Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by tiredman, Dec 8, 2003.
My Choice Is Ian White (toronto Round 6 # 191).
Give Your Choice And Your Opinion
For the Leafs Ian White and Jarkko Immonen were nice picks in rounds 6 and 8. Staffan Kronwall (9th) has also progressed beyond expectation.
JONATHAN FERLAND ( Selected by Montreal Canadiens round 7 #212 overall) WASN'T A BAD CHOICE TOO
I think Maxim Schevjev (Shevjev or Sheviev, choose your spelling please) is going to turn into an nice little player for Buffalo.
Patrick Bartschi (7th Round, #202 overall) was a very good pick for the Pens.
Ilia Krikunov, 7th round, 223rd overall.
Watch out for him on the Russian World Junior team, could be a big surprise, especially playing with Ovechkin. 7 goals, 7 assists for 14 points so far in 27 games with Khimik of the RSL.
The Pens had a great draft.
Some potential late steals:
Bobby Goepfert- Round 6, 171
Patrick Bartschi- Round 7, 202
Maxime Talbot- Round 8, 234
Matthew Lombardi- 90th Overall
Derek Krestanovich- 92nd Overall
Aaron Rome- 104th Overall
Matt Foy- 175th Overall*
Ian White- 191st Overall
Christoph Brandner- 237th Overall
Mika Hannula- 269th Overall*
We all know our respective teams prospects, so I'm sorry if I missed any of yours.
*= Foy is a mystery. He has been hampered by a nagging groin injury earlier this year and seems to disappear after posting huge numbers after a game or two. It remains to be seen if he can stay consistant at this level and might need a lot more work.
*= Hannula rocks! He is a banger! He is going to be a great 3rd line/4th line winger. High energy that hits everything but won't knock a guy off his skates. Will chip in the odd goals but will hit anything in site. I'm really high on this guy being a good piece of the Wild's future. He's nothing like Tootoo but has the sort of energy I see associated with the guy.
Two of the Oiler's late round picks in 2002
Fredrick Johansson - 274th overall
Dwight Helminen - 244th overall
As an Oiler fan my pick is Johansson, but looking at a league wide picture, I really like both Foy and Bartschi, both look to be big steals IMO.
Jonathan Ericsson has progressed a great deal.
A big center converted to defense in his draft year, is now with the SEL I think.
Sergei Moyzakin. One of the league leaders in the RSL in points. Size may be his only stumpling block to playing in the NHL.
I agree, I like all 3 of them.
I think Tomas Kollar was solid pick up For the Detroit Red Wings in 7th round 226th overall, he's a strong skater who puts up descent and is a good forechecker
Yeah, one of those european players picked in the 8th round...he's good.
Especially Bartschi and Talbot. I have my doubts about Goepfert.
Sean Collins, UNH, Collorado.
The Pens had a great draft. Bartschi was considered one of the best prospects in the Swiss League, and had a great WJC showing. Talbot was among the league leaders in points in the QMJHL. And Goepfert also had an outstanding WJC performance for the US, and was considered the second best goalie there (behind Fleury).
Matt Foy gets my vote... a potential Power forward... Maybe not the Keith Tkachuck type but maybe a Mike Knuble type.
Not bad for a sixth rounder
Brady Murray, 152 overall by the Kings. A sure steal, he is the son of the Kings coach Andy Murray.