Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by nomorekids, Jun 18, 2007.
Preds need centers, goaltenders, wings, defense...in that order.
What names should I be looking for?
I'm praying Espo freefalls...
First off, welcome back to caring about the draft. It's easy to get bored around here when you don't have a first rounder.
Anyway, you'll probably want to stay away from a goalie in the first round. I don't think it's a good idea ever, but especially not this year.
As far as forwards, the guy I''ve been hoping to fall to the Coyotes at 21 is Lars Eller, but he seems to have shot up the rankings in the last few weeks, so that seems unlikely. More feasibly, I'm hoping for Max Pacioretty, Oscar Moller, Pat White, or Luca Cunti.
At defense, it's anyone's guess who will be there. Alzner is a lock to go top 10 (if not top 5), but the other guys seem rated all over the place. I personally like what Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen bring to the table, but they both have some work to do defensively. Keaton Ellerby and Nick Petrecki, on the other hand, worry me as they seem to have low ceilings. Ryan McDonagh and Mark Katic are two other guys to keep an eye on.