Most Offensive Potential n 2007

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    I was wondering who everyone thought had the best offensive potential in this years 2007 draft.

    My Pick is Alexei Cherepanov
     
  2. Round John

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    Unlike the last couple of drafts there does not appear to be a runaway blue chip offensive prospect.
     
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    probably Cherepanov, but i actually really like Hamill's upside.
     
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    Esposito has got tons of offensive upside, but I am not saying he is a sure bet. If he gets to play in the right environment and really works hard. I think he can produce some offensive numbers
     
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    I would take Kane all day long...His vision is tops in the Draft! Esposito has the flare but I think at the next level he is going to struggle to create.
     
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    Among the North American prospects, I'd say Pat Kane, Sam Gagner and David Perron. Don't forget the question is potential, will they reach it? Only time will tell...
     
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    On pure potential I'd take Kane, the guy has nearly everything.
     
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    Absolute pure offensive potential: Esposito and its not even close. However the same was said about Alexander Daigle.
     
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    Kane/Cherepanov
     
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    This draft is phenomenally wide-open. Any one of:

    Kane
    Cherepanov
    Turris
    Gagner
    Esposito
    Voracek
     
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    On pure offensive potential, I would think Turris is close.
     
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    I can't agree less with you. From what I've seen of Esposito his offensive vison/stickhandling-hands/shooting-release are very average...He often looks like a deer on the ice...

     
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    Cherepanov.
     
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    As much as I like Turris he falls into a category which is difficult to evaluate due to the league he plays in. I believe that this will hurt his position but whoevever gets him will be happy. Didn't Paul Kariya come out of the same league?

    His offensive potential is the only thing keeping Esposito in the first round after his abysmal fall from scout's grace. I don't know what you watched but his puck handling and goal scoring are the best in the draft class. Its his hockey sense that is lacking along with work ethic. A combination that results in his uncertain status this year.
     
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    No offence buddy, but I think you overrate his puck handling and his goal scoring. By the way, if my memory is good, he only has 19 goals this year which is not impressive for someone who is suppose to go #1.

    My conclusion, Esposito offensive's abilites are overrated. Time will tell if I'm right or wrong...

     
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    I asked this on another post, but does Turris play wing or center?
     
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    He plays both. He's a natural centre but plays right wing in Burnaby. A right-handed Paul Kariya is the best comparison I've seen.
     

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