Top 20 offensive defenseman prospects

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  1. Barney Stinson76

    Barney Stinson76 Registered User

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    Who do you guys think are the top 20 off. defenseman prospects?
    Only players with no NHL exp. please!
     
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    Dennis Wideman may be in there. He isn't a top rated prospect like Paneuaf or someone who gets a ton of press, but he is 3rd in rook. scoring in the AHL, as of last Sunday only 1 point behind the leaders, both of whom are forwards. He isn't the biggest d man, but he isn't small either.

    He is someone to atleast consider.
     
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    Janne Niskala who is currently playing in the sm-liiga in Finland is supposedly a fair mix between kimmo timonen and marek zidlicky.
     
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    That's three good ones.

    Another is AJ Thelen, if he pulls his head out of his ass.
     
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    not in a order, just random list:

    Ryan Suter
    Dion Phanuef
    Cam Barker
    Brent Seabrook
    Braydon Coburn
    Andrej Meszaros
    A.J. Thelen
    Keith Ballard
    Denis Grebeshkov
    Kirill Koltsov
    Alex Goligoski
    Dennis Wideman
    Noah Welch
    Ladislav Smid
    Johan Fransson
    Shawn Belle
    Jeff Woywitka
    Ryan Whitney
    Ian White
     
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    I really really like Ian White, but honestly, I think anyone who projects him to take a regular shift in the NHL (opposed to playing almost exclusively on the PP) is sort of crazy.

    But we'll see, you never really know what can happen
     
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    Christian Ehrhoff has the best wheels and shot of any defensive prospect that I can think of. He well be a dang good one.
     
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    Love the way you just threw Ian White in there... :lol:
     
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    If a Rangers' prospect would make the list, I think it would be Pock though so far in the AHL, injuries have hindered him. Last year with the Rangers and in college he put up a ton of points after moving from wing to D.
     
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    If Lepisto seasons for 3-4 years in Europe and adds some muscle, he could be interesting.
     
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    pöck moved to D several years ago, not just last year. just seemed kind of confusing the way you put it...

    injuries have really hurt him this year though, plus he wasn't really used as the go to offensive guy when he was playing with the pack, and he was supposedly working more on his defense...

    hope he gets healthy again soon
     
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    I had too!!! He's got a great offensive game ;) and I was a little biased on that particular player.
     
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    Not that I'm putting Pock in this group at this point, but if I remember correctly he only played one year at college on D after switching from forward. That would make this his second year on defense. I might be wrong in that he played two years in college on D.... but thats def not several years by any means...
     
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    i thought he switched at least part way through his junior year or whatever...he had good years in 2003 and 2004, and i think he didn't really take off in college hockey until he switched to D

    maybe someone can set us straight, i was just pretty sure last year wasn't his first year on D
     
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    Does anyone besides me believe that Matt Carle deserves consideration?
     
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    How about Lars Jonsson. He is projected to be the next Kim Johnsson if he continues his solid play
     
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    funny thing is that he is still better than Poti at defense...
     
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    Yea, I think that was the deal...

    so your talking part of junior year, senior year, and he's been hurt most of his 3rd year.

    So he has 2 years of D under his belt if that.... that's far from 'several' years...
     
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    well i was thinking "several" as in "two", maybe i should "a couple" instead. language problems i guess

    as in he's played defense for a couple of years before this year

    going by the write up on him from www.newyorkrangers.com, it sounds like he played the 2002-2003 year on defense as his first year (37 points in 37 games) and then of course played the 2003-2004 as a defenseman also (41 points in 37 games)
     
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    Where in hell is Colaiacovo?

    PS. Coburn is NOT an offensive threat.
     
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    Noobody mentions TYUTIN? Not a top 10..but certainly a top 20.
     
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