USNTDP Players in Draft

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    Spectacular_Bid Registered User

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    Where are players like Kevin Porter, Chad Kolarik and Geoff Paukovich rated? I heard some rumors that Porter was rated some where in the 2nd or 3rd and Kolarik and Paukovich were in the second day, mid rounds. Anyones thoughts? Haven't heard much about an US Under 18 players this year.
     
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    Paukovich was rated fairly high, mainly due to his size. The others were rated mid round. CSS has included them in the mid season ratings. I think the best talent on the U18 team is actually with the guys who qualify for the U17 team, Phil Kessel, Jack Johnson, Jack Skille, etc. Those guys are 87 born so they would not be eligible for the draft even if they opted in.
     
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    Paukovich will almost certainly drop to the 2nd day because of his off-ice history. Although he isn't rated nearly as high, I think Matt Auffrey is the best NHL prospect for this years draft from the team.
     
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    Goalie Cory Schneider who has started to play with the
    U-18 team after his high school team finished should be a first day pick
     
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    is he gonna be drafted :dunno:

    what current young player would you compare him to
     
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    Porter and Kolarik were both rated mid-round types by the CSB, but I think their rankings are all screwed up this year with regards to college and college-bound players. They're both highly regarded prospects for college but that doesn't always translate into high NHL draft picks. I've really got no idea where they'll go.
     
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