Who are most improves since being drafted in 05?

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  1. hockeymetrics

    hockeymetrics Registered User

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    Which 05 draftees have improved the most in the last year?
     
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    Setogouchi, when the sharks drafted him nobod liked that move but now hell probably make the team
     
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    Yandle has had a mighty jump. He was a 4th rounder in 2005, but was the best offensive defenseman (and maybe best overall defenseman) in the entire QMJHL last year. 25-59-84 in 66 games is dominant for a defenseman.
     
  4. nomorekids

    nomorekids The original, baby

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    same story for Cody Franson. Third rounder that a lot of people told us not to get excited over, at the time. Now he's arguably the top defenseman in the WHL and a shoo-in for team Canada this year.
     
  5. Chaos

    Chaos And the winner is...

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    Continuing the tradition of naming a prospect from my favorite team, Perttu Lindgren. 37 points in a men's league at 18 years old. Definately wouldn't have made it to the 3rd round if that draft was done over.
     
  6. Don'tcry4mejanhrdina

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    I'll add in Kristopher Letang as a homer pick. Played for Canada at the U20 WJC last year and should make the team again this year after being drafted in the third round.
     
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  8. Safir*

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    Ondrej Pavelec (2nd round). He comes straight out of the Czech Republic to have a major impact in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Winner of the:

    - Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy: best GAA with 2.51

    - Raymond Lagacé Trophy: Defensive Rookie of the Year

    - RDS Cup Trophy: Rookie of the Year.

    - 1st All-Star-Team starter

    Pretty impressive.
     
  9. Sturminator

    Sturminator I voted for Kodos

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    Bergfors looked very good as an 18/19 year old in his first season in the A. I would say he gets the crown.

    Paul Statsny took a nice step forward in Denver, even though the team was pretty much just him and Matt Carle for most of last year.

    Latendresse looked good.

    Sticking with the Q, M-A Vlasic took a major step forward; Chad Denny also played well.

    Brian Lee was drafted pretty high, but man, he's going to be a good NHL defenseman.

    Mark Stall...
     
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    By that token, I'm going with Slava Trukhno. Drafted in the 4th round by the Oilers.

    2004-05 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 64 25 34 59 57
    2005-06 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 60 28 68 96 81

    Fairly drastic improvement if you ask me.
     
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    Keith Yandle come instantly to my mind...
     
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    everyone was questioning this move by the Blues.. maybe except for the Oilers.
     
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    Anton Stralman for the Maple Leafs.
     
  14. Abyss

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    Bergfors or Yandle would be my picks.

    maybe Jean-Philippe Levasseur? good 7th rounder for Anaheim.
     
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    Michael Blunden (RW, Chicago), picked #43 overall:
    2004-05 Erie Otters OHL 61 22 19 41 75 2 0 0 0 2
    2005-06 Erie Otters OHL 60 46 38 84 63 -- -- -- -- --

    A couple of Lightning picks had good offensive improvements:

    Blair Jones (C) picked #102 overall:
    2004-05 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 29 7 18 25 30 5 2 5 7 8
    2005-06 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 35 50 85 85 22 9 12 21 45

    Stanislav Lascek (RW) picked #133 overall:
    2004-05 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 53 18 72 90 42 17 4 18 22 26
    2005-06 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 64 47 88 135 96

    Purely from a numbers perspective, these are a few others guys who made solid offensive improvements in '05-'06.
     
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    Philadelphia Flyers prospect Oskars Bartulis also improved by leaps and bounds.
     
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    Yeah, as I recall, Lowe was pretty annoyed when Oshie went one pick ahead of his. Although Cogliano has worked out fairly well too.
     
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    Oshie definitely validated his draft position.

    I felt Statsny was not drafted high enough...he'll do just fine in the big leagues. Prior to college, he tore up the USHL putting more points on the board than any USHL players last year including...Lewis and Okposo.
     
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    Second that. A year ago everyone was speculating his chances to even claim a spot in the roster and now he is one of the brightest stars in the league. He could have doubled the points, if he had played the whole season in the first line with Koivisto and Pesonen.
     
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    Apparently his biggest improvement came after June, though.
     
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  22. Ola

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    There are allot of talk about Johan Ryno in Sweden. Haven't seen much about him, but he do have potential, and if he can fullfill it, the ****ing redwings have done it again...
     
  23. Joe MacMillan

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    Agreed.
     
  24. Howard35

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    ill agree with ryno... ill definitely go with Letang tho on this one for me...
     
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    100% correct, if this draft was re-done i see him in the top 10
     

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