bobby ryan --top 3 pick??

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  1. dubfan

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    with the way bobby ryan is playing this year i think he should get some serious looks as a top 3 pick!! i dont care how bad his skating is or how slow he is...it sure seems like he is playing amazing and he is a tank!!!! go bobby go!!
     
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    his skating has improved, and can only get better. plus id rather take a chance on someone who is a natural goal scorer and has 90 point plus nhl potential, then someone who is a very good skater, but cant finish, when i could get them alot later in the draft. scoring is at a premium in the nhl and i dont know how ryan cant be a top 5 pick with his hands and size combo. he definitely has star quality and future captain ability. hopefully with his play in the last month and a half he will be projected higher, top 3 is very realistic.
     
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    the way Robin Big Snake is putting up points in the OHL, it makes me wonder about Ryan's point totals so far. I mean, Big Snake in the WHL could not do anything and then he goes to the OHL and is on more than a point per game pace.
     
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    Not really. Last year Big Snake produced at the same pace as a guy like Setoguchi did last year in the WHL. And he's now at about the same pace as Setoguchi this year.

    It's more about age and development, than quality of competition.
     
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    Ryan a top 3 pick?
    NO WAY, and I like him big time!

    Seriously, Crosby, Brule and Johnson are the three top pick in the upcoming draft I can't see one of the last two falling in the rankings anyway.
    Ryan is a surefire top ten pick but not more.
     
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    I think 4 or 5 is realistic, he's been absolutely unstoppable in the last 20-25 games.
     
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    much like Ovechkin, Malkin and Barker being the top 3 this past year, Crosby, Brule and Johnson are the top 3 for 05. I see a team trading down, if only a spot or two, to take Ryan far more likely then Johnson or Brule falling out of the top 3.
     
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    I have him ranked 4th but I just don't see him jumping over Brule on my rankings. I think if he continues to play this way he may make it into the top 5 of ISS and/or McKeens. He definitely is a surefire top 10.
     
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    I don't think he's passed Brule or Johnson just yet.
     
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    Does this kid get his nose dirty? I read he's big but can't seem to get a guage on whether he's physical or not. Does he muck it up in the corners or is he a big finesse guy like Daze?
     
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    Board and corner play doesn't seem to bother or phase him. He might not seem mean and nasty because he doesn't go out of his way to make big hits or anything like that. He plays it fairly clean but can handle himself.
     
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    My guess is that he goes 4th.
     
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    Yeah, he's a very accomplished hitter when he wants to be, and being down low and grinding along the boards is one of the keys to his offensive game, he's so unbelieveably strong and his puck possesion down low is amazing.
     
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    I saw Ryan for the first time on Friday, I wasnt that impressed. He did score an empty netter, but was pretty silent all night, hopefully I get the chance to see him again to form a stronger opinion.
     
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    well anything can happen, remember a few years ago when dipietro went #1, and also jbo was almost a shoo-in for #1 and he went #3. i think its safe to say that crosby will go #1, but some team could trade up or just may not want a defenseman and take ryan at 3, stranger things have happened. he should go in the top 5, top 3 can happen, although 4 or 5 is more likely.
     
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    He scored two goals actually, I don't know what game you were at, but I wan't the one I was.
     
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    Everything people say about this kid makes me think of Shane Doan.
     
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    Except Doan is a big-time hitter.
     
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    I'd take him at #4
     
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    and that is where I hear alot of contradicting statements regarding Bobby Ryan. Can someone who sees him play alot, please clear this up for me. Is he a big hitter? Thanks.
     
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