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07-17-2013, 10:03 PM
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Not sure how much of a name he's made for himself, but based on other names in this thread I would say 4th rounder Gaudreau makes a case for himself.

Still a longshot but as far as boom-or-bust players go he's looking like the prototypical player right now. Top 6 offensive role or not in the NHL. Whether he'll end up like Boston College alumni and small stature Brian Gionta and have several high scoring seasons or Boston College short player alumni Nathan Gerbe and be bought out by the time he's 24 is up in the air.
Would you really call him "lesser known"? Even before the World Juniors there was a lot of Gaudreau discussion on this board.

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07-17-2013, 10:05 PM
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Still have very high hopes for Kevin Roy.

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07-17-2013, 10:08 PM
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Came here to post Joshua Leivo for the Leafs. This guy is a Lupul clone.

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07-17-2013, 10:14 PM
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It may take time but if Anton Rodin can overcome injuries he's definitely a boom(top6) or bust(Europe) prospect as far as an NHL career goes.

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Lucas Lessio. Certainly has the speed, size, and skill. Just needs to adjust to the pro game.

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07-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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Would you really call him "lesser known"? Even before the World Juniors there was a lot of Gaudreau discussion on this board.
I don't know, but I wouldn't call first round picks or even second round picks as lesser known either and just look at the first page.

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07-17-2013, 10:32 PM
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I could see Kevin Roy from the ducks being a possible first line scorer. Not a high probability but he has the knack for scoring and plays feisty for a small guy.

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07-17-2013, 10:34 PM
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Sven Andrighetto.

This kid can play.
This kid is UNREAL.
This kid is THE REAL DEAL.
Sky of the limit with this kid.


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07-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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25 next month and never made a bad Oilers squad the last three years. He is into AHL vet territory, hard to break through that late and become a first liner.

I really like the Sgarbossa pick, kid has scored everywhere he's played, great undrafted player (I still have no idea why he was traded with McGinn for not much of a return).
It's his second full season pro and he has progressively put up better numbers every year. Not like he has platued. He also had to compete for NHL jibs with rnh and gagner. He seems like a guy developing late ( undrafted) but has evolving tools.

A long shot(very long) but still someone to watch

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07-17-2013, 11:16 PM
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07-17-2013, 11:18 PM
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For the Bruins, Ryan Spooner is a known commodity within the farm system as our top prospect so I don't consider him a candidate for this thread.

A guy who isn't exactly a blue-chip prospect around the league but could make a heavy impact for the Bruins on a scoring line down the road is Seth Griffith.

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07-18-2013, 12:00 AM
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Josh Leivo. Has raised his stock every season since being drafted 3rd round in 2011.

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Nikita Kucherov definitely.

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Nic Petan
Adam Lowry

I don't think they really qualify though, one was WHL player of the year and the other was tied for the CHL scoring title in his draft year.

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Nikita Kucherov definitely.

http://fr.canoe.ca/sports/nouvelles/hockey/lhjmq/archives/2013/04/20130413-190259.html[/url]

Entraîneur André Tourigny : «Kucherov est l’un des meilleurs joueurs de calibre junior au monde, un choix de deuxième ronde du Lightning de Tampa Bay, et Andrighetto a montré qu’il n’est pas loin de lui. Quand je dis “pas loin”, c’est peut-être pas loin en avant», a-t-il mentionné, convaincu qu’Andrighetto sera repêché dans deux mois.

Coach Andre Tourigny : "Kucherov is one of the best junior players in the world, a second round draft choice of the Tampabay Lightning, and Andrighetto has shown that he's not too far from him. And when I say 'not far', it might be 'not far ahead'."

Nikita Kucherov and Sven Andrighetto <3 <3 <3 <3

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07-18-2013, 12:08 AM
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andreas johnson is the most skilled guy the leafs have drafted in a while, based simply on offensive talents.

he actually has the skating to boot and a stocky frame which is nice.

but he could just be another sondre olden he busted rather quickly, as much as i really liked his vision and parts of his play with the otters. he was a PP asset.
Yeah, really wanted the Oilers to grab this kid. A lot to like with him and his dad used to play pro hockey so he should know what it takes to get to the highest level. Looking at his dad there should also be room for some growth still.
It'll be interesting to see how well he can produce in the SHL with Frölunda this season. My prediction is that he makes the team and puts up surprisingly good numbers from the get go.

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07-18-2013, 12:55 AM
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anyone know why sgarbossa was never drafted? looks like he's been producing very well even before his first eligible draft season.

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07-18-2013, 01:07 AM
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Vancouver doesn't really have any forwards outside of the obvious ones with first line potential, but we have 2 late round D draft picks who were our best players at development camp, according to bloggers and witnesses: Ben Hutton (5th round 2012, U of Maine) and Henrik Tommernes (7th round 2011, Frolunda).

Swedish people and Frolunda fans posting on the Nucks board have gone as far to tell us that Tommernes was their best and/or most consistent D-man last year, at 21.

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07-18-2013, 01:54 AM
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I'd say Miro Aaltonen has a lot of potential, if he can stay healthy.

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Vancouver doesn't really have any forwards outside of the obvious ones with first line potential, but we have 2 late round D draft picks who were our best players at development camp, according to bloggers and witnesses: Ben Hutton (5th round 2012, U of Maine) and Henrik Tommernes (7th round 2011, Frolunda).

Swedish people and Frolunda fans posting on the Nucks board have gone as far to tell us that Tommernes was their best and/or most consistent D-man last year, at 21.
If Alexander Grenier learns to be physical and use his body, he could be a 1st liner. Mallet too, if he could built confidence with his physicality, he could be a support 1st liner like Burrows.

Someone posted Rodin, i don't see it. Ever since his injury, he's way too scared of physical play. He didn't have too much that stands out either. Development went completely wrong. Could he be a NHL-er in the future? Maybe, but Schroeder developed much nicely, and I don't see him as a 1st liner any time soon.


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07-18-2013, 02:22 AM
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Mark Stone

I wouldn't say he's lesser known, rather he's lesser regarded than he should be. Since being drafted:

245 points in two WHL seasons
7 goals in 6 games against his peers at the World Juniors
41 points in 57 AHL games, leading Binghamton in scoring in first pro season

If it weren't for his draft position, he would be regarded as a top prospect leaguewide. All the kid has done since being drafted is produce.

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07-18-2013, 02:27 AM
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Not a single one on the Canucks... However, Jordan Subban (if he grows and develops a physical game like his brother) can easily make the NHL, as a top 4 dman; he has all the skills but lacks the size.... by alot

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I'll make a homer pick with Gabryel Boudreau and Matt Nieto. Tomas Hertl is well known as a top-line potential player, but those 2 guys are 2 small, fast, shifty forwards who are both very skilled and could make the NHL as a top-line forward. More likely however that each of them top out as 2nd line wingers

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Markus Granlund.
He lives in the shadow of his brother, but this kid has legitimate offensive potential himself, and a wicked shot.

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