2003 draft revisted: Bergeron STILL top 5 pick

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  1. LouJersey

    LouJersey Dilly Dilly

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    Annual argument still holds true....

    Fleury, Phaneuf, Staal, Vanek and Bergeron are clearly the top five from that draft right now.....

    Anymore Jeff Carter over Bergeron takers out there? Parise? Horton?
     
  2. Jeffrey

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    to me bergeron is #1 .. but i could live with phaneuf as #1 also !!!
    anyway again im just pro-quebec on bergeron... so call me biased :D
     
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    I think Richards will be a better player then Carter, Parise is having a great year(although a year older), as for Horton, "power forwards" usually take longer to develop. You can't argue with the success Bergeron is having and if you only taking into consideration what they have done in the NHL to this point he would be #2 or #3 so far(Staal and Phaneuf ahead of him). I still wonder to this day how he dropped so low in the draft considering how fast he made it to the NHL.
     
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    he was hidden as Bergeron-Cleary if i recall correctly.

    who likes drafting players with 2 last names? :help:
     
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    Id go Phaneuf-Staal-BErgeron-Vanek-FLeury
     
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    What about Ryan Kesler? :sarcasm:
     
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    People should not be too quick to dismiss Carter and Horton. Both kids still have a ton of potential. This argument is far from over.
     
  8. Marc008

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    Yeah if I remember right I think the Bruins selected either Mark Stuart or Matt Lashoff with there first round pick that year so they were also verry lucky he was still available later in the draft but he really was a steal for the Bruins.
     
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    Weber is right up there with Phaneuf IMO --just doesn't have the same name hype.
     
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    I sure as hell wouldn't.
     
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    Same here.
     
  12. Marc-E-

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    I think Fleury doesn't belong there. Yes, he's a young netminder, but I don't think he deserves to be in the same category or in the top 5. If, Michalek wasn't always injured, he will be the one missing in the top 5.
     
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    Goalies, Power Forwards and Defensemen usually take longer to "peak" then forwards. If you did a list now, a list in 5 year and 10 years it would be bound to look different.
     
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    Remember, Carter has missed a large portion of this year with an injury. He is very talented and the jury is still out on him. Phaneuf is terrific and I have always been a fan of Vanek and Parise, but Fleury as a goalie, could end up being the best as great goalies have the greatest impact.

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    Oops, did I forget Staal? Was he that year?
     
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    Seabrook anyone?
     
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    I'd still take Horton over him. He is going to take longer to develop, and needs consistency in his game (He goes on PPG stretches then goes quiet for awhile). His talent combined with his size IMO makes me wanna have him over Bergeron.

    Having said that it is very hard to rank the draft because there are so many awesome players. Guys like Carter, Horton and Getzlaf are going to develop into great players whilst Staal, Phaneuf are already amazing players.
     
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    One thing we could surely says, this draft was one of the best in terms of talents, like the 93.
     
  18. WADEugottaBELAKthat

    WADEugottaBELAKthat Flynt Flossy

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    Did I mention that..
    1. Eric Staal
    2. Dion Phaneuf
    3. Patrice Bergeron
    4. Tomas Vanek
    5. Zack Parise/Shea Weber/Matt CAHrLe

    IMHO
     
  19. LouJersey

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    OK, but if you werent a Florida fan?
     
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    hard choice, Horton can become a brendan shanahan type player but UFA is 27 so what's the use of having a guy blossom at 24/25 only to become a UFA in 2-3 years
     
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    top 5.

    1. vanek- rocket richard canadidate
    2. phaneuf norris
    3. staal- all around offensive threat
    4. carter all around offensive threat
    5. bergeron good leader and ppg player

    really there is about 10-12 top line players.. i think the top three to four could be franchise players. bergeron is good but not franchise quality, i think kessel will over take bergeron in a yr or two.
     
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    Just happy to see Maffy on so many lists as he was unfairly being written off by alt of people....As for Bergeron, he was easily a huge steal in that draft. I think he is a very good player but some "B's" fans tend to think he is better than he is (though we all have our tendancies to favor players on our teams).
     
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    1 inch difference..
     
  24. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

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    My top 5 now

    Phaneuf
    Staal
    Weber
    Fleury
    Vanek

    Top 5 in 5 years

    Phaneuf
    Fleury
    Weber
    Staal
    Carter
     
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    Bergeron - 195gp, 62g, 95a, 157pts .81 ppg
    Staal - 210gp, 75g, 95a, 170pts .81 ppg

    Bergeron is a top 5 pick without a doubt.

    1. Phaneuf
    2. Staal/Bergeron
    3. Vanek
    4. Zherdev/Horton
    5. Fleury
     

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