INTERESTING! *** Red Line's list of the top draft-eligible prospects for the NHL's 2007 Entry Draft in Columbus on June 22-23 No. Player Pos. Height/Weight Shoots DOB 2006-07 team 1. Pat Kane LW 5-10/167 L 11/19/88 London 2. Jakub Voracek RW 6-1/178 L 8/15/89 Halifax 3. Kyle Turris RW 6-0/170 R 8/14/89 Burnaby 4. Karl Alzner D 6-2/210 L 9/24/88 Calgary 5. James van Riemsdyk LW 6-3/198 L 5/4/89 U.S. NTDP U-18 6. Sam Gagner C 5-10/187 R 8/10/89 London 7. Logan Couture C 6-0/191 L 3/3/89 Ottawa 8. Zach Hamill C 5-11/182 R 9/23/88 Everett 9. Ian Cole D 6-1/209 L 2/21/89 U.S. NTDP U-18 10. Ryan McDonagh D 6-1/200 L 6/13/89 Cretin-Derham Hall Rising: Lars Eller â€” Came up huge for FrÃ¶lunda in Championship of Swedish Junior playoffs, then has a goal and three assists for Denmark to open the World U-18 B pool championships. Great combination of the three S's: size, skating ability and stickhandling. Brendan Smithâ€” Everybody's been slagging on him all year for not dominating in the Tier II ranks. Well, he sure looked pretty dominant at both ends to us in the playoffs. Taylor Matsonâ€” Meant to get him on this list last month. Missed some time due to injury and is flying a bit under the radar, but he's got skill and skating ability. Simon Lacroix â€” Shawinigan went out four straight in the playoffs, but he showed well and also put up a lot of points down the stretch. Ian Coleâ€” Other than Karl Alazner, we haven't seen a steadier, more consistent or better all-around defenseman all year. And still, nobody talks about him. Falling: Alexei Cherepanovâ€” This dog will be a coach killer. Has a Nikolai Zherdev attitude, but with a lesser skill level â€” that's a bad combination. Jens Hellgrenâ€” He's such a tease. Has everything necessary to be a top 20 pick â€“ but never seems to put it all together for more than a shift or two. Then he's right back to Mr. Invisible. Tyson Sexsmithâ€” Has always run extremely hot and cold, and wowâ€¦ was he ever cold in the first round of the playoffs. Just awful, looking completely baffled. Keven Veilleuxâ€” Showed the same problem in the playoffs as he did all regular season â€“ a curious lack of passion. Somebody needs to tell the big fellow it's time to wake up now. Then, he separated a shoulder at the World U-18s to end his season.