Lays Late October Top 100 (2019 Draft Rankings)

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    Lays Vitaly Swagtsov

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    1. Jack Hughes
    2. Kaapo Kakko
    3. Kirby Dach
    4. Alex Newhook
    5. Anttoni Honka
    6. Dylan Cozens
    7. Vasili Podkolzin
    8. Victor Soderstrom
    9. Alex Turcotte
    10. Raphael Lavoie
    11. Matthew Boldy
    12. Trevor Zegras
    13. Cole Caufield
    14. Bowen Byram
    15. Ryan Suzuki
    16. Moritz Seider
    17. Arthur Kaliyev
    18. Pavel Dorofeyev
    19. Peyton Krebs
    20. Matthew Robertson
    21. Daniil Gutik
    22. Philipp Broberg
    23. Simon Holmstrom
    24. Cam York
    25. Connor McMichael
    26. John Beecher
    27. Kaeden Korczak
    28. Yegor Spiridonov
    29. Nils Hoglander
    30. Lassi Thomson
    31. Blake Murray
    32. Thomas Harley
    33. Case McCarthy
    34. Nicholas Porco
    35. Yegor Afanasyev
    36. Dillon Hamaliuk
    37. Patrick Puistola
    38. Tobias Bjornfot
    39. Valentin Nussbaumer
    40. Michal Teply
    41. Nolan Foote
    42. Nathan Legare
    43. Maxim Cajkovic
    44. Robert Mastrosimone
    45. Matvei Guskov
    46. Artemi Knyazev
    47. Michael Vukojevic
    48. Yaroslav Likhachyov
    49. Josh Williams
    50. Henri Nikkanen
    51. Graeme Clark
    52. Jakob Pelletier
    53. Martin Lang
    54. Ryan Johnson
    55. Mikko Kokkonen
    56. Samuel Poulin
    57. Jake Lee
    58. Drew Helleson
    59. Nikola Pasic
    60. Ben Brinkman
    61. Ilya Nikolayev
    62. Ville Heinola
    63. Martin Hugo Has
    64. Marcus Kallionkelli
    65. Nikita Alexandrov
    66. Albin Grewe
    67. Brady Meyer
    68. Sasha Mutala
    69. Ilya Mironov
    70. Brooklyn Kalimov
    71. Marshall Warren
    72. Henry Thrun
    73. John Farinacci
    74. Dmitri Sheshin
    75. Nicholas Robertson
    76. Billy Constantinou
    77. Geogiy Ivanov
    78. Vladislav Kolyachonok
    79. Shane Pinto
    80. Bobby Brink
    81. Logan Barlage
    82. Jamieson Rees
    83. Vladimir Alistrov
    84. Harrison Blaisdell
    85. Xavier Parent
    86. Anthony Romano
    87. Simon Lundmark
    88. Karl Henriksson
    89. Luka Burzan
    90. Luke Toporowski
    91. Trevor Janicke
    92. Kim Nousiainen
    93. Nikita Okhotyuk
    94. Oliver Okuliar
    95. Marcel Barinka
    96. Mike Koster
    97. Alex Vlasic
    98. Oliver Turan
    99. Elmer Soderblom
    100. Brett Budgell

    A few (random) notes-
    I’m not as big on Jack Hughes as many others. I see some disappointment potential in him honestly but he’s still the #1 for now. Kaapo Kakko is very, very close to him.

    I haven’t soured on Honka like a lot have just yet (clearly.) still the best dman in the draft

    Broberg is a big faller, overrated due to Hlinka but I initially bought into the hype as well

    I really do not know what people see in Byram. Is he a good prospect? Yes. But not top 5 like people say and not top 10 for me (yet) either. Every time I watch him I come away disappointed

    Soderstrom is legit.

    Tons of Russian talent in this draft

    I see a lot of Kravtsov in Dorofeyev

    Seider is a name to watch and one of my personal favorites. Very, very good all around. Maybe not high end offensive upside but his defense is very good

    I don’t know what people see in Nikkanen/Vlasic/Pelletier. If I’m missing something please lmk. I’ve seen Nikkanen and Pelletier about 4 times each and quite a lot of Vlasic. Never come away too impressed

    Afanasyev is very underrated
     
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    I couldn't agree more on Pelletier, finally someone who shares that opinion. Hell, not a big Nikkanen fan either, and Vlasic is hardly the best 6'5"+ D in the draft like he's hyped up to be. Cade Webber and Oliver Turan are both big fellas who should give him a run for his money.

    I also prefer Soderstrom to Broberg, but both are significantly above Bjornfot as far as I'm concerned. I still have Broberg in my top 15.

    As of now, Kakko has surpassed Hughes in my ranking but it's certainly close. I also agree with Dach 3rd.

    Personally I prefer a lot of defensemen to Honka, who's defensive game really bothers me, and he hasn't had the offense this season to make up for it. I would prefer Byram, York, Soderstrom, Broberg, Robertson, Seider and Has at this point.

    All in all, I really like this list.
     
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    I could see a point for major concerns about Honka but his upside is very high. His bad defensive game is overstated imo
     
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    I think it all comes down to how you equate him and his brother. Yes, he is a better player, but is the positive difference in the areas that are severely holding his brother back, or simply in the areas that Julius is already very good at?
     
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    Byram should be higher (top 10) and Vlasic should be waaaaay higher.

    Otherwise it’s pretty solid! (Genuinely)

    I think Vlasic is a solid 2 way guy with room for growth. I can understand not being enamored by him, but teams like guys like him. Byram however... not sure what’s not to like about him, he gets underappreciated in this class big time.
     
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    Tryamkin Never gonna give you up...

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    McMichael in a first round finally.. my life's work is complete.
     
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    I like him a lot, very underrated
     
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    Thoughts on Ben Brinkman?
     
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    I believe cajkovic will fall out of top 60 maybe even top 75 especially if he is not selected to WJC team
     
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    Lays Vitaly Swagtsov

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    Reminds me of McDonagh (playstyle wise)
    I don’t see him being a top dman or even a top 4 dman like McDonagh though. I think he’s a safer type prospect with limited offensive upside. Could be a good bottom pairing D/4D but that’s just my opinion
     
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