2007 Draft-Go out on a limb

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Checker*, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Checker*

    Checker* Guest

    I had the idea of a thread where we can post our bold predictions about the upcoming draft. It'll be nice for that "I freakin' called it factor" and so that we can get more opinions that are contrary to popular belief out there without everyone having to go through the time and trouble of making a mock draft.

    My 3 Bold Predicitons

    1)Tommy Cross goes top 20. Severely underrated around here, a team takes a flyer early on the youngest defenseman in the draft. Sure the fact that he hasn't faced elite competition makes him a bit of a questionmark, but he is a questionmark with superb hockey sense and poise, skating, passing, and size.

    2) Someone is going to take Juraj Valach top 50. Initially I thought about making this prediction about him going first round, but decided that was a bit too bold. Some GM though is going to have visions of drafting their very own Chara and go for the homerun with this monster. It's not a bad idea especially when you consider that his skating really isn't that bad at all.
     
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  2. Meichel Kane

    Meichel Kane My Name Is

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    Mikael Backlund will go top 12.

    Cherepanov will fall like a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building.
     
  3. JeromeHP

    JeromeHP Registered User Sponsor

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    I was about to write mcdonagh will be drafted by mtl at 12th...but what is that story about him and a 15 years old girl? That guy is really the next chelios lol
     
  4. Checker*

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    Whoops. Had the wrong guy completely. I'll erase. My bad. I had Ryan McDonagh crossed up with Ryan McDonough due to their obvious similarities in name. I don't know why I didn't catch the mistake sooner as other than similar names, there's really not that much they have in common other than playing hockey
     
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  5. SoundwaveIsCharisma

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    Let's hope he drops to 14...
     
  6. s7ark

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    OK. Here is my prediction, every GM drafting after 6, but before Eller is selected, will regret passing on him.
     
  7. AlMo

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    If he's there at 13 he won't get to 14!
     
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    Kinda hard to go out on a limb in this draft but I'll just make predictions.

    Logan Couture goes 8th overall to Boston
    The Wild draft James O'brien at 19th
    Carolina drafts Kevin Shattenkirk at 11
    Brandon Sutter is drafted after the first round
    Zach Hamill goes top 10

    Someone has to break out "Ellerby drafted before Alzner"
     
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    If we're just throwing out thoughts... I think he'll go top 10 and be the best player taken in this draft 5 years from now.
     
  10. WeThreeKings

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    If Montreal drafts Colton Gillies, I will cry in disappointment.
     
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    Let's just hope that all GM's in the top 19 don't pick Backlund, so that he ends up with Sid, Gino and Jordan.
     
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    ranold26 Tuukka likes the post...

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    Boston selects Angelo Esposito at #8.
     
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    - Katic won't go until the 4th round. I know he's slid in some ratings, but a lot of the mocks I see around here still have him late in the first or atleast early in the second.

    -Detroit will pick a north American in the first round
     
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    - Angelo Esposito goes in the top 5
    - 3 of the top 10 picks are going to be traded
    - Gillies goes in the top 15 (and will be a good one)
     
  15. kostitsyn1489

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    Ellerby will go before Alzner? :D

    Hum I'd say
    Katic goes in the first round.
    Lars Eller goes in the top 8.
    Petricky falls out of the first round.
    Perron falls in the 2nd round.

    That's pretty much it.
     
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    Both Esposito and Cherepanov go out in the top 10 selection.

    Edit: Alright, let's be bolder... Lars Eller will go 20+.
     
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    Backlund goes to Boston at #8
     
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    It would be crazy if the Habs picks him at 22nd this guy could be the best offensive player in the draft in like 3 years. Is that bold enough?
     
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    Lars Eller will go top 10.

    Joakim Anderrson will go top 20

    The Kings will select Kyle Turris. If Turris is gone by #4 then they will trade down or just trade the pick for immediate help.

    There will be 5+ trades in the first round.
     
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    seems like this will be a fuuun draft to watch
     
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    Jeremy Smith will go top 20
     
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    akim aliu goes within the first 20 picks :dunno:
     
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    Sam Gagner goes Top 3.
     
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    Edmonton take Esposito at #6
     
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    Now that is Bold!!
     

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