Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Mr Sakich, May 7, 2005.
assuming there is a draft, who are the guys most likely to be starters 3-4 years down the raod?
Been said before but Rask and Price are #1-2 both of them should be star goaltenders and then there are few who have the possibility of becoming really good i believe Lavessuear (sp?) should be quite good too
rask and price are gone in my mock draft. Anyone else?
Pier-Olivier Pelletier is a name that should raise a few eyebrows, also Plante and Vincent.
Jeff Frazee's stock should definitely rise after the U-18's.
Tyler Plante will be a late 1st, early 2nd.
Ondrej Pavelec. I'd have him third behind Rask and Price.
might look at Maxime Joyal... Rookie GK of the year in the Q
It has to be Tyler Plante after this amazing playoff run that hes been on...the kid is improving his draft position on a daily basis.
What about Kevin Lalande of Belleville Bulls? Is he good?
Carey Price - Hockey God...
All the rest of the available draftees this year
It's not even close, IMO.
Lalonde Belleville - Played really well in Belleville and still under most peoples radars. He's a little on the short side though.
Plante Brandon - Good and big goalie will likely be taken earlier than he should thanks to a strong play-off run.
Maxim Joyal is also good but I'd wait until my last couple of picks because he's a year older than everyone else (July 86 birthday).
I wouldn't take any of these guy's before the 3rd round right now though (4th for Joyal).
Another guy to keep your eye on is Ben Bishop, who will be at Maine next year.
His stock will rise when he gets to College, IMO.
I'm thinking Nicklas Backstrom from Finland is gaining some attention with his play at the Worlds. I know he's impressed me. He is one to watch.
My Goalie Ranking:
1. Carey Price, WHL
2. Tuuka Rask, Finland
3. JP Levasseur, QMJHL
4. Tyle Plante, WHL
5. Jeff Frazee, NTDP
6. Ondrej Pavelec, Czech Republic
7. Alexandre Vincent, QMJHL
8. Pier-Olivier Pelletier, QMJHL
9. Niklas Backstrom, Finland
10. Darren Macheseny, OHL
11. Ben Bishop, NAHL
12. Bryan Bridges, WHL
13. Maxime Joyal, QMJHL
14. Ryan Moir, QMJHL
15. Kevin Lalande, OHL
16. Jeremy Ducehsne, QMJHL
17. Joseph Falloon, ECAC
18. Real Cyr, WHL
19. Jonathan Quick, USHSE
20. Phillipe Roberge, QMJHL
21. Sean Samuel, ECAC
22. Jordan Pearce, USHL
23. David Reekie, WHL
24. Kris Westblom, WHL
25. Matthew Spezza, OHL
Mike Lee-Teslak, BCHL
He looked really good in the games that I saw him play.
Wow, you'd rank Samuel over Fallon?!
I hear that Matt Lundin might be taking a year off from Maine to play in the USHL, if Bishop comes up and provided that Howard doesn't leave Maine early. Have you heard/read this too?
Oops. Falloon should be were Pearce is and Pearce were Falloon is
Wouldn't surprize me at all to see Plante pass Levasseur. He continues to shine in the spotlight. In the last two years I think he is 10-0 in games where his team is facing elimination. Last year he won a national championship and this year as a 17 year old rookie he has his team in the WHL inals. Amazing performance by the WHL Rookie of the Year.
I'm probably going to get crapped on but I consider Plante right up with Price. He's playing like a champion and he comes up huge in big games.
I have heard that. It would be interesting if Bishop was thrown to the fire so early. He's the sort of goaltender that could probably use a year on the bench to continue to grow into his frame and work on the fundamentals.
Really? that's ashame, I liked what I saw from the younger Lundin but I don't know anything about Bishop.
Falloon I like a lot, and from the little I saw I was impressed with Brown's D'Alba
Jeff Frazee might have to say something about that after the u18's where he was definately the better goaltender.
only knocks on plante: how fast he drops(can be corrected) and rebound control(can also be fixed)
i think he has a career in hockey personally