Can We Now Annoint Kyle Turris The Lone 5 Star Prospect ?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Playa Hamm*, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Playa Hamm*

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    All the publications have been saying that this is a weaker draft all the way through. There apparently are no top level talents like years past (Crosby, Johnson, Ovechkin). But, Kyle Turris I think is now the top prospect. It appears to be across the board. I think Philly is prettymuch set on this kid with the way Holmgren has been all over him. I think he can be an impact player. After him though, I would say that there is a drop off.

    It's Turris and everyone else.
     
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    Uh, no, and no. This is still a weaker draft, and by most accounts, Turris is not even the number one prospect in it, let alone head and shoulders above everyone else.
     
  3. Playa Hamm*

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    So who Is the number one prospect ?

    I don't even think anyone else is being considered at this point other than Turris. At this stage, I will be stunned if he is not the #1 Pick.
     
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    Some people have Kane going first.
     
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    Kane or Cherepanov will most likley go first
     
  6. Playa Hamm*

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    Maybe I'm the only noticing the buzz, but Turris is gonna go ahead of Kane.
     
  7. Vagrant

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    I wouldn't say this is a weak draft, there is just plenty of really good prospects but none assured to be great. We've been spoiled for the past couple of years having elite talent at the top of the draft. This draft is deep with what could be impact players eventually into the teens.
     
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    Can't agree with that. This is a shallow draft. The only reason why we are claiming anyone is good is because someone has to be top-5 and get the resulting hype. Doesn't mean they are the same as some of the previous years...

    Far as I can see anyone in the top-10 (pick a listing) has roughly the same chance of being 1st. No one is sticking out all that much more then anyone else at this point...
     
  9. Having seen him play live, and having talked to several friends who have played him - he is RIDICULOUSLY good. I could see him going first overall. It's a tight race right now.
     
  10. Ziggy Stardust

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    Cherapanov will NOT be selected first.
     
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    Yea, especially with Philly picking first... no way they draft a Ruskie first! They'll probably look down the list for some goon with a bit of a nose for the net and take him.
     
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    I hear that Kane guy is kinda good.
     
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    Thats a pretty piss poor comment there
     
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    are there goons ranked in the top 10?:dunno:
     
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    Hehe. Have we gotten to the point in which we should just talk about Alzner as a Kings fan? heh
     
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    I'd love to draft Turris with LA's pick.
     
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    5'9'' 165 - might scare some people out of taking him in the top 5. Turris has a likeable frame at 6'1''.
     
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    One thing that is the most annoying now that we have DL is that with DT all you had to do to figure out who the Kings are going to draft was read the Red Line report. By and large our scouts seem to agreed with him completely. Now with DL... who knows?

    I kinda of miss having a reasonable idea of what the Team was going to do....
     
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    Well you kind of said the same thing I said in another way. I said there was no top end talent that was a slam dunk for the top selection, but the draft went into the late teens with players that during normal draft years would go anywhere from 5-15.
     
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    Does Turris have a muscular build or is he skinny?
     
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    Rediculously skinny. I know the captain of the Burnaby team, he says Turris' 170 listing is generous - more like 6'1'' 165, but that can be worked on - juicing right before you step into the NHL isn't uncommon.
     
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    Was hoping he wasnt too thin.Injuries are so common for smaller dudes.Maybe at his age he can bulk up soon.At least in a couple of years!
     
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    He's skinny, which is probably the main reason that he's a year or two away minimum. Wisconsin has a great hockey program and I have no doubt that Kyle will add the weight and the muscle necessary in order to make the transition to the NHL in short time.

    The thing that scares me the most about Turris is his apparent commitment to spending 4 years at college. You simply cannot pick a guy #1 overall who isn't going to make the jump until 22 or 23 years of age. With the UFA age at 27, I don't think you can risk drafting a guy that high when you may only have him for 4 or 5 years. I know that a lot of guys say they're going for 4 years and leave after 1 or 2, but a Jack Johnson situation would be disappointing from the perspective of a fan of the team who picks him.
     
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    agreed Gags.Didnt know that.That would suck especially for us
     
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    Philly should take Alzner; leave Turris for the Kings. ;)
     

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