My 2005 Top 30

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  1. Blue Bullet

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    I got bored so I thought I'd throw together a top 30. It's early so things should change a bit as the season goes on. Comment if you want.

    1. Sidney Crosby
    2. Jack Johnson
    3. Gilbert Brule
    4. Benoit Pouliot
    5. Ryan O'Marra
    6. Bobby Ryan
    7. Guillaume Latendresse
    8. Chris Durrand
    9. Jakub Kindl
    10. Alex Bourret
    11. Marek Zagrapan
    12. Niklas Berfgors
    13. Daniel Bertram
    14. Tuukka Rask
    15. Carey Price
    16. J.P. Paquet
    17. Alexandre Vincent
    18. Luc Bourdon
    19. J.P. Levasseur
    20. Anze Kopitar
    21. Ryan Stoa
    22. Teemu Laakso
    23. Ryan Parent
    24. Jack Skille
    25. Matt Lashoff
    26. Devin Setoguchi
    27. Michael Blunden
    28. Andrew Cogliano
    29. Patrick Davis
    30. Marc Staal
     
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    Brule is #2 undoubtedly, Setougouchi and Staal should be higher also.
     
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    How can you say undoubtedly? Have you seen Johnson play?

    ISS has Johnson #2 for their Nov. rankings now as well.
     
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    Sweet, Others are falling my lead by putting Johnson at #2 ;)
     
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    I've seen Patrick Davis on a few lists, and would like some more input on him. He's putting up good numbers as a 1st year player for Kitchener, and seems to have a nice skill set. Any comments on his strengths/weaknesses?
     
  6. Blue Bullet

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    I think it's a matter of what you value. General rule of thumb for me is that if I have two players who I believe to be around the same ranking, I take the d-man because their harder to come by. That is what happened here.
     
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    Agree. If a team like Chicago or Washington has #2, they would take Brule. But if a club like Columbus got their hands on #2 I think they would take Johnson.
     
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    disagree, johnson is my no. 2

    this is a case of, do you want nash or bouwmeester. by no means am i comparing them to brule/johnson, im just saying its like a 2 and 2a, and it becomes more personal preference
     
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    Agree. Its really down to what needs your team has if there two similiar good prospects available. I'd still say Brule is #2 but not by far.
     
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    I don't get why everyone ranks Staal at the end of the first round. He WILL go in the first half of the first round. He is the most dependable defenseman in the draft. Reminds me of a better version of Steve Eminger.
     
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    Agreed - although we could use a young potential franchise center like Brule, defense is a HUGE problem for the CBJ and I think Johnson would be our guy if somehow we slide into that #2 position.
     
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    Whats the deal with Ryan Parent? His stats are very unimpressive. Is he a shut down Keith Carney guy, or has he just not realised his offensive potential yet?
     
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    I don't think Kindl and Durand will make the top 10.
     
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    Again, I think Bobby is the top pick in the OHL, ot bewhind O Marra or Pouliout.
     
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    I've seen him play few times this year, including tonight against St. Mikes. He can skate, pass, score BUT he is not a sure thing to develop into a pro hockey player. It seems he plays too much in the perimeter. Davis did play 28 games for Kitchener last year getting 8 goals and 18 points. I think he'll easily go in the second round because of the high potential upside.

    Kindl is the real deal. I think he should go top 10 because of his offensive game is great and his defensive game is coming around well.

    Lashoff is a good defensemen, but to me he's not a sure first round pick, he does everything O.K. but nothing really good.
     
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    I would have agreed with you a short time ago had you said the Caps would take Brule. However, our main need in my opinion is top defense. It would not shock me if we selected Johnson.
     
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    His brother grew 2-3 inches in the year mark is in. He could be a Top10 guy. Gotta like the bloodlines.
     
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    1. Sidney Crosby
    2. Jack Johnson
    3. Gilbert Brule
    4. Ryan O'Marra
    5. Bobby Ryan
    6. Alexandre Vincent
    7. Guillaime Latendresse
    8. Alex Bourret
    9. Mark Staal
    10. Marek Zagrapan
    11. Beniot Poulliot
    12. Chris Durand
    13. Dan Bertram
    14. Niklas Bergfors
    15. Anze Kopitar
    16. Vitaly Anikienko
    17. Tuuka Raask
    18. Luc Bourdon
    19. Michael Blunden
    20. J.P. Paquet
    21. J.P. Levasseur
    22. Andrew Cogliano
    23. Devereaux Heshmatpour
    24. Ryan Parent
    25. Jack Skille
    26. Patrick Davis
    27. Devin Segtouchi
    28. Teemu Laakso
    29. Matt Lashoff
    30. Ilya Zubov
    Really nice list!
     
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