Automatic NHLers

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  1. Dr Pepper

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    Which prospect(s) in this year's draft have the best chance at making their draft team for the upcoming season?
     
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    alzner
    voracek
    van riemsdyk
    sweatt

    i dont think any of them will make it, but those guys have the best chanse.
     
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    Although Voracek will be an awesome NHLer someday, I think it would be a mistake to send him into the fray next year. Another year in the Q will let him develop much more effectively.

    But then again, I'm a Mooseheads fan so I'm a bit biased on the whole situation. :)
     
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    you are absolutely right. but you have to agree he is one of the guys in this draft that are closest to being ready.
     
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    Im thinking Alzner, but he still isnt fully developed yet...but he is the closest to breaking into the NHL, I think.
     
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    I agree 100%.
     
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    Meichel Kane My Name Is

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    Alzner and JVR.
     
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    There's ZERO chance Sweatt or vanRiemsdyk makes the jump to the NHL this year.
     
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    i second that
     
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    of the top 10, I actually believe that JVR is among the ones with the least chances of making the NHL next year. even with all the potential he has, he's still too raw to make the NHL.
    I think Alzner and Voracek are the only two with a legitimate shot at making their respective teams next year.
     
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    I hope Voracek plays 1 one year in the Q, i only got to watch him once last year, and i'm drafting him in my keeper league and would love to go see him play in 4 or 5 games next season. He is definately without any question the closest to being NHL ready.
     
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    I can't see anyone draft-eligible this year being "automatic" for the NHL in 07-08. At first I was thinking that Couture might be the only one with a shot at it, but now all sorts of people are doubting his attitude etc.
     
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    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    If I had to pick, Ellerby, Kane, Cherepanov and Aliu
     
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    Attitude? lol....it is his skating & first-step speed that has been doubted by some. They seem to forget that he had mono this past season. My niece almost missed her entire school year when she had mono it set her back so far, but her parents had to hire a tutor to get her through, which proved how hard it is to get over.

    As for Couture's attitude, his coach Brian Kilrea has had nothing but extreme praise for his attitude & character in every article I've been able to find online. And if you have followed the history of coach Kilrea & the 67's you would know that he quite rarely passes out platitudes of praise about any of his players as he has for Couture.
     
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    I think Kane may be able to make his big team, depending on who takes him, and if he can bulk up a bit, and I also think Alzner, Voracek, and maybe Couture.
     
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    Kane WILL make the big team.....commonly referred to as "the windy city"
     
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    people seem to confuse NHL ready with size 'round these parts.


    kane is nhl ready offensively.
     
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    Ellerby, Cherepanov? Guys that can't do more than 2 reps with 150 lbs?:sarcasm:
     
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    I hope Sweatt doesnt get rushed into the NHL because of his speed and hurt his development
     
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    Free Edler Enjoy retirement, boys.

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    People said that about Ryan Kesler too.
     
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    i wouldnt say zero. im pretty sure someone said bergeron had ZERO chanse of making the team aswell.

    the most ready guys in this draft all have a very small chanse of making it. i dont know who, but im pretty sure at least one player from this draft plays in the NHL next season.
     
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    anyone remember patrice bergeron?? making the nhl right out of the draft isnt totally limited to first round picks! even though he was a mid 2nd rounder.. there have to be some lower rated guys that could step into a 3rd-4th line role, maybe some of the older players or some europeans

    i could see cherepanov coming over if that whole russia situation pans out
     
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    I would say the 1st pick by Chicago might make it. But if I where an NHL GM I would perfer to give my pick a year in the AHL at least.
     
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    then your pick would not be a CHL player.
     
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    I honestly think that Aliu will atleast make a good push to stick with his NHL team this year. I say he will be around for the 10 game tryout anyways.
     

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