Redwingsfan's top 60 for the 07 draft

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  1. Redwingsfan

    Redwingsfan Global Moderator

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    here is my top 60 for the 2007 nhl entry draft. and keek in mind, this is NOT a mock draft. i dont believe this is where the players will actually end up in the draft. its the 60 players i think are the best prospects.:)



    1. pat kane
    2. james van riemsdyk
    3. jacub voracek
    4. alexei cherepanov
    5. kyle turris
    6. karl alzner
    7. sam gagner
    8. keaton ellerby
    9. kevin shattenkirk
    10.zach hamill
    11.logan couture
    12.ryan mcdonagh
    13.billy sweatt
    14.oscar moller
    15.lars eller
    16.mark katic
    17.mikael backlund
    18.brett maclean
    19.nick petrecki
    20.simon hjalmarsson
    21.angelo esposito
    22.jonathan blum
    23.david perron
    24.zach torquato
    25.maxim mayorov
    26.joakim anderson
    27.luca cunti
    28.patrick white
    29.logan macmillan
    30.max pacioretty
    31.brandon sutter
    32.thomas hickey
    33.tommy cross
    34.jeremy smith
    35.ian cole
    36.t.j galiardi
    37.jim o'brien
    38.riley nash
    39.aaron palushaj
    40.joel gistedt
    41.michal repik
    42.trevor cann
    43.sergei korostin
    44.yakov seleznev
    45.mike hoeffel
    46.colton gillies
    47.dana tyrell
    48.colby cohen
    49.nicklas torp
    50.vladimir ruzicka
    51.radim ostrcil
    52.nick ross
    53.keven veilleux
    54.ted ruth
    55.stefan legein
    56.t.j. brennan
    57.milan kytnar
    58.alexander killorn
    59.dale mitchell
    60.jens hellgren

    what do you think:)
     
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    Move up Perron, Repik (maybe best player in Memorial Cup), MacMillian

    Move down Hamill, Shattenkirk, Katic

    Don't really see a problem where you put Esposito but think he will go higher. Also probably have Gillies a lot lower than where he will go.
     
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    Tap on the Ankle expert analysis

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    no Akim Aliu? I thought he was a late 1st-2nd round guy.
     
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    i dont like guys with attitude problems
     
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    i think both espo and gillies will go higher of course, but thats not really the point. its just a ranking. i dont believe this is where they will actually be picked.

    perron could possibly be a little bit higher, but i just like the guys before him more. im not really sold on repik yet, i think where i have him is fine.

    hamill was the best scorer in the WHL in he's draft year, why should he move down??

    shattenkirk has great offensive upside and is a great skater. just needs to work on he's defensive game and he will be fine.

    i have allways liked katic and had him high on my list even if no other lists had him in the first round. he is without a doubt the best skating d-man in this draft.

    i know you just said your opnion, but i had to give you an explanation:)
     
  6. King'sPawn

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    Thanks for the time and effort to do this! Always nice to see differing opinions.
     
  7. gillyguzzler

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    I've seen Aliu play about 25 games the last year and a half and he's talented. He's actually a better playmaker than scorer as he can't hit the net. When he starts playing physical, watch out...he's a wrecking ball.

    But he is a moron. Rumour is that he had to change billots 5 times during the year, finally ending up staying with coach Foligno...that didn't last long and he was sent home before the playoffs. He came back and played well in the playoffs but he can't get a break because of his bad reputation...refs are on him like crazy.

    Some team may get lucky but he'll likely end up quitting hockey in a few years after too many tantrums. Big talent wasted.
     
  8. Redwingsfan

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    thank you. its nice to get some appreciation for something you have been working on for weeks:)

    and you are allways a nice guy and thanks everybody for their work.:handclap:
     
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    exactly why i dont rank him in the top 60. if he didnt have the attitude problems i would rank him somewhere around 30-40.

    i wouldnt think twice about picking him somewhere in the late third-early fourth round. he is definitely worth the risk that late.
     
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    Nice rankings, good to see someone elses opinion, but its rather close, I have Shattenkirk a bit lower but for most of it, its close enough,
     
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    I really liked your list. I may not know as much as most of the people on here but from what I have read and seen I agree with pretty much everything.

    I respect your opinion and was wondering if you could shed some light on a question I've had for awhile. I spend quite a bit of time trying to learn about this draft and I am still yet to read a bad thing about Eller. Seems he is quite gifted offensively and already capable 2 ways so his downside can't be too low. Why is he not higher? I understand people are cautious because of where he is from, and that not every player like this will turn out like Kopitar but from everything I've read it just seems like he's a can't miss guy.
     
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    he really is a "cant miss" prospect. he has developed a solid two-way game allready. the reason i'm a little afraid to rank him higher is because he hasn't proven himself at a very high level yet. the swedish J-20 league is good, but its not great. the best swedish juniors play either senior hockey or play in NA. so i would like to see him play in the SEL or the CHL before im completely sold. he has been rising a lot lately, but i just feel that i cant rank him higher then #15. the guys ahead of him are also great prospects.
     
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    Thanks a lot, I had no idea he wasn't playing in the SEL.
     
  14. Redwingsfan

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    yeah. he probably will next season. this season he played in the best junior league in sweden (same as kopitar when he got drafted) and he did have some great stats.

    http://www.eurohockey.net/players/show_player.cgi?serial=76184

    take a look at how much he has progressed since last season, he's development has been great.
     
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    Nichlas Torp is much better than Jens Hellgren... i think Hellgren will drop a lot.
     
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    Will Gillies really go 46th? I bet someone takes him before that...
     
  17. Redwingsfan

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    me to, but this is still just a ranking, not where i think they will be picked in the draft:)
     
  18. Redwingsfan

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    crap. i have them switched:shakehead:biglaugh:

    i'll fix it right away. i didnt even notice until now. thank you for saying:)
     
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    nope. i dont like him.
     
  21. VikingAv

    VikingAv Mediiic!!

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    Really like your list, the only one I'm missing is G Kent Patterson. X-Sharkies love for him must have rubbed off on me...I hope the Avs snatch him up with one of their second-rounders.
     
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    i have heard good things about patterson. both x-sharkie and jon rx are high on him. so that has to count for somthing. but personally i havent seen much of him, so i cant really place him anywhere. and i saw he had to fight for a place with bachman and mcGann this season who are both drafted themselves, but patterson played the most games.
     

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