How far will Olesz drop?

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  1. PanthersRule96

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    On all of these mock drafts, he's been #5-7 and as a panther fan, I would LOVE to have him at #7 but realistically I think he will go #4 or #5. I know he has a history of injuries and had stats that weren't great (1 g, 11 assists), but remember Michalek and his stats and see how in his short span, he played.

    Basically the top of the order is

    Ovechkin
    Malkin
    Barker
    Schremp
    Wolski
    Ladd
    Olesz
    Tukonen
    O'Neil

    which is what has been on several mock drafts. I hope he drops, but how far?
     
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    As a Ranger fan...

    I would doubt he drops past the Rangers.
     
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    TOP 5.

    1. Washington Capitals: Alexander Ovechkin

    2.Pittsburgh Penguins: Evgeny Malkin

    3. Chicago Blackhawks: Rostislav Olesz

    4. Columbus Blue Jackets: Cam Barker

    5. Phoenix Coyotes: Lauri Tukonen
     
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    If hes on the table at #5, the yotes will take him in a hearbeat.

    Everything depends on what Chicago does, if they take anyone other than Olesz or Barker, things are on track...
     
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    IMO olesz is easily the best talent after Ovechkin, Malkin !!
    he was fabulous at the WJC, he's big and fast too.. :banana:
     
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    Lowest he'd drop is fifth IMO.
     
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    I can't see him sliding past 5th and I have a feeling he'll end up going 4th to columbus unless they surprise and take Ladd which I think may happen.
     
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    stranger things have happened.. olesz is not exactly a lock like malkin and ovechkin are as far as draft position goes.. with that said its basically going against logic to predict he will drop but the possibility is certainly there
     
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    For both CHI and CBJ, the top 3 are O, Malkin and Barker. If CHI picks Barker, MacLean may trade the pick and I would bet good money that Dudley would put in an offer.
     
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    Everyone is picking Rostislav Olesz to go within the top 5, but i think he will be dropping to the 6th spot. Olesz seems like somewhat of a Michalek where alot of people last year had him listed as a top 5 pick and he ended up slipping down to San Jose at 6th
     
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    Yeah, but he skates with is head down and when you skate like that it doesn't matter how big you are! Just ask Dion Phaneuf!!!!!! :gman:
     
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    I seriously doubt Chicago takes Barker...

    It could happen.... but let's put it this way. The chance of Chicago taking Barker, are about as good as Malkin dropping to 3rd.

    -fullmetalninja
     
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    It would be really stupid to draft Tukonen in fifth place, he is not that good. Maybe 10-15 is more realistic.
     
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    IDK Tukonens all around game has blossomed this year....Thats reaching at #5 but hey I've seen stranger things happen at draft day.

    I still think all signs point to Chicago for Olesz....If Chicago took Barker then who would Columbus take you think?
     
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    he will end up in chicago or columbus !
     
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    Washington will definitely take Ovechkin.
    Pittsburgh will definitely take Malkin.
    Barker will go to Columbus, if not Chicago. The other team will likely take Olesz, but if they are concerned with his injury, they could take someone like Schremp, Wolski, Tukonen, Radulov, Thelen, etc. If that happens, Olesz won't drop past Phoenix.
     
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    I'm a frequent listener to Doug MacLean's radio show. He's been very mum on Olesz. He's typically an easy person to read if you listen to him enough. He has said they'd explore trading down a few spots. Plus, the team doesn't have a 2nd rounder, which I think could easily be acquired in a trade down.
    For now, my prediction would be:

    Trade with Florida, move to 7, pick up a 2nd rounder and draft one of: Thelen (my pick), Ladd or Radulov (both of whom he's talked about a few times).
     
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    Done deal if Olesz is still available :)
     
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    My take:

    1. Washington Capitals - Alexander Ovechkin
    2. Pittsburgh Penguins - Evgeny Malkin
    3. Chicago Blackhawks - Rostislav Olesz
    4. Columbus Blue Jackets - Cam Barker
    5. Phoenix Coyotes - Rob Schremp
    6. New York Rangers - Andrew Ladd
    7. Florida Panthers - Lauri Tukonen
    8. Carolina Hurricanes - Marek Schwarz
    9. Anaheim Mighty Ducks - A.J. Thelen
     
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    Well...

    considering that the Rangers have an abundance of 2nd round picks, a swap of #1's plus one of the many 2nds the Rangers have would make a lot of sense.
     
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