QMJHL Top-10

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  1. QMJHLguru

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    Here is a look,of what i consider the top 10 from the QMJHL for the 2005 NHL Draft. Looking for people thoughts, on the list and players...


    1. Sidney Crosby, C (Rimouski Oceanic)
    - Simply does not need explaining, if you don't know his talents go back under your rock.

    2. Luc Bourdon, D (Val d’Or Foreurs)
    - Blue-chip prospect, very cool under pressure, which is plenty full on the Val d'OR blueline, smooth skatking, tough in your face defender.

    3. Alex Bourret, C (Lewiston MAINEiacs)
    - Talanted playmaking, spark plug center with toughness and grit, strong on his skates, another few inches he'd be top 5 material.

    4. Alexandre Vincent, G (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
    - Big atlethic goailie, plays and challenges the shooter, great laterial movement, covers the angles, and GREAT poise.

    5. Marek Zagrapan, C (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
    - Plays bigger then his size, excellent playmaker and goal scorer, with top notch skating abilty. Major upside to this prospect

    6. Jean-Philippe Levasseur, G (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
    - Possesses great abilty, athletic, excellant lateral movement, controls his rebounds excellent.

    7. Guillaume Latendresse, LW (Drummondville Voltiguers)
    - Has all the tools to be a effective power forward, but his skating and work ethic has become a major question mark.

    8. Jean-Philippe Paquet, D (Shawinigan Cataractes)
    - 2-way defender, with strong defensive insticts, has a nack for providing offensive insticnts when called upon.

    9. Slava Trukhno, RW (PEI Rocket)
    - plays tough 2 way game, can generate offense and be counted on to provide a defensive checking role.

    10. Marc-Andre Gragnani, D (PEI Rocket)
    - mobile defender, lots of upside, sees the ice well, and makes great mature decisions, potential to be a dominating force on the point and team captian.


    Others to keep a eye on...

    Simon Bolduc, LW (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
    - At 6'05/225 Bolduc shows alot of potential be become a effective power forward, plays a tough game, has teffific offensive insticts and is a exceptional skater for a guy his size. his stock has been raising rapidly, keep your eye on this guy.

    Mathieu Aubin, C (Lewiston MAINEiacs)
    - a effective centerman who is strong on the draw, not afraid to go to the front and the net and is a superb playmaker who sees the ice well.

    Oscars Bartulis, D (Moncton Wildcats)
    - A defensive darkhouse... came to north america as a forward but was moved to the point in Moncton, and has quickly adjusted to the position. a stay at home defender, with great defensive awearness and a hard point shot. will gain much more expousre as Moncton continues there tear in the QMJHL standings
     
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  2. X-SHARKIE

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    Overall I like it!

    I think Levasseur is to low and should be over Vincent though.

    Bourdon is one of hell of a defenseman and i'm glad others see it, He's going to be a very steady work horse in the NHL !

    Trukhno is one of my favs and I can't say enough about how hard he works and how skilled he is.
     
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    That would be my list...

    1. Sidney Crosby
    2. Alex Bourret
    3. Marek Zagrapan
    4. Luc Bourdon
    5. Alexander Vincent
    6. JP Paquet
    7. JP Levasseur
    8. Guillaume Latendresse
    9. Slava Trukhno
    10. Ryan Mior
     
  4. QMJHLguru

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    Mior is playing horrible... much like Jonathan Boutin while he was with Halifax... I beleave Mior has lost his confidence and the desire to play in PEI and a change in secerny will do alot for him much like it help Jonathan last year when Halifax dealt him to PEI. Here's hoping PEI will move him, to give him a chance to regain his confidence and rebuild the draft ranking to the mid-second rounder he has the talent somewhere in him to be.
     
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    Did you catch the webcasted PEI/Halifax game on Friday? He had some amazing moves. One of the better stickhandlers in the league based on what I saw in that game (I've only seen him in person once thus far this season). Had a nice goal driving to the net. Working hard in the corners along the boards.

    He's definitely a riser.
     
  6. rt

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    I've seen him listed at 6'1''/190lbs. That, to me, seems pretty big for a young kid. I've never seen him play, is he really that physical? Him PIM totals don't suggest alot of fighting. Does he throw alot of big hits, or play a good power game?
     
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    I think that at least 6-7 of them will be 1st round pick
     
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    Is Gragnani an '87?
     
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  9. Form and Substance

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    Yeah he is.
     
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    He's not physical at all, he's a soft guy. He's not afraid of going in front of the net though.
     
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    He's soft but unlike wimps like Brendl he can tough it out in traffic and he can backcheck.
     
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    Not a bad list, but Latendresse will go sooner than that.I like that you picked one
    of my favs, Gragnani.
     
  13. Vinland

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    Guess you never saw the 50 plus goals Brendl scored in heavy traffic in the whl.
     
  14. LaLaLaprise

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    Pretty good list:

    As of December 13, 2004

    01. Sidney Crosby - F - Rimouski - 5'11 190
    02. Alex Bourret - F - Lewiston - 5'10 214
    03. Luc Bourdon - D - Val D'or - 6'02 185
    04. Alexandre Vincent - G - Chicoutimi - 6'04 195
    05. Jean-Phillipe Lavasseur - G - Rouyn-Noranda - 6'00 189
    06. Guillaume Latendresse - F - Drummondville - 6'02 222
    07. Marek Zagrapan - F - Chicoutimi - 6'01 185
    08. Slava Truhno - F - PEI - 6'01 196
    09. Jean-Phillipe Paquet - D - Shawinigan - 6'02 207
    10. Simon Bolduc - F - Bathurst - 6'05 222
    11. Gennady Churilov - F - Quebec - 6'01 176
    12. Marc-Andre Gragnani - D - PEI - 6'01 170
    13. Oscars Bartulis - D - Moncton - 6'01 180
    14. Francis Guerette-Charland - F - Victoriaville - 6'01 184
    15. Mathieu Aubin - F - Lewiston - 6'02 178
    16. Marc-Edouard Vlasic - D - Quebec - 6'00 180
    17. Mathieu Roy - F - Bathurst - 6'00 190
    18. Chad Denny - D - Lewiston - 6'02 214
    19. Andrew Andricopoulos - D - Quebec - 6'00 177
    20. Michael Korenko - D - Lewiston - 6'02 180
    21. Marc-Andre Cote - F - Bathurst - 6'00 180
    22. Ryan Mior - G - PEI - 6'01 180
    23. Pier-Olivier Pelletier - G - Drummondville - 6'02 180
    24. Francois Bolduc - D - Rimouski - 6'05 229
    25. Marc-Andre Cliche - F - Lewiston - 6'01 165
    26. Justin Saulnier - F - Halifax - 5'10 194
    27. Jordan Clendenning - F - Bathurst - 5'11 188
    28. Maxime Lincourt - F - Quebec - 6'01 197
    29. Vladimir Kubus - F - Cape-Breton - 6'00 180
    30. Riku Korpinen - D - PEI - 6'02 175
    31. Phillipe Cote - F - Baie-Comeau - 6'01 185
    32. Kenzie Sheppard - F - Halifax - 6'00 202
    33. Alexandre Picard-Hooper - Baie-Comeau - 5'11 170
    34. Francis Pare - F - Shawinigan - 5'09 175
    35. Tyler Hawes - F - PEI - 6'03 210
    36. Kristopher Letang - D - Val D'or - 5'11 188
    37. Benjamin Chaisson - D - Shawinigan - 6'04 205
    38. Billy Bezeau - D - PEI - 6'01 184
    39. Guillaume Blouin - G - Val D'or - 5'11 186
    40. Marc-Andre Doirion - D - Bathurst - 5'11 172
    41. Nicolas Blanchard - F - Chicoutimi - 6'03 176
    42. Maxim Noreau - D - Victoriaville - 5'11 192
    43. Guillaume Lepine - D - Chicoutimi - 6'03 208
    44. Dave Bouchard - F - Drummondville - 6'00 196
    45. Patrick Simard - D - Baie-Comeau - 6'02 200
    46. Dean Ouellet - F - Cape-Breton - 5'11 172
    47. Pavel Borysenko - F - Bathurst - 6'01 180
    48. Jean-Francois Brault - D - Halifax - 6'04 215
    49. Julien Brouillette - D - Chicoutimi - 5'11 185
    50. Phillipe Poirier - D - Bathurst - 6'06 243
    51. Charles Tanguay - D - Moncton - 5'11 198
    52. Patrick Bernier - F - Shawinigan - 5'11 200
    53. Gaby Roch - F - Gatineau - 5'11 186
    54. Jerome Samson - F - Moncton - 5'11 175
    55. Maxime Pelletier - F - Val D'or - 6'02 174
    56. Lucas Longpre - D - Rouyn-Noranda - 5'11 168
    57. Maxime Lacroix - F - Quebec - 5'11 180
    58. Brett Morrison - F - Gatineau - 5'09 162
    59. Wesley Welcher - F - Moncton - 6'00 175
    60. Steven Cacciotti - F - Drummondville - 5'11 195
    61. Travis Coles - D - Chicoutimi - 5'10 170
    62. Francis Charette - F - Rimouski - 5'06 150
    63. Francis Verrault-Paul - F - Chicoutimi - 5'09 170
    64. Francois Proteau - G - Cape-Breton - 5'09 164
    65. Jamie Blom - D - Rimouski - 6'04 225
    66. Romy Elayoubi - F - Chicoutimi - 5'11 184
     
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    Elayoubi... now there's a name I haven't heard in a while.
     
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    Tell me more about Bourdon. Is he an offensive d-man? Physical? Stay at home?

    I'm intrigued at seeing a large, highly rated defenseman from the Q. What other prospect would he be compared to?
     
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    He hasnt played. But i still put him up there.

    There were rumours he left the team. Then came back, but he hasnt been playing.
     
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    He is a 2 way. He isnt a bruiser and he isnt a rusher :) He just does everything well. Great skater as well and good size.
     
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    IMO Paquet is better than Bourdon. Bourdon have the better shot of the 2 but Paquet have a way better hockey sense. And the is NO WAY he lack of offencive instinct... he always make very nice plays on the offencive rush... Hell the first time i saw i'm i tough he was an offencive D lol

    You should Keep an eye on Bouchard of the Cataractes, he have all the tools Mondou have but with more determination.
     
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    I dont think Paquet is as skilled, or as big as Bourdon. He may have more hockey sense but Bourdon is still a smart player.

    Are you talking about Dannik Bouchard?? His draft year was last year, he is an 86. Plus is small. I dont think he will be drafted.
     
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    thanks for your contribution La-La-Laprise.... I really appreciate your lists.

    I don't really get the chance to fellow the LHJMQ like I'd like too, but I do my best to get the more action as possible (I read everything I can, I went to the russia-lhjmq game in mtl, I try to catch everything possible on TV and I keep an eye on the scores). So far, I'm interested in Paquet and Gragnani for Montreal. What are your thoughts on them? Also there's two smaller forwards that look very skilled, imo if the nhl gets less physical and more open they might become great late-rounds pick in Alexandre Picard-Hooper and Francis Charette. Again, if you can tell me a little bit more about them, I'd really apreciate it. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Gragnani has come a long way. He has put on some weight and is the #1 dman for PEI this season and he is only 17. He is playing in all key situations and has been getting first class coaching from Alain Vigneault. I have him rated higher than most (mid 2nd round).

    Picard-Hopper I am not too high on. He is a poor skater for his size. Sure he has good offensive ability, but being 5'10 and slow cant help his chances.

    Charette is an amazingly gifted player but he is 5'06. That is just WAY too small to compete in higher leagues. Someone may take a late rounder flyer on him but i think he has an extremely up hill battle.
     
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    I kinda hope that the habs grab him in 8th or 9th round. Each time there's a small player being drafted, you hear the name of Martin St-Louis. In Charette's case, I think that he's actually skilled enough (raw skills) to have a high ceiling ala St-Louis. You never know, if the guy grows one inch and a half, puts 20 pounds of muscles and develops nicely, he could turn into a St-Louis (given that his explosiveness improves too, like it happened with St-Louis). Also, I think that the NHL will become a little bit more friendly to smaller players. There's a willingness to change the game, there's too much managers and players talking about possible changes, and being serious about it. I'm looking forward to see how they'll improve the game.
     
  24. CH Wizard

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    My top 10 :

    1.Sidney Crosby
    2.Alex Bourret
    3.Marek Zagrapan
    4.Alexandre Vincent
    5.Luc Bourdon
    6.JP Levasseur
    7.Guillaume Latendresse
    8.JP Paquet
    9. Slava Trukhno
    10.Simon Bolduc
     
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    St Louis is extremeley strong in the lower body. Plus for every St Louis there are many other smaller guys who never make it.
     
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