American Talent in this years draft?

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  1. Captain Conservative

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    2003 seemed like an excellent draft for american talent with Suter, Brown, Parise, Stuart, Eaves all going in the first round and progressing excellently. Will this years draft be anywhere near as strong for american talent?

    I think everyone knows that Schremp is american, but who else is? I know one of the top d-men is...is it Thelen? If anyone has a link or a list of the 1st/2nd round talent for this year, i'd appreciate it.
     
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    American players who might go top 10 :
    Rob Schremp
    A.J. Thelen
    Drew Stafford
    Alvaro Montoya

    Other american players who might go in the first round :
    Adam Pineault
    Cory Schneider
    Blake Wheeler

    Other good american players available
    David Brown
    David Booth
    Paul Stastny (If he opts-in)
    T.J. Hensick (If he opts-in)
    Kevin Schaeffer
    Tyler Haskins
    Mike Lundin
    Brandon Dubinsky
    Chad Kolarik
    Kyle Klubertanz
    Darin Olver
    Casey Borer
    Dustin Collins
    Robbie Earl
    Steve Birnstill (If he opts-in)
     
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    Duff88,

    How do you not have Kevin Porter from the US-18 team on your list of "other good american players available"? This kid is so underrated its ridiculous. Porter was the alternate captain on the US18 silver medal winning team and arguably its best all around player. I can't see how this kid won't go on the first day and I wouldn't be surprised if he goes in the late second round.
     
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    Sorry, I forgot some players in the list, Porter being one of them. This was just by memory, I tried to put as much names as I could.
     
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    Good list, but David Brown's Canadian.
     
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    Chris Zarb, ranked 37th NA, by CSS
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    6'4'' 185 lbs. RD
     
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    Stastny has decided not to opt-in. My guess is that we wants to improve his draft position for the 05 draft?

    Can't wait to see him in crimson and gold this fall :yo:
     
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    Blake Wheeler is going to be a good one. Someone is going to end up with a hellof a player in the 2nd round if he doesnt go late 1st.
     
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    Shawn Wellar, 32 on the NA CSB list.
     
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    Jordan LaVallee from Corvallis, OR although he's more of a mid to late rounder I would assume.
     
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    Hensick and Birnstill have also decided not to Opt-In.

    Another player I would add to the "underrated list": Alex Goligoski
     
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    Let's not say they haven't opted in until CSS confirms so (OK Hensick is a sure thing...). The asterisks seen on the recent CSS rankings referred to not having opted in YET!
    The deadline is still an hour away (as I write).
     
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