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11-03-2007, 05:20 PM
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2008 Draft Thread

too early?

either way, here is a draft (from Dobbers)that has us at #4 and picking

4. New York Rangers- Joe Colborne, C

Height/Weight: 6'4, 195
Team: Camrose Kodiaks, AJHL
YTD Stats: 18 GP, 15-21-36, 11 PIM, +23

A long time ago, in a land far away, a 17 year-old phenom playing in a provincial Junior A league began putting up mad points. But, alas, he still came in towards the bottom of the first round- if at all- on many early rankings. Nine months later, that same player was a top five draft choice. With that little story in mind, remember the name Joe Colborne . Playing out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in order to preserve his NCAA eligibility, the 6'4 forward popped home 20 goals and 48 points in 2006/07 as a 16 year-old rook. One year later, and Colborne may very well hit that total before Christmas. The AJHL's points leader with a mind-boggling 36 points in 18 games, Colborne's strength is his extraordinary touch around the net. The Rangers, for there part, have largely avoided forwards in the first round despite an aging offensive core. That needs to change, and Colborne is the right man for the job. Unlike their previous attempt at acquiring a big pivot who can dominate in the slot, however, they won't need to trade Brad Park and Jean Ratelle for him.

Potential: #1 Power Center, 40-45-85
Comparison: Phil Esposito

it may be too early, in terms of location of picks/and teams picking where, however i think it is a good way to track the players and potential etc.. how they progress and how our team does as well..

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