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10-14-2015, 10:26 AM
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DraftBuzz Initial 2016 NHL Draft Ranking

DraftBuzz Hockey Publishes Initial Top 30 --> LINK

ZSC's Auston Matthews is running away with the first overall spot, while Tappara's Patrick Laine is in a deadlocked battle for #2 with Sarnia's Jakob Chychrun. Laine has started the season stronger against men, while Chychrun has looked explosive rushing the puck. London's Matthew Tkachuk has transferred his skilled power winger NTDP tricks over to the OHL without problem, while Karpat's Jesse Puljujarvi is still working out some offseason kinks likely due to a growth spurt jolting his finesse coordination. Spots 6-10 are wide open and less secure, as NTDP's Clayton Keller takes #6 after dominating Notre Dame and showing he can handle older competition. Boston University's Charlie McAvoy is set to play a top 4 role and already has a goal in his first game. McAvoy is ready to show he may not be far off from where Werenski was last year at the same point. Cape Breton's Pierre Luc-Dubois has brought a little bit of everything to the table as a robust C who has a clutch ability to score. Penticton's Dante Fabbro has a top pairing makeup with sickening smarts and is now flaunting a cannon from the point. The only thing holding him back from an even higher rank is some initial question as to his skating ability. Mississauga's heartbeat Michael McLeod rounds out the top 10 with blazing speed, physicality, skill, and faceoff ability down the middle. He's at a PPG and he has had trouble finishing, which is impressive to say the least.

For HF only, from the DraftBoard which features an updated 7 rounds ranked:
Rising: Kopacka, Pilon, Rossini
Falling: Gustavsson, Pastujov, Sokolov

LINK to 2015's full 211

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Interesting list, thanks. I think Alex Nylander is a kid who could move up on people's lists, if he keeps his current scoring pace up.

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Puljujärvi will rise back to the top 3 again. He has played his best games of the season lately.


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I think we are looking at a pretty locked up top 5 already for 2016, in no particular order other than Matthews 1st overall, I think the top 5 are:

Matthews
Puljujarvi
Laine
Chychrun
Tkachuk

I'd be shocked if anyone else broke into that top 5 group, barring an injury to one of those 5, and that might not even matter at this point. My personal rankings for the 5 are:

1. Matthews
2. Chychrun
3. Tkachuk
4. Puljujarvi
5. Laine

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No Krys? I thought he was a big deal prospect.

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No Krys? I thought he was a big deal prospect.
Seems odd he didn't crack their top 30.

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What are your thoughts about Tage Thomson of University of Connecticut and Cameron Morrison of Youngstown in the USHL?

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Interesting list, going to be interesting to see what the actual top 5 will end up being.

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If Nylander finishes in the top 3 in the OHL scoring race as a rookie, it would be pretty weird IF he didnt go in the top 10, especially since teams trend to overvalue the OHL as a whole

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If Nylander finishes in the top 3 in the OHL scoring race as a rookie, it would be pretty weird IF he didnt go in the top 10, especially since teams trend to overvalue the OHL as a whole
I think he will go in the top 10 he's played so good.

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What's up with Puljujärvi's height 6'3.5? He's listed at ~6'2.8 elsewhere (for example liiga.fi). Who's right?

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What's up with Puljujärvi's height 6'3.5? He's listed at ~6'2.8 elsewhere (for example liiga.fi). Who's right?
I think that the more important question is that who gives a ****?

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I think that the more important question is that who gives a ****?


I do. If he's still growing so much, it would explain some of his recent struggles.

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