Your Favourite Teams Best Draft In The Last 5 Years

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  1. Juicer

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    I'll start.

    Philly 2003:

    Jeff Carter
    Mike Richards
    Colin Fraser
    Stefan Ruzicka
    Alexandre Picard
    Ryan Potulny
    Rick Kozak
    Kevin Romy
    David Tremblay
    Rejean Beauchemin
    Ville Hostikka

    Lots of good prospects in that group. Carter and Richards are both well known, for good reason. Ruzicka and Beauchemin have both had their stock rise quite a bit since the draft. Potulny was hurt and missed most of last year, but is the leading NCAA division 1 goalscorer and is a possible HB candidate. Tremblay and Picard are both NHL possibilities as well.

    What about your team?
     
  2. acr*

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    Last Five years, eh?

    2003 is probably the best, since Mark Stuart is gonna be a great D-Man and Bergeron already left his mark
    If Toivonen turns into the goalie he's projected to be, maybe 2002 will end up being better
     
  3. Dr.Sens(e)

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    Ottawa has several good drafts to choose from, but in the last five years I'd take the class of 2001:
    2 C Jason Spezza
    23 D Tim Gleason
    60 D Victor Uchevatov
    81 D Neil Komadoski
    99 G Ray Emery
    127 D Christoph Schubert
    162 D Stefan Schauer
    193 C Brooks Laich
    218 D Jan Platil
    223 F Brandon Bochenski
    235 Neil Petruic
    256 F Gregg Johnson
    286 R Toni Dahlman

    Soezza is already a scoring line player with the Sens and has franchise potential.
    Emery is blue chip goalie prospect and a 4th round steal.
    Bochenski has scoring line potential and was a steal in that position.
    Komadoski, Platil and Schubert are solid depth prospects already contributing in the AHL.
    Dahlman already played a bit in Ottawa as a depth player.
    Gleason (Smolinski)and Laich (Bondra) were used in trades, but it doesn't diminish their value as solid picks, Laich in particular..

    A total of 9 players who might play in the NHL at some point, several of them potential impact players.
     
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    The same year the Devils won the cup (2000) they drafted David Hale, Teemu Laine (who might be coming into his own), Aleksander Suglobov (top offensive prospect), Matt DeMarchi (another good d-prospect), Paul Martin, Michael Rupp, Mike Danton, and Ken Magowan, along with two or three other no-names.
     
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    For the Oilers, 2001 was a solid year... Hemsky (13), Lynch (43), and Markkanen (133). 2003 might turn out to be the best, though. Pouliot, Jacques, Stortini, Umicevic, Brodziak and Roy all could find homes in the NHL.
     
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    For Montreal easilly 2001 draft!!

    -Perezhogin
    -Komisarek
    -Plekanec
    -Milroy
    -Archer


    Plus getting Quitnal, Dackell services for late picks makes this draft even sweeter to look back on!!
     
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    Florida 2003 was great. One of the best drafts by a team in the last 10 years :teach: and FLA's best by far.

    Tuma, Lojek, Stewart, Horton, Roussin, Hecimovic, Meyer, Kreps.

    Every single one of those players has a legitamate chance to play in the NHL. 8 players from 1 draft. It was unreal.

    Tuma and Lojek will both be 5th or 6th dmen someday, maybe better. Hecimovic will be on the 4th or 3rd line somewhere. Kreps's stock had risen at the beginning of the year, and Meyer is skyrocketing.

    Plus James Pemberton and Denis Stasyuk are two good players who may each some day play in the NHL, although both longshots, I expect Pemberton at least to play an NHL game someday.
     
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    Probably 2001- Came out of it with Jason Bacashihua(turned into Shawn Belle), Yared Hagos(3rd liner in the making), and arguably our top forward prospect in Jussi Jokinen.
     
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    For the Leafs... 2001 and 2002 look like they're both solid...but I'll go with 2002:

    Steen
    Stajan
    D'Amour
    White

    ^ Steen and Stajan are blue chippers...

    2001:

    Colaiacovo
    Wellwood
    Pilar
    Bell
    Harrison
    Kondratiev

    ^ Cola is playing phenominal, he could/will be a top pairing defenceman for the Leafs, in the future. Wellwood is on pace for 100 points as a 21 year old in the AHL, he could be a steal if he works on his skating and strength.
     
  10. leafaholix*

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    Either 2001 or 2002...

    2001
    17 Carlo Colaiacovo
    39 Karel Pilar
    65 Brendan Bell
    82 Jay Harrison
    134 Kyle Wellwood
    168 Maxim Kondratiev
    246 Tomas Mojzis

    2002
    24 Alexander Steen
    57 Matthew Stajan
    74 Todd Ford
    88 Dominic D'Amour
    191 Ian White
    254 Jarkko Immonen
     
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    Heh.

    Great minds think alike.
     
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    For the Canucks I got to say 2004 was a great one... Followed by 2003.
     
  14. SwOOsh*

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    Definetly 2004 for the Capitals

    Alexander Ovechkin
    Jeff Schultz
    Mike Green
    Chris Bourque
    Mikhail Yunkov
    Sami Lepisto
    Clayton Barthel
    Oscar Hedman
    Pasi Salonen
    Peter Guggisberg
    Andrew Gordon
    Justin Mrazek
    Travis Morin
     
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    Horton,Kreps,Stewart and Meyer should go down as one of the best if these boys excel big time in the NHL. like many expect them too.

    I also like the year of Bou and I believe Taticek was in there with few others.
     
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    2001

    1st-Stan Chistov-Still should be a big factor in NHL.
    2nd-Mark Popovic-NHL ready Defensman
    3rd-Joel Stepp-Looks like he will be a good third liner in the NHL.
    4th-Timo Parssinen-Overager from Finland that they brought over and it didn't work out.
    4th-Vladimir Korsunov-Could be another Vishnevski if he ever comes over.
    4th-Brandon Rogers-NCAA D-man ready for a NHL spot next season.
    5th-Joel Perrault-Center with size and skill playing for Cincy AHL.
    6th-Jan Tabacek-Had one year in North America, probably never coming back.
    7th-Tony Martensson-Ducks AHL leader the last two seasons, could have made the NHL this year but returned to Sweden.
    8th-Martin Gerber-Legit starting goalie in the NHL traded to Carolina to make space for Bryzgalov.
    9th-Pierre Parenteau-Talented winger playing in AHL. Already a pleasant surprise for a 9th rounder.

    2003 should turn out to be a strong one for Anaheim as well.
     
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    Pick
    1/19 Jakub Koreis, C (Plzen , Czech)
    1/23 Ben Eager, LW (Oshawa, OHL)
    2/46 David Leneveu, G (Cornell, ECAC)

    3/70 Joe Callahan, D (Yale, ECAC)
    3/80 Matt Jones, D (North Dakota , WCHA)
    4/97 Lance Monych, RW (Brandon, WHL)
    5/132 John Zeiler, RW (Sioux-City, USHL)
    6/186 Jeff Pietrasiak, G (Berkshire (Mass), USHS)

    7/216 Ladislav Kouba, LW (Red Deer, WHL)
    8/249 Marcus Smith, D (Kitchener, OHL)
    9/280 Russell Spence, C (OCN Blizzard , MJHL)
     
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    Yes I completly agree

    And I am also very exited seeing Danton play on the first line for San Quintin. Although I have heard strong rumors that they may trade him in a Blockbuster to the Rock for Joey "m4" Thomas and Frank "slippery soap" Robinson
     
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    Now, now, let's not get into Danton

    Though I bet his cellmates will want too...
     
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    Nashville's is, without a doubt, 2003

    Ryan Suter- no explanation needed
    Konstantin Glazachev- at one time projected to go in the first round
    Kevin Klein- one of the best d-men in the OHL last year, working on his skills in the AHL
    Shea Weber- One of the best d-men in the WHL, could be paired with Phaneuf at the WJCs
    Richard Stehlik- Big, mean d-man with a booming shot
    Teemu Lassila- one of the better young goalies in the sm-liiga
    Grigori Shafigulin- invited to Russia's WJC tryout camp
    Lauris Darzins- having a very solid offensive season with Kelowna as their import pick this year.
     
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    Great minds think a like .. The question is best year in last 5 and you guys pick 2 and what is even funnier is that 2 of those other years leafs didn't have a 1st rounder and the other no 1st or 2nd rounder and the last one to pick is 2000 and they have already traded Boyes and Venarsky ,,,

    Maggie the Monkey from TSN would have picked the same as you guys :D
     
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    Very few good drafts for Hawk fans, but I think we did good in 2002.

    2002
    21 D Anton Babchuk
    54 D Duncan Keith
    93 F Alexander Kozhevnikov
    128 R Matt Ellison
    156 D James Wisniewski
    188 Kevin Kantee
    219 G Tyson Kellerman
    251 R Jason Kostadine
    282 Adam Burish

    The top 5 guys on that list will make solid NHLers. For 5 guys out of 9 to make it, thats a pretty good draft. Babchuk is why I would rate that draft over 2003.

    Close call for 2003 being the best.
    2003
    14 D Brent Seabrooke
    52 G Corey Crawford
    59 D Michal Barinka
    151 D Lasse Kukkonen
    156 Alexei Ivanov
    181 Johan Andersson
    211 G Mike Brodeur
    245 D Dustin Byfuglien
    275 D Michael Grenzy
    282 F Chris Porter
    Barinka, Seabrokk, Kukkonen, Byfuglien, Crawford, and Broduer will all make the NHL in that order, which again is a very good make:miss ratio. Supposedly draft experts say 2004 was our best draft ever, but its way too early for me to judge on that.
     
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    2002 We got great depth out of a supposedly weak draft. So that's impressive

    18 D Denis Grebeshkov
    50 L Sergei Anshakov
    66 R Petr Kanko
    104 D Aaron Rome
    115 L Mark Rooneem
    152 F Greg Hogeboom
    157 D Joel Andresen
    185 F Ryan Murphy
    215 Mikhail Lyubushin
    248 Tuukka Pulliainen
    279 F Connor James

    2003 Overall. Depth and talent.

    13 R Dustin Brown
    26 F Brian Boyle
    27 Jeff Tambellini
    44 Konstantin Pushkarev
    82 G Ryan Munce
    152 Brady Murray
    174 C Esa Pirnes
    231 G Matt Zaba
    244 C Mike Sullivan
    274 F Marty Guerin
     
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    2002
    58 C Jiri Hudler
    63 C Tomas Fleischmann
    95 C Valtteri Filppula
    131 D Johan Berggren
    166 G Logan Koopmans
    197 C Jimmy Cuddihy
    229 L Derek Meech
    260 D Pierre-Olivier Beaulie
    262 L Christian Soderstrom
    291 D Jonathan Ericsson


    :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
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