad:
     
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    I'm torn as to who I'd rather have between Parent and Bourdon.

    While CSB has Bourdon at #4 for NA, McKeen's has him at #31 overall.
     
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    Yeah true, I don't get why he's rated so low. Wasen't Latendresse in the 60's a month ago? Can't remeber which one it was but 60? That was a little ridiculous. Sorry to be vague, but I can't find which one it was.

    Personally though, I'd rather have Bourdon, I like his leadership, effort and his upside. He's already 3X his production from last year and I don't think he'll slow down. But again, I've seen him more than Parent so I can't really say I can judge them 100% equally.

    Edit- Okay I found where it was. It was CSS Mid-Term Rankings for NA Skaters, January 2005. Guillaume Latendresse was no. 67. I didn't understand that one at all.
     
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    I don't think Carolina would take a goalie with Cam Ward already waiting in the wings
     
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    I prefer Parent who I have ranked at 16 and Bourdon at 22 (If some people haven't seen it yet, I have a top 50 that I put up a few days ago). Bourdon has more upside but I prefer Parent's skating and his smarts.

    McKeens has Bourdon rated lower because they question his mental game.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    I have trouble seeing which teams would select goalies... possibly Phoenix. Their actual draft position will likely go up from number 5 if there is a season this year. It all depends on how they determine the order.
     
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    Good choice :handclap:

    Ducks would like to add another good d-man prospect to go with Smid.

    They have a lot of good young forwards so this makes sense. (Perry, Getzlaf, Lupul, Chistov, etc.)
     
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    im just coming back from the Gatineau Olympiques against Val d'Or Foreurs and Luc Bourdon was just incredible. He was physical all game and even won REALLY easy a fight after a guy touched the goalie. Im sure that André Savard and Pierre Dorion were really impressed by what they saw tonight.
     
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    Pretty good...I changed draft position and tried to take in consideration what folks are chipping in:

    1. Washington - C Sidney Crosby
    2. Pittsburgh - C Gilbert Brule
    3. New York Rangers - D Jack Johnson
    4. Chicago - RW Bobby Ryan
    5. Carolina - D Mark Staal
    6. Columbus - C Guillaume Latendresse
    7. Minnesota - C Marek Zagrapan
    8. Florida - C Anze Kopitar
    9. Anaheim - D Luc Bourdon
    10. Phoenix - C Ryan O'Marra
    11. LA - C Jack Skille
    12. Atlanta - D Matt Lashoff
    13. Nashville- G Tukka Rask
    14. St. Louis - D Ryan Parent
    15. San Jose - RW Devin Segtouchi
    16. Buffalo - LW Ryan Stoa
    17. Edmonton -C Alex Bourret
    18. Detroit- RW Niklas Bergfors
    19. Boston - LW Kendall McArdle
    20. Colorado - C Chris Durand
    21. Dallas - RW Andrew Cogliano
    22. Vancouver - G Carey Price
    23. NY Isles- RW Benoit Poulliot
    24. New Jersey - C Dan Bertram
    25. Toronto - D Jakub Kindl
    26. Montreal - D Teemu Laakso
    27. Philly - RW Michael Blunden
    28. Ottawa - G Alexandre Vincent
    29. Calgary - D Dustin Kohn
    30. Tampa Bay- D Brendan Mikkelson
     
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    I honestly think(maybe it's wishful thinking but I got a gut feeling..hahaha) Washington's team will be so bad this year it wouldn't even be able to make it out of the first round of the AHL playoffs...Thus leading me to believe they will get either Crosby or Brule.

    Think about it we have very few players that would play in the NHL level if they were in any other system...4-5 at most.

    Kolzig - recently went overseas, will probably come back.
    Zubrus - not even under contract if I'm not mistaken
    Halpern - just lost his grandmother in an accident, back in the US, would probably play
    Semin - His shoulder is hurt he's not playing, not to mention he was suspended by the Washington organization when he failed to report to Portland of the AHL rather than head to Russia.

    I guess if you wanted you could call Eminger NHL ready but he's gonna be relied on as a top pairing D-man more than likely. The team we ice is gonig to be an absolute laughing stock. If we win 5-7 game's it'd be a miracle.


    Here's a list of what we have returning from last year as of regular players.. the rest will be fill in's from waivers or called up from Portland.(who's playing like crap as well).

    Halpern
    Peat
    Pettinger
    Semin?
    Verot
    Whitfield
    Willsie?
    Zubrus?

    Witt
    Boumedienne
    Doig
     
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    A shortened season is best case scenario for us, esp. if we can get AO and Semin over and add to their experience. This year is too short to get used to losing.
     
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