Bender/THP 2017 NHL Draft Guide - Top 100 Prospects

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  1. Bender TheHockeyProspector

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    So, I've been working pretty hard on this thing and I wanted to share it with you guys first.

    Here is a link to my free Draft Guide :

    http://www.thehockeyprospector.com/...HP_NHL-Draft-Guide-2017-Top-100-Prospects.pdf

    and here are my Top 100 Prospects for this year's draft :

    1 M. Heiskanen, LD
    2 N. Hischier, C

    3 N. Patrick, C
    4 J. Valimaki, LD
    5 K. Vesalainen, LW
    6 C. Timmins, RD
    7 E. Tolvanen, RW
    8 R Thomas, C

    9 E. Pettersson, C/LW
    10 G. Vilardi, C/RW
    11 C. Mittelstadt, C
    12 C. Makar, RD
    13 C. Glass, C
    14 M. Necas, RW
    15 N. Suzuki, RW
    16 H. Jokiharju, RD
    17 S. Bowers, C

    18 U. Vaakanainen, LD
    19 K. Lind, RW
    20 T. Liljegren, RD
    21 E. Brannstrom, LD
    22 G. Mismash, LW
    23 O.Tippett, RW
    24 C. Foote, RD
    25 L. Andersson, LW/C
    26 N. Hague, LD
    27 C. Fleury, RD
    28 K. Kostin, RW
    29 E. Barratt, C/LW
    30 R. Poehling, C
    31 D. Farrance, LD
    32 M. Entwhistle, C
    33 J. Studnicka, C
    34 S. Mattheos, RW
    35 M. Rasmussen, C
    36 J. Anderson-Dolan, C
    37 M. Strome, LW
    38 A. Morand, LW
    39 K. Yamamoto, RW
    40 F. Westerlund, RD
    41 M. Phillips, LD
    42 I. Ratcliffe, LW
    43 K. Petruzzelli, G
    44 A. Formenton, LW
    45 J. Leschyshyn, LW
    46 S. Skinner, G
    47 N. Popugaev, RW
    48 U-P Luukkonen, G
    49 A. Toropchenko, L
    50 P-O Joseph, LD
    51 J. Oettinger, G
    52 J. Brook, RD
    53 S. Chmelevski, RW
    54 P. Koltygin, C
    55 I. Chekhovich, LW
    56 F. Chytil, C
    57 J. Ikonen, C
    58 A. Lipanov, C
    59 F. Zetterlund, RW
    60 M. Dipietro, G
    61 J. Robertson, LW
    62 J. Gadjovich, LW
    63 P. Palmu, RW
    64 I. Lodnia, RW
    65 D. Samorukov, LD
    66 R. Salo, D
    67 J. Boqvist, C/LW
    68 M. Gildon, LD
    69 L. Elvenes, LW
    70 K. Slepets, LW
    71 R. Hugg, C
    72 A. Heponiemi, C/LW
    73 A. Crete-Belzile, LD
    74 A. Ruzicka, C/LW
    75 O. Safin, LW
    76 J. Norris, C
    77 J. Chainey, LD
    78 C. Phillips, LD
    79 S. Virtanen, LW
    80 E. Teravainen, LD
    81 E. Rasanen, RD
    82 A. Minulin, RD
    83 P. Hrehorcak, LW
    84 K. Hancock, LW
    85 A. Talvitie, C
    86 I. Kosorenkov, RW
    87 M. Ferraro, LD
    88 O. Machala, LW
    89 M. Rubinchik, LD
    90 G. Meireles, RW
    91 N. Hoefenmayer, LD
    92 L. Martin, RD
    93 M. Comtois, LW
    94 L. Cockerill, C/LW
    95 I. Mitchell, RD
    96 M. Karow, LD
    97 B. Mirageas, LD
    98 M. Davidsson, C
    99 P. Kemp, RD
    100 M. Anderson, LD
     
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  2. Avs44 Registered User

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    Damn, that's a lot of work Bender. I'll enjoy reading it later. Thanks for posting this!
     
  3. S E P H @SEPH_WHL

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    Major EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW to Thomas in the top 10. He's such an unimpressive player. Also ewwww to Bowers.

    Love that you have Mismash, Fleury, Barratt, Westerlund, Toropchenko, and Zetterlund so high. I am VERY high on all these players as well.

    Where's Frost though?
     
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    Thanks for this Bender.
     
  5. CoachBadkitten Matt Hunwick

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    This looks incredible and your first report reminded me why I fell in love with Miro in the first place.
     
  6. Bender TheHockeyProspector

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    Frost is out. I don't care for him at all. Same with Tyzscka.

    I think you better prepare to be surprised on Robert Thomas. Bowers should be pretty good too but it's going to take some time.

    We won't agree on everything and I won't get everything right but I'd be ready to put some money on Thomas though. I'll be shocked if he doesn't go Top-20.
     
  7. Gigantor The Goalie Speak for the Goalies

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    Some ballsy rankings you got there. Liking a lot of the profiles though. I have the same feelings about Robert Thomas. Just really impressive. Formenton and Hague were also spot on. Obviously I disagree with most of your goalie rankings. Petruzzelli just doesn't have the footwork to put him over Oettinger and UPL has some big red flags that make him a riskier pick than Primeau/Zhukov.
     
  8. tigervixxxen Optimism=Delusional

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    Glad you like Chehkovich. I look forward to some team like Tampa selecting him as a big steal in the 6th round.
     
  9. LarryFisherman o̯̘̍͋̀͌̂͒͋͋ͯ̿ͯͦ̈́ͬ͒̚̚

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    Impressive list, a lot of work into this one - it shows.
     
  10. Bender TheHockeyProspector

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    Yeah...that sounds about right. :(
     
  11. landy92mack29 Registered User

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    A lot of hours must have went into this but how are guys like Timmins and Hague good skaters?

    At least someone else knows about Fleury
     
  12. Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

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    As always fun to read your list considering it's usually not a generic one.There's a guy named Mismash? WE def need to draft him.
     
  13. StayAtHomeAv Registered User

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    I figured I was the only one with Valimaki around the top5, and Rasmussen as a 2nd round talent.

    I gotta say, Robertson sticks out a lot. Why so low?
     
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    Definitely out of the box. Enjoyed the read, Thanks.
     
  15. ABasin Registered User

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    One of my favorite posts every year.

    Thanks, Bender!
     
  16. Foppa Future Norris Winner

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    Love how unique your lists are. Definitely not influenced by popular opinion. You were driving the Heiskinen train before anybody else was on board.
     
  17. Ivan13 Not posting anymore

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    Great read as always. Amazing job compiling all of this.
     
  18. UncleRisto Not Great, Bob!

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    It's always interesting to see a list that doesn't follow the consensus lists and I like having Talvitie on the list. Vesalainen at #5 though is all kinds of gross.
     
  19. Bubba Thudd Manic Depressive Who Walks In The Rain

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    Very comprehensive! Much, much respect! Thank you, sir.
     
  20. McMetal Writer of Wrongs

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    Love seeing lists where people buck the consensus and go with their gut.
     
  21. Pokecheque armoredheadspace Sponsor

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    Wow, Makar that low, eh? Now I'm worried.
     
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    I was going to ask this earlier when the news first broke out Makar being in the top 4 and having franchise potential but that sounds awfully like Murphy. No?
     
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    Nice work, Bender. Always enjoy your lists.
     
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    Truly incredible work! I don't follow it nearly as close as I used to so I sure appreciate the time and effort it takes. Thank you, I look forward to reading it in detail later!
     
  25. VikingAv Mediiic!!

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    Very good work, Bender!

    It's very nice to see someone form their own opinion and don't care about the consensus!

    I was already hoping for Heiskanen instead of Makar and, well, don't want him any less now!
     

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