There is no absolutely no way that two injured players --- Rielly and Galchenyuk --- go i the Top 5. Will never happen.
Also, Grigo is too low at 6. Filip Forsberg is not a better player than Grigo.
and who are these Euro D going ahead of Ceci? Ceci is one of the best D prospects in the CHL and is the best D prospect I have seen in the OHL in a while. He is a better d-man than Pouliot, Trouba, and Reinhart. Methinks Craig hasn't seen him yet.
He really put the boots to Murray by putting Dumba,Rielly and Reinhart ahead of him, barely ahead of Pouliot. I still think there is a player in there, he's just stuck in a bad situation. Everett is not very good with him and brutal without him.
Grigorenko is still not getting enough love from Button.
At 6'2, Brown is an imposing figure on the blueline that loves to play tough and physical.
Despite that size, he's a very good skater and needs to be considered well above average for a large defenseman. He is not afraid to jump into the rush and join the play. Along with those offensive smarts, he also has nice offensive tools. He's a strong passer and has a solid shot.
Defensively, he also holds his own. In my viewings he's been very strong in his one on one defensive play. He's got a quick and active stick and features solid body positioning.
Originally Posted by WesternEliteHockeyPr
I agree with Renegade in that Ryan Murray shouldn't be that low. I see him ahead of all WHL dmen except for Dumba.
I think Derrick Pouliot takes a big drop to near out of the first round.
Dalton Thrower may join the talks with the BIG 5 WHL dmen fairly soon and could pass Pouliot.
I still think Winther may crack the top 2 rounds.
Volek is a big head scratcher????
How much have you seen of Volek? Kid's a fun player to watch, great hands, good skater and is always one of the most physical players on the ice. Good bloodlines, too.
I don't see the same out of Winther as you do, either, for the record.
I cant see anyone taking Galchenyuk over Grigorenko. Also Reinhart ahead of Murray? Reinhart has looked good at times this year but other times he just doesnt come across as a top10 talent. I dont know too much about the swedes Lindholm and Bystrom, can anyone elaborate? Also whats seperating Collberg from being top 10? I have heard some swedish posters say they prefer Collberg to Forsberg. Also I think Faksa is going to keep rising although I havent seen enough of him to say he has first line potential, but he is leading the charge in Kitchener.
EDIT: Just realized how much I was criticizing the list, Button obviously talks to a lot of scouts and watches a lot of players live so I really dont have the right to disagree. I more am just curious as to why he has those players ranked as such. Also Anyone from Baie-Comeau have a scouting report on Bussieres? Thanks