so...I was told today by a source close to agent Brian Lawton that AJ Thelen's

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  1. firstroundbust

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    ...stock has been rising in the past week, and that some teams consider him a top 3 pick...

    this is from a very reliable source, and my boss and AJ's dad are close friends, so alot of what has been going on in the Thelen camp has been spread to me...take it as what you want...
     
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    I just don't see anybody taking a guy who won't play in the NHL until 2007 over Cam Barker.
     
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    Sorry if I don't answer the subject, such a nice avatar
     
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    so you are saying that he has actually passed up Barker as the #1 d-man available in the draft???
     
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    i highly doubt it
     
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    And why won't he play till '07? Thelen I would pick over Barker but that's just me, I don't think he'll go top 3 at all, but I think he's the top defensemen in the draft. I've seen him more then Barker who I've only seen three times. I had some weak hopes of him dropping on draft day and the Habs trading up to get him, guess that won't happen.
     
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    well, us internet nerds @ the HF boards consider Barker the top d-man...gm's, scouts, and team officials may see otherwise...no offense.


    I guess yesterday Thelen was on the phone with Carolina and New Jersey during the course of the day...
     
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    what makes you think that he won't be in the nhl till 2007? if the ncaa didn't change the opt-in rule, thelen would have left MSU and played next year in juniors (putting him in the same boat as barker) and i've heard speculation that he'll probably leave MSU after next year to turn pro anyway

    you draft for the future and years down the road...so you pick barker over thelen because you think he is the better player, NOT because you expect him to arrive a year sooner
     
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    I had read that he intended to stay at MSU...plus, most GM's don't view him as NHL ready, so a few years in the NCAA to develop couldn't hurt him.
     
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    Dos anyone remember db23 prediction from a few months back that Thelen would be a top 5 pick? :bow:
     
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    you should probably hold off on bowing to yourself until it actually happens.
     
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    or bow if you want to:)
     
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    I kinda wonder, how does a player's stock rises when the season has been over for a long while? Is it simply hype?
     
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    AJ told SJ he'd be willing to leave school after one more year.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/draft2004/columns/story?id=1829642

     
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    good point .
     
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    Since ISS doesn't have Barker rated as the best d-man in the draft, I wouldn't be shocked if a team or two had Thelen rated ahead of Cam.
     
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    Yeah, some genius on the Sabres board has Thelen rated ahead of Barker. :lol:
    http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=1484753&postcount=9
     
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    Indeed, we must bow to your great ability to entertain, as Thelen finally goes 12th!

    :bow:
     
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    aw, you beat me to it :lol
     
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