#1 -- Marc Staal (D) - Playing for the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) - Selected 12th Overall in the 2005 Draft #2 -- Al Montoya (G) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Selected 6th Overall in the 2004 Draft #3 -- Brandon Dubinsky (F) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Drafted in the 2nd round in the 2004 Draft. #4 -- Nigel Dawes (F) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Selected in the 5th round in the 2003 Draft. #5 -- Lauri Korpikoski (F) - Playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Selected 19th overall in the 2004 Draft. #6 -- Bobby Sanguinetti (D) - Playing for Owen Sound Attack (OHL) - Drafted 21st overall in the 2006 Draft.
Added this round: Greg Moore (F)
Nominations: Jessiman (6), Hillier (3). Olver (1), Byers (1), Liffton (1)
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
Sauer again. He's got Marc Staal upside but less likely to reach that FULL potential. But has the potential to still be better if his game translates better in the NHL (unlikely).
my continuing list is roughly (depending on time of day and phase of moon) with reasons...
Anisimov - like Sanger, high upside. 2nd, even possibly 1st line center.
Cally - closest NHL ready? most likely will only be a 3rd liner but hopefully of Kirk Maltby caliber.
Baranka - after the big 2, most likely to become an NHL d-man.
Pyatt - future 3rd line center with tons of heart
Girardi - doing everything right in the AHL and getting better. AHL all-star. Is he even on MSG's radar?
Cliche - doing well in junoirs. made team canada at WJC. still developing.
Dupont - still has a ways to go but shows improvement
Immonen - falling... needs to work on speed. still shows promise. might be higher but i have no confidence he'll be given the proper chance to succeed which is a shame.
This is where I like Ivan. After him 8 is Anisimov. 9 is Sauer. 10 is Dupont--closest thing we have to a skilled big forward with an edge. 11 is Pyatt. 12 is Cliche and 13 is Callahan. Add Byers. Russell will be after him.
What about Giardi screams top 10 prospect to you? I've seen about 10 Pack games this year and I've NEVER come away that impressed with his game. He reads career minor leaguer or bottom pairing d-man to me. Not nearly enough to rate him above a guy like Sauer.
voted for Callahan, add Byers. how Jessiman has more votes than Byers is odd. Byers has been doing better at the pro level than Jessiman has since his made his pro debut.
Not everyone is basing their vote on how a player does at the pro level. Most people are considering other things like potential, durability etc.... Jessiman may be getting some votes because he was a mid first round pick....