2006 1st round calibre Defensemen

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  1. Riggins

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    There are obviously the names everyone knows... Erik Johnson, Bob Sanguinetti and Nigel Williams. Then some others I've heard about are Ty Wishart, Mark Mitera and John de Gray. What range should these guys land in, 15-30?

    Which other defensemen are 1st round calibre?
     
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    After the top 3 I think there is a bit of a gap till the next group of d-men. These are the d-men I believe fall in the 15-45 range:

    Wishart
    Vishnevsky
    Ryan
    Carle
    DeGray
    Weber
    Shutron
    Corrente
    Strait
    Summers
    Mitera
    Ruzicka
     
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    Can you tell me what type of games these guys play?
     
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    Corrente might be 3 or 4 spots higher. This guy is not too big but he is always looking to crush somebody. ;)
     
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    Matt Carle is an Offensive dman who can play defense... I'd say his style is similar to SJ prospect Matt Carle... no kidding
     
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    My list wasn't in any particular order.

    Wishart - a solid, smart, reliable d-man...fairly good mobility and puck movement for a big man

    Vishnevsky - offensive d-man with good speed...needs to improve his defensive positioning

    Shutron - offensive d-man with great vision...lacks size or a physical games and can make bad decisions under pressure...theres a lot of skill there but I can see him being the next Tom Poti

    Ryan - Underrated d-man...very good defensively and tough to play against

    Strait - Smart, reliable defensive d-man
     
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    Whereabouts might Yuri Alexandrov go? 2nd round?
     
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    Love to see the Sharks grab Carle.
     
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    lol that would be neat

    why didn't columbus take Picard :shakehead

    :D
     
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    Only Matt Carle can skate and Matt Carle cannot.
     
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    Matt Carle is a decent skater. Not the best on the Titan, but he's working on it, and it doesnt impair his D (he's a +20, and has a lot of IT)
     
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    I know i am a homer. But David Fischer. I have seen him ranked as high as 25 for NA skaters. That could put him in the late first. He has size. Is 6'3. Is pretty thin though and needs to bulk up lots. Was offered a try out for the USNDP as a forward. So he can move the puck very well. Is patient with the puck and will not panic. His team gave up an average of just a tad over 2 goals against. It was MN HS but it was at least class AA and Apple Valley does play some very tough teams. Like many MN HS kids he is under the radar. There will be some "who is David Fischer" threads out there but like the other guy. I have a very good feeling he will surprise and justify his spot. He is hitting the weights now to play for the gophers next year. Depending how comes along will tell what role he will have in the immediate future. But in the long run he will play a big part for the team.
     
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    Personally, of the 3 top Q defencemen (Vishnevsky, Carle, Ryan), I think only Vishnevsky should have a chance of going in the first round. And even he might be a stretch because of his size.

    I don't think Ryan or Carle are significantly better than any of the Q guys who were taken last year, and other than Bourdon, the others were all 2nd-4th round picks. It's just not a great year for Q defencemen, IMO.

    If they do get in the 1st round, it will have to be because this year's draft is much weaker than last year.
     
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    I remember that Alex Lamontagne was ranked pretty high last year. What has happened to him?
     
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    Lamontagne is what his name means... a mountain. He showed little offense or speed when he was in Bathurst. Don't know about now.
     
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    Vishnevski il probably one of the fastest player in the Q. Very good in offensive zone.
     
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