2001 draft

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  1. Cliff O Malley

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    This has been done for several other drafts, but I think that the 2001 draft is very intriguing, since it is considered one of the weakest drafts in recent history. My question is who would you put in the top ten of the draft. In this poll I want only the first-rounders considered so no mention of Budaj, Emery, Huet, Gerber, Svatos, etc.

    The first round went like this:

    1 Atlanta Ilya Kovalchuk L Moscow Spartak (Russia)
    2 Ottawa Jason Spezza C Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
    3 Tampa Bay Alexandr Svitov C Omsk Avangard
    4 Florida Stephen Weiss C Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
    5 Anaheim Stanislav Chistov L Omsk Avangard
    6 Minnesota Mikko Koivu C TPS Turku (FNL)
    7 Mtl. Canadiens Mike Komisarek D U. of Michigan
    8 Columbus Pascal Leclaire G Halifax
    9 Chicago Tuomo Ruutu C Jokerit Helsinki (FNL)
    10 NY Rangers Dan Blackburn G Kootenay Ice (WHL)
    11 Phoenix Fredrik Sjostrom R Vastra Frolunda
    12 Nashville Dan Hamhuis D Prince George Cougars
    13 Edmonton Ales Hemsky L Hull Olympiques
    14 Calgary Chuck Kobasew R Boston College (NCAA)
    15 Carolina Igor Knyazev D Moscow Spartak (Russia)
    16 Vancouver R.J. Umberger C Ohio State University
    17 Toronto Carlo Colaiacovo D Erie Otters (OHL)
    18 Los Angeles Jens Karlsson L Vastra Frolunda HC
    19 Boston Shaone Morrisonn D Kamloops Blazers
    20 San Jose Marcel Goc C Schwenningen Wild
    21 Pittsburgh Colby Armstrong W Red Deer Rebels
    22 Buffalo Jiri Novotny C Ceske Budejovice HC
    23 Ottawa Tim Gleason D Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
    24 Florida Lukas Krajicek D Peterborough Petes
    25 Mtl. Canadiens Alexander Perezhogin R Omsk
    26 Dallas Jason Bacashihua G Chicago Freeze (NAHL)
    27 Philadelphia Jeff Woywitka D Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
    28 New Jersey Adrian Foster C Saskatoon Blades
    29 Chicago Adam Munro G Erie Otters (OHL)
    30 Los Angeles Dave Steckel C Ohio State University

    Mine would be:
    1. Ilya Kovalchuk
    2. Jason Spezza
    3. Ales Hemsky
    4. Tuomo Ruutu
    5. Mike Komisarek
    6. Carlo Colaiacovo
    7. Alexander Perezhogin
    8. Pascal Leclaire
    9. Colby Armstrong
    10. Mikko Koivu

    HM: Stephen Weiss, R.J. Umberger, Stanislav Chistov

    What do you think?
     
  2. DarthSather99

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    Obviously Dan Blackburn would be last because he suffered a career ending injury. Should he even be listed?
     
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    What about Hamhuis? I'd take him over Colby Armstrong or Mikko Koivu.
     
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    I think Hamhuis would be up there with Hemsky for 3rd. Pick your H.
     
  5. Cliff O Malley

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    Well this is why I started the thread. I'm ignornant about some players and about how good they might become. Let's see your list!
     
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    ok. i will give it a shot.

    1. ilya kovalchuk
    2. jason spezza
    3. ales hemsky
    4. dan hamhuis
    5. tuomo ruutu
    6. pascal leclaire
    7. stephen weiss
    8. chuck kobasew
    9. tim gleason
    10.stanislav chistov ( he will prove a lot of guys wrong)

    hm: koivu, komisarek, umberger, armstrong, perezhogin, novotny. sjostrom.

    this turned out harder then i thought. a lot of guys fighting for spot 7-10
     
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    So just the first rounders...

    1. Kovalchuk
    2. Spezza
    3. Hamhuis
    4. Hemsky
    5. Koivu
    6. Ruutu
    7. Leclaire
    8. Krajicek
    9. Gleason
    10. Komisarek
     
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    My list would be:

    1. Kovalchuk
    2. Spezza
    3. Hemsky
    4. Ruutu(This is on my hoping he remains healthy...otherwise he'd drop.)
    5. Hamhuis
    6. Umberger
    7. Komisarek(He's shown a lot of improvement this year)
    8. Weiss
    9. Leclaire
    10. Armstrong
    HM: Gleason, Kobasew, Perezhogin, Koivu

    This was hard. You can make convincing arguments for Perezhogin, Koivu, Gleason ahead of Weiss or Armstrong, I think it just comes down to personal preference, but the top 5 I think is pretty much consensus.
     
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    yeah i agree
     
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    1. Kovalchuk
    2. Hemsky
    3. Spezza
    4. Ruutu
    5. Leclaire
    6. Colaiacovo
    7. Koivu
    8. Hamhuis
    9. Umberger
    10. Komisarek

    HM: Krajicek, Gleason, Perezhogin

    It makes me wonder where Blackburn would rank if he didn't get hurt. He did have potential.
     
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    1.Ilya Kovalchuk
    2.Ales Hemsky
    3.Jason Spezza
    4.Tuomo Ruutu
    5.Mike Komisarek
    6.Miko Koivu
    7.Dan Hamhuis
    8.Tim Gleason
    9.Alex Perezhogin
    10.Chuck Kobasew

    HM: Armstrong,Leclaire,Weiss
     
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    honestly Komisarek deserve to be in the top 8 easily , he his by far the best defenceman in Montreal actually , just 3 pts but he is at + 5
     
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    2001:
    1. Ilya Kovalchuk
    2. Jason Spezza
    3. Ales Hemsky
    4. Dan Hamuis
    5. Tuomo Ruutu
    6. Tim Gleason
    7. Mikko Koivu
    8. Pascal Leclaire
    9. Chuck Kobasew
    10. Mike Komisarek

    HM: Armstrong, Perezhogin, Chistov
     
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    1 Ilya Kovalchuk
    2 Jason Spezza
    3 Ales Hemsky
    4 Dan Hamhuis
    5 Tuomo Ruutu
    6 Shaone Morrisonn
    7 Pascal Leclaire
    8 Stephen Weiss
    9 Tim Gleason
    10 Armstrong


    HM: Mike Komisarek , Umberger, Koivu, Karjicek
     
  15. Jeffrey

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    yep he's becoming a regerh out there !
     
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    to the original poster...I don't think this draft is considered one of the weakest in recent memory. I think it was a fairly strong draft. I remember at the time it was considered deep as hell...didn't really live up to it's billing yet, but it was still deep imo.
     
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    If simply looking at the draft year and not the circumstances of a player being available, Marek Zidlicky deserves some first round consideration...
     
  18. Cliff O Malley

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    There isnt much in terms of upper echelon talent in that draft (Kovalchuk and maybe Spezza)
     
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    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    Missed that. Feeding the newborn and skipped right over it... :biglaugh:
     
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    Hemsky IMO is up there. If Leclaire played on a team with more than 2 NHL calibre defenseman he'd be great too.

    1999 was a way weaker draft IMO (if only counting first round). You got like Havlat as the only top tier talent. Sedins and Connolly as well but one has injury problems and the brothers as good as they are dont seem very superstarish to me.
     
  22. Live in the Now

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    The Kings could have got Colby Armstrong. Instead, they get Jens Karlsson.

    TERRIBLE
     
  23. J17 Vs Proclamation

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    Weiss has been awesome this year. Really beginning to show off what he can do. Now i would take somebody else if we could re-do the pick, but im very happy with him.
     
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    do you relly think so. he was like 25 when he was drafted.
     
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    I'm blown away by the fact that some people have Colaiacovo listed as a top-10 :dunno:
     

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