Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Rather Gingerly 1*, Feb 16, 2004.
Is Lepisto the best defenseman in the draft?
What are his good points and bad points?
I have many defenseman before him in the draft:
1- Cam Barker
2- Wes O'neill
3- Andrej Meszaros
4- Mike Green
5- A.J. Thelen
6- Ladislav Smid
7- Kirill Lyamin
8- Oscar Hedman
9- Johan Fransson
10- Richard Demen-Willaume
Good skating, decent stick handling, excellent shot (one timer), good passer. Inexperience still shows in defense. Needs more muscle as well. I you want a more detailed evaluation, Eh or Laituri can probably provide you with one. There might also be a thread about him at the Finland board.
He reminds me a young of Kimmo Timonen with better skating skills and a mean streak. I'm not saying he will be as successfull as Timonen in the NHL, but the intangibles are there.
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