Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by neg marron, May 26, 2004.
any players who are surprises also who was snubbed
how accurate do you see the rankings
Bobby Williams and John Carter.
Seeing as THN were pretty hard on high schoolers (Wheeler at 72nd), it doesn't surprise me a bit that John Carter isn't on the top 100. He's shown flashes of potential, but nothing to suggest that he's earned a spot in the top 3 rounds. The risk-reward on Carter makes him definately worth a 5th-6th round pick though, especially in a weak draft like this one.
As for Bobby Williams, seems like he'll amount to a fourth liner-reserve forward at best. Lacks the hands, skating ability and size of Carter, and should be a late rounder.
Two people who I was surprised to not see in the THN Hot 100 was Roman Tesliuk and Kyle Klubertanz. Especially Tesliuk, as I thought he'd have been an early-mid 2nd rounder. I also thought Hedman, Karsums and Ogrondinikov were ranked a bit too low.