Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by PrOuLx, Jun 4, 2007.
Is there a list of the players who will re-enter the 2007 draft?
what would be appreciate
Scott Jackson, 37th overall 2005. Sorry that's all I know.
1. Do you see anyone getting picked from that list?
2. Is Kevin Beech related to Kris?
Is AJ Thelen eligible to re-enter the draft? We've had conflicting reports on that...
Is Paquet confirmed?
The NHL has ruled that A.J. Thelen is an unrestricted free agent, and as such will not be eligible to be drafted.
You can also add Dragan Umicevic and Josef Hrabel to the list of players re-entering the 2007 draft.
Linus Omark. Was impressive at WJC and according to reports is good in SEL.
Scott Jackson will definitely be picked. He's a pretty damn solid prospect.
I would be glad if the wings again used a late pick on May. I like him and would love him to stay in the organisation. But I bet he'll be taken by somebody. He is a hard working defensive Defenseman with physical side and some offensive upside from what I hear. He was just a dip away from being signed. He developed nicely and fell to the numbers game generally. They had their priorities and signed Grigorenko, Ryno and Ritola. I guess it was a coin toss between Ritola and May.
Chris Durand - Still good away from the puck and had a good playoff.
Fredrik Pettersson - I like him a lot, small but feisty with skill and creativity.
Scott Jackson - Will definitley get picked back up. Big, smart, and physical.
Has there been a final ruling on AJ Thelen? The TSN link is contradicted by other reports that the NHL told the Wild their interpretation was Thelen would go back into the draft.
The expectation was Bettman would need to make a ruling and then Thelen appeal if it goes against him, but I've yet to see any links indicating the NHL has issued that ruling. And there's that whole draft thingie coming up shortly.
I hope Jackson slips into the fifth round and the Canucks grab him, but that's probably wishful thinking.
Isn't Umicevic too old?
The new CBA has several changes. Not being sure on Umicevic, let's look at the CBA:
(a) Eligible unless a yes below:
(i) No - not on reserve list.
(ii) No - not claimed in two prior drafts.
(iii) No - hasn't previously played in NHL.
(iv) No - he was selected in a previous entry draft
(v) No - he was selected in a previous entry draft.
ergo: Eligible for being drafted.
Next, checking out the Van Ryn "loophole". i.e. Eligable to play in the NHL but the property of any team.
(a) Yes, he is eligable to play in the league. Skip the rest of the rules.
Conclusion: He can play in the league, but is eligible for the draft. I assume the NHL bylaws block teams from signing UFA's that aren't already on their reserve list during the current period until the July 1st so no one is allowed to sign him before going back into the draft?
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