RLR Top 10 for 2007

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  1. RangerBoy

    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/columnist.jsp?content=20060824_125517_3408

    http://www2.sportsnet.ca/hockey/redline_top10_aug06.php
     
  2. J17 Vs Proclamation

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    Suprised Backlund isn't in the top ten. Alot of Swedes think he is better than backstrom.
     
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    I think the 2007 crop could have another marquee top end talent IMO. From what i've seen at this stage, if Voracek, Esposito, and Couture have big years, they could all easily be seen as "big time" talents worthy of the #1 selection. Although the top end may be like 03 where there are no "phenoms" there will be 3-5 guys worthy of the #1 spot arguably and all could go on to have very productive NHL careers like Staal, Horton, Zherdev, Fleury ect.

    Interesting, whose Hoeffel? Never seen him play, probally similar to their love fest for Forney early on last year. Egor Averin came way out of left field for myself, anyone know about him, did he have a big U-18's recently?

    Lund a top 10 guy right now? Interesting.

    Kent Patterson of Minnesota is their highest ranked goalie.

    Backlund & Sutter outside of the top 10.

    I'm anxious for the Buc-Bowl to see Petrecki.

    Is Skokan really worth a top 10 right now?
     
  4. Fleury14

    Fleury14 Remember the Kipper

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    Umm.. Jay Bouwmeester, Joni Pitkanen?
     
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    Hoeffel is a U of Minn recruit. Big kid, quick for his size. Finisher.
     
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    That list is reaalllyyy suspect. A lot of top end kids missing and some that shouldn't be on it. I know it's early but....
     
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    Did Colton Gillies fall off the face of the earth?
     
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    I've been on the same mind regarding that for some time...
     
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    But again, they told us in the past that Fernholm and Enstrom were can't miss prospects. I think they overrate their prospect more than anyone else on the globe.
     
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    Backlund was terrific during the first half of the season, but did not end it as well. He played three decent (but not spectacular) WJC games in April before suffering a concussion.

    This season (well preseason) he has been doing okay so far, scoring 5 or 6 points in U18 World Cup and playing so far well in the preseason games with his second tier league team in Sweden.

    Personally, I like Dane Lars Eller better at this point, but I guess it will take a few months (or even more) before he will be appearing on those draft rankings. As for Backlund, I guess we will know more in a month or so when he has some regular season games with Västerås under his belt.
     
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    Where is Gagner? :dunno:

    He's pretty good. I think he'll go top 10.
     
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    i dont care for this list too much at all. i think couture should be number 1, and i question whether petrecki is a top 5 pick right now. backlund should be in the top 10 somewhere if not top 5. i dont think hoeffel is a top 5 pick right now, but i think by next june he will be drafted in the top 15, i would replace him with van reimsdyk if you want a big usa forward from the ntdp. also as ive said before, pat kane looks like hes gonna go in the top 15 when its all said and done, even if hes not ranked that high now.
     
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    Lund is way too high...and im saying that as a big Lund fan :)
     
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    In my opinion...Hell no lol

    But he is a good player...i see him more in the 2nd round personally..as of now.
     
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    In Woodlief's mind (and alot of other people's as well) Erik Johnson is the best defensive prospect in the last fifteen or so years. It's his opinion and certainly isn't out there based on Johnson's potential. Johnson can do it all and can play the game anyway you want him to. Add in his size, skating, and shot, and it's easy to see why many are so high on him.
     
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    I agree, Pat Kane could slip into the top 5 by the end of the season if he plays in the OHL IMO. Sam Gagner will likely be a top 10 guy.

    I also think that Esposito, Couture, Voracek are head of everyone else at this point and either way there should be a lot of top end talent available in this draft, and plenty of depth.

    I'm excited about the 07 class.
     
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    Is Eller a late bloomer? His stats seem quite a bit worse than Backlund's.
     
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    It's funny what being the first overall pick can do to a player. At this time last year, Johnson wasn't even the concensus first overall pick and even up to draft day there were doubts, but now that he was taken there he's the best defensive prospect of the past 15 years. Speaking honestly, Bouwmeester's hype during his draft year was about double what EJ's was, and it's hilarious how they say there will be no player like those mentioned above in this draft, that is, until about a month before it takes place and they'll crown a new hype king.
     
  19. Jason MacIsaac

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    Alex Grant is starting to fall off the radar after that injury filled season, lets hope NJ drafts him.
     
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    IIRC Redline was calling Johnson "the best defensive prospect in . . . " for a long time beforethe draft.
     
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    Kovalchuk was kinda like EJ in 2001 when months before the draft it was supposed to be Spezza first overall. Sometimes big draft years are a sign of things to come.

    Bouwmeester obviously had more hype than most D that I can remember. But really, here is a list of the first defensemen taken in the last 15 years:

    2006: Erik Johnson
    2005: Jack Johnson
    2004: Cam Barker
    2003: Ryan Suter
    2002: Jay Bouwmeester
    2001: Mike Komisarek
    2000: Rostislav Klesla
    1999: Branislav Mezei
    1998: Brad Stuart
    1997: Eric Brewer
    1996: Chris Phillips
    1995: Bryan Berard
    1994: Ed Jovanovski
    1993: Chris Pronger
    1992: Roman Hamrlik

    Just off of that list, maybe the only recent guys I'd argue are Jack Johnson and J-Bo. Admittedly I'm too young to remember the draft hype for guys like Pronger. And it's not like Woodlief is afraid to use hyperbole in his articles either.
     
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    Who do you guys think will be the first Dman to be selected in the 2007 draft?
     
  23. GSK*

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    Yeah, and add to that Jack Johnson
     
  24. GSK*

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    BTW, I don't know a lot about prospect for next year, execpt Couture, Esposito.

    Where I cand find nice analyse and good details/listing.
     
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    I do not think you can call a 16, 17-year old forward a late bloomer really. However, Eller has made these strides since last spring and until now. He has played some fantastic games during preseason and has improved in basically all game aspects. Look for his stats/production to significantly increase during 50/06.
     

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