Pick 10 first rounders from this year's draft who won't take a regular shift

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  1. haelwho

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    Looking back at the 2000 draft, there are roughly 10 players who haven't managed to stick in the NHL and look like they most likely won't ever (Jonsson, Alexeev, Yakubov, Smirnov, Nederost, Kryukov, Kolanos, Smith, Samuelsson, Taffe).

    So, if you had to take 10 players from this year's draft who'll be in the same position as these players, who would you choose?

    My ten (in no order really):
    Vishnevsky
    Varlamov
    Tlusty
    Grabner
    Frolik
    Foligno
    Stewart
    Sanguinetti
    Sheppard
    Lewis

    Tougher than it looks...
     
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    [email protected] sheppard on your list ...

    can we make a wager on this...say i give you 4:1 odds
     
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    Hoo-boy, you are sure lookin' to make some enemies 'round these parts...
     
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    how do you know that they won't play a shift? That is a pretty stupid thing to say, some of these players could end up being bottom pairing dmen or 3rd and 4th line grinders.
     
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    Everybody craps on Sanguinetti it seems, is it because he is a ranger now?
     
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    He was only asking a simple question...it's not like every single pick of the last draft will make it to the NHL...
     
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    We are no longer the laughing stock of the NHL, they gotta find something against us.
     
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    Maybe because from many scouting reports he sounds like Tom Poti v2.0
     
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    Could be, Staal gets downgraded aswell, to most he is no more than a number 4 defenseman
     
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    No, it's just that sometimes he's talked about like he is a franchise defenseman which he is not.
     
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    What is a franchise defenseman to your standards. IMO he is going to be a #1 defenseman in the NHL. He won't put up more than 30 points in a season but he will be ELITE with his shutdown capabilities.
     
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    Darkhorse: Kessel
     
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    Varlamov is awesome goaltender, he just needs more experience and maturity. He has all the tools.
     
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    Tlusty seems like a safe pick too me, solid in all areas.
     
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    Foligno?

    Even if he craps out and doesn't turn into a scoring line player, at least he can assume a 3/4th line role. I wouldn't bet money against him.
     
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    i know. best goalie in the draft if you are talking potential. he willbe great ina feaw years.
     
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    1. riku helenius
    2. matt corrente
    3. chris stewart
    4. david fischer
    5. nick foligno
    6. chris summers
    7. patrik berglund
    8. ty wishart
    9. mark mitera
    10. kyle okposo:help:

    this was tough:banghead:
     
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    players like faligno, tlusty and stewart are guys who are relatively safe bets to play a regular shift even if its on the 3rd or 4th lines. Players with big upside but are by no means a garauntee are most Berglund, Sheppard and most goaltenders picked. It is for this reason a guy like Alexander Vasyunov fell to where he did. Great skillset but if he has the right mental mindframe to become an NHL player is the question mark.
     
  19. Mr_Jones*

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    Jonathan Bernier
    Riku Helenius
    Semen Varlamov
    Leland Irving

    Goalies don't take shifts. :)
     
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    Michael Grabner was one of the best goalscorers in the WHL last season. He has the speed and talent to play in the NHL.
     
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    Yeah Graebner seems like a player who could become a 2nd line winger.
     
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    Wow, holy insecurity Batman. :amazed:
     
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    Personally...I think the likes of Foligno and Mitera...have worst case scenario's as a 3rd/4th line winger or a 5/6 dman.

    they'll play in the NHL for sure...but if they don't turn into top line or top pairing players...they'll still be able to have a good career in the NHL.
     
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    what if this turns out to be liek the 2003 draft where it seems like most guys have played a few games at least and will most likely have 25+ guys be regulars in some capacity
     
  25. Backstrom :D
     

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