Nielson's 2007 Top Ten...

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  1. Nielson81

    Nielson81 Registered User

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    Hey Guys,

    Figured I would give er a go.

    Comments about the players can be found at my blog.

    www.hfradio.blogspot.com

    1. Angelo Esposito, Quebec, RW
    2. Logan Couture, Ottawa, C
    3. Jakub Voracek, Halifax, RW
    4. Mikael Backlund, Vasteras, C
    5. Colton Gilles, Saskatoon, C
    6. Nick Petrecki, Omaha, D
    7. James van Riemsdyk, USA NTDP U17, C
    8. Michal Repik, Vancouver, LW
    9. Brandon Sutter, Red Deer, RW
    10. Alex Grant. Saint John, D

    SLEEPER: Justin McCrae

    TOP GOALTENDER: Justin Leclerc

    Enjoy or flame away.

    Nielson
     
  2. Redwingsfan

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    i think leclerc is the best goalie right now to.
     
  3. Hiishawk

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    I kinda prefer it when posters take a few chances with their ratings- especially if they have insight on a particular player or two. Otherwise it's just a very slight rearranging of the consensus already stated on HF. And people will say it's "good" or "bad" based on how close it is to that consensus, which doesn't really offer any new insights.

    I like Redline's recent top 10 for the above reasons although I have no idea how accurate a few of their picks are. Sharkie had a good list too with a few surprises.

    Having said that, McRae is a good sleeper- as is Oshawa's MacLean IMO.
     
  4. Prospector

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    Finally someone who puts Colton Gillies in the top 10 :handclap:
     
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    Katic not in the top ten? Someone is asleep at the wheel!
     
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    Speaking of MacLean, I'm hoping you can describe his game for me. I noticed he put up solid numbers and has good size, but I haven't read anything about him on these boards and noone responded to my query in a prior thread. Thanks.
     
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    Nice blog
     
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    Haha, it's pretty much impossible to put together a list of top ten picks without leaving someone out. This is one h*** of a draft!
     
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    Actually I was watching the '06 draft picks last season so I can't give a detailed report yet but MacLean kept flying onto my radar as I was watching other players. He has soft hands and a good imagination, strong puck pursuit- what I noticed most though is that he plays a very considered lateral (east-west) game.
    I am not as high yet as some here on Petrecki, Katic, Gillies and Backlund but, at this point, we're just making projections about a season, which projects to the draft, which itself is another projection.
    At this point though MacLean would be on my top 10 list of players to monitor closely.
     
  10. fullspeed

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    How about
    kyle Turris
    Jon negrin
    Zack hamil
    Karl Alzner
    These are all players that are worthy of top ten.
     
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    That's what I like about this upcoming draft. While you have guys who look to be elite prospects in Esposito, Couture, Voracek you also have about a list of twenty guys at this moment who you could make a case for being top 10 guys at this point.

    It's still way too early to call but at least the draft looks deep at this stage.
     
  12. Fedz

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    I might sound absolutely crazy, but after watching a bit of Oscar Moller from the Chilliwack Bruins, I'd venture to say that this kid could hit the top 15 of the draft. My buddy plays for the Bruins and has played for Lethbridge and Red Deer in the past, and says Moller is one of the best skill player he's ever seen, and he's just soo keen on doing well.

    The kid is dominating at this camp, and the Bruins aren't exactly going to be a pushover this year due to a older team.
     
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    Moller, isn't he from Sweden? He's coming over to play in NA this year?
     
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    In the very little i saw him play i really liked what i saw, he seems to have a good nose for the net, works very hard and doesnt mind goin into the tough places to play. i dont think he will be a guy who will be in many top 10-20 lists but i wouldnt be at all surprised (in fact i expect) to see a team like him and take him earlier then projected.
     
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    I liked the way Sonne played last year, didn't see him in the world championships this summer b/c I was in the UK. Also, Keith Aulie should be a top 20 pick who has the physical presence to go top 10 if he keeps progressing.
     
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    For me, the only major problem with 2007 is the lack of elite-potential defensemen. Petrecki is no Johnson, and while Katic and Alzner are both very good, both have characteristics that limit them from becoming dominant blueliners.

    Speaking of Katic, boy, did I see a kid this weekend who reminds me so much of him it's scary. Might be even better.
     
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    True, but there are some guys like the ones you named above who could turn the corner and become one. At this time of the year people were saying Eric Johnson lacked the offensive upside to be an elite defenseman, and now look at him. So at least there are canidates like Katic, Petrecki, Alzner, Negrin ect.
     
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    i tell ya...watch out for Nick Ross...this kid is highly underrated
     
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    what he said.
     
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    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=281705

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    Kudos to that. He dominated at the Mac's Midget competition, against some pretty good players. I didn't see him personally, but from that one tournament, I would, (from what I hear) take him over Backlund any day.:clap: :clap:
     
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    I've only seem him play once, and from what I saw he was highly overrated. In a World Under-17 game, I was shocked to see a defenceman of such low caliber. He kept going at the opposing forwards like a maniac trying to hipcheck them, and he never succeeded. From that one viewing I think this guy shouldn't be playing AAA mIdget, but that is only 1 viewing of course, so I may be wrong.
     
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    I heard he is coming along, but from what I saw in pastyears
    he shouldn't even be considered for the draft under theew rules.
     

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