OK, the discussions going on in the confrontation threads between Nash, Ovechkin and Malkin make me feel the urge for a kind of summary on HFpostersâ€™ opinions. Here are the supposed best/most promising youngsters in the world: Crosby, Kovalchuk, Malkin, Nash, Lehtonen, Ovechkin. Now you have to rank them..which is the order you would follow to draft out of this group? (ties are not allowed!) Yes they have different ages, some are proven and some others not, so itâ€™s very difficult to compare and itâ€™s very close to call imo..but thatâ€™s just where itâ€™s more interesting to know othersâ€™ opinions! For example, i can guess about #1 choice of some guys (epsilon: Kovalchuk. Vlad the Impaler: Nash. Pei fan: Crosby), but after that i am curious... Feel free to follow your feelings/instincts more than how you would be able to do if you were a real GM, a position where it would be more than difficult to pass on the more proven guys. We are on boards, so you are entitled to let your feelings go without getting too worried. Thatâ€™s what iâ€™m doing here (going out on a frail, frail limb ): 1-Crosby- I will buy the hype (and the numbers) here. 2-Malkin- risky pick, but is a too seducing package for my tastes. 3-Nash- ideal style to be consistently effective in the NHL game. 4-Kovalchuk- Stellar acceleration and shot..the proven factor gives me the edge over Alex. 5-Ovechkin- ehm.. at #5.. 6-Lehtonen- awesome, but I think you can find the one very good goalie you need without passing on the likes of the other 5 guys. And now give me yours please!