2005 Eligible, Scouting reports.

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  1. X-SHARKIE

    X-SHARKIE Registered User

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    I have seen a few players that are 2005 eligible. Here are my thoughts on some heavily hyped players. You all know the story on Crosby

    C Gilbert Brule: First off let me say, The hype on this guy could be defaning if it wasn't for Crosby stealing the show. Brule is an amazing, elite talent that by the looks of it, could go #1 overall in most drafts IMO. This guy has it all, He's not big, They have him listed at 5-10 176, but you would never notice. This guy well punish you, You touch the puck, he's going to finish his check on you, I love his game, he's got an edge, and agression, a passion to it. Such a strong player on the puck, An excelent skater. Very quick, has elite acceleration and he is a very fast player, He also uses his speed very effectively. Amazing hands, he can make defensman look bad. He has a flair to his game, he's not all power and heart, Gilbert has some elite hands. He can go end to end. Amazing shooting arsenal. Hit the pipe twice, on two monster slap shots. Scored in the 2nd period, made the goalie look scared then put it between the legs. Awesome. Very creative as well, can sit his man up for gimme goals witch he did. He's a nasty, competiive player in the corners, much like Forsberg. Alot of fun to watch. After watching him play, it makes me wonder if Crosby is that big of a lock? Next years WJC should be very interesting if both are invited.

    F Guillaume Latendresse...... Towering forward, very big, has the body of a powerforward, and plays like one. Like Brule, he loves the rough stuff. Hits alot and hard, Goes right in front of the net or in the corners. A player that simply is a monster and even defensman that are very physically mature can't seem to handle him down low. Makes room for his teamates, Sets them up very well. Good hands, not in the same league as Brule, but he can dangle the puck at times. Great shooting selection. Has a strong snap and wrist shot. Used his back hand twice. Awesome vision, and great creativitiy with the puck. Passes are crisp and on the tape. Has a real prescense on the ice, when he's out there he makes things happens, and his line mates better. Strong two way player, thats very competive and helpfull in his own end. Very smart player. Won't burn you with his wheels, but he's a solid all around skater, with good agility, top speed is strong, but first step isn't quite there yet. Sorta reminded me of Todd Bertuzzi.
     
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    Next years draft is really looking nice right now. Looks like anyone in the top 10 can get a franchise type guy. Is the whole draft deep, or is it top heavy?
     
  3. X-SHARKIE

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    There already is a great crop of players that look 1st round worthy. 2005 looks like it's going to be one great 1st round, but after that it's to early to tell IMO.

    The draft has the best 1-2 punch I've seen since I was ready for the 1997 draft IMO. Plus after that you can find some great players. The Q is going to have an insane year and so is Finland.
     
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    2005 has amazing top-end talent but the depth pool just doesnt compare to 2003 or 2001. 2005 reminds me of the 2000 draft.
     
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    When you were 9?
     
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    I don't know about that, I think it could be just as deep as 2003 but with a better 1st round which is hard to imagin.
     
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    I've been playing/watching hockey since age 5. I got all my draft information from the hockey news and hockeys digest witch my grandpa used to buy for me at a store called Dunhams. That was the first draft I ever watched.
     
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    I was watching Iron Chef the other night and the Italian challenger became head chef at a three star restaurant at age 13 so anything's possible.
     
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    Not quite. In comparison to this year, I'd rank that top

    1. Tukonen
    2. Tuukka Rask
    3. Teemu Laakso
    4. Nokelainen
    5. Risto Korhonen
    6. Korpikoski
    7. Lepistö

    Beyond that, the depth is pretty similar. The fact that no forward seems to have second line upside is disappointing especially considering the country's needs.
     
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    you can add sweden who has some nice 05 eligibles. frontrunner is bergfors.
     
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    I got bored so here are the top 2005 QMJHL picks in order:

    1. Sidney Crosby - F - 5'10 180 - Rimouski
    2. Guillaume Latendresse - F - 6'02 215 - Drummondville
    3. Luc Bourdon - D - 6'03 200 - Val D'or
    4. Ryan Mior - G - 6'01 180 - PEI
    5. Jean-Phillipe Lavasseur - G - 6'00 170 - Rouyn-Noranda
    6. Jean-Phillipe Paquet - D - 6'03 200 - Shawinigan
    7. Alex Bourret - F - 5'11 200 - Lewiston
    8. Andrew Androcopolous - D - 6'01 190 - Quebec
    9. Francis Gurette-Charland - F - 6'00 170 - Victoriaville
    10. Alexandre Vincent - G - 6'04 210 - Chicoutimi
    11. Tyler Hawes - F - 6'03 210 - PEI
    12. Justin Saulnier - F - 5'10 171 - Halifax
    13. Marc-Andre Gragnani - D - 6'00 170 - PEI
    14. Marc-Andre Cote - F - 5'10 175 - Bathurst
    15. Mathieu Roy - F - 6'00 190 - Bathurst
    16. Kenzie Sheppard - F - 6'00 195 - Halifax
    17. Phil Cote - F - 6'01 195 - Baie-Comeau
    18. Jordan Clendenning - F - 5'10 175 - Bathurst
    19. Francis Pare - F - 5'10 172 - Shawinigan
    20. Marc-Andre Doirion - D - 6'00 170 - Bathurst
    21. Marc-Andre Cliche - F - 6'00 180 - Lewiston
    22. Francois Bolduc - D - 6'03 215 - Rimouski
    23. Chad Denny - D - 6'01 202 - Lewiston
    24. Maxime Lincourt - F - 6'01 200 - Quebec
    25. Marc-Edouard Vlasic - D - 6'00 170 - Quebec
    26. Maxime Roy-Dessreussiux - G - 6'02 170 - Rimouski
    27. Nicolas Blanchard - F - 6'02 170 - Chicouitmi
    28. Maxime Lacroix - F - 5'11 177 - Quebec
    29. Gaby Roch - F - 5'11 174 - Gatineau
    30. Maxim Noreau - D - 5'11 180 - Victoriaville
    31. Mathieu Labrie - D - 6'02 200 - Bathurst
    32. Jean-Francois Breault - D - 6'04 200 - Halifax
    33. Dean Ouellet - F - 5'10 170 - Cape Breton
    34. Romy Elayoubi - F - 5'10 170 - Chicouitmi
    35. Francois Therieult - F - 6'01 180 - Cape Breton
    36. Kristofer Letang - D - 5'11 170 - Val D'or
    37. Steven Goulet - F - 6'04 200 - Bathurst
    38. Brent MacSween - F - 6'04 200 - Chicoutimi
    39. Francis Verrault-Paul - 5'09 160 - Chicoutimi
    40. Francois Proteau - G - 5'10 170 - Cape Breton

    I COULD have missed someone, if you see someone obvious sticking out to you tell me.

    PS: CHSB...i didnt forget Mathieu Carle, he is 2006 eligible.
     
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    Looks like we've seen the same player! :)

    Hopefully for the sags he will have some impact next year, because otherwise they really screwed up on that first pick.
     
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    LOL :) Well Elayoubi still has a shot because he is very skilled, but you cant make it on skill alone.

    Yeah you guys should have picked a dman...like Paquet or Carle. But hindsight is 20/20
     
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    It's not even sure he'll play next year. He don't like the kind of hockey they ask him to play now. He'll take the decision if he focus on hockey or school this summer.
     
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    Are you fking kidding me? Wow, what a waste, I didn't know he lacked desire THAT much. All Martel asks is to be responsible defensively and hit a bit. If he's afraid to do both, he has no place on my team and I'll be happy if he doesn't come back for us this fall.
     
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    I heard it from a radio host (animateur?) who is a personnal friend of Martel and is also close to Elayoubi.
    If he choose hockey and go totally for it he could come back at top but don't bet on it.
     
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