who are the top 10 D men in the draft?

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  1. lace-em'-up

    lace-em'-up Registered User

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    im not sure exactly whos better than who
    from what i hear

    barker
    theren
    smid
    morzov
    valerbik
    green
    oneill
    i dont know the rest
     
  2. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Lysin and Fransson should round out your top 10..
     
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    Morzov? You must mean Meszaros.

    Barker
    Thelen
    Meszaros
    Smid
    Green
    Schultz
    Valabik
    Fransson
    Lyamin
    O'Neill

    Those are probably the top 10 consensus guys IMO.
     
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    Don't forget Jeff Schultz. I'm starting to think he won't last into the 2nd.
     
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    01. Cameron Barker
    02. Andrej Meszaros
    03. AJ Thelen
    04. Mike Green
    05. Boris Valabik
    06. Ladislav Smid
    07. Johan Fransson
    08. Wes O'Neill
    09. Oscar Hedman
    10. Jeff Schultz

    Keep in mind that's it's only my opinion. I only have seen Barker, Meszaros and Valabik out of all these kids, but I've read a lot on them. That's my ranking, and if we were talking about upside, Meszaros would be #1 on my list. And I have this Lyamin kid ranked #11.
     
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    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Agreed, although I think a case could be made for Grant Lewis from Dartmouth.
     
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    why is valabik highly rated, it seems that guys who are just mean and like to chase hits would go lower. whats the big difference between him and last years big mean guy Nickerson?
     
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    Am I alone in thinking that Mike Green is going to be one of the top 2 or 3 dmen taken? He's growing on me more and more. I think he is more complete than alot of the dmen in this year's draft. In terms of potential, I think he's right at the top. Roughly, my top 10 would be:

    Barker
    Meszaros
    Thelen
    Green
    O'Neill
    Smid
    Schultz
    Fransson
    Lyamin
    Valabik - although I'm not overly sold on him
     
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    The consensus from THN, Redline, and CS:

    1)Barker
    2)Thelen
    3)Smid
    4)Meszaros
    5)Valabik
    6)Green
    7)Fransson
    8)O'Neill
    9)Schultz
    10)Lyamin
     
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    1. Cameron Barker
    2. A.J. Thelen
    3. Andrej Meszaros
    4. Mike Green
    5. Ladislav Smid
    6. Boris Valabik
    7. Johan Fransson
    8. Wes O'Neill
    9. Kirill Lyamin
    10. Oscar Hedman
     
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    01. Cameron Barker
    02. AJ Thelen
    03. Mike Green
    04. Andrej Meszaros
    05. Ladislav Smid
    06. Boris Valabik
    07. Oscar Hedman
    08. Johan Fransson
    09. Wes O'Neill
    10. Jeff Schultz
     
  12. Prucha73

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    1. Barker
    2. Meszaros
    3. Thelen
    4. Lyamin
    5. Valabik
    6. Green
    7. Smid
    8. Schultz
    9. Fransson
    10. O'Neill
     
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    1 Cameron Barker
    2 Andrej Meszaros
    3 A.J. Thelen
    4 Mike Green
    5 Ladislav Smid
    6 Johan Fransson
    7 Kirill Lyamin
    8 Boris Valabik
    9 Wes O'Neill
    10 Jeff Schultz
     
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    Just how I'd take them:
    1. Barker
    2. Thelen
    3. Lepisto
    4. Mezsaros
    5. Green
    6. Fransson
    7. Valabik
    8. Smid
    9. Lyamin
    10. Schultz
     
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    1. Barker
    2. Thelen
    3. Lyamin
    4. Mezsaros
    5. Smid
    6. Green
    7. Lepisto
    8. Fransson
    9. Karetin
    10. Fistric

    Wild Card : Felix Petermann
     
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    You guys do realize that Lepisto is around two years older than most of the rest of them? He isn't particular big?

    There's certainly guys who appear to have much, much larger upsides. IMO anyways.
     
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    Cause you can teach a player willing to learn how to be a real player. But you cannot teach a player who is good to be 6'7". The minor leagues were invented for this reason. The only players who are guarenteed to play next year in the NHL are the russians and Barker.
     
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    Not how they will go in the draft but the order I would take them based on long term potential and who is going to have the biggest impact.

    1. Barker
    2. Meszaros
    3. Thelen
    4. Green
    5. Valabik
    6. Smid
    7. Lewis
    8. O'Neil
    9. Schultz
    10. Lyamin
     
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    I said at the start of the thread that I felt Mike Green's right-handed shot would make him one of the sexier picks in this draft. I made a brief point of discussing this on the Isles HFBoard. Right-handed defensemen are a valuable commodity in the NHL if they can score goals or even play the power-play. Examples of right-handed defensemen who would seem to benefit from that asset: Mike Van Ryn, Joe Corvo (He moved from Center to Defense and had a great year).

    Van Ryn is a very obvious example... his right-handed shot has meant quite a bit for Florida.
     
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