For what it's worth, here's my final version of who I think SHOULD be the top 60 in the upcoming draft. This is not a prediction. I've commented only on those players who are ranked somewhat differently than elsewhere. As usual, I've combined my own viewings with those of trsuted, respected sources. I also admit that my knowledge of NCAA, USHS, and US Jr. leagues is largely restricted to second-hand info. 1. Crosby 2. Johnson 3. Pouliot 4. Brule 5. Ryan 6. Price 7. Kopitar 8. McArdle- Simply put, I don't see any weaknesses in his game. The Pouliot (read: surprise with big, fat upside) of the WHL 9. O' Marra 10. Bourdon 11. Hanzal 12. Staal 13. Bourret 14. Rask 15. Zagrapan 16. (error- move all players below this up one slot) 17. Karpov- He will go later due to underexposure and reluctance to draft Rusians under new agreement (or lack thereof) 18. Setoguchi 19. Latendresse 20. Niskanen- Totally on hearsay on this one 21. Bergfors 22. Mikkelson- Love the skating! 23. Pavelec 24. Mikus- One of the top offensive threats of this draft. 25. Parent 26. Skille- I don't see it yet- up 'n down pro, ok. Star? Hmmm. 27. Stoa 28. Istomin- Will go later due to Russian situation- BUT has star potential. 29. Vojta- Big upside, big risk 30. Lee 31. Lashoff 32. Starkov- Another very underexposed player with a big upside. 33. Bertram 34. Downie- He will not allow himself to NOT be a meaningful NHLer. 35. Cogliano- I question his type of play at the NHL level. 36. Smolenak 37. Sauer- Without the injuries a 1st round selection would have been warranted 38. Abeldaker- 2nd hand info only 39. Kindl- An even bigger risk than Vojta IMO 40. Durand- What happened to the scoring touch? 41. Trukhno 42. Vincent 43. Roy- A real battler and leader- underrated 44. Jackson 45. Dupont- I'll bet $$ that he becomes a 3rd line character guy and steady playoff performer in the big leagues. 46. Lehtonen- Another Euro who could go either way. 47. McQuaid 48. Finley 49. Korhonen 50. M. Hellstrom- The best of the non-1st time eligibles for this draft. 51. Frazee 52. Neal 53. Buravchikov 54. Svobotka- His spunk and passion c/w talent will get him to the show. 55. Ryder 56. Kudelka 57. Plante 58. Bailey 60. Mielonen 30 more (not in order) for the 3rd round: Zubarev, Anikeenko, Belov, Mihalik, Lindgren, Hjalmarsson, Kohn, Fritsche, Pokulok, Stastny, Pospisil, Lavalee, Blunden, Levassuer, Kalus (new #60), Skorykh, Zubov, P. Davis, Macias, Bartulis, Hensick, McNeill, Pyatt, Dahlberg, May, Jones, Fraser, Pelech, Aubin, Gragnani. And to make it a nice round 100 who I think could play some in the NHL add: Lelkes, Shirokov, Ritola, Krysanov, Brophy, Yandle, Bumagin, Bartanus, Kosistsyn, Raymond, Denny. So, there's your day one picks IF I was doing the picking. I could be way off on the NCAA and USHS/JR guys. Names like Kanus, N. Davis and Bishop exist only on paper for me. Injured players like Sundstrom and Gauthier could end up being factors too, especially the former. So could small guys like Petterson, Letang, Russell, Gerbe. As a smallish guy myself I hope they end up making this list. And I know that Zubov and Laakso are absent from this list. I'm not a fan.