Of these 2005 2nd Rnd Picks Who will be a prime time Player?

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  1. Leafs 67 and Waiting

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    31 Brenden Milkelson Anahiem
    32 Tyler Plante Florida
    33 James Neal Dallas
    34 Ryan Stoa Colorado
    43 Michael Blunden Chicago
    44 Paul Statsney Colorado
    45 Guillaume Latendresse Montreal
    46 Dustin Kohn New York Islanders
    47 Tom Fritche Colorado
    54 Dan Bertram Chicago

    I like Stoa, Latendresse, Neal, Bertram and Stastney.
     
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    31 Brenden Milkelson Anahiem
    34 Ryan Stoa Colorado
    43 Michael Blunden Chicago
    44 Paul Statsny Colorado
    45 Guillaume Latendresse Montreal
    47 Tom Fritche Colorado
    54 Dan Bertram Chicago

    i think all of those have the potential to become big time players, only about 3 of them will turn out that way i think, Mikkelson has been greatoffensively, heard great things about Stoa and Stastny, Letandresse was once considered a top 10, so he could regain that kind of publicity, Blunden more of a power forward kinda impact as well, Fritsche could be a great playmaker in the sence of a Steve Reinprecht, and i heard Bertram was supposed to be pretty good, and on a team like Chicago could really step up.
     
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    IMO, Stoa projects as a better pro than a college player. Great size, good skater, and excellent offensive instincts.
     
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    The knock I heard on Latrendesse coming into the draft was his skating - I remember reading a comment by one scout that the kid was the worst skater the scout had ever seen. If his skating is that bad (if it's below average), that will hinder his success in the NHL more than anything else. You can make up for not being able to pass by being able to shoot; you can make up for not being good offensively by being good defensively. But if your skating is poor, there's litttle you can do to make up for it.
     
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    I know few people care about Plante, and his development will be a long process but he could really suprise. Alot of talent, and whilst he has flaws such as rebound control and is easily wound up those things can be worked upon. He is playing for a god awful Brandon team and is their best player every night virtually. Of course he will need a couple of years in the AHL atleast, but he is pretty underated.

    As for Latrendesse, the guy has had alot of hype since the draft. He fell alot, and nearly made habs for training camp so i guess that indicates he will be a "prime time" player. Interesting to hear a scout said his skating was that bad, i doubt thats true though. Would explain where he got drafted though.
     
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    He's not on your list (probably because he is a goalie) and I know the question is about those on your list.

    However, I had to comment and say IMO Ondrej Pavelic taken #41 in the 2'nd round could have a very bright future. As a rookie in the Q, he leads all (all not just rookies) starting goalies with both a .929 save% and 2.45 GAA.
     
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    Where is Micheal Sauer? I watch this kid a few times a week (season ticket holder) and hes about as solid as they come. Never makes a mistake on the blueline and has been the Hawks best defensmen all season. Im shocked he wasn't picked in the first round because hes a top defensemen in the WHL already.
     
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    eh, injury concerns with sauer made him drop

    but i kinda feel like the rangers got two first around picks with him and staal :)
     
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    BINGO! I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Pavelec was the best pick of the 2nd round, and a whole lot better than a lot of guys taken in the 1st round. IMHO he is the best goalie from the 2005 draft class.
     
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    He was pretty injury prone the year before his draft and a little his draft year. If the scout watched him when he was playing injured it would explain alot.

    He put up middle of the road numbers during the skating events for the skill testing so I'm guessing the above is a good quote that get's over used.
     
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    Sauer is going to be good

    and i realllllllllllllly like Tom Fritche
     
  12. Didn't Latendresse impress a lot of folks in the preseason and there was an outside possibility that he might crack the Habs lineup. I think he's the best and worst bet to be a prime time player. But I'd take that bet and say he's gonna be the best of the bunch. After him, I'd take Stoa and couldn't figure out why he dropped so far (13th rated NA player).
     
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    With all due respect to Pavelic, if he posted such good numbers why was he not choosen as the back up goalie to Shwartz at the World Junior, rather the Czech opted for Faila. I was a tad surprised myself, anyone have any comments or insight!
     
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    Micheal Gergen
     
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    Easy, Fiala and Schwarz both play in the Czech league. Pavelec in the Q..
     
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    What round was Zubov for Ottawa drafted, i hear he is marty havlat like
     
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    I remember hearing that as well, though one thing I also heard is that as soon as last season ended, Latendresse got to work improving his skating. Apparently, by the time he was drafted, his skating was no longer a big issue with him. Still not great, but not really bad either. I'd be more concerned now with him coming into the WJC 15lbs overweight.
     
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    :) Yeah, Gaston Gingras worked with him on his skating. Now he skates like a Japanese cook on a cutting board. :eek: :biglaugh:
     
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