Top 15 Defensemen for 2011 Draft

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  1. ikelechien

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    Top 15 Defensemen for 2011 Draft
    Now that the U18’s are over and most players are done playing for the year, it is a good time to get a feel for how people are ranking the D’s for this year’s entry draft in Minnesota. Take a stab at making your own list or to comment on any list submitted.

    Here is my stab at naming the top 15 D’s in the 2011 draft. I was very tempted to put Ryan Murphy @ No 2 overall and am still toying with the idea - this guy is going to be uber-special in the NHL even if it takes him a little longer to get there than some of his compatriots. Also, even after watching Jonas Brodin recently @ the U18’s, I am still a bit undecided as to what kind of player he will be in the NHL - any help would be appreciated.

    1. @ 2 - Larsson, Adam - 6’3 200 R - 37-1-8-9-41
    2. @ 4 - Murphy, Ryan - 5’11 176 R - 63-26-53-79-36-(+22)
    3. @ 8 - Hamilton, Dougie - 6’4 193 R - 67-12-46-58-77-(+35)-still playing
    4. @ 11 - Siemens, Duncan - 6’3 200 L - 72-5-38-43-121-(+40)
    5. @ 13 - Beaulieu, Nathan - 6’3 191 L - 65-12-33-45-52-(+44)-still playing
    6. @ 17 - Oleksiak, Jamieson - 6’7 240 L - 36-4-9-13-55-(+14)
    7. @ 19 - Morrow, Joe - 6’1 198 L - 60-9-40-49-67-(+23)-still playing
    8. @ 23 - Brodin, Jonas - 6’1 170 L - 42-0-4-4-12
    9. @ 28 - Murphy, Connor - 6’3 192 R - 14-3-3-6-6
    10. @ 30 - Klefbom, Oscar - 6’3 201 L - 23-1-1-2-2
    11. @ 34 - Musil, David - 6’4 205 L - 62-6-19-25-83-(+1)
    12. @ 35 - Mayfield, Scott - 6'4 200 R - 52-7-9-16-159-(-18)
    13. @ 41 - Clendening, Adam - 6’0 195 R - 38-5-20-25-80-(+10)
    14. @ 44 - Sproul, Ryan - 6’4 185 R - 61-14-19-33-36-(-15)
    15. @ 47 - Edmundsen, Joel - 6’4 200 L - 71-2-18-20-95-(+3)

    And my next 5 are:
    16. @ 49 - Russo, Robbie - 6’0 190 R - 52-3-19-22-23
    17. @ 54 - Bell, Myles - 6’0 202 R - 68-14-31-45-86-(-14)
    18. @ 59 - Percy, Stuart - 6’1 186 L - 64-4-29-33-50-(+50)-still playing
    19. @ 63 - Kichton, Brenden - 5’11 185 R - 64-23-58-81-31-(+55)-still playing
    20. @ 65 - Bengtsson, Rasmus - 6’2 190 L - 45-2-7-9-6
     
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    nice list, love the effort! :handclap:

    I think I would swap Russo and Clendening imo... I think Russo has really stepped up and become a name again as a potential late first round pick. Clendening is a solid prospect with more flash, but Russo seems to be the more consistent player of the two...but it is a toss up and just my personal opinion.

    One player you did leave out is Scott Mayfield USHL...not sure if you forgot about Mayfield, but I seriously doubt he is still on the board come pick 35...
     
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    U are right, I did leave him out and coincidentially, I have him @ 35.
     
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    Forsberg has been underated by many.

    Skill & smarts.
     
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    i say numbers 2 to 5 can be interchanged IMO. Most people might not agree.
     
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    Nice to see Rasmus Bengtsson get some kind of recognition. He has a very high ceiling and nobody seem to take any notice of him at all. :shakehead

    If he pans out he will be bloody fantastic d-man.
     
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    I am not sure if Joe Morrow goes that high..

    i really like the kid a lot, as Portland is my favorite CHL team, but is he is byproduct of that talent, or is he standing on his own legs?

    I think Morrow is a second round pick, I just am not sure he can go top 25 this year with some of the other dmen out there...
     
  8. ikelechien

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    It took me a long time to finally admit my love for Morrow because as a former resident of Portland I thought some of my love might have been home town favouritism. However, after reading this blog from the Pipeline Show http://thepipelineshow.blogspot.com/2011/03/pickin-brains-top-whl-d-man-for-2011.html I finally decided to move him to where I thought his true value lay which is as you can see very high.

    Obviously, those that are Morrow fans believe he is a legitimate PMD with PP qualities who will be successful in the NHL. Like you, not everyone is sold on Morrow but he does have a fairly high legion of big-time fans like me.
     
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    Russo should be much higher than that. Very underrated player.
     
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    Agreed. Before the season he was projected as a late 1st. I still think he has enough talent as a 2nd rounder.
     
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    You should do this for the forwards too. If you can.
     
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    Justin Sefton I think will be the darkhorse of the DMen. Big, mean and has a really good pokecheck.
     
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    Nice job with the write up. I agree with you on Murphy. I think which ever team drafts him needs to be very patient with him.
     
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    Something something something Lidström
     
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    I would like to see a goaltender list too. :)
     
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    Agree with the top 5 completely for the most part (I'd switch Beaulieu and Oleksiak), outside of that theres some disagreements but theres so much ambiguity after that that its not a problem at all.

    Definitely liking that more and more people are seeing Murphy is better than Hamilton and not having Hamilton above him because hes big.

    Surprised no one else has done their own list yet. I guess its hard because with most of these lower players most people probably haven't even seen even a minority of them.
     
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    Needs to improve his d-zone coverage a lot but I love his ability to move the puck out of zone, excellent passing touch, timing, reading.
     
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    Andrei Pedan is my sleeper pick among D.
     
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    Top 10 Goalies for 2011 Draft
    OK, here is my stab @ the top 10 goalies for the 2011 draft. Beyond, the top 4, no two lists are likely to be even remotely the same. Many goalies beyond 4 are backups so nobody has a real good handle on them. I am not a goalie guru but if you want to get a goalie guru’s prospective, go to Jerry Shields blog spot @ http://www.goalierankings.com/

    1. @ 37 - Hellberg, Marcus - 6’5 185 L - 31-5-2.04-.935
    2. @ 42 - Gibson, John - 6’3 201 L - 32-1-2.64-.918
    3. @ 52 - Gibson, Christopher - 6’1 198 L - 37-4-2.42-.920
    4. @ 76 - Perhonen, Samu - 6’4 172 L - 29-2-2.71-.922
    5. @ 105 - Machovsky, Matej - 6’2 194 R - 23-1-2.90-.904
    6. @ 110 - Michalek, Stephen - 6’2 183 L - 23-3.95-.918
    7. @ 118 - Makarov, Andrey - 6’2 165 L - 27-2-3.37-.890
    8. @ 124 - Galansky, Tadeas - 6’3 186 R - 17-1-2.89-.910
    9. @ 128 - Kekki, Niklas - 5’10 154 L - 32-2.47-.926
    10. @ 143 - Morrison, Michael - 6’0 175 R - 27-2-2.65-.912

    I will do a forward list later on another thread.
     
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    Hmm, sounds like something, something good!!!
     
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    How our defensemen shake out from our April rankings:

    4). D Adam Larsson, Skelleftea, SEL, 6’-3â€, 205 Lbs
    6). D Dougie Hamilton, Niagara, OHL, 6’-4.5â€, 195 Lbs
    7). D Ryan Murphy, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-10.5â€, 175 Lbs
    9). D Nathan Beaulieu, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-2â€, 185 Lbs
    10). D Duncan Siemens, Saskatoon, WHL, 6’-3â€, 200 Lbs
    18). D Jamieson Oleksiak, Northeastern, NCAA, 6’-7â€, 240 Lbs
    24). D Jonas Brodin, Farjestad, SEL, 6’-1â€, 165 Lbs
    28). D David Musil, Vancouver, WHL, 6’-3.5â€, 200 Lbs
    29). D Scott Mayfield, Youngstown, USHL, 6’-3.5â€, 200 Lbs
    30). D Joe Morrow, Portland, WHL, 6’-0.5â€, 195 Lbs
    36). D Myles Bell, Regina, WHL, 6’-0â€, 210 Lbs
    39). D Oscar Klefbom, Farjestad Jr., , Sweden, 6’-3â€, 195 Lbs
    40). D Adam Clendening, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11â€, 185 Lbs
    53). D Stuart Percy, Mississauga, OHL, 6’-1â€, 185 Lbs
    56). D Ryan Sproul, Sault Ste. Marie, OHL, 6’-3â€, 175 Lbs

    http://futureconsiderationsdotca.wo...ryan-retains-jonathan-jumps-in-april-ranking/
     
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    Klefbom needs to be much higher. I wouldn't be shocked to see him be a top 20 pick in June.

    Did the U-18's change this ranking at all?
     
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    This particular ranking was done before the U18's started. I'm sure you'll see some shuffling in our 2011 NHL Entry Draft Guide.
     
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    Figured. He was too good their to be ranked this low.
     
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    The changes I wanted to make exactly. Hamilton over Murphy, Beaulieu over Siemens.
     

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