Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by trojan4, Jul 5, 2005.
Who would you say are the top 5 defensemen in the 2005 draft class?
I agree with this list up to Kindl. I would rate Korhonen, Jackson, Mikkelson, and Anikeenko above Kindl.
I would not rate Korhonen and especially Anikeenko above Kindl.
I also agree with this list
Anikeenko? WTF borro. If he gets drafted before the 3rd round, i'll eat my hat.
He's projected in the 30's. I just see Kindl like the "soft" Kevin Hatcher. At least for the caps, a waste.
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My top five
That is really interesting .... pretty much off topic ... but interesting!
I think Laakso will be higher than Korhonen.
Every list so far excluding Brian Lee??
My gut tells me Lee is the 3rd or 4th D-man taken. And Kindl doesn't belong anywhere near this list.
Lee's one of those guys who will probably be taken higher than most around here think. It's possible he could go in the 14-18 range.
Lee would only go higher because of size alone. He was terrible at WJC lasr year on a team with a terrible D. Extremely overated American. The truth is, he wasn't even invited to join the USNTDP team at the world 18 tourney. They took someone from SSM.
I know, right? Muenster cheese is like, the great passion of my life.
Brian Lee turned 18 March 27th. I don't know when the U-18s where, but he might've been too old.
For some reason I have always like Marc Staal. I think he will eventually be the #1 d-man to come out of the '05 draft
Laakso or Korhonen belongs in that list.
Hardworking hardheaded Laakso with nice offensive skills...
Physical monster with good puck skills in Korhonen.
One of them will be a first pairing defenseman in the NHL.
I'd put Scott Jackson before Mikkelson. And yes, i do think Marc Staal is incredibly overrated.
Scott Jackson, along with Andrew Cogliano, might just turn out to be one of the steals of the 1st/2nd round.
1. Jack Johnson
2. Marc Staal
3. Luc Bourdon
4. Ryan Parent
5. Brendan Mikkelson
You might be right about Lee. I think that people who don't think highly of him just haven't seen him play and/or are basing their opinions on the WJC's, which is a mistake. The kid was thrown into a no-win situation on that team and saw limited icetime.
Over at Young Guns Hockey here's our top 5 D-men (not really going out on a limb with the top 5 but that's how we see it):
Kindl is the #11 D-man on our list (in the 2nd round).
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