Who is this year's surprise pick?

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  1. Oilers Chick

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    My apologies if this has been posted elsewhere already but who do you all think will...

    a) go a lot higher than expected? (like Blake Wheeler did)

    b) come out of nowhere and be taken at some point in the draft (not necessarily in just the first three rounds)?
     
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    Brandon Sutter, and rightfully so. He may be the best all around player in this draft. Some people have him penciled to NY at 17 or Calgary at 18 but I wouldn't be surprised to see him taken anywhere from 9-13
     
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    Zack Torquato, nobody expects him to go in the first round. (just look around at mocks)

    I think someone will take him in the top 25!
     
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    People are talking about Max Paicriotty (sp?) about being a potential suprise pick. I've heard him going anywhere from late second round, to as early as a top 10 pick.
     
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    Kent Patterson in the first round
     
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    Brendan Smith late in the first. Some media mocks have him there, I think he'll sneak in and be drafted on Friday.
     
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    SportsNet had him going to Toronto at 13.

    So I agree he could be a surprise pick.
     
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    It seems like all of you are just looking at the first round, so how about some of the latter rounds? Any unknown/least likely players you all could potentially see being picked up?
     
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    Jack Downing didn't do much this season, but people in my area (papers etc.) talk about him a bit. Seems like he could be drafted around the 5th round or so. Or, he might not go drafted.
     
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    Downing going in rd 5 isnt really a surprise pick though..if he went rd 1 than yes :)
     
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    Scott Neidermeyer now that he is back on the market. Look for the Leafs to grab him as JF Jr. outsmarts everyone.
     
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    heh, well fine - then I think he'll go 35th overall :sarcasm:
     
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    Michael Repik. He could go in the late first round.
     
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    How about David Stich? He could go in the second or early third.
     
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    In the 6th round, Ottawa will select an angry grizzly bear to add more grit to the lineup.
     
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    You mean another Matt Nickerson?
     
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    Sutter goes in the top 10
     
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    Aaron Lewadniuk from the Winkler Flyers in the MMJHL would be my surprise pick of the draft. He was awesome this year but Manitoba's Jr. A circuit is seldom scouted.

    Aaron's rights were recently acquired by the Brandon Wheat Kings, but he'll probably decided to go the college route. He's committed to Bemidji in the NCAA, and was taken in the 2nd round of the USHL draft. I doubt he plays in the USHL, as he wants to play close to home. So Bemidji or Brandon in '07-'08.
     
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    A) Tyson Sexsmith, it seems like there's always a goalie some team decides is gold. I'm betting Sexsmith.

    B) Sloof Lirpa. It'll happen.
     
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    :handclap: Shoot'em down ala John Wayne. :biglaugh:
     
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    this is pretty random, i admit

    A few more:

    Round 1-2: Colby Cohen (Lincoln - USHL)
    Round 1(late)-3: Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Merritt - BCHL)
    Round 2-3: Dion Knelsen (Alaska Nanooks - NCAA)
    Round 2-3: Mike Connolly (Camrose - AJHL)
    Round 2-3: Juraj Valach (Tri-City - WHL)
    Round 3-4: Jason Gregoire (Lincoln - USHL)
    Round 3-5: Erik Spady (Salmon Arm - BCHL)
    Round 3-5: Louie Caporusso (St. Mike's - OPJHL)
    Round 3-5: Alain Goulet (Aurora - OPJHL)
    Round 4-5: Victor Bartley (Kamloops - WHL)
    Round 4-5: Linus Omark (Swe)
    Round 4-5: Scooter Vaughn (St. Louis - NAHL)
    Round 4-5: Jon Kalinski (Minn. State - NCAA)
    Round 5-6: John Lee (Waterloo - USHL)
    Round 5-7: Brayden Irwin (Vermont - NCAA)
    Round 5-7: Carter Camper (Lincoln - USHL)
    Round 6-7: Frazer McLaren (Portland - WHL)
     
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    Is Sutter one of those so-called "wild cards" that really has that much potential to go that high? And no, I'm not trying to be sarcastic here. Some seem to question whether he could become the "real deal" while others say that he is simply underrated. He seems like he's somewhere in between. Can someone who has seen him play (with all biases and his bloodlines aside please) give me a brief assessment of his true potential?
     
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    LA selects Angelo Esposito 4th overall.
     

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