BB's 2005 Top 40

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  1. Blue Bullet

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    I thought I'd throw up my top 40 (not going to go insane and do a top 120 like X-Sharkie though I appreciate his list very much). My list is based on what I've seen of some of the guys but for the most part it's based on gathering as much info as possible (other posters on HF, McKeens and ISS) and my interpretation of it. Kind of like how you play the stock market. Anyway's here's the list and any comments or question are always welcome. Last month's rankings are in parenthesis.

    1(1) Sidney Crosby
    2(2) Jack Johnson
    3(3) Gilbert Brule
    4(6) Bobby Ryan
    5(4) Benoit Pouliot
    6(10) Alex Bourret
    7(5) Ryan O'Marra
    8(11) Marek Zagrapan
    9(9) Jakub Kindl
    10(8) Chris Durand
    11(12) Nicklas Bergfors
    12(15) Carey Price
    13(14) Tuukka Rask
    14(7) Guillaume Latendresse
    15(24) Jack Skille
    16(21) Ryan Stoa
    17(13) Dan Bertram
    18(18) Luc Bourdon
    19(19) Jean-Philippe Levasseur
    20(20) Anze Kopitar
    21(23) Ryan Parent
    22(22) Teemu Laakso
    23(17) Alexandre Vincent
    24(26) Devin Setoguchi
    25(25) Matt Lashoff
    26(30) Marc Staal
    27(16) Jean-Philippe Paquet
    28(NR) Risto Korhonen
    29(NR) Mikko Lehtonen
    30(27) Michael Blunden
    31(28) Andrew Cogliano
    32(29) Patrick Davis
    33(NR) T.J. Hensick
    34(NR) Brian Lee
    35(NR) Vitaly Anikeenko
    36(NR) Brendan Mikkelson
    37(NR) Andrei Zubarev
    38(NR) Ilya Zubov
    39(NR) Gennady Churilov
    40(NR) Denis Istomin
     
  2. BuppY

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    pretty good list.
     
  3. X-SHARKIE

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    I like your Bobby Ryan at 4, I just wonder if his skating well hold him back?
     
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    Brian Lee will go higher than 34.
     
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    Good list. Evan Brophey?
     
  7. Blue Bullet

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    He probably will. I'll wait till after I watch him at the WJC. I moved him up to 34 after he was named to the team.
     
  8. Blue Bullet

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    It might a little but it has improved a lot from last season. Ryan worked his ass off this summer and his play has improved because of it. I just love his combination of size, skill and work ethic. To me its his work ethic that is seperating him from some of the other guy's on the list and that's why I am not too concerned that his skating is not as good as some other guys in the top 10.
     
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    Why?....cuz he's at the WJC?
     
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    No, because he's good enough to be at the WJC.
     
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    nomorekids The original, baby

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    Don't be silly. Hab Lover has said time and time again that he sucks, and Lee must suck pretty bad, if HabLover can say something like that while knowing nothing about him. He must suck a lot.
     
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    psst..I'm on your side.
     
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    Tell me why Paquet dropped 11 places
     
  14. CH Wizard

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    Why does Anikeenko dropped so much since on everybody list??? I remember , early this season , He was on a lot top of 20.
     
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    i know :thumbu:
     
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    About Ryan O'Marra... is he another of those OHL forwards, like O'Sullivan in '03 and Schremp/Wolski in '04 who is considered early as a possible top 5 pick because of his major offensive skills, but come draft day gets picked in the 25-40 range? Any answer would be appreciated.
     
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    2 reasons: Paquet was always billed as more of an offensive d-man and his numbers this year have been lower than I expected. And for a guy his size he isn't that physical. So for me the d-men ahead of him have been playing as well offensively as Paquet and are better defensively. Paquet has been dropping on everybody's list it seems.

    Aninkeenko was hyped up coming into this draft year. He was supposed to be a top 10 dominating d-man. As we got closer to this year it seemed that everybody was finding out that his growth had stalled and guys have caught up to him and passed him in the rankings. From what I've heard he's a good solid stay at home d-man.

    No I would not compare him to those players as those guys are more skilled than O'Marra. O'Marra, however brings a more well rounded game to the table. He's got a good skill level and size. He plays a physical brand of hockey and has a great shot. I think he is a definite top 10.
     
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    lee is a 1st rounder!!!
     
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