Top 10 Defencemen Prospects

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  1. bossy22

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    Which 10 D prospects have the greatest potential to become # 1 D men. I've listed the usual suspects below, feel free to add others and submit your lists.

    HF lists the folowing as the best D prospects:

    Phaneuf
    Suter
    Coburn
    Tjutin
    Staurt
    Grebeshkov
    Woywitka
    Whitney
    Colaiacovo
    Krajicek
    Kronwall
    Hainsey
    Seabrook
    Ballard

    Here is the top drafted D from the 2004 draft:

    Barker
    Smid
    Valabik
    Thelen
    Meszaros
    Schultz
    Fistric
    Green
    Rogers
     
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    My top 10 would be....

    Phaneuf
    Suter
    Coburn
    Barker
    Whitney
    Smid
    Thelen
    Mesaros
    Tjutin
    Colaiacovo
     
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    I'd put'em like this....

    Barker (I'm a big fan, CB needs more respect)
    Phaneuf (of course)
    Suter (heh, sorry Nashville, this is basically a saw off with Phaneuf anyway, too close to call)
    Whitney (Great prospect, Whitney and Orpik, Yikes)
    Grebeshkov (I think he takes charge in LA quite quickly actually, just a hunch though)
    Tjutin (He seems like a guy who will do well having a spot given to him)
    Meszaros (Underrated, great pick by Ottawa)
    Coburn (Not his biggest fan, but he will be in the NHL, and should be above average)
    Colaiacovo (Pretty well the opposite of Coburn, if he shows he can defend well in the Bigs, he'll climb quick)
    Green (I love this guy, very underrated)

    Woywitka, Smid and Thelen are right there.
     
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    I wouldn't leave Kronwall out of the top 10, not because I'm a homer but he's my darkhorse pick for the calder next year. I think he could have a 30 point year and impress a lot of people with his defensive and physical play as well as his superb skating.
     
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    I cant say too much about most of these guys, but as a Hawks fan I like what Ive seen from Babchuk over Seabrook.
     
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    In this top 10 I can't see anyone from the 2004 draft making it except maybe Barker.

    Also, I would rate Mike Green over most of the d-men of the last draft, IMO he's definitely better than Schultz or Rogers.
     
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    I can't see it... I expect Backman type numbers.
     
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    In no particular order:

    Seabrook, Smid, Barker, Phaneuf, Suter, Woywitka, Colaiacovo, Kronwall, Krajicek, Hainsey.

    Green is close, as Stuart.

    What about Komisarek, or does he not count as a prospect any longer?
     
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    I'd be very disapointed if he put up Backman type numbers. Kronwall has a lot more skill than that.
     
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    1. Ryan Suter, NAS
    2. Dion Phaneuf, CAL
    3. Cameron Barker, CHI
    4. Brandon Coburn, ATL
    5. Fedor Tjutin, NYR
    6. Ladislav Smid, ANA
    7. A.J. Thelen, MIN
    8. Denis Grebeshkov, L.A.
    9. Boris Valabik, ANA
    10. Brent Seabrook, CHI
     
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    That would be my list to a tee as well :handclap:
     
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    I can't see him getting 30 pts in his rookie season, the most I can see him get is 24 pts.
     
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    No love for Babchuck?
     
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    1. Phaneuf
    2. Suter
    3. Barker
    4. Babchuk
    5. Coburn
    6. Tjutin
    7. Whitney
    8. Smid
    9. Grebeshkov
    10. Meszaros
     
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    LOL I think Phaneuf is heads and shoulders above any of the defenceman around right now, coburn and suter havent done nearly as well as Dion this year in juniors or the WC's. Phaneuf should be umber1 on everyones lists IMO.
     
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    :lol :lol: ... right...just keep getting that spoonfed homerism...Suter was the best dman at the WJC...no ifs and or buts about it...while he was on the ice...the opposing team NEVER scored.
     
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    Just don't forget Thomas Pock. Great player.
     
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    He'll also be getting plenty of ice time which is why I think he can put up anywhere from 30 to 35 points.
     
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    How much did Pitkanen get? 30 points is very difficult for a rookie dman. 35 is almost the career high for a lot of talented dmen.
     
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    Kronwall will get 18 points, 4 goals, 14 assists.
     
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    1.Phaneuf
    2.Suter
    3. Coburn
    4. Barker

    Phaneuf is slightly ahead of Suter, those two are then a good distance ahead of Coburn and Barker.
     
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    Wasn't Dion Phaneuf named best defencemen of the tournament?

    That has nothing to do with homerism.
     
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    I don't mind people prefering Phaneuf to Suter, but to say he's "head and shoulders" ahead of him is pretty silly. IMO, Phaneuf is a great prospect, but is being overrated a tad because of the check he had on Olesz. Kind of how Jani Rita's stock went up after his bomb of a shot against Chris Madden and the U.S. squad at the WJC's a few years ago.
     
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