2007 draft

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  1. Eb0la11

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    Im wondering exactly how good the top 10 or so in the 2007 draft are? Compare them to a few years please, such as the 2006 2005, 2003 drafts.
     
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    1. 2003
    2. 2005
    3. 2007
    4. 2004
    .........
    .........
    5. 2006

    Thats where I think the 2007 draft may end up. I didn't find the 2006 Draft to be very impressive. The 03 and 05 drafts look pretty impressive. I think the 07 should be between a good and great draft (04-03). Sucks to finish 13th as a Leaf fan and find the talent no where close as it was in 03, 05 or 04.
     
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    The first few rounds in the 07 draft is very good, lots of good players. But in rounds 5-7, it fades out a bit. I would put the draft above the 05 draft as 2nd below the 03 draft.
     
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    I think this years top 12 is just as good as next years top 12 or so....

    but next years is deeper overall.
     
  5. Hiishawk

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    I find some of these comments regarding 2007 bizarre. Outside of the very top end- like the best 5 or 6- no one really has any idea how good it will be as their is a full season ahead for players to prove themselves. Saying it is weak after the 4th round is just strange before the season has even started.
     
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    Yes, since 1 year before we usually only have a good idea of only the top 10 + the potential 1st and 2nd rounders, after that, its a big fog. But 2007 top 10 is deeper at this point in time. Go Angelo! :D
     
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    So who's the hot prospect so far for the 2007 draft?
     
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    And I think the top 10 from this past draft are being underrated.
     
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    Where could I find some information and reviews of the top prospects for 2007 as far as Americans goes???Just want to prepare myself on who the Habs 1st rounder will be..... ;)
     
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    There's Nick Petrecki, whose the top rated defenseman. He's 6'3 205lbs, is a physical force
    but doesn't have the offensive tools yet.

    I believer Llewellyn, Kane, van Riemsdyke, Malone (2nd overall in QMJHL draft in 2005) are eligible.
     
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    2009 is the draft to watch !!
     
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    My avatar agrees. ;) :bow:
     
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    some prospects i know for next years first round (in no order)

    angelo esposito
    jakub voracek
    mark katic
    zack torquato
    pat kane
    sam ganger
    colton gillies
    nick petrecki
    mikael backlund
    oscar moller
    michal repik
    david stich
     
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    add zach hamill
     
  15. Anthony Mauro

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    haha, sshhh don't add zach hamill add Logan Couture!!

    Couture is my sleeper for top 3, with the right season first overall. There's nothing to not like about this guy. He was an absolute horse as a rookie.
     
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    Justin Leclerc should be one of the top goalies taken.

    Dwight King, Zach Bocyhuk and Ryan Kerr are also names to watch here in Lethbridge.
     
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    Oh man, I'm siked for that draft, already! Is Kuchin, the Russian eligible for that draft, I believe? That will definitely be an amaaazing draft.
     
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    Thomas Hickey, Colton Gillies, Mike Repik, and Zach Hamill are the hot prospects out of the WHL.
     
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    Why is the 2009 draft the one to watch? Someone fill me in?

    Its 3 years away. So much can happen in three years!!!
     
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    Is Devon MacAusland 2009-eligible? How's he been doing? I remember someone on here raving about him as a 12-year-old.
     
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    Me too. At this time last year Kessel and Frolik were coming off commanding performances as underagers at the WJCs and U18s. Mueller was a force at the U18s too. No one fits into that category for 2007- Backlund and Voracek were not as noticeable at the U18s as underagers as Mueller and Kessel had been the year before.

    I don't see an EJ yet on defence- Petrecki is a fair bit behind EJ's development of one year ago. And can we expect any Europeans to play top line on their National team like Backstrom did for 2006?

    Is Katic that much better than 4th round 2006 pick Shutron was at the same time last year? Maybe a little, but hey, Katic clone Trevor Daley was a 2nd round pick way back when- yet Katic is getting top 10 press for 2007.

    Last year at this time, Staal was coming off a commanding playoff performance as a 16 yr old in the OHL. Who was that good in the playoffs for the CHL for the 2007 draft? Maybe only Couture comes close- and I don't think he has Staal's upside even though ISS has him at #1.

    Frankly, I don't see any killer prospects yet for 2007- several good ones yes but very few impact players. Even Esposito cooled off quite a bit.

    When good, but hardly dominating, players like Sutter and Gillies are consensus pre-season top 5 I don't think we can get too hot 'n bothered about it yet. Things may-and probably will- change but as of now compared to 365 days ago, the 2007 draft doesn't really look any better than 2006 overall- and maybe even a bit weaker.
     
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    Look up the name, John Tavares (not the Lacrosse player)
     

  23. Logan Couture?
     
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    Is Colton Gillies related to Clark Gillies?
     
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    top americans in an order similar to this would be
    nick petrecki - ushl
    pat kane - ohl (likely) or ushl
    tristin llewellyn - ushl
    billy sweatt - colorado college
    james van reimsdyk - us ntdp
    jimmy obrien - minnesota
    jon blum - whl
    mike hoeffel - usntdp
    drayson bowman - whl
    kevin shattenkirk - us ntdp
    brad phillips - us ntdp
    teddy ruth - usntdp
    ryan hayes - usntdp
    brett bruneteau - ushl
    aaron palushaj - ushl
    cade fairchild - usntdp
    john albert - us ntdp
    joey lavin - usntdp
    nick palmieri - ohl
    cj severyn - usntdp
     

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