bossy22's 2005 NHL Entry Draft Defenseman Prospect Thread

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  1. bossy22

    bossy22 Registered User

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    I want to do a poll on the top 2005 NHL Entry Draft Defensemen. Please post your 10 Ten Lists and/or post a name that you feel is missing. Once I have 20 prospects or so, I'll start the poll.

    Here are some various rankings to help you make your lists. I don't have access to full rankings so please feel free to provide them for us if you have the info.

    Central Scouting Service Mid Term Rankings -- Jan. 2005

    North American Skaters

    1. Luc Bourdon
    2. Jack Johnson
    3. Ryan Parent
    4. Matt Lashoff
    5. Brendan Mikkelson
    6. Marc Staal
    7. Brian Lee
    8. Jakub Kindl
    9. Scott Jackson
    10. Michael Sauer

    http://www.hockeysfuture.com/naskaters.pdf

    European Skaters

    1. Jakob Vojta
    2. Teemu Laakso
    3. Tomas Kudelka
    4. Risto Korhenon
    5. Juho Mielonen
    6. Vjateslav Buravchikov
    7. Vladimir Mihalik
    8. Jan Kolar
    9. Tommi Leinonen
    10. Vaclav Lesak

    http://www.hockeysfuture.com/euroskaters.pdf


    International Scouting Service -- April ranking

    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Marc Staal

    http://www.internationalscouting.com/


    Redline Report -- April ranking

    1. Jack Johnson

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2005-04-15-red-line-report_x.htm


    McKeen's

    1. Jack Johnson

    http://mckeenshockey.rivals.com/


    Forecaster -- March ranking

    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Marc Staal
    3. Ryan Parent
    3. Luc Bourdon
    4. Jakub Kindl
    5. Brian Lee
    6. Matt Lashoff
    7. Danny Syvert

    http://www.forecaster.ca/thestar/hockey/extras.cgi?draft2005-30prospects
     
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    ISS April (From the top 30 from the Hockey prospector):

    Jack Johnson
    Marc Staal
    Jakub Kindl
    Luc Bourdon
    Ryan Parent
    Andre Zubarev
    Risto Korhonen
     
  3. bossy22

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    My Top 10

    Jack Johnson
    Luc Bourdon
    Marc Staal
    Jakub Kindl
    Ryan Parent
    Brian Lee
    Matt Lashoff
    Teemu Laakso
    Brendan Mikkelson
    Danny Syvert

    Haven't seen many Euros so please post a name if they should be considered for the poll.
     
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    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Marc Staal
    3. Lub Bordon
    4. Jakub Kindl
    5. Ryan Parent
    6. Brian Lee
    7. Risto Korhonen
    8. Matt Lashoff
    9. Teemu Laakso
    10. Andre Zubarev
     
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    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Marc Staal
    2. Luc Bourdon
    4. Ryan Parent
    5. Matt Lashoff
    6. Brian Lee
    7. Teemu Laakso
    8. Brendan Mikkelson
    9. Jakub Kindl
    10. Jakub Vojta
     
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    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Marc Staal
    3. Ryan Parent
    4. Luc Bourdon
    5. Matt Lashoff
    6. Jakub Kindl
    7. Brian Lee
    8. Risto Korhonen
    9. Teemu Laakso
    10. Brendan Mikkelson
     
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    Korhonen above Laakso? :huh:

    I am a Kärpät fan, but Laakso looks like one of the most splendid defensive prospect Finland has had in years...
     
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    Laakso is definitely more skilled. However, the reason some of us rank him lower than Korhonen is that we feel Korhonen's game will translate better to the pro level. He has more size and plays a more physical game. His upside is limited but he's a safer bet to becoming a pro.
     
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    Jack Johnson
    Marc Staal
    Jakub Kindl
    Luc Bourdon
    Ryan Parent
    Teemu Laakso
    Scott Jackson
    Matt Lashoff
    Brian Lee
    Brendan Mikkelson
     
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    I conclude you are really not high on Luc Bourdon...
     
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    GOD DAMN, I forgot em'. As a matter of fact, I am high on him. Check my top 100 if you dont believe me.
     
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    Top 10 Dmen

    1. Jack Johnson-#1 Dman potential. Brings offense and chippiness to the game. Will be picked no later than 3rd in the draft, imho.

    2. Mark Staal-This guy is another potential first pairing guy. Lots of offensive size and plays a good defensive game. I have heard it said he is better than Eric, who was in the +30 range this year. Stud!

    3. Luc Bourdon-Great offensive game. Some see him as soft and some don't. Talent wise he should go ~15, imho.

    4. Ryan Parent-He and Bourdon are opposite bookends. He brings more grit and defensive potential. He and Bourdon would have the same rating on my board.

    5. Brian Lee-Gritty guy who has had some inconsistent performances. I look for him late first ala Fistric and Rogers.

    6. Scott Jackson-Big and tough. Has a smidge of offensive potential. Kept looking for a reason why he isn't a first rounder. Can't find one.

    7. Jakub Kindl-If he can adjust to the physical game he will be a steal. I see him 30-33.

    8. Risto Korhonen-His gritty style translates to the NHL. I view him and Lashoff as very similar ratings.

    9. Matt Lashoff-Good player missing sdome upside in my mind. Late 30's.

    10. Teemu Laakso-Talented skill guy, but may struggle with NHL style. Will be a steal in early 40's.
     
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    Dominique Letang should be on that list.
     
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    Korhonen plays more physical, but Laakso's intensity level is what made him a SM-liiga player for 15 games last season... He hustles and he hustles and hustles and always adapts well to playing a tougher game.

    You have to remember the SM-liiga has small rinks, and that a high intensity level from the youth years is key to making the senior team early. Laakso might sit on a full-time job with HIFK next season, while Korhonen might still be working with his intensity in the jr's with maybe 10-15 games with the big ones.
     
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    Top 20

    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Ryan Parent
    3. Luc Bourdon
    4. Marc Staal
    5. Teemu Laakso
    6. Brian Lee
    7. Matt Lashoff
    8. Matt Niskanen
    9. Jakub Vojta
    10. Risto Korhonen
    11. Jakub Kindl
    12. Brendan Mikkelson
    13. Andrei Zubarev
    14. Danny Syvert
    15. Dustin Kohn
    16. Jonathan Sigalet
    17. Michael Sauer
    18. Scott Jackson
    19. Jean-Philippe Paquet
    20. Keith Yandle
     
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    1. Jack Johnson
    2. Marc Staal
    3. Luc Bourdon
    4. Ryan Parent
    5. Matt Lashoff
    6. Jakub Kindl
    7. Brian Lee
    8. Brendan Mikkelson
    9. Teemu Laakso
    10. Scott Jackson
     
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