Which out of these 04 defensemen....

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  1. Biscuit Bullet

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    I'm in a fantasy keeper league type deal, and I have the 8th overall pick, with which I'm looking to nab a defenseman (unless there is a clearly much better forward available. I'm assuming that Barker is going to be gone, so it's between Smid, Thelen and Valabik. I'm leaning towards Smid if he's available, but who would you all take?
     
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    Thelen might be a future Chris Chelios, I'd pick him for the most points.
     
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    Thelen isn't mean enough to be a Chelios.
     
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    Don't sleep on Mike Green.
     
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    Thelen will be a very good D-man in the future
     
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    I would take Thelen.
     
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    I'm sorry, but I have read this several times and I still don't have a clue of about what you are talking.
     
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    Or perhaps Meszaros?
     
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    Since it's a fantasy league take Meszaros, then Thelen, Smid and Valabik.

    In a "real draft" I would go with the most ready prospect (cause all these kids are very good) so Mesz, Smid, Thelen (upside better than Valabik) and then Big Boris.
     
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    It's not just based on numbers, it's an actually fantasy simulating league, so whoever is the best of them, regardless of future output, is who I want.
     
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    Thelen, Barker (if he's there), Green, Mezaros, Smid, Valabik is how I would rate them.
     
  12. Biscuit Bullet

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    The first two rounds just ended. Here's who I picked:

    8-AJ Thelen
    41-Johan Fransson
    42-Chris Higgins (wasn't signed him in my league so he went back into the draft, great steal)
    47-Jakub Sindel
     
  13. Crows*

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    Maybe not right now but in the future look out for Vancouvers 3rd round pick 91st overal Alexander Edler.

    COmparrisons to Mattias Ohlund.

    IF Vancouver had not picked Edler Detroit was about to.... IF detroit was going to pick him, with their draft record you can bet he'l be good.

    ONly 3 other teams had scouted him and all were going to draft him if Vancouver had not.

    A great example is the Canucks' third round pick this year, Alexander Edler. Playing for Jamtland of the Swedish II League, the 6-foot-3 and 194 pound defender didn't get a whole lot of attention in a third-tier league way up north. But a friend of Gradin's saw the youngster play and called the Canuck scout immediately. Gradin hopped on a train, and after one game, put the smooth-skating Edler near the top of his list.

    "We were really lucky to get him," says Delorme. "I heard only three other teams had seen this kid play. But that almost never happens anymore."

    FROM CANUCKS.com
     
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    For third Rounder I like Paul Baier (LA - 95th)a lot, I think he can really be a steal... :handclap:

    As for comparaison one scout used Rob Blake.... while Rob Blake he's not I think he can be a real good steady defenceman in the NHL :yo:

    For the first round Thelen seems like the best option after Barker :banana:
     
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    is there any chance that barker plays in chi-town next season?
     
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    No, Tallon already said he'll be in the WHL another year.
     
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    If you're looking at best now, Smid was probably the better choice. He plays a very mature game, and is probably the most NHL-ready defenseman not named Cam Barker(and even that's arguable).
     
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    I'd go with Thelen.
     
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    And how is it with the Forwards?
    Players like Wheeler, Ladd, Olesz, Picard, Tukonen, Stafford, Radulov, Nokelainen, Chipchura and co...

    Which one do you think is the best, which one is how far from the NHL and so on...Please help me :) :help:
     
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    so will smid play for the ducks this season?
     
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