ON THE RISE
Jacob de la Rose
Chase De Leo (2014 draft?)
Brandon Shea Crus Rydberg
Sergei Tolchinsky [Never seen him play, but a lot of hype]
Poor guy, nobody here (except the Swedes) seems to know that VICTOR Crus Rydberg actually has a first name... :p
2. Like this year, we have a battle between Jones and Mackinnon for the first overall and some think that the team who's pick first will pick what they need... its false. You must pick Mackinnon, like Yakupov this year.
3. Elias Lindholm is a elite player potential, but just because he plays in Europe, he'll drop some ranks like Filip Forsberg. It's the reason why I put Shinkaruk over Barkov and Nichushkin.
4. I love Lazar's upside... but he's a kind of grinder... I don't think he has a huge offensif upside in the NHL... remind me a little bit Evander Kane, but this year, we have a lot of 1 PPG NHL potentiel
Last edited by Veilleuxxx: 07-06-2012 at 08:11 AM.
Good post. I'm not sure if I'd put Shinkaruk in the "elite" potential. He's really good, but he's small, and lets just see how he does without Etem. He's an elite junior, but will it translate into an elite NHL'r, not 100% sure of that yet
Surprised MacKinnon is #1 on every list, figured Jones would be #1 at least once. Is Jones not supposed to be a better prospect than Murray/Larsson?
For what it’s worth, The Hockey News had Jones ahead of MacKinnon in their Draft Preview.
Originally Posted by slovakiasnextone
Though, since you have players who were A rated on CS list, does that mean that they already released the A/B/C rated players watchlist? I must have missed that somehow...
I haven’t seen the B and C lists yet either, would be nice to know who they have on their lists.
Originally Posted by Jeff_Dyck_#1
Sweden: Preliminary top 30 > 2013 NHL draft
Any thoughts about Jens Högbom?
Originally Posted by Patmac40
Fucale not ranked in top 30? Yeah that'll change
Hockeyprospect has Fucale as an honourable mention after their top-30, McKeen’s has him at 31th and ISS has a separate list for goalies.
Originally Posted by FinHockey
Suprised Barkov was 7th and 8th on some lists. Thought he was considered top-5 by everyone.
WU18C’s might be a possible reason for Barkov being slightly lower on some lists. After all he was recovering from mononucleosis and didn’t perform at his best. It’s also a fact that he needs to work on his skating, and guys like MacKinnon and Jones are definitely ahead of him in that aspect.
After Barkov and Ristolainen things seem fairly unpredictable, and that’s often the case when the draft is still 12 months away. Will be interesting to see how these guys develop next season. In my opinion Mäkinen should be a bit higher on that list at this point. He has a NHL frame and might develop into a pretty good shutdown defenseman. Some of the guys above him might be projected as Euro-league players unless they grow some height.
I think Drouin is going to move up people's lists simply because I'm sure a lot believe that Drouin's playoff numbers were a result of playing with MacKinnon.
Drouin was regularly the best player on the ice, and once he adds some strength, he's going to be an absolute beast.
Drouin, Fucale and Domi will all rise up the rankings and be in top 15 consideration come draft night. This draft is going to be so fun - I honestly believe players in the 15-20 range would be top 8 picks in other years.
Mark my words :
Jonathan Drouin will skyrocket in next year final ranking (top 10 maybe top 5)
Woohoo! So I'm not the only Moose crazed nut out there (you too Marc habs fan and bigdirty) jk...
But seriously I thought I sounded like a broken record so I stopped, but i'll go again. I totally agree. Drouin has everything Nate has except the speed. Albeit that's a big factor in MacKinnon's game but Drouin played well beyond his years.
If that playoffs was a sign of what he'll do this season, he'll easily be a top 15 pick... Even tho I alrady have him there...
And same with Fucale. At this point it can't be anyone but Fucale as #1 goalie. Calm beyond his years, makes amazing saves, played 72 consecutive games and stood on his head on occasion in the playoffs. I was very surprised a 16yo goalie (and our other 16yo's) did not run out of gas. Fucale still had some in the tank and gave it his all, which, from me,will easily give him the nod for best goalie and a 1st rounder next year hopefully.
I like watching Duclair, Erne and Drouin tho. All seem to have equal talent and would be top 20 picks in my eyes. Q will currently be an exciting place to be compared to previous years in terms of the draft!
It's going to be such a great year for us draft junkies. The QMJHL will have so many scouts since it seems to be our year: MacKinnon, Drouin, Fucale, Morin, Carrier, Duclair, Erne, Sorensen, Graham, Grégoire, Gauthier, Deslauriers, De Luca, Desrosiers, Bélanger, Mantha, Shea, Murphy…
I believe Jonathan Drouin could go top 5 if he grows a few inches and plays over a PPG. He's still sometimes a defensive liability but is a magician with the puck in the offensive zone. Very cerebral game and not a bad skater. Definitely a Huberdeau's case to look out for.