Brule ... still #6 of the 2005 draft ????

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  1. atreides

    atreides Registered User

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    Brule is playing very well right now (back in the WHL).

    This rank is still good for you guys ?

    1. Crosby
    2. Ryan
    3. Johnson
    4. Pouliot
    5. Price
    6. Brule :shakehead
     
  2. monster_bertuzzi

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    Id rank him #3 after Crosby and JJ. But who knows? He could end up not even being a top 10 from the draft.
     
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    Four for me

    Crosby
    Johnson
    Kopitar
    Brule
    Ryan
     
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    Im sure you're 100% impartial here...
     
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    No doubt about it!

    Those were my rankings before the draft actually, and they haven't changed.
     
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    Crosby
    Ryan
    Brule
    Johnson
    Kopitar
    Staal
     
  7. Crosby
    Johnson
    Ryan
    Brule

    and the rest.
     
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    I still put Brule ahead of Pouliot. But behind Crosby, Johnson, and Ryan. Price is kind of a tossup... I don't really believe in goalies, but I suppose he could end up being worthy. :dunno: Strange, my opinion on most of last year's drafts hasn't changed as much as it normally would have in the course of a season. Staal is definitely the rising star, though.
     
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    homer ;)
     
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    McDonald19 Marcus Pettersson

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    Yeah I agree. Brule would be #4 at this point. It's really hard to say at this point but my top 9:

    1-Crosby
    2-Johnson
    3-Ryan
    4-Brule
    5-Staal
    6-Pouliot
    7-Kopitar
    8-Bourdon
    9-Price
    10-Skille/Lee/Setoguchi/Oshie/Bergfors
     
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    My god he's overrated now.
     
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    oshie has looked a lot better then toews this year thats forsure.
     
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    Being two years older, he probably would.
     
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    actually a year and 4 months...but anyways...

    I still don't get this fascination over Toews, after watching him atleast 10 times this year.
     
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    Brule was my #2 at the draft and he probably still is. (though JJ is very,very close and as a Kings fan, I wouldve drafted JJ)
     
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    I would still rank Brule 2nd behind Crosby, I think those shoulder injuries just damaged his rep more than his talent or potential
     
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    Brule is too frail for the rigors of NHL hockey and will continue to get destroyed at that level.
     
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    Theoron Fleury 5'6 165
    Gilbert Brule 5'10 180 (and counting)
     
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    I don't think size means much in this case whether you're below average (Brule) or really small (Fleury). Fleury had a really really low center of gravity which allowed him to weave through traffic unscathed, he was also able to play a feisty game because of his boundless energy (perhaps fueled by a good dose of well nevermind). fleury used his size to his advantage, I can't see Brule playing the way he does and not get injured on a consistent basis. Here's hoping he makes it though, with all the talent he has.
     
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    At the time of the draft it was known that Brule was more ready than Pouliot or Price. The fact that he's made more progress is completely to be expected. It doesn't change his upside, nor the upsides of Pouliot or Price, both of whom were known to be projects. I doubt either Minnesota or Montreal change their picks.
     
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    As high as his talent level is, I'd have to agree here. He's an accident waiting to happen.

    That, or he'll be physically ineffective in the NHL and will be bypassed by a good number in that draft.

    1. Crosby
    2a. Ryan
    2b. Johnson
    4. Pouliot
    5. Kopitar
    6. Bourdon
    7. Zagrapan
    8. Lee
    9. Staal
    10. Rask
     
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    A lot of you guys will be eating crow in a few years time, the fact that he got injured at 18 in the NHL when he wasn't physicaly mature in no way dictates that he will be in the future when he does mature. 18 year olds getting injured is hardly a rare occurence, Kovalchuk spent a lot of time his first 2 seasons on the IR so has Horton who one could argue is supposibly more physicaly mature then Brule given his size. The fact is it is very easy to get injured when your young and your body isn't physicaly developed, but injuries become less likly as you get older and develope. Look at Mark Anton Pouliot, he couldn't stay healthy for 2 years after his draft. He now has gone almost 2 years of injury free hockey, Patrik Eaves who is also small and plays a very gritty game couldn't stay healthy in college, but hes more then held his own as a professional. Did any of these guys signifigently changed there games? Not really, their bodies just matured to the point were they could withstand the physical rigors. Id also like to point out for those that haven't seen Brule play this year, he plays a lot more mature and controled game, he no longer always goes for the big hit like he used too, he picks his spots a lot better and uses his skill game a lot more. What im trying to say is that as his game matures more and more, he wont put him self into the spots that he did earlier to get injured.
     
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    Brule not even in the top 10? Wow. I don't see how anyone can put Zagrapan ahead of him, Rask for that matter, and Lee. Brule is in the top 5 and will be that way for years to come. Injuries will not be an issue.
     
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    I dont see how Setoguchi has fallen AT ALL in any of these lists. If anything hes proven hes worth higher maybe even.
     
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    It's because he was picked way ahead of what people expected. I had him at around 25 by the time the draft rolled. He's definitely gone up to maybe 15 in my books. I had him low because of his consistency but I always though he had a lot of talent.
     
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