Lays very early 2019 rankings

  1. Lays
    Let me start off by saying I don’t think this is a good draft like a lot of people seem to think. I think it’s about average but I’m not a huge fan so far. The 2018 draft was stacked and I can’t see how some like this draft better. Another thing, it’s hard to find video on some euro guys so far like always so my bad if I’m missing some worthy guys. This is only from what I’ve seen so far from the guys I’ve watched or seen quite a bit of

    1. Jack Hughes
    2. Kaapo Kakko
    3. Alex Newhook
    4. Alex Turcotte
    5. Matthew Robertson
    6. Kirby Dach
    7. Cole Caufield
    8. Anttoni Honka
    9. Peyton Krebs
    10. Raphael Lavoie
    11. Trevor Zegras
    12. Bowen Byram
    13. Ryan Suzuki
    14. Dylan Cozens
    15. Maxim Cajkovic
    16. Matt Boldy
    17. Valentin Nussbaumer
    18. Blake Murray
    19. John Beecher
    20. Nolan Foote
    21. Arthur Kaliyev
    22. Victor Soderstrom
    23. Marshall Warren
    24. Cam York
    25. Daniil Gutik
    26. Henri Nikkanen
    27. Jakob Pelletier
    28. Nils Hoglander
    29. Brady Meyer
    30. Simon Holmstrom
    31. Samuel Poulin
    HM-Tobias Bjornfot, Sasha Mutala, Alexandrov, Podkolzin (no order)

    If anyone does want to see, here’s my final rankings for last years draft and here’s my first ranking of last years draft

    I’m doing this one a bit earlier, should be fun to see how much things change compared to my final ranking.

    My personal favorite from this draft already is Trevor Zegras. I’ve seen a ton of this kid and he’s usually ranked in the 2nd half of the first round. His offensive creativity is through the roof and his 2 way play is solid. Criminally underrated. Valentin Nussbaumer is also criminally underrated though I can’t really blame anyone for that since he has very little exposure from playing in his league. Watch out for a big year next year from him, I’ve been hyping him up pre-WJC (where he was very good and dangerous consistently despite his point totals.) Lastly, Nils Hoglander is also underrated. Great work ethic, defensive play, hands, and creativity. I’ve been high on this guy for a long time and he’s one of my favorites in this draft.

    Someone to watch out for-Daniil Gutik. Insane skill comined with great size. Should be fun to keep an eye on through the year

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