McKenzies Top 30 Draft Prospects
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07-01-2005, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by
Benoit Pouilot or Anze Kopitar
LW- Jack Skille,
Matin Hanzel Patrick Davis
G-Carey Price or
I left out Brule, because I'm pretty sure he'll end up converted to RW.
Now, I'm not a big fan of drafting goalies in the first round, but this year, I think is the exception. There isn't a great deal of depth in our two greatest needs, C and D, so I say we go with one of the young phenoms in net.
It's amazing, these are the guys I was hoping we would draft, as well. I think I put a few of them on my wish list a few months ago, and it's cool they're all moving up (except for Rask).
I'd add Trukhno to the LWers list. He made a good transition to the QMJHL as an import from Russia. He's ranked 26th by McKeens, right behind McArdle. A blurb from a scout: "While he still isn't the perfect linemate, he has proven to be more multi-dimensional than expected. Very elusive skater, great speed, highly-accomplished stickhandler, this guy's fun to watch and easy to like."
Also, as a 3rd-5th rounder, I'm hoping we can nab Justin Abdelkader. Someone who works for McKeens sent me impressions on him. He asked me not to share them, but he sounds like he could be a steal if he drops to the 4th round or so. He's currently ranked 62nd by McKeens, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him be ranked higher by the next time the rankings are out.
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