2007 Prospects

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by RightKinger, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. RightKinger

    RightKinger Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I know it's early but could you guys rank these 2007 prospects?
    Karl Alzner
    Mikael Backlund
    Logan Couture
    Keaton Ellerby
    Angelo Esposito
    Sam Gagner
    Colton Gillies
    Alex Grant
    Zach Hamill
    Thomas Hickey
    Pat Kane
    Mark Katic
    Ryan Kerr
    Justin Leclerc
    Tristian Llewellyn
    Oscar Moller
    James O'Brien
    Jeff Parkes
    Nick Petrecki
    Michal Repik
    Tyson Sexsmith
    Brandon Sutter
    Zack Torquato
    James Van Riemsdyk
    Jakub Voracek
    Angelo Esposito
     
  2. gars59

    gars59 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Cegep
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    Angelo Esposito
    Jakub Voracek
    Nick Petrecki
    Colton Gillies
    Sam Gagner
    Brandon sutter
    Zach Hamill
    Alex Grant

    dont know :dunno:
     
  3. J17 Vs Proclamation

    J17 Vs Proclamation Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,025
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    College baby!
    Location:
    Reading.
    Well the guys at the top right now are probably Angelo, Backlund, Katic, Petrecki, Voracek, Couture, Gillies (i've heard very mixed reports about this guy so far) and im probably missing quite a few.

    Van Riemsdyk sounds like he will be a big riser this year according to quite alot of people.

    Don't know to much, theres seems to be alot more names thrown around this year than there was this time last year.
     
  4. Greg7

    Greg7 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Among WHLers on that list, in a general but not exact order:

    Brandon Sutter
    Colton Gillies
    Thomas Hickey
    Zach Hamill
    Michal Repik
    Karl Alzner
    Justin Leclerc
    Keaton Ellerby
    Tyson Sexsmith

    I removed Kerr and players from other leagues because I'm not comfortable ranking them. And again, this is only a general order, not exact. It's too early (for me at least) to even attempt to put together a real list without a lot of guessing. There are also a few other WHL players I'd slot in there in various spots, including Bowman, Mucha, Plante and Blum off the top of my head.
     
  5. The Viking Fury

    The Viking Fury Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2005
    Messages:
    12,650
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Any physical defensemen?
     
  6. Greg7

    Greg7 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ellerby, Plante and Alzner are all physical. They all need to grow into their size (especially Ellerby), but they all have shown that they can hit and are willing to mix it up a little (especially Ellerby again).
     
  7. Buffalo87

    Buffalo87 thehosers dot com

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester
    How about offensive defenseman?
     
  8. RightKinger

    RightKinger Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    5,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Nick Petrecki
     
  9. CertifiedPublicGuin

    CertifiedPublicGuin Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,132
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Agree there with Petrecki... I also see good points potential in Katic. Great skater and nice vision too.
     
  10. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nick Petrecki and offensive defenseman? Wow, has anyone seen this guy:

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=94004

    From the WHL:

    Jonathan Blum: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=90120

    Thomas Hickey: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=84695

    Nick Ross: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid[]=81103

    All three from a higher tier league and true offensive defenseman.

    I don't understand the hype about Petrecki other than he is a good sized, mobile, hard hitting dman. Offensive, point scoring dman he is not.
     
  11. Old Hickory

    Old Hickory Guest

    How is the overall draft looking?

    Are they saying it is stronger or weaker than 2006?
     
  12. clay

    clay Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Vancouver

    From what I've been hearing, it looks to be a very strong draft.
     
  13. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    107,739
    Likes Received:
    3,883
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    I guess you "don't understand the hype", than you haven't seen him. He has great offensive instincts.

    He was just a very young player on his team and his coach went with the older, more established players last year to take control and he wasn't given as many minutes as the other guys.

    He has a great shot and some awesome passing skills.

    He also is a great skater with solid mobility and is a brick wall.

    The kid is a great all-around d-man.
     
  14. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jon, production, production, production. And he hasn't had it yet. All three kids I mentioned are all 16 year old rookies and had to beat older kids for spots and ice time. The original replies were that he was an offensive dman and based on his first year in juniors he has not proven anything in that regard.

    I do agree with your assessment on the other points.
     
  15. Synergy27

    Synergy27 I only like it when it's dimed out.

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    6,796
    Likes Received:
    382
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I realize that commenting on this reeks of immaturity, but man, what are the origins of this kid's last name?
     
  16. patsfan29

    patsfan29 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Regina
  17. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    107,739
    Likes Received:
    3,883
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    No offense, but you're asking for production from a kid who was absolutely BURRIED on his team last year. And I mean he had litterally NO opportunity to get decent ice time. It's a bit different than most circumstances.
     
  18. Greg7

    Greg7 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have never seen Petrecki play, ever, so I can't comment with authority, but it is without question at the very least mildly alarming that he was used so sparingly. I find it remarkably hard to believe that any of Hickey, Ross, Blum, Schenn, Negrin, Plante, etc would not have played their way into a role on any USHL team in the same situation last year. Blum for example played on a team that had the best group of defensemen in the CHL last season, and still found a way to get himself a regular shift and a spot on the 2nd pp unit. Maybe Petrecki is a high potential player, but he definitely has a long way to go if he can't earn a regular shift in the USHL at 16.
     
  19. Alter Haudegen

    Alter Haudegen Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Let's compare Petrecki's situation with Blum's. You say Petrecki was absolutely buried and had no opportunity to get decent ice time. I'd say Blum had far better players in front of him in the depth chart but still managed to produce. I don't know you but I'd take Fistric (1st Rd - Dallas), Franson (3rd Rd - Nashville), Mikkelson (2nd Rd - Anaheim), Albers (signed with Minnesota), Festerling (signed with Anaheim) and Flatters (6th Rd - Philadelphia) over Schaus, Marto, Toy, Hepp and Kretes any day.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2006
  20. X-SHARKIE

    X-SHARKIE Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    9,362
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Janesville Wisconsin
    Home Page:
    I wouldn't say Nick is an offensive defenseman. I loved his skating ability sure, and he seems quite composed with the puck, but I was most impressed with his take no prisoners attitude, and his mean streak.

    He's going to be a stud.
     
  21. Dream Big

    Dream Big Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Messages:
    5,577
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Zhytomir
  22. Leroy Jenkins

    Leroy Jenkins Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Leeerrrooy!!!! :yo:
     
  23. VOB

    VOB Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Michigan
    Home Page:
    Petrecki has the mobility, puckhandling and shot to be a good offensive dman.....but he has not put it together and you are right, if he can't do it at the USHL level, chances are he will not do it period.

    He is a very good Defensive Dman though and that will be his claim to fame.
     
  24. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    22,311
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    Contract manager
    Location:
    Murica
    I think it's a bit premature to write off Petrecki's offensive ability....
     
  25. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    107,739
    Likes Received:
    3,883
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Corporate Drone
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    I certainly do as well. Since he got little to zero powerplay time and not much regular season time during games even, he certainly has time to grow. This season, though, if he doesn't improve it will be time to worry.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"