Hiishawk's 40 1st round candidates (for what it's worth)
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06-06-2010, 08:08 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Out there somewhere
Gman- I used to be a scout in the NHL (and elsewhere) and actively involved at other levels with juniors. I still keep contact with a number of people in the biz. They give me some hints as to what their think of certain players on the (very strong) condition that I don't make the name of their teams public. As I said in the opening post, a very poor man's Bob M.
Regarding Gudbranson- I know that I have him going lower than most. If I were a betting man I'd say he'll go top 10 for sure but you know I haven't met anyone who's REALLY high on him so I'm not bsure where all those top 5 ratings are coming from (yes, I've seen them too). I see him as being a very reliable top 4 guy but not someone I'd use a top top end pick on.
Weal- Yeah, I (and others) may eat crow on this guy in a few years. He's one I could see rising way above his draft 'station'. But yeah, I prefer Granlund (IQ at the pro level already impressive) and Schwartz (Smartest player all around in the draft?).
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