next up; 2008 draft!!

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  1. AmericanDream

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    I know, I know, we just got done with 07', but I am curious to hear some names for the 08' draft. Most of us know the big ones : Stamkos, Hayes, Doughty, Wahl, Wilson, Tuebert, Del Zotto, Piterangelo, McRae, etc... but I want to hear about some lesser known players that most of us might have not seen or heard of.

    Kane, JVR, and Turris were nowhere to be found a year ago, but now they went 1-2-3 in this years draft. Give us some info on some lesser known or unheard of kids that you guys think might make a big impact for the 08' draft like the above three have. All countries would be welcomed.

    I am especially curious to hear U.S. college eligible players since this years crop was pretty weak. Will 08' be another weak year for U.S colleges? Does the USHL and U.S National developement programs continue to get most of the draft eligible players? Anythoughts would be nice.

    I think 2 sleepers for 08' will be A.J Jenks, and Thomas Mcullom. They may not be sleepers, but they will be draft day risers in my eyes.
     
  2. Birko19

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    I'm curious about the following names,

    Defence:
    Alex Pietrangelo
    Shawn Lalonde
    Michael Del Zotto
    Zach Bogosian
    Luke Schenn


    Forwards:
    Steven Stamkos
    Kyle Beach
    Zach Boychuk
    Adam Henrique
    Joshua Bailey
    Tyler Ennis
    Jordan Eberle
    Jordan Caron

    Based on production, it seems like the d-men next year are better, keep in mind I'm only talking about CHL prospects.
     
  3. AmericanDream

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    That is a pretty impressive group of player so far, and thats just the CHL, you can add Mitch Wahl to that list too. 08' should be exciting, but lets hear about more up and comers who arent being mentioned a lot on the boards.
     
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    can you comment on this kid?? I heard a lot of good things about Schenn, any comparisions so far?? thanks
     
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    Where's Jimmy Hayes on that list of yours? :)
     
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    Keep an eye on Drew Doughty I feel he will climb the charts this year. He put up some good numbers last year and I feel he is suited for the new NHL.
     
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    Schenn is your Classic defenceman from the WHL. Hes big,tough,makes a great first pass and has good foot speed. He really improved his offensive game this past season and I would be suprised if his numbers get better this season.

    Very Comparable to a Scott Stevens or Dion Phaneuf
     
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    btw I love Kyle Beach. The kid is just nasty to play against. Hes big,loves to hit and mix it up and oh ya he can skate and score. He just needs to add about 30 pounds of muscle and this kid will be a force. It will be interesting to see what kind of off season training he gets involved with cause he could be kinda special next season with more muscle
     
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    You completely forget Danish prospects Mikkel Bødker and especially top d-man Philip Larsen.
     
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    Agreed... I'm liking Beach a lot too. He needs to take it easy on picking fights though or he's gonna get himself into a whole lot of medical trouble one time.
     
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    is yann sauve eligable next year?
     
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    caron is a late birthday. He will be eligible only in 2009. From the Q, Kevin Poulin, Yann Sauvé, Patrice Cormier, Kelsey Tessier, Philippe Cornet are players to keep an eye on.
     
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    this draft is pretty good, lots of top end talent here, here are guys who will have top two round potential from each league and country:

    Quebec:
    Patrice Cormier
    Yann Sauve
    Kelsey Tessier
    Kevin Poulin
    Chris Doyle
    Alexandre Neron
    Marc Barberio
    Phil Cornet
    Joel Champagne
    Jordan Southhorn

    Ontario:
    Steve Stamkos
    Drew Doughty
    Michael Delzotto
    Alex Pietrangelo
    Cody Hodgson
    Greg Nemisz
    Josh Bailey
    Mitch Gaulton
    AJ Jenks
    Phil McRae
    Mike Pelech

    WHL:
    Colton Teubert
    Kyle Beach
    Luke Schenn
    Mitch Wahl
    Tyler Schmidt
    Zach Boychuk
    Tyler Myers
    Geordie Wudrick
    Joel Broda
    Eric Mysterey

    USA:
    Jimmy Hayes
    Colin Wilson
    Mike Cichy
    Max Strang
    Justin Florek
    Robbie Czarnik
    Michael Clemente
    Richard Manley
    Ryan Grimshaw
    Matt Thurber
    Nick Pryor

    Europe:
    Kirill Petrov
    Vladimir Roth
    Vyachaslav Voyanov
    Nikita Filitov
    John Motin
    Andre Petterson
    Anton Gustafson
    Lukas Stoop
    Sergei Ostaphuck
    Dominic Bohac
    Harri Sateri
    Mattias Tedenby
    Mikhail Stefanovich
    Tomas Kubalik
    Jan Kana
    Maxime Trunoev
    Andrei Loktionov
    Anton Lazarev
     
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    Never heard of him.


    And I'll say that you forgot a couple of Danes, some Swiss Goalie, German D-man, and a couple of German forwards.;)
     
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    Thanks. That's the only list I need if I want to know who's going to be our first rounder....;)
     
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    Should be really interesting to see where Bødker will go, considering he was consider to be the better player of him and Eller one year ago. I hope that he stays in Sweden, he could, and should, get some ice time in the SEL.

    Larsen is already signed to a pro contract. He was impressive in the Swedish U20 playoffs and was ok in his five SEL games this season.
     
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    Alex Pietrangelo is my favorite prospect since Bobby Ryan.
     
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    What about Lance Bouma who won recently won the Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants and was selected as part of the U-18 Team and played on Team Alberta in the CWG.
     
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    I forgot all about Mikkael Bodker...I was doing this list from memory, so I knew I would forget a few names
     
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    scoutman1- are you sure the spellings of your prospects are right? im not questioning them i just want to know since i was going to do something for each of the players for the 08 draft and just want to make sure the names are spelled right.
    thanks for sure a great list
    j.b.
     
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    Never seen him play live. Is he comparable to Bertuzzi in style of play and potential upside?

    A couple names from the "O" off the top of my head: Jamie Arniel and Nathan Moon.

    What about late-bloomers totally OFF the radar a la Perron or B. Pouliot, and also players passed over this year that may have a shot of being drafted this year (i.e. Gistedt, Halischuk)?
     
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    this is the most pointless thread ever this time last year esposito was a clear #1
     
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    Boy you're gonna get shredded for this one.
     
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    its all about kyle beach baby, also dont forget about vancouver giants james wright and lance bouma
     

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