My Top 60 for 2005

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  1. LaLaLaprise

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    I put it together rather quickly so I may have omitted someone noteworthy. Tell me if you disagree with any of the rankings.

    Round 1:

    Sidney Crosby - C - 5'11 193 - Rimouski - QMJHL
    Gilbert Brule - C - 5'10 177 - Vancouver - WHL
    Jack Johnson - D - 6'01 201 - US NAT U18
    Ryan Parent - D - 6'02 190 - Guelph - OHL
    Bobby Ryan - RW - 6'01 223 - Owen Sound - OHL
    Benoit Pouliot - LW - 6'03 180 - Sudbury - OHL
    Jean-Phillipe Lavasseur - G - 6'01 189 - Rouyn-Noranda - QMJHL
    Devin Setoguchi - RW - 6'00 185 - Saskatoon - WHL
    Carey Price - G - 6'03 212 - Tri-City - WHL
    Guillaume Latendresse - RW - 6'02 218 - Drummondville - QMJHL
    Alex Bourret - RW - 5'10 209 - Lewiston - QMJHL
    Marc Staal - D - 6'04 196 - Sudbury - OHL
    Marek Zagrapan - C - 6'01 198 - Chicoutimi - QMJHL
    Niklas Bergfors - LW - 5'11 192 - Sodertalje
    Kenndal MCardle - LW - 5'11 201 - Moose Jaw - WHL
    Ryan Stoa - C - 6'03 200 - US NAT U18
    Tukka Rask - G - 6'01 189 - Ilves
    Jack Skille - RW - 6'01 198 - US NAT U18
    Anze Kopitar - C - 6'02 202 - Spdertalje
    Chris Durand - C - 6'01 192 - Seattle - WHL
    Luc Bourdon - D - 6'02 200 - Val D'or - QMJHL
    Jakub Kindl - D - 6'03 197 - Kitchener - OHL
    Teemu Laakso - D - 6'00 187 - IFK
    Ryan O'Marra - C - 6'02 195 - Erie - OHL
    Brenden Mikkelson - D - 6'02 177 - Portland - WHL
    Matt Lashoff - D - 6'02 205 - Kitchener - OHL
    Alexandre Vincent - G - 6'05 205 - Chicoutimi - QMJHL
    Richard Lelkes - RW - 6'03 207 - Dukla-Trencin
    Patrick Davis - LW - 6'02 194 - Kitchener - OHL
    Dan Bertram - RW - 5'11 175 - Boston College - NCAA

    Round 2:

    Martin Hanzal - C - 6'03 189 - Budejovice
    Denis Istomon - RW - 6'02 189 - Chejabinsk
    Brian Lee - D - 6'03 202 - Moorhead - USHS
    Michael Blunden - D - 6'04 210 - Erie - OHL
    Slava Truhkno - C - 6'01 196 - PEI - QMJHL
    James Neal - LW - 6'03 183 - Plymouth - OHL
    Jean-Phillipe Paquet - D - 6'02 210 - Shawinigan - QMJHL
    Jakub Vojta - D - 6'00 187 - Sparta Jr.
    Scott Jackson - D - 6'04 206 - Seattle - WHL
    Risto Korhonen - D - 6'03 202 - Karpat Jr.
    Jeff Frazee - G - 6'00 184 - US NAT U18
    Chris Lawrence - C - 6'04 205 - Sault-Ste-Marie - OHL
    Dan Ryder - C - 5'10 193 - Peterborough - OHL
    Wacey Rabbit - C - 5'10 175 - Saskatoon - OHL
    Oskars Bartulis - D - 6'02 188 - Moncton - QMJHL
    Pier-Olivier Pelletier - G - 6'01 175 - Drummondville - QMJHL
    Cody Bass - C - 6'00 186 - Mississauga - OHL
    Radek Smolenak - LW - 6'03 190 - Kingston - OHL
    Sasha Grenier-Pokulok - D - 6'05 220 - Cornell - NCAA
    Nicholas Drazenovic - C - 6'01 178 - Prince George - WHL
    Raymond Macias - D - 6'01 190 - Kamloops - WHL
    Ben Bishop - G - 6'05 205 - Texas - NAHL
    Tomas Kudelka - D - 6'01 176 - Zlin
    Keith Yandle - D - 6'02 203 - Cushing Academy
    Evan Brophy - LW - 6'01 195 - Belleville - OHL
    Vladimir Karpov - LW - 6'01 185 - Dynamo 2
    Simon Bolduc - LW - 6'05 235 - Bathurst - QMJHL
    Michael Sauer - D - 6'02 198 - Portland - WHL
    Ilja Zubov - C - 6'00 176 - Chejabinsk
    Mathieu Aubin - C - 6'02 180 - Lewiston - QMJHL
     
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    I like it. Has Bertram really fallen that far?
     
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    Thanx. I like Bertram. Was going to put him higher, but 30th isnt bad compared to where some people have him. CSB has him 40th for NA skaters.
     
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    This has nothing to do with 2005 draft but LaLaLaPrise, what do you see in Philippe Dupuis's future. He has great stats for Gatineau this year. When I seen him his speed wasn't all that impressive but he seemed to be good with the puck. Do you see him as a good NHL prospect or just another offensive forward who doesn't take off at the pro level.
     
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    If NJ can get Bertram in the first round I will love it. If NJ gets him in the 2nd round, I will really freak out. This kid has Paul Kariya type speed and acceleration with the offensive game to go with it.
     
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    A lot of it really comes down to what team has each pick. It's not really too useful to project this until we know the selection order. Still, a more than decent assessment of talent levels.
     
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    What is it about Ryan Parent that makes you rank him so much higher than many other people do? Have you been unimpressed with Nate Hagemo? Where do you see Steve Downie going? I've seen Skille higher than Stoa on many lists, can you compare them for me? Thanks.

    Note: I know nothing about prospects. I'm not disagreeing with you. Im just curious.
     
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    Overall, I'd say it's a pretty good list. I think Parent is rated too high but I would not be surprised if he made the top ten. I also think Lavasseur is slightly too high. I think Zagrapan should move up and I am still high on Lashoff despite his subpar prospects game performance. Michael Blunden is another player that I like.
     
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    Dupuis plays for Rouyn this year. He was traded at the draft. By far the best player on Rouyn. He is a great player and a semi steal for Columbus in round 4.
     
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    Parent is big and can skate like the wind. I think this is a weak year for dmen and someone would probably want to take Parent earlier than people think.
     
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    Switch Parent and Zagrapan and I like it.
     
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    Zagrapan is overrated. Still a great player but not top 5 in my opinion.
     
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    I like it besides two key points:

    1.) Parent won't go *that* high.

    2.) Bourret will be drafted before Latendresse.
     
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    No love for Parent? :)
     
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    It's a good list la-la.

    The main thing I'd say is that both Kindl and O'Marra should be higher. I'd have both in the 8-14 range. I'd take both over Setoguchi, but I'd take a couple other guys closer to him (like Bourret and McArdle) over Setoguchi as well.

    This is a weak draft on defence, as you put it, and for that reason, Kindl will go higher. He's got arguably the best upside of all the d-men around, and he's turning around his slow start. I think he'll be the second d-man taken, if not the first.
     
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    Don't know much about Lelkes, other than his stats and that ISS likes him, but other Slovaks that put up similar numbers last year, like Gracik and Tomanek, haven't done that much in the WHL. I would hold off on putting him as a first rounder.

    Also Sauer is out for the season so his rankings will drop and I would think he may opt out of the draft.
     
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    Good list Lala but where would you rate Gragnani (PEI), Letang (Val D'Or), Vlasic (Que) and Dorion (Bat)? Thanks :handclap:
     
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    One more thing LAla...
    You really think Bartulis and Bolduc are that much better than Gragnani?
     
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    where do you think is Lascek from Chicoutimi and Lavalle from Quebec ????
    Thees guys are doing very well this year and hopefully they will be selected first 3 rounds.
     
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    Lascek's chances are definitely being hurt due to his injury, but both should go in the top 5 though.
     
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    I like to see someone is high on Kindl after hearing so many things about him for the past two years. It will be interesting to see how he finishes up the season.
     
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    Gragnani - 3rd-4th round
    Vlasic - 3rd-4th round
    Letang - 6th-7th round
    Doirion - 8th-9th round

    All are 5'11-6'01 and slim. Not very big dmen.
     
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    Bartulis yes. He is really underrated. Good size, good skater, can play all 5 positions, and is smart.

    Bolduc is 6'05 235 and is a good skater. He also hits quite well. Do I think he is 2nd round talent wise? Nope. But i can see an NHL team taking him in round 2.
     
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    Both are in theri 2nd years for the draft.

    It's too hard to say. Earliest is 3rd round though, id say.
     
  25. CH Wizard

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    Great list , Parent is too high though.I'd put Staal instead of him at 4.He was amazing in the OHL prospects game.I think he was the best d out there.BTW Anikeenko stuck's really DROPING !
     
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