Notable Undrafteds?

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  1. RamczyK

    RamczyK Registered User

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    Who were the notable undrafted players? I didn't see Saskatoon's Joe Barnes selected nor goalie Brian Bridges... I thought both had potential?

    Others?
     
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    Barnes didn't opt in.

    To me, suprises were the Russians (****ikov, Shirokov, Megalinsky, Plyuschev, Karetin, etc.). Also Aleksis Ahlqvist.
     
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    Dimitri ****ikov and Sergei Shirokov
     
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    Germany's Marcus Kink...unless I missed it.
     
  5. RamczyK

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    Didn't know that about Barnes, thanks. I totally forgot about ****ikov, size must have had something to do with it.
     
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    No did not miss it.
    So it was a weak German draft I was very suprised that only Greiss was drafted. I expected Kink Hoerdler and 1-2 overagers to be drafted.
     
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    Peter Tsimikalis, ranked 34 among NA skaters by central scouting went undrafted. I thought he would be picked mid-late rounds.
     
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    Julien Sprunger fro Switzerland went undrafted, unless I missed it.
     
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    Did Mattias Olimb get drafted?
     
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    Probably his last name (the first 4 letters of it) scared managers. They just couldn't say it.
     
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    The Wild drafted him in the 4th(117th overall)
     
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    I thought I saw him drafted too, odd.
     
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    For me it was a surprise that Mattias Hellström from Sweden (MoDo Hockey) didn't get drafted (and also that his teammate Oscar Hedman was drafted as late as in the 5th round, I was sure he'd go in the first day, but at least he did get drafted though).
     
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    For Slovakia

    1. Stanislav Lascek
    2. Jaroslav Markovic
    3. Dominik Granak (20 year old)
     
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    Shirikov and Tsimikalis are probably the two biggest surprises to me.

    Every scouting agency seemed to have Shirikov in their top 100, and pretty comfortably too.

    And Tsimikalis is just a good honest player.
     
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    Peter Tsimikalis >>>>>>> Steven Covington (Wings pick in the 7th)
    :mad:

    Other than that I thought Bedrich Kohler was a surprising omission, he sounds like a solid athlete, with good size, who made very big strides in his game this season.

    And I think those Russians who Seachd mentioned were only passed over because of the expiring Russian transfer agreement. Just look at how far Vorobiev, Lisin, Stolyarov and Klimov dropped for further proof teams weren't thrilled about picking Russians.
     
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    The #1 center on Team Sweden's U18-team, Mattias Hellström, was not drafted.
    Interesting players such as defenseman Niklas Andersson and power forward Johan Harju went unnoticed as well.
     
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    Yeah, I missed it. I checked a lot earlier but I was half asleep when I did it. Then before I posted I double checked all of the rounds but I only looked at 5-9.

    I like that pick by Minnesota.

    Hellstrom should have been draft, I think. What happens with undrafted guys like Hellstrom? Will he be able to be picked next year or what? :dunno:
     
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    Yes. European players have to be drafted before they can play in the NHL, according to current rules. So they can pass through many drafts and still be drafted later up to any age.

    North American based players can only be drafted up to a certain age- around 20 I think- and after that they can sign as UFAs.
     
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    I would mention Marcus Kink,Martin Walter and Frank Hördler.... :cry: :cry:
     
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    Here's the breakdown of the draft: http://www.canoe.ca/Slam040627/nhl_draft-cp.html

    Canada: 125
    U.S.: 64
    Czech Republic: 21
    Sweden: 19
    Russia: 18
    Finland: 14
    Slovakia: 10
    Belarus: 4
    Switzerland:4


    Not a great showing by Russia or Slovakia IMO. I'm no expert, but wonder if the CBA negotiations, and Russia transfer issues could be playing a big role here?
     
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    Joe Barnes! I may be biased towards him but his stats obviously didn't do him justice this year. He battled injuries and played on the worst team in the league with poor linemates. I was very suprised he wasn't picked...I'd have called him a steal in the 5th Round despite the lack of a "showcase" season. :dunno: Whatever.
     
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    I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but Janne Laakkonen went unnoticed - once again. :D

    He keeps outscoring our finest prospects year after year, but NHL teams seem to prefer 6'8 players from Finnish 3rd tier league over 5'9 SM-liiga 1st liners.
     
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    I missed the last few picks, did Jannik Hansen or Alex Akseneko get drafted?

    Who ended up with RJ Anderson?
     
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    RJ Anderson went in the 4th round, I think.
    Jannik Hansen was picked by Vancouver in the 9th round.
     
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