Ryan ... the #2 pick ... possible ?

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  1. faucon

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    For the #2 pick of this year ... we talked a lot about Brule, Pouliot and Jonhson.

    And if Ryan is the #2 pick ? Possible ?
     
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    I've noticed Ryan's stock picking up some steam lately, but I still don't see him going higher than 4 or 5 at best.
     
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    He's #6 on my list..

    Crosby
    Johnson
    Kopitar
    Pouliot
    Brule
    Ryan
     
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    Several rankings have Ryan above Brule and/or Kopitar, but I've never seen him above Pouliot or Johnson.
     
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    I think the only way he ends up #2 is if he is chosen by the Flyers, or perhaps another team that really covets him.
     
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    I have him firmly in place at #5 on my list, behind Crosby, Kopitar, Pouliot, and Brule
     
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    Unless they get luckey in a draft lottery or something 2nd overall is too high for the Flyers to be able to move up to.
     
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    Ryan going number 2 is possible. He might be exactly what the team picking second need and want. Every single team will have a different top 5 and like different players for different reasons... Whatever ranks we have are meaningless.

    After seeing Wheeler go 5th overall last year, nothing should be a surprise.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say. Ryan is entirely possible at #2... given that we have no idea right now of the draft order. And perhaps pending the rule changes, given that part of Ryan's value is his size and ability to work in traffic with guys hanging on his back.
     
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    Kevin Lowe told me at an Owen Sound game this year he could see Ryan going anywhere from 2 to 5.

    Depends what you need really..
     
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    The Flyers could go anywhere from #1-30, if most of the draft scenarios are to be believed. The chances of getting into the Top 10 is not great, but it could happen. At least one top team will get an early pick, according to the law of averages, and the weaker teams who draft after them will be pissed. Here's to it being Philly! :cheers:
     
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    i like ryan and have had him 4/5 all year but i think #2 is a big stretch. imo jack johnson is hands down the 2nd best player, and if the team picking 2nd doesn't want a dman then brule will be the guy. imo crosby, johnson, brule will be the top 3, just a question of who goes 2nd brule or johnson.
     
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    While I agree that Johnson is the second best player in this draft, I'm not so sure Brule would be the guy if the team in the second position was going for a forward. I think Ryan, Pouliot, or even Kopitar could be the first forward picked.
     
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    I can't believe how little respect pouliot gets around this board. IMO, he's the second best forward after Crosby, ahead of Brule, Ryan and Kopitar, but I often see him outside of the top 5 in people's lists. I don't know if it's because he wasn't on the radar last season or what, but every time I've seen him play, he has impressed me more than the others (granted, I haven't seen Kopitar much).

    I don't mean to hijack the thread here. Despite my off topic rant, I don't think it's out of line to think Ryan could go 2nd overall.
     
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    I think it's a possibility but I don't see it happening with guys like Kopitar and Brule in the draft. Kopitar already proved he could play with the big boys at the World Champinship. But if the team drafting 2nd overall really loves Ryan I think it could happen. Just my 0.02 cent.
     
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    Let's not go overboard with Kopitar's performance at the Worlds. He was competant, but IMO the only reason he stood out was because the rest of his team was so piss poor. Put a Ryan, Pouliot, or Brule in his place and I'm sure they would have done at least as well.
     
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    I'm not getting overboard with his performance I'm just saying that he has all ready proved he could play against the best men in the world, while Pouliot,Brule and Ryan have only played the best players their age in the world.
     
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    I don't think Pouliot has ever played in an international tournament. Not to knock him down though.
     
  19. turnbuckle*

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    Good thread. I think it's quite possible that Ryan could go second overall depending on the team.

    There are scouts at the dinner plate salivating over this rather substantial morsel.
    He's projected by many to be a scoring machine in the NHL. It would be interesting to see him playing with Spezza for the next ten seasons, but that's not gonna happen unless the Isles somehow get a top five pick and Milbury gets an itch.


    If you asked me tomorrow, I'd predict that he's closer to second than to fifth. As for him being left out of some top ten lists....
     
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