Who is this year's Jesse Joensuu?

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  1. Dr Pepper

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    If I recall correctly, Joensuu was once considered a sure fire top draft pick, near the cream of the crop. He ended up being selected at the end of the 2nd round.

    Who in this draft has seen their stock plummet?
     
  2. Habsfan18

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    the obvious answer is Espo.

    But he'll probably go between 10-15.
     
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    Yeah i agree with Espo. He was the sure thing number 1 pick at the beggining of the yr. He is definelty not anymore.
     
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    Well Espo might be more like last years Frolik, cause hw wont fall second round after being considered for first
     
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    With a couple of teams having multiple first rounders this year, I doubt Espo will be selected in the 2nd. One of those teams can afford to take a chance on him.
     
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    Who is this year's Jesse Joensuu? I would say Colton Gillies.
    Both guys are huge ,were ranked top 5 but fall for different reasons.

    Joensuu : bad skating,limited offensive potential
    Gillies : super skating ,limited offensive potential
     
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  8. Ferjo

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    Katic was rated top 5 at one point. he could probably drop as far as the fourth round. Repik, Skokan, Bashkirov and Stich were considered first rounders at one point but should all be scattered anywhere from the third to sixth rounds.

    Personally i have Keaton Ellerby mid second round but I seem to be alone on this one. He was, and still is rated high, but I'm just not sure about that.
     
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    Backlund. Last year he was thought to be a top five pick for this year. The same was true of Joensuu the year before his draft. Right up until the draft most around here thought that someone would take a chance on Joensuu late in the first. The same is true of Backlund. Joensuu ended up falling to the second round. We'll see about Backlund.
     
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    Mikael Backlund is the guy that came right to mind for me. There was plenty of talk around draft time last year that he could be better than Nicklas Backstrom but injuries and poor play this season seem to have pushed him down to a late first round/early second round pick.
     
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    Egor Averin was supposed to be a top-fiver and the best Russian player in the draft at one point.
     
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    hell even detroit would be up for it
     
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    uh no... Veilleux wasn't even talked about at all at the start of the year, the real answer is Backlund who was on par with Espo at the start of the year for the 1st overall pick, people here we're calling him a more talented Backstrom
     
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    Here's some cannon fodder:
    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/columnist.jsp?content=20060824_125517_3408

    RedLine top 10 from last August:
    http://www2.sportsnet.ca/hockey/redline_top10_aug06.php

     
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    wow. things really change a lot.


    wasnt colton gillies ranked #1 by mckeens about a year ago???
     
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    Yep. He was top 3 in all the major scouting lists at one point and Pat Kane was considered an early 2nd rounder. Katic and Backlund were mentioned and are very good examples. Katic was a top 10 prospect and Backlund was challenging for #1. Both guys fell deep into the 2nd round and beyond, but recently their stock has been rising thanks largely to strong U18 WJC performances. I'll throw John Negrin's name into the mix. Although never considered a top 10 or even top 15 player, he was always considered 20-30 prospect for over a year. I would be highly surprised to see him picked before the 3rd round.
     
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    averin??


    :biglaugh:
     
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    Definitely Backlund and Espo, although I guess we'll have to see what really happens.
     
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    I'd say Akim Aliu. He wasn't rated THAT high come fall, but over the course of the year he got a ton of hype, based off his play and his performance in the Prospects Game, that he was elevated in a lot of people's eyes to the point of being a darkhorse Top 10 pick. But, him leaving his second team, thus far, in his junior career is going to scare off most teams. I'd be surprised to see him go in the first two.
     
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    Couture fell pretty far considering he was onc econsidered an favorie to go #1 overall.
     
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    yeah exactly. i mean, who is he??? is he even getting drafted???
     

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