2006 Draft

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  1. GKJ

    GKJ Global Moderator

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    I need to be educated more on it. I hear the top 10 is supposed to be great, headed up by Phil Kessel and Jesse Jonesuu.


    Anyone want to post their draft boards or give some summaries about potential 1st round picks?
     
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    1. Kessel
    2. Frolik
    3. Muller
    4. Toews

    That would be my top 4...I dont really know anybody else yet either. Too soon for me to start thinking of next years draft.
     
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    I saw RLR and they had something like kessel, frolik, johnson, mueller, toews and maybe dowzak i dont remember off hand. :dunno:
     
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    Kessel and Frolik are the frontrunners right now, closely followed by Mueller, Toews, Dowzak.....thats all I know about next year's draft so far.
     
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    Mark my words, Little is going to be a good one. I see him going 2nd, just pass Kessel. This kid dominated.

    Top 5 at least.
     
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    I remember last year, when exactly at this point, right after the 2004 draft, Anikeenko was touted as the best d-man available and arguably a top 5, if not top 3 selection.

    Way too early to make predictions.
     
  8. GKJ

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    I just want to hear some names though. People go up and down all year. Come Christmas we'll hear some new names up near the top and a few guys fall.


    I just kept hearing the top 10 is supposed to be some of the best we've seen in a while.
     
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    Kessel can't lose the #1 spot, the way he dominated U-18 and U-20 at the WJC... wow.

    After him, it's too close to say. Toews, Mueller, Frolik, Little, Joensuu seem to be strong candidates but we have to wait because they're going to another levels (except Little). Mueller must discover the WHL, Toews the NCAA (as Kessel), Frolik and Joensuu could start in elite in Europe.

    After these top guys, wide open.
     
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    I like Hamil and Gratchev, wasn't overly impressed with Toews but it was only one game, I'd take James Sheppard over him but I'll get to see him more at UND this year. Sheppard is impressive, hope the Habs get the chance to select him.
     
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    Vasyunov should be a top 5 selection. He was dominant Kovalchuk-style in Russia the last couple of years.
     
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    No he wasn't. He broke some records as a 13 or 14 year old but since then it's clear he's not on the same level as a Kovalchuk or Ovechkin.
     
  13. It's way early, but one guy who I saw last year is a Finn named Robert Nyholm

    He won't be rated real high ... but if what I saw of him in four games at the 4 Nations Cup is any indication, he's a very good player.

    Fast. Physical/ Responsible defensively. Goes to the net. Surprising plamaking ability.
     
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    IMO, a good indicator of who some of the better Europeans will be, is if they play in the World Under 18's as an underager. It usually works better for the stronger countries. So here's a list of the 1988 birthdates who played in the tournament.

    Czech Republic
    Michael Frolik F
    David Kveton F
    Jiri Tlusty F
    David Ruzicka D

    Finland
    Joonas Kemppainen F
    Robert Nyholm F
    Max Warn F

    Russia
    Semen Varlamov G

    Slovakia
    Tomas Marcinko F
    Marek Birko D
    Marek Simko G

    Sweden
    Niclas Andersen D
    Jhonas Enroth G

    United States
    Peter Mueller F
    Erik Johnson D
    Joe Palmer G
     
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    Just the mere thought of Washington or Pittsburgh getting a crack at the top 6-10 slots next year.

    I would definetly have issues! :shakehead
     
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    Jordan Staal should also be a fairly high pick, I think someone had him in their top 5 a month or so ago.
     
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    Where are Mark Mitera and Chris Summers rated?
     
  18. turnbuckle*

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    Niklas Backstrom (SWE) is highly regarded. He's a late 1987, plays a solid two-way game, not overly big.
     
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    Summers and Mitera

    If i can remember correctly from the RLR Summers was around 33 I believe, and Mitara was 7 or 8. Mitera will probably the 2nd or 3rd D man in next yrs draft unless his stock plummets. And I think Summers could really sky rocket up the charts and be a top 15 pick.
     
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    Pittsburgh picked 1-2-1 the last three years.

    Why Washington? If anything, the Caps were robbed in a rebuilding year.
     
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    here are my top guys at each position:

    Forward:

    Phil Kessel
    Michael Frolik
    Peter Mueller
    Jesse Joensuu
    James Sheppard
    Jonthan Toews
    Brian Little
    Jordan Staal
    Kyle Okposo
    Tomas Marinko
    Alexander Vasyunov
    Jiri Tlusty
    Derrick Brassard
    Ben Maxwell
    Igor Makarov
    Ryan MacDonugh
    Blake Geoffrion
    Ben Breault
    Ondrej Fiala
    Andrei Popov

    Defense:

    Erik Johnson
    David Ruzicka
    Mark Mitera
    Tyson Dowzak
    Ben Shutron
    Jason Legault
    Joey Ryan
    Ben Strait
    Matt Corrente
    Alex Lamontagne
    Alex Beiga
    Trevor Glass
    Victor Bartley
    Steve Spade
    Matt Cline

    Goalies:

    J-C Blanchard
    Joe Palmer
    Jonathan Bernier
    Stephan Cesar
     
  22. SwOOsh*

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    Washington:
    2005: 14th
    2004: 1st
    2003: 18th
    2002: 12th
    2001: none
    2000: 26th

    WOW look at all those top 10 picks!!!!!!
     
  23. Joe Hallenback

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    Codey Burki from Brandon could sneak up the charts if he can improve on his 31 point season. Hes got good size at 6'2 and can really skate and pass.
     
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    With the big 5 all gone in Brandon, guys like Burki, Topilko, Dettmer, Derlago and Leblanc should all see big increases in playing time and production
     
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    I'd add David Kveton
     
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