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  1. Captain Conservative

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    Heres my take on the 2004 entry draft and the way things should pan out, not the way they will. I took into account teams needs when I felt a defenseman and a forward were equal in my book. I only picked 'tenders for teams I felt had a serious need.


    1 Washington - Alex Ovechkin: if Malkin is picked here, i'm siegeing the MCI center

    2 Pittsburgh - Evgeni Malkin: He is 1a in some scouts books based on potential. I can't disagree, although I feel Ovechkin is a more complete player right now.

    3 Chicago - Rotislav Olesz: First line center potential and hes a safe pick. He and Ruutu could form a formidable 1-2 center punch in the future.

    4 Columbus - Lauri Tukonen: Another safe pick with First line potential. I know everyone thinks Barker will go here if available, but it just doesn't make sense to pick based on need when you pick this high. I think Tukonen is the bpa.

    5 Phoenix - Andrew Ladd: Heard the rumors, don't believe them.

    6 NY Rangers - Cam Barker: I think that he is the bpa, and that Sather will be glad to add him to the already impressive young blueline corp that is developing in NY.

    7 Florida - Alexander Radulov: I know Keenan dislikes Euros, but he'd be stupid to pass up Radulov @ 7. In my mind, he's obviously the bpa.

    8 Carolina - A.J. Thelen: They could use a quality Defenseman, and I believe Thelen is the 2nd best in this draft.

    9 Anaheim - Robbie Schremp: As talented as anyone in this draft. 'Nuff said.

    10 Atlanta - Andrej Mezaros: Could be a top pairing partner for Coburn for years to come. I believe the hype about this kid. To be selected to play in the WCs as an 18 year old is impressive, especially considering the Slovaks have a couple of defensemen in the NHL that he surpassed(maybe...)

    11 Los Angeles - Marek Schwarz: As good a goaltending prospect as Ouellet, Emery and Leneveu in my mind, just not as far along in his development.

    12 Minnesota - Alex Picard: In my mind, clearly the BPA

    13 Buffalo - Drew Stafford: Buffalo fans might prefer Smid, but I think Stafford is a safer pick and a better player.

    14 Edmonton - Ladislav Smid: I'm not that impressed with Montoya, and I think Smid can develop his shot and use his intelligence to QB the PP for EDM in the future.

    15 Nashville - Wojtek Wolski: In my mind, clearly the BPA

    16 NY Islanders - Kyle Chipchura: Again, can't pass up what is clearly the BPA

    17 St. Louis - Enver Lisin: He has the skill to develop into a first line forward for St.Louis. Electrifying moves and shot.

    18 Montreal - Boris Valabik: Gainey is glad to add strength, size and intimidation to his skilled group of players.

    19 Calgary - Lauri Korpikoski: I believe the hype. Stellar performance @ the WJC-18 championship. Showed some brilliant moves and has quite a set of tools. He also has the physicality and discipline to be a checker if his skills don't develop. Could go quite a bit higher.

    20 Dallas - Mike Green: Great solid d-man with offensive upside. Dallas is lucky to grab him here.

    21 Colorado - Dave Bolland: Solid playmaker. I have he and Lyamin rated equally and Colorado has a dire need of forward prospects.

    22 New Jersey - Kirill Lyamin: Doesn't have the offensive skills of Stevens, but is his spiritual sucessor without the puck. God I wish this kid falls to Mcphee and he has the wisdom to take him @ 27.

    23 Ottawa - Roman Voloshenko: The BPA available in my book. Could develop into a nice top six forward for Muckler and the Sens.

    24 NY Rangers - Jakub Sindel: A flashy forward, could be a 1st liner if he develops consistentcy

    25 Edmonton - Alvaro Montoya: Miracle of Miracles, Montoya falls to Edmontons 2nd pick. Could develop into a good starting goalie. From all accounts, he is a great athlete.

    26 Vancouver - Lukas Kaspar: Could develop into a 2nd liner. Already has good grit.

    27 Washington - Johan Fransson: Very mature defenseman with good offensive touch.

    28 San Jose - Devan Dubnyk: Unless i'm mistaken, SJ doesn't have a quality 'tender under 27 years of age. Sure they have a couple of Middlin' prospects, but I feel Dubnyk has much more potential.

    29 Washington - Jeff Schultz: Could be a home run pick if he develops a need to hurt people. Good offensive upside and is positionally sound.

    30 Tampa Bay - Cory Schneider: Arguably the 3rd best goaltending prospect. Like Dubnyk, he could become a good starting goaltender.





    So, who did I forget, who do you disagree with, and what mistakes did I make.
     
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    Solid mock. But again, no Wes O'Neill? :eek:
     
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    Yeah, I know. But i'
     
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    Yeah, I know. O'neill could be a monster if he makes solid improvements in his skating. The caps need safer picks though. Schultz and Fransson are both much safer picks imo.
     
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    it's unlikely that the sharks will take a goalie in the first. nabokov and toskala are still young, and patzold and ehelechner are decent prospects. a more pressing need may be a skilled or power forward. sharks may take a goalie in the 2nd or later though.
     
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    As an oiler fan, i woudl love to see us acquire Montoya with the 25th overall, but it simply won't happen. Montoya/Schwarz will be hard pressed to slip out fo the top 15.

    As for Smid, i can't see us taking a defenseman with our 1st pick in the first round, unless his name is Cam Barker.
     
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    Thats cool. I just think that Montoya isn't all that wonderful. Also, not everyone believes in picking the best player available, which I think Smid is. You can never have enough good young defensemen. Look at Calgary.
     
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    I'd be surprised if there weren't some big surprises on draft day---there usually are---but I certainly wouldn't complain if Schremp wound up in a Ducks uniform. Unless he is a "total headcase", the Ducks would be foolish to pass on him.

    I think Schremp is one of the biggest X factors in the draft. I can see him going anywhere from about 5th to 18th or so. He could be one of the biggest "steals" in the draft.
     
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    Absolutely agree. It all depends on how teams view his attitude and work ethic. Personally I think it would be foolish for the ducks to pass him up @ 9. After schremp, theres a clear dropoff in talent.
     
  10. I'd be shocked - SHOCKED - to see the Blues take Lisin over Korpikoski
     
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