2006 Draft, Big Gap after top 6

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  1. TeNeIghtY

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    Is it me or in this year draft we have really good talents with "star" potentials in the top6 but after Brassard there is a big gap to complete the first round :dunno:
     
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    You have a good top6, but you have between 8-12 players overall from the top10 who will be good players. For sure, you have a gap, but after the top6 you have: Okposo, Mueller, Sheppard and Frolik. They will be solid NHLer's.
     
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    "Top-5 -gap- 6-12 -gap- 13- 40 -gap-" from predraft article of Bob McKenzie
     
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    How can you have 12 players from the top 10?
     
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    i have seen some scouts and gms describe it more like this, top 6 gap and the 60th to 8th picks could be as good as the #7, so that makes it fairly deep
     
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    Well obviously im biased, but i think Frolik could be better than most of the guys who went in the top #6.
     
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    Brassard is not part of the 1st tier imo

    There is the #1-5 gap. 2 - 12/13, then the 13 onwards gap lol
     
  9. Every year people say there is a drop but there are always guys picked later on that become 'steals'
     
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    He could be the best forward in the draft. He's amazing.
     
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    He has the talent. I admit, he is quite a high risk guy to pick, but IMO if he ever hits his ceiling, he is gonna be a star.
     
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    It was a average. You have between 8-12 guys who had the possibility to been pick for the Top10. Are you Garth Snow:sarcasm: ?
     
  13. Approximately, there's the elite #1-#5, then the very good #6-#8, then the solid #9-#12 guys, then a big dropoff, IMO.

    But it's too early to definitively tell yet.



    EDIT: I did not necessarily mean their respective draft order.

    IMO, here's the potential prospect rankings by group. Keep in mind I'm really on the fringe with Okposo, I think he could belong in either the "Very Good" or "Excellent" categories.

    Elite: Johnson, Staal, Backstrom, Taves, Kessel
    Excellent: Brassard, Mueller
    Very good: Okposo, Sheppard, Frolik, Little, Tlusty
     
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    I wouldn't have called it a big gap. There was a reasonably clear "consensus" on the top-6, but that isn't necessarily the same as saying there is a "big gap" between them and the guys who came after. Mueller, Okposo, Little, Frolik... there are bunches of players who weren't in the consensus top-6 who nevertheless are recognized to have the potential to perhaps ultimately be as good as some members of the top-6. I don't think of that as a "big gap".

    Somewhere around pick 20 or so, however, there was a bit of a breakdown in pre-draft consensus which resulted in picks 20-80 being pegged as something of a wash, and whether that argues for gaps or for depth is another debate.

    Anyway, I think most drafts have a relatively tight consensus group at the top heading in, and while that consensus is occasionally upset on draft day (Price, Wheeler, a few others in recent years) it doesn't really mean there are any bigger or smaller "gaps". It just means somebody got a chance to exercise a personal preference that didn't mesh with the consensus. This year that didn't really happen.
     
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    I don't think he is as high risk as people think. Only thing last year that kept him from being a star was confidence, now that he will get a prime role, major minuets and a chance, his confidence will come back...easy as that.

    If Erik Johnson was in the same spot as Frolik the same would have happened to him. People will think Frolik is a maga steal, but IMO he wasn't, he always had world class talent, now he will just get to show it.
     

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