Player wishlist for the draft

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by loyst21, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. loyst21

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    usually each year i have a few players in my mind that i want my favourite team to pick (calgary) and they never take any of them, this year i am taking a different approach and going right down the North American list and writing down any player i think will fit their needs (scoring centers first, defensemen: offensive and defensive, and more scoring up front), as well as knowing and following the player, thus wanting them to be on the flames... this way i dont think i will be disappointed

    i am biased towards north american players, but it is mostly due to not being able to follow players from overseas..

    so everyone post a list of 10-15 players (realistically based on where your teams are picking) and then after the draft we can see if any of our players were picked... heres mine (in somewhat of an order, the bottom is a little messed up); also i do realize calgary picks in the first and not again until the 5th, but maybe they will trade for some picks, i cant imagine sutter sitting around for 4 rounds and not picking

    angelo esposito - c
    zach hamill - c
    brandon sutter - c
    kevin shattenkirk - d
    john blum - d
    ian cole - d
    stefan legein - rw
    alex plante - d
    maxime tanguay - c
    dale mitchell - rw
    tj brennan - d
    josh godfrey - d
    dustin jeffrey - c
    jim o'brien - c
    ted ruth - d
    riley nash - c
    zach torquato - c
    mickey renaud - c

    edit --
    from what i have read about later picks i wouldnt mind alex killorn or nick bonino, im all about players going the college route
     
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  2. Divine Wind

    Divine Wind Guest

    My Oiler Wish List

    At 6 ... Voracek or Alzner
    At 15 ... Hamill or McDonagh
    At 30 ... White or Cole
    At 36 ... Legein or Plante
     
  3. Backstrom #19

    Backstrom #19 Trotz for president

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    5, 28, 34, i can't remember the other picks.


    Jukab Voracek-RW
    Sam Gagner-C
    James O'Brien-C/D
    Stefan Legein-RW
    Teddy Ruth-D
    Eric Tangradi-C
    Bryan Cameron-C
    Colby Cohen-D
    Will Weber-D
    Ben Blood-D
    Charels-Antonie Messier-C
    Justin Falk-D
    Brendan Smith-D
    Blake Kessel-D
     
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    I'm feeling lazy, so I'm just gonna go with a few I'd like to see the Leafs take at 13. They definitely need someone with a high ceiling, so no Gillies or Sutter-types please.

    Angelo Esposito- crossing my fingers he falls this far.

    Logan Couture- Upside highly underrated due to injury-related conditioning issues this season IMO. I'd be thrilled if he fell to us.

    Alexei Cherapanov: Hopefully the lack of a transfer deal scares off a sufficient amount of teams.

    Lars Eller: Anze Kopitar V.2?

    MiKael Backlund: VERY underrated
     
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  5. loyst21

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    i agree with all of the oilers picks, pretty much what i have been seeing from mock drafts, with gagner thrown in as their possible 6th overall... if alzer falls that far that will be an unreal pick for the oil...

    also, no matter what anyone says the potential of esposito to be great is too much i think to let him fall. gm's will be silly to let him slip past 13.. if the leafs pick him all the power to them and they will have a star in the future, but i really think the habs will make their fans happy and pick him if he is there
     
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    I really don't see any way Montreal lets Espo fall to the Leafs either. Just wishful thinking on my part I guess :D
     
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    Players I'd like to see the Devils draft (some probably won't make it to their first pick, but with this draft it's hard to tell):

    Riley Nash
    Zach Torquato
    Eric Tangradi
    Nick Bonino
    Nick Palmieri
    Ted Ruth
    Colby Cohen
    T.J. Brennan
    Taylor Ellington
    Will Weber
    Ben Blood
    Dennis Reul
     
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    I think "TheTruth" has a pretty good handle on who the Leafs will go for at 13. I'll give my input, it's not in any particular order just who could be picked.

    Zach Hamill
    Mikael Backlund
    Lars Eller

    Yeah I'm not overly expecting Esposito to drop there. Most likely one of those three would be selected. Though there is always that fear JFJ will select someone like Gillies.
     
  9. Victory Ali*

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    My Vancouver Wish List

    25 - Joakim Andersson (I'd really like Zach Hamill but he'll probably be gone by here)
    33 - Akim Aliu
    56 - Dale Mitchell
    61 - Anthony Peluso
     
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    For the Blue Jackets :

    at 7th : Jakub Voracek, Alexei Cherepanov, Lars Eller, or Mikael Backlund.

    2nd round picks : Luca Cunti, Vladimir Ruzicka, Riley Nash, or Max Goncharov
     
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    As a Leaf fan I think Espo would be awsome. He would shut Grapes' mouth about needing more NA players. Another guy I liked is Jonathan Blum but the Leafs dont need another D man.


    On a side note, why is Tyler Sexsmith rated so low? I thought he was the best goalie in the draft? If he isn't who is?
     
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    My wish list for Montreal

    #12 Esposito / Shattenkirk / McDonaugh
    #22 Mayorov / Eller / Backlund (if any slips...)
    #43 Kevin Veilleux / Goncharov / Ted Ruth / Alex Plante
    #66 and # 72 Alex Grant / David Stich / Olivier Fortier / Jesse Jyrkkio / Craig Smith

    Late rounds : Oliver Lauridsen /Josef Tichy / Adam Bourque-Leblanc / Maxime Cliche.
     
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    Oilers

    6th- Gagner, Voracek, Alzner
    15th- Hammil, Cherepanov
    30th- Gillies, Blum
     
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    Dallas
    50th Nico Sacchetti
    64th Reid Ellingson or Jake Hansen
    172th Micheal Connolly.
    Don't really care as much about #94, #112 or #136, but hopefully picks with high upside, since I don't really know who'd fall to about that range right now.
     
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    It's so difficult to predict who will be available when in this draft and I've seen so many different rankings that it's tough to compare players.

    For the Ducks' 1st pick at 16, I'm hoping for any of the following players--in no particular order:

    -Pacioretty
    -Sweatt
    -Sutter
    -Espo--if he's still available, I think he may be worth the risk
    -Petrecki
    -Shattenkirk
    - Blum
    -McDonagh

    Not sure the likelihood of the following list of players still being available in the next 2 rounds Anaheim has picks in but I've been intrigued by what I've read on them:

    For their 3rd & 4th rounders ( 62 or 63, 91, 92, 93, 98, and 121):

    -Spalling
    -Malone
    -Torquato
    -Lahey
    -Killorn
    -Caputi
    -Brennan
    -Fortier
    -McCrae
    -Aulie

    After that, I'd have too much trouble picking out players I like from later rounds, though I wouldn't mind them taking Kevin Du with their 7th rounder (if Du is still available and the Ducks don't transfer the pick to Columbus) because I appreciate his story.
     
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    T.J. Brennan will be gone before the 62 pick.
     
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    For Montreal.

    Lars Eller
    Ryan McDonagh
    Backlund
    Sweatt
    Mayorov
    Shattenkirk
    Andersson
    Hamill
    Hjalmarsson
    Couture
    Pacioretty
    Hoeffel
    Brennan
    Kokkala
    Goncharov
     
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    For Montreal, I'd like:

    12th: Eller/Backlund/McDonagh or Cherepanov if he drops
    22nd: Backlund/Eller (drops) or Pacioretty
    43rd: Brennan, Aliu or Tanguay
    Later rounds: Kevin Marshall, Max Gratchev and David Skokan would make me happy
     
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    I think the only time the Coyotes picked someone off my wishlist was Ladislav Kouba (Mueller doesnt really count as an obvious choice). Kouba was a somewhat popular HF late-round sleeper. He's doing very well these days.. for the Sundogs in the CHL.

    I dont make wishlists anymore ;)
     
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    12th: Couture/Eller/Hamill/Ellerby
    22nd: Moller/Petrecki/SHattenkirk

    Other: Zach Torquato, Patrick White, David Stich, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Colton Yello****n
     
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    My hopefulls for the HABS

    with there 12th Pick - Esposito(if still available)
    or - Nick Ross ( solid can't go wrong pick)

    With there 22nd Pick - GILLIES ( please )
    or - Oscar Moller ( if still available )


    Third round hopefull

    with there 63rd pick - Justin Mcrae (Carboneau and Gainey type player)
     
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    I predict Alex Grant will go #41 to San Jose. The Beaulieu - Hunter connection is still strong.
     
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    Definately. #33 Vancouver?
     
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    We dont have #56 anymore.
    For Vancouver

    25-Oscar Moller
    33-Patrick White
    61-Stefan Legein(I think he will be gone though)
    3rd round-Colton Yellow Horn
    Maybe forwards and defensemen with size with the other picks(my wishlist has alot of small players)
     
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    It's so hard to determine where players will go (at least for me personally). I'll just throw out a list. I think most can guess approximately what round they would go.

    For the Leafs (all rounds):

    Couture
    Backlund
    Eller
    Cole
    Plante
    Andersson
    Hjalmarsson
    Korostin
    Tanguay
    Goncharov
    Cohen
    Nash
    Gratchev
    Bashkirov twins
    Palmieri
    Owuya
    Engstrand
    Reul
    Vorobyev
    Vaive
    Jeffery
    Negrin
    Renaud
    Bastien

    Something like that, I'd be suffice with any of those players in 1-7. I also have other options, but there's just too many.
     

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