Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Cropduster, Nov 15, 2005.
Anyone have any ideas for who will be top 5 or so in 2006 for defensemen only?
Erik Johnson will probably be the first defenseman taken.
I'll add DeLory, DeGray and Matt Carle...
ISS has 5 defencemen in their top 15:
7 E. Johnson USA
9 D. Ruzicka CZE
11 J. Degray BRA
12 B. Sanguinetti OWE
13 T. Dowzak KEL
Matt Corrente is also eligible I think.
From the Ohl Sanguinetti, Shutron and DeGray are all top prospects.
Erik Johnson from USA, ISS has him to low at 7. Redline has him at 3 which I think is good. Mckeens has him at 5 which is also accurate. I think he wil go number 2. I also think Sanguinetti could be taken in the top 10, he is a very smooth player and fun to watch. Corrente could slip in to the first round to.
is this inaccurate? They list Sangunietti as a winger
BS is a defenseman.
Eric Johnson NTDP top 5
Mark Mitera Michigan top 15
Nigel Williams NTDP top 20
Tysen Dowzak Kelowna top 25
*Note: All above players are American
Ben Shutron Kingston top 30
Lukas Bohunicky Kootenay top 30
Yuri Alexandrov Severstal Cherepovets top 30
Which of these defensemen prospects for '06 have the most offensive potential?
I have a feeling David Ruzicka will be the best defensmen, usually people in this site are in the "what are you doing now" mind set and Johnson is getting loads of hype as the next Pronger. People seem to forget that Ruzicka was probably the best overall defensmen in the under 18 lst year, the only line of defense for the Czechs really. He was a beast on the ice.
I have to agree about all the hype surrounding Johnson already. I'm waiting to see where CSB has Ruzicka and Johnson in the prelim rankings.
What's the scouting report on Ruzicka? Comparable to whom exactly?
Very comparable to Pitkanen at that age. A little more physical IMO and less offensive upside.
It's not just people at Hockey's Future that are hyping Erik Johnson. He's getting alot of praise from all the scouting services, and frankly, he deserves it. He has everything you want in a prototype defenseman: size, speed, a big shot, a bit of a mean streak, and a strong defensive presence. That doesn't mean a guy like Ruzicka won't be better, but because we do deal in the "here and now" it's unlikely he'll be drafted ahead of Johnson, who IMO could go as high as two.
Ahh, so we really are looking at 2002 all over again...Bouwmeester vs Pitkanen/Johnson vs Ruzicka.
The people that deal in the here and now are the ones who can't draft for ****. Its all about projection in the future.
True, but I don't know of too many people who would say Ruzicka has more long-term potential than Erik Johnson.
Here's how one scouting service has the top defensemen ranked:
1) Erik Johnson
2) Mark Mitera
3) Nigel Williams
4) Tyson Dowzak
5) Ben Shutron
6) Lukas Bohunicky
7) Yuri Alexandrov
8) John de Gray
9) Mathieu Carle
10) Bob Sanguinetti
Erik Johnson USA
The best package in the draft just like a Jack Johnson type.
Bobby Sanguinetti OWE
Magic with the puck, a puck rushing d-man who can ignite any offense with his slick hands and vision on the ice.
Playing in the super league this year, he is an offensive force on the ice and could be a bit underrated even if he is picked in the top 20, this guy is going to be an offensive dman with star potential.
Offense and a booming shot, loves to go into the offensive end and is very smart and responsible.
A tank on skates, great at both ends of the ice and does alot of little things right, he has magic hands and is tough...he does it all.
David Ruzicka CZE
A defensive d-man with limited offensive potential, very good, takes brain cramps sometime though.
Josh Degray BRA
Great at both ends...plays strong and tough and is not scared to hit.
Tyson Dowzak KEL
Very tough and strong...very big and uses it.
Anthoer offensive d-man who can spark many plays from the blueline.
Small but is a super slick and fast skater with magic hands and great ability at both ends of the rink...he is the total package on the ice and if he was taller he would be there with Erik Johnson.
Great all around d-man for the draft...not a stand out but does everything right and is able to chip in offensivly as well.
Physical and tough...loves to hit and is great at adding offensve and defense to the team...only draw back is he takes brain cramps here and there with his thoughts.
habs need a d man
I agree, I think sanguinetti will be the second D-man drafted after Johnson. Dowzak, Williams, and Metera are not even close to him in skill and skating.
Where do you see most of these guys going Johnson is the only one there seems to be a concensus on for top 5 where will the others land?
What's the concensus about Nathan Martine: Where would you rate him, what's his style and his potential?