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  1. GKJ

    GKJ Global Moderator

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    I was wondering what people's draft board is, now just 3 months from the draft, there is not much more opportunity to move up drastically.


    This is how I see it based on uneducated guesses I see around, I would apprectiate it if people could go further than this. Perhaps some of the more educated people can go a while with this.


    1. Erik Johnson
    2. Phil Kessel
    3. Johnathan Toews
    4. Michael Frolik
    5. Peter Mueller
    6. Jordan Staal
    7. Nicklas Backstrom
    8. James Sheppard
    9. Bryan Little
    10. Bob Sanguinetti
     
  2. Letang fan 58

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    My draft board is pretty similar.
    If the Pens were to have first pick as they sit in the standings right now here's my board.
    1 Erik Johnson
    2 Kessel
    3 Toews
    4 Staal
    5 Peter Mueller
    6 Frolik
    7 Sheppard
    8 Backstrom
    9 Little
    10 Tlusty
     
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    Frolik is a wild card. I could see him going as high as four, but doubt it with some of the thoughts on him floating around of late. He could fall as far as ten as well. Most seem to have a top tier of two or three, in the order that you have them. Then that next group. Personally I think that Kessel has been slammed a bit harder than he deserves. Less than six months ago he was widely praised and had been anticipated as the clear top of his class for how long? At least a couple of years. I always am very wary of drops those last very few months before a draft, usually because one one lack-luster week at WJC's. True Kessel did not dominate this year as well, but he did pretty well none the less. I truly think that though he likely will fall to two or three when people look back, who pick either one or two and pass him, they will regret having done so.

    Edit: A reminder of what had been said of Kessel less than half a year ago:

    1. Phil Kessel, C, Minnesota (WCHA), 6-0, 190
    Scout's Take: "He is to this draft what Ovechkin and Crosby were the past two years. This guy is a turbo-charged rocket with explosive speed, great quickness and a big shot. He shows the kind of offensive firewagon hockey I have not seen since Kovalchuk."


    http://mckeenshockey.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=464269
     
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    Surprised at how low Backstrom is on the first two lists here.


    1.Erik Johnson
    2.Phil Kessel
    3.Niklas Backstrom
    4.Jordan Staal
    5.Jonathan Toews
    6.Peter Mueller
    7.Derrick Brassard
    8.Brian Little
    9.Kyle Okposo
    10.Michael Frolik
     
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    1. Johnson
    2. Kessel
    3. Toews
    4. Bäckström
    5. Mueller
    6. Staal
    7. Frolik
    8. Okposo

    I can't do the list longer :)
     
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    I'm a bit intimidated by that remark about 'educated people' but I will blunder ahead anyway. I like your list

    1-3: the same
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    4-7: Same guys but I might put them in this order. Tough for me to differentiate between these guys, but if pressed this is the order I would choose.

    Backstrom (seems to be performing at the highest level now)
    Staal (Mildly worried about suggestion that he isn't "putting it all together" despite having "all the tools" :D)
    Mueller (A bit of unknown (to me), but recent digging has convinced me that he and Staal are neck and neck)
    Frolik (Worried by the lack of clear success, same as most people. But still intriguing)
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    8-10
    Sheppard
    Brassard
    Little

    Red Line and others have made me wary of Saguinetti. :)
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    Williams and Okposo are next, on my board.
     
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    That's what I tought to but maybe switch Staal and Backstrom
     
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    my ranking:

    1. Erik Johnson
    2. Phil Kessel
    3. Johnathan Toews
    4. Jordan Staal
    5. Derrick Brassard
    6. Nicklas Backstrom
    7. Peter Mueller
    8. Bryan Little
    9. Michael Frolik
    10. James Sheppard
    11.Jiri Tlusti
    12.Bobby Sanguinetti
    13. Kyle Okposo
    14. Ben Shutron
    15. Leland Irving
     
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    Bernier will go before Irving, Mark my words... :teach:
     
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    1. Johnson
    2. Kessel
    3. Toews
    4. Staal
    5. Backstrom
    6. Mueller
    7. Frolik
    8. Brassard
    9. Little
    10. Sheppard
     
  11. 1. Erik Johnson
    2. Jonathan Toews
    3. Phill Kessel
    4. Jordan Staal
    5. Nicklas Backstrom
    6. Peter Mueller
    7. James Sheppard
    8. Michael Frolik
    9. Bryan Little
    10. Derrick Brassard
    11. Kyle Okposo
    12. Nigel Williams
    13. Ty Wishart
    14. Jiri Tlusty
    15. Bob Sanguinetti
     
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    What does that matter?

    It's his draft board.
     
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    I think the wildcard will be somebody in the top 10(that is not picking top 2) will want a defenseman and knock everything out of order
     
  14. GKJ

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    it's not a mock draft, its a draft board. There's no way we're going through the top 15 picks and only 1 defenseman being taken
     
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    1. Johnson(if Pittsburgh, Kessel if Washington or St. Louis)
    2. Kessel
    3. Staal
    4. Toews
    5. Mueller
    6. Frolik
    7. Brassard
    8. Little
    9. Backstrom
    10. Okposo
     
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    I hope your right that would leave Johnson there for the Pens when they pick if they dont get first. :clap:
     
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    Johnson
    Toews
    Kessel
    Backstrom
    Staal
    Mueller
    Brassard
    Sheppard
    Little
    Williams
    Okposo
    Frolik
    Tlusty
    Sanguinetti
    Forney
     
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    Is there anyone out there who can go a little deeper?
     
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    1. Erik Johnson
    2. Jordan Staal
    3. Nicklas Backström
    4. Phil Kessel
    5. Jonathan Toews
    6. Peter Mueller
    7. Kyle Okposo
    8. Derick Brassard
    9. Jiri Tlusty
    10. Michael Frolik
     
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    1. Phill Kessel
    2. Erik Johnson
    3. Niklas Backstrom
    4. Jonathan Teows
    5. Jordon Staal
    6. Nigel Williams
    7. Peter Mueller
    8. Bryan Little
    9. James Shepard
    10. Kyle Okposo
     
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    I like this one. I might swap Frolik and Mueller, but I'd be content this way.
     
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    1. Erik Johnson
    2. Phil Kessel
    3. Johnathan Toews
    4. Jordan Staal
    5. Peter Mueller
    6. Michael Frolik
    7. Nicklas Backstrom
    8. James Sheppard
    9. Bryan Little
    10. Bob Sanguinetti(# 2 D-man taken overall in my opinion, so I guess who ever needs a d-man he can drop or go up)

    I believe 2-6 is up in the air, as was last years draft
     
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    1) Johnson
    2) Kessel
    3) Staal
    4) Toews
    5) Backstrom
    6) Mueller
    7) Little
    8) Frolik
    9) Sanguinetti
    10) Sheppard
     
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    1. Erik Johnson
    2. Phil Kessel
    3. Jonathan Toews
    4. Jordan Staal
    5. Nicklas Backstrom
    6. Nigel Williams
    7. Peter Mueller
    8. James Sheppard
    9. Derrick Brassard
    10. Michael Frolik
    11. Bryan Little
    12. Bob Sanguinetti
    13. Chris Stewart
    14. Ty Wishart
    15. Kyle Okposo
    16. Jiri Tlusty
    17. Jesse Joensu
    18. Ben Shutron
    19. Leland Irving
    20. Cory Emmerton
    21. Nick Foligno
    22. Bobby Hughes
    23. Ben Maxwell
    24. Mark Mitera
    25. Ryan White
    26. Joe Ryan
    27. Jonathan Bernier
    28. John Degray
    29. Ryan Hillier
    30. Ivan Vishnevskiy

    I'll admit that some of these guys I don't know too much about - I borrowed some rankings from another guy, and was researching a mock draft of my own. Then realized I lack the info...

    However, somebody asked for greater depth, so here you go. I have a fairly good idea of what #1-#20 approx. are like. But, as always, these things are a crap shoot so please be kind...


    Notes:
    I was at game four between Barrie and St. Mike's this week, and came away very impressed with Bryan Little: very fast, great hands, and resilient as well. But he looks so tiny out there, that I figure he will drop a little. You know what GM's are like. Eventually, I think Little will make some people cry that they didn't take him.

    I hesitate to put a Russian (Vishnevisky) in the first round, what with the transfer agreement problem. But I'm guessing that whoever wins the cup (if they own their own first rounder) might be feeling lucky. And if someone else owns the 30th overall pick, then they might be willing to take a chance.
     
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    1. Erik Johnson
    2. Phil Kessel
    3. Jonathan Toews
    4. Jordan Staal
    5. Nicklas Backstrom
    6. Peter Mueller
    7. Michael Frolik
    8. James Sheppard
    9. Bryan Little
    10. Derick Brassard
    11. Kyle Okposo
    12. Jiri Tlusty
    13. Bob Sanguinetti
    14. Nigel Williams
    15. Jonathan Bernier
    16. Chris Stewart
    17. Cory Emmerton
    18. Ty Wishart
    19. Leland Irving
    20. Codey Burki
    21. Michael Forney
    22. Ben Shutron
    23. Ryan Hillier
    24. Bobby Hughes
    25. Vladimir Zharkov
    26. David Fischer
    27. Nick Foligno
    28. Ryan White
    29. Alexander Vasyunov
    30. Joey Ryan
    31. Cal Clutterbuck
    32. Michael Grabner
    33. Claude Giroux
    34. Billy Sauer
    35. Ivan Vishnevsky
    36. Mark Mitera
    37. Yuri Alexandrov
    38. Jhonas Enroth
    39. Matthew Corrente
    40. Mike Weber
    41. Francois Bouchard
    42. Tomas Kana
    43. Brian Strait
    44. Brady Calla
    45. John deGray
    46. Kevin Armstrong
    47. Jesse Joensuu
    48. Carl Sneep
    49. Ben Maxwell
    50. Riku Helenius

    Not really my draft board, but rather a blended average I keep of sorts combining McKeens, ISS, Redline, CSB and Youngguns.
     
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