keep an eye out for Ivan Baranka. He's leading his Everett tips team to the WHL finals in their first season. He's not flashy but smart and skilled, smells like Rockwell found another Tjutin.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Baranka has not "led" the Silvertips to the WHL Finals. Hes, if anything, hindered their chances, taking stupid penalties constantly, and making very bad choices in his own zone. Hes even been sat by Kevin Constantine.
If Fritsche is going to be ranked as one of the best 2nd rounders of his year, he's on thin ice.
He barely averaged a point-per-game this year w/Sarnia this year and was clearly overmatched with his defensive duties in CBJ.
Are you kidding me?!! Fritsche was the only one on his line in Columbus that played defense. His defense is what kept him in Columbus as long as he was there. In Sarnia 79 points in 61 games ain't too shabby. The kid is labled as a play maker and hard worker, which is exactly what he does no matter where he is playing.
He and O'Sullivan should have gone in the first round, and anyone will tell you that both of them were STEALS in the 2nd round.
4th Rounders: These are the best 4th rounders in my opinion.
1990: Alexei Zhamnov
1991: Alexei Zhitnik
1992: Jere Lehtinen
1993: Eric Daze
1994: Milan Hejduk
1995: Michal Handzus
1996: Toni Lydman
1997: Ivan Novoseltsev
1998: Josef Vasicek 1999: Juraj Kolnik
2000: Lubomir Visnovsky
2001: Ray Emery
2002: Matt Ellison
2003: Corey Locke