2005 Top 60 Prospects

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  1. cvandenberg

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    2005 Top 30 Prospects

    These are my picks for my top 30 for '05. It would be even stronger but some late 87 birthdates have carried over to '06- Fiala, Joensuu, Osala, Little, Kessel, Vasyunov, Makarov, among others). I encourage feedback on this list and tell me if I have ommitted anyone who deems consideration. Serious posters only (we've all had enough of the Dustin Rose stuff)

    1. Sidney Crosby, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)
    2. Gilbert Brule, C, Vancouver (WHL)
    3. Vitaly Anikeenko, D, Russia
    4. Guillaume Latendresse, LW, Drummondville (QMJHL)
    5. Teemu Lakkso, D, IFK Helsinki (Finland)
    6. Chris Durand, C, Seattle (WHL)
    7. Daniel Bertram, C, Camrose (AJHL)
    8. Jakub Kindl, D, Czech Republic
    9. Alex Bourret, RW, Lewiston (QMJHL)
    10. Marek Zagrapan, F, Zlin (Slovakia)
    11. J.P. Levasseur, G, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
    12. Gennady Churilov, F, Russia
    13. Andrew Cogliano, C, St. Mike's (OPJHL)
    14. Alexander Bumagin, LW, Russia
    15. Jakub Vojta, D, Czech Republic
    16. Ryan Wilson, D, St. Michael's (OHL)
    17. Tuukka Rask, G, Ilves Tampere (Finland)
    18. Bobby Ryan, RW, Owen Sound
    19. Devin Setoguchi, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
    20. Christopher Gawlick, C, Germany
    21. Vyacheslav Buravchikov, D, Russia
    22. Ryan Mior, G, PEI (QMJHL)
    23. Matt Lashoff, D, Kitchener (OHL)
    24. Jack Johnson, D, USNTDP U-17
    25. Marc Staal, D, Sudbury (OHL)
    26. Ryan O'Marra, C, Erie (OHL)
    27. Michael Blunden, RW, Erie (OHL)
    28. Mikka Lahti, C, JYP Jyvaskyla (Finland)
    29. Daniel Ryder, C, Peterborough (OHL)
    30. Jack Skille, C, USNTDP U-17
    Others who barely missed the list:
    Niklas Bergfors, F, Sodertalje (Sweden)
    Mike Stuart, D, USNTDP U-17
    Mike Gauthier, D, Prince Albert (WHL)
    Blair Jones, LW, Red Derr (WHL)
    Carey Price, G, Tri-City (WHL)
    Mathieu Aubin, LW, Lewiston (QMJHL)
    Patrick Davis, RW, Kitchener (OHL)
    Nick Drazenovic, C, Prince George (WHL)
    Chris Lawrence, C, S.S. Marie (OHL)
    Tom Wandell, F, Sweden
    Denis Istomin, F, Russia
    Alexander Salak, G, Czech Republic
    Evan Brophey, C, Barrie (OHL)
    Sebastian Karlsson, F, Frolunda (Sweden)
    Siarhei Kastistyn, F, Belarus
    Patrick McNeill, D, Saginaw (OHL)
    Kyle Bailey, RW, Portland (WHL)
    J.P. Paquet, D, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
    Devereaux Heshmatpour, D, Kitchener (OHL)
    Luc Bourdon, D, Val D-Or (QMJHL)
    Alexander Sundstrom, F, Sweden
    Zach Jones, D, USNTDP Under-17
    Tom Fritsche, F, USNTDP Under-18
    Jason Lawrence USNTDP Under-17
    Alexandre Vincent, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
    Adam McQuaid, D, Sudbury (OHL)
    Adam Abraham, D, Mississauga (OHL)
    Tim Filangieri, D,
    Scott Birnstill, LW, USNTDP Under-17
    Cody Bass, C, Mississauga (OHL)
    Ryan Parent, D, Guelph (OHL)
    Mike Roelofsen, C, Belleville (OHL)
    Phil Oreskovic, D, Brampton (OHL)
    Howie Martin, C, Brampton (OHL)
    Patrick Zackrisson, F, Ska (Sweden)
     
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    I would put Marc Staal higher, perhaps 10-15 range, I would have Bobby Ryan and Ryan Wilson lower, and J.P. Levasseur lower. But then again, you can't please everyone! Great rankings overall, you seem very knowledgeable about the players, because I think the rankings are about as good as you will ever seem at this point. You obviously put alot of time into it, writing there full names, where they play, their positions, etc. Great job!
    BTW, how many of the players have you seen play?
     
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    From what I've heard/read, so far, Jack Johnson has gotta be a top 10 pick.
     
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    Good list.

    Jack Skille won't go in the top 30 though of 2005.

    Also T.J. Hensick should be added.

    Cody Bass could be boosted up a bit.
     
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    Very good list. Risto Koronen is potential 1-2 round selection.
     
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    isn't Andrei Kostsitsyn's brother suppose to be in this draft?
     
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    Others who barely missed the list:
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    Siarhei Kastistyn, F, Belarus
     
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    I personally like Heshmatpour over Lashoff, but that's from 2 games I've seen. I alos think Marc Gragnani could be in the top 60, hopefully he adds some weight thoug. Tlyer Hawes should make more of a name for himself next year.

    Bobby Ryan I wasn't overly impressed with his game, but he seems to have some good ofensive skills. If Lassko is as good as I've heard, next years top 5 is freaking sick! Wow, there's going to be 5 very happy teams, as all of them are highly skilled. I really like Latendresse, if not for Crosby he'd get a lot more hype, imo. I would also put Marc Staal higher as well. Alex Vicent should be up there next year, as him and Mior should be 2 of the better goalies from the Q along with Levassuer (who I haven't seen yet but I'm going off what I've read)
     
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    Drazenovic is too low. And wheres Bradford?
     
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    I don't really think there will be 4 QMJHL players in the top 11, its been a long time since something like that has happened. I wouldn't be able to make a list like this so excellent work.
     
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    Just cause it hasnt happened doesnt mean it wont.

    Look at the Talent from Quebec for 2005.

    The 2003 Q draft was one of the deepest ever.
     
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    What an awesome job you did putting up this list! Keep it up man, we love reading it!
     
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    nice list. I'd personally have Staal in front of Levasseur and Hensick somewhere around #15, but other then that, no qualms at all. Very solid.
     
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    Great list! good job.
    2005 draft year looks very good.
     
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    Where's Abdul-Wahad-Habibi?
     
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    I'm really surprised to see no mention of Brian Little. He would be top 5 on my list.
     
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    Thank you very much for the response. I will try to address some questions that have been raised. I have seen a lot of the CHL players, have friends in Europe who have seen some of the others, but I have to confess some I have compiled through reading and studying the topic. Also one of my good friends is an OHL referee and a former pro hockey player so I get some first hand knowledge from him. I have seen Marc Staal play a couple of times and he is the softest 6-3 defensemen I have seen in a very long time. He should be a forward but he skates like the wind so that is why he is on my list. Bryan Little is not 05 eligible he is 2006. I have seen him play 8-9 times and he could be the OHL Player of the Year next season he is that good. He is only 5-9 though. Which is the same problem with Brock Bradford. He has not played against any competition other than the U-17 and he is not tested yet. He is only 5-9.

    Jack Johnson is an excellent player but this is a very deep draft. I haven't seen him play but have heard he is excellent. Alex Bourret is a guy no one mentions and he averaged a point a game in the Q regular season and playoffs. Ryan Wilson also receives no mention but he is a stud on the blueline for St. Mike's and is a physical presence. He also was the leading 16 year old defenseman scorer in the entire CHL. I should have mentioned Raymond Macias of Kamloops in my just missed the list. He played both forward and defense this year, which explains the numbers he put up.

    I follow it because I collect hockey cards and have already accumulated cards of about 20-25 guys on this list, including Anikeenko and Kindl. Reply if you are interested in seeing a scan, they are cool.
     
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    Great stuff cvandenberg. Btw, what kind of game does Lakkso play or project to? Offensive defenseman...defensive...both ways?
     
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    cvandenberg -- About Bourett. His size will hold him back from being a top 10 pick, and perhaps a first round pick.

    He is 5'10 200 on a good day. Somtimes above 200. He does the job with his size, but that could potential scare some NHL teams. Plus his offensive upside is limited. I see him as an NHL 3rd liner who can get maybe 25 pts a year.
     
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    Why Hensick at 15??? If he's rated about #50 (by most) for this year's somewhat weaker draft, how would he be rated that highly for 2005?
     
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    Lavasseur is a real wild card.

    He has played in 1 QMJHL game this far. He has the potential to be a top NHL pick, but the chances of him ****ting the bed as a 17 year old are good as well.

    Mior on the other hand played 30 QMJHL games and had a gaa of 2.4 or something.
     
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    Here's some info on him:Teemu Laakso
     
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    i think tom pyatt should have consideration to be a top pick this kid will have a huge year in saginaw
     
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    Teemu laakso also was the top Dman in scoring at the U18 WJC with 2 goals and 5 assists I think. He was named the top Dman in the Viking Cup
     
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    Cogliano

    Coming into the season it seemed like Cogliano could definitely challenge for top 10 if not top 5. Has he not had a great season? Or is this draft just really deep?

    Thanks
     
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