With the 13th Pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, The Toronto Maple Leafs Select...

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  1. RipCityPuckers

    RipCityPuckers Registered User

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    So after looking around it looks as though the Leafs are taking one of Backlund, Corture, Esposito, Hamil, Eller, or Petrecki.

    Here are my thoughts:

    Backlund- he is talented but dont would rather not get a player that is a risk with an injury or using another 1st on a European
    Want Ranking: 5th

    Couture- From what I hear is a great player, was a top ranked player this time last year. I would be very happy with this pick.
    Want Ranking: 2nd

    Esposito- a great talent that is my first choice but don't expect to see him get past Boston and even if he does there dont expect to get by Montreal
    Want Ranking: 1st

    Hamil- A great canadian center! Lead a defensive WHL team in scoring which is quite impresive. Would love this pick as well seems like a great player but i think its a bit to early for him at 13
    Want Ranking: 3rd

    Eller- Not sure if he is better then Backlund or not but still going to be a great player. Don't mind getting Eller and would pick him over Backlund but would still perfer a Canadian to Toronto!
    Want Ranking: 4th

    Petrecki- This pick absolutley doesnt make sense to me. Petrecki seams like he would be a great d man but where would he fit in? Currently the Leafs have these defensemen that are still considored young: White, Coliacovo, Wozniewski, Kronwall, Harrison, and Stralman. I just dont see where Petrecki would fit. Although I would still be happy with this pick I would be much perfer the Leafs to trade down and draft him (not going to happen him)
    Want Ranking: 6th

    But knowing JFJ he will go off the board and draft Akim Aliu with the Leafs pick.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    philosophical___ Registered User

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    They'll take Eller or Couture.
     
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    My guess: someone who will never win a Stanley Cup. :biglaugh:
     
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    I think this is the 3rd thread solely for the Leafs' allmighty "13th overall pick"
    God forbid they win the draft lottery
     
  5. RipCityPuckers

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    I only started this because im not known for being a good scouter of players (see the thread Sim League Scout) so basiclly I wanted to see if what I said was correct and if you had any thoughts thats all. And besides its not like theres a maximum of posts I thought activity was a good thing.
     
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    13 is way to high to take a gamble on aliu. There will still be many quality safe players avaliable.

    i think you should consider adding sutter to your list. He can rank from 5-25 in different peoples minds, but i have a hunch he'll still be avaliable for the leafs. Think darcy tucker+gary roberts as a center who can play defensively too.
     
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    The Leafs need a scoring prospect bad so they wont be taking Sutter, well you never know with JFJ
     
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    cupcrazyman Chex Lemeneux

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    Leafs pick: Anotha Somorov :biglaugh:
     

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