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04-06-2015, 01:41 AM
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Intruiging Draft Questions

Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?

Answer as many as you'd like...

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Hm, they are good questions. I'm sure other answers more interesting than mine. It's also late and I'm sure to make a mistake on characterizing someone.

1. Carlo WHL, Spencer OHL, J Roy QMJHL. Close between Carlo and Roy but I think Roy goes first mid 20s.

2. Kylington will be the first Swede and there will be only one.

5. Blackwood first goalie, mid second.

7. Zacha (close nod to Connor).

8. J. Roy, mid 20s as mentioned.

9. Two, White and Greenway.

10. I don't know about first but I think Baillie and Sharipzyanov get drafted in the mid rounds.

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1) WHL: Carlo (American, damnit) QMJHL: Chabot OHL: no one in the 1st round - Chabot at 22.

2) Three in the first. Kylington, Carlsson and Larsson in that order.

5) Blackwood at 40-ish.

7) If those 10 are off the board at 11 it's Zacha. But I think someone takes Connor in the top-10 and #11 catches a falling Barzal or Werenski.

8) Chabot around 20-22.

9) Greenway will be the only one and just barely. White goes early second though.


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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot? Jeremy Roy(QMJHL) 13th, Matthew Spencer(OHL) 32nd, Noah Juulsen(WHL) 33rd

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?C - Joel Eriksson Ek - 18th and Kylington and Lindgren go in the 20's.

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?Denis Guryanov, 45th

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?D - Jack Sadek - Lakeville North High - 105th

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts - Winnipeg's second first round pick acquired in the Kane trade

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?D - Gabe Bast - Penticton Vees - 135th

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?C - Jansen Harkins - Prince George Cougars

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?Jeremy Roy

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?1. Colin White, 24th

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?Conor Garland, Moncton Wildcats - Early 3rd round

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?

Answer as many as you'd like...
1. First Canadian defenseman would probably be Roy right now. Chabot is giving him a run for his money. Don't know exactly where right now but Roy (QMJHL) would be around 15-25, Noah Juulsen (WHL) would be around 25-35 (Brandon Carlo is American) and Matt Spencer (OHL) would be around 35-45.

2. It will still be Kylington first at around 10-15. There could be as low as 1 and as high as 3. I think there will be two as one of Andersson/Eriksson will go 25-30 while the other will go 31-35.

3. Alexander Dergachev 35-40

4. Either Brent Gates or Erik Foley. Late 3'rd round-Mid 4'th round.

5. Daniel Vladar 40'th-50'th

6. No idea. Interesting question though.

7. Pavel Zacha

8. Jeremy Roy. Draft Position in #1.

9. 2 definitely (Kyle Connor, Colin White) and 4 maybes (Boeser,Bracco,Novak,Greenway.) I think Boeser and Bracco go late 1'st while Novak and Greenway go early 2'nd.

10. Conor Garland Late 2'nd-Early 3'rd. Andrew Mangiapane give Garland a run for his money. Goes Early 3'rd-Mid 3'rd.

Good questions. Had fun looking players up.

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1. First Canadian defenseman would probably be Roy right now. Chabot is giving him a run for his money. Don't know exactly where right now but Roy (QMJHL) would be around 15-25, Noah Juulsen (WHL) would be around 25-35 (Brandon Carlo is American) and Matt Spencer (OHL) would be around 35-45.

2. It will still be Kylington first at around 10-15. There could be as low as 1 and as high as 3. I think there will be two as one of Andersson/Eriksson will go 25-30 while the other will go 31-35.

3. Alexander Dergachev 35-40

4. Either Brent Gates or Erik Foley. Late 3'rd round-Mid 4'th round.

5. Daniel Vladar 40'th-50'th

6. No idea. Interesting question though.

7. Pavel Zacha

8. Jeremy Roy. Draft Position in #1.

9. 2 definitely (Kyle Connor, Colin White) and 4 maybes (Boeser,Bracco,Novak,Greenway.) I think Boeser and Bracco go late 1'st while Novak and Greenway go early 2'nd.

10. Conor Garland Late 2'nd-Early 3'rd. Andrew Mangiapane give Garland a run for his money. Goes Early 3'rd-Mid 3'rd.

Good questions. Had fun looking players up.
Connor, Boeser, and Novak do not currently play for the USTDP.

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?

Answer as many as you'd like...
1. 4th D either kylington or jeremy roy (i'd guess at least one is picked by around ~15ish
best OHL elgible D- Matt Spencer Q- Jeremy Roy WHL- Brandon Carlo

2. First swede will either be Kylington or Joel Ek Eriksson.

5. Blackwood in the mid 2nd round. I think people have become wary of using high picks on goalies, especially in the first round.

7. Zacha, Meier, Konecny all likely to fall between 11-15

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?

Answer as many as you'd like...
1. Zboril or Chabot probably. Chabot, Pilon, Vande Sompel going by your rules.

2. Probably Kylington still unless a team is really in love with Jens Looke.

3. Going out on a limb and saying Gavrikov. Feel like he would be a really good North American style player and a team will take a chance early second round.

4. Karch Bachman

5. Ilya Samsonov sometime in the mid second would be my guess.

6. Marcus Vela from the BCHL

7. Timo Meier IMO

8. Chabot or Sprong. I know Sprong is considered Dutch but he considers himself Canadian and wants to play for Canada at the IIHF level if possible. EP lists him as half Canadian as well.

9. 2-3 tops I would think. Jordan Greenway almost certainly and Colin White, Jeremy Bracco and Brendan Warren also have that potential.

10. Gavrikov early second round.

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What a depressing draft with respect to number four.

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1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?


1. Next d-man will be J. Roy around 16. He will also be first Canadian D. Best OHL D is Matt Spencer, best WHL D (not Canadian) Carlo

2. First Swede Joel-Ek Eriksson around 15. Only Swede in the first while many Swedes will go in round 2 including Kyllington, Gabriel, Andersson.

3. Denis Guryanov as high as 40 but likely 50-60.

4. Jack Sadek, big d-man thats a fairly good skater. Late 3rd early 4th ~90

5. Callum Booth or Mackenzie Blackwood early 3rd. Someone will probably reach and grab him earlier.

6. I've heard good things about Markus Vela but honestly I don't know the answer to this.

7. Kyle Connor, absent from that obvious top 10 in my mind. I have Meier at 11 (Bazral falls out for me)

8. Jakub Zboril

9. White, Greenway goes early 2nd along with Roslovic. White goes late 1st

10. Connor Garland most likely, someone who could quietly get in that discussion is Cameron Hughes though in my mind.

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1.Roy(Flames)
2.Kylington(1)
3.Dergachev
4.no idea
5.Vladar(37-43)
6.no idea
7.Zacha
8.Beauviller
9.just white
10.Tkachev

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Great questions. Very intriguing.
I love the Gabe Bast pick!

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1. Personally, I'd go J. Roy easily as the 4th best Dman. That said, given the huge range in which Roy has been ranked, I have no clue who goes 4th. Could be Roy, Kylington, Carlo, Zboril, Chabot, etc.

WHL-Juulsen (~35) (Carlo's American), OHL-Dunn (~40), QMJHL-Zboril (~15)

2. I think Kylington will still be the first Swede chosen. Too much upside there. But Eriksson-Ek is definitely a contender for that honor. IMO they're the only Swedes that should be drafted in the 1st but some team will fall in love with Carlsson or Larsson, and there are small chances of Andersson and Lindgren going in the 1st.

3. I honestly don't know. Dergachev is the only guy I see get talked about frequently. Mid-2nd.

4. Doesn't seem to be any interesting USHS guys. Not like Connor Hurley, for example.

5. I'm gonna say Matej Tomek in the early 2nd. Just a feeling.

6. Heh, no clue.

7. Zacha or Connor easily.

8. I'm going to go with Jeremy Roy. But Thomas Chabot is another good one. I'd say around 18.

9. Colin White is the only guy I feel comfortable betting on. Bracco and Greenway have a chance. Watch out for Christian Fischer.

10. Connor Garland.

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Nobody sees Gavrikov getting Drafted? I think it's a certainty. Just a matter of what round

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1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

Oliver Kylington will be the 4th defence drafted in my opinion. WHL: Brandon Carlo, OHL: Matthew Spencer QMJHL: Jeremy Roy. First Canadian defence drafted: Thomas Chabot in the 18-22 range.

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?

Oliver Kylington will be the first Swede taken. I think two go in round 1, Kylington and Eriksson Ek

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?

Alexander Dergachyov by the end of the 2nd round.

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?

John Marino maybe? Not until the 3rd round or later. Not like past years for sure.

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?

MacKenzie Blackwood by the end of the 2nd.

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?

Marcus Vela maybe? Weak year in my opinion for Tier 2 players in Canada. Not before the 4th

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?

I would think it would be Kyle Connor, but I expect him to go in the Top 10.

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

Thomas Chabot in the 18-22 range.

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?

I think 2. Colin White for sure, and in my opinion Jeremy Bracco should and some team should see his talentl.

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?

Andrew Mangiapane and I would say sometime in the 3rd round, but I wouldn't be surprised if he snuck into round 2.

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5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts - Winnipeg's second first round pick acquired in the Kane trade
That is not going to happen.

Winnipeg has two very very good G prospects , Hellebuyck and Comrie , plus another in Phillips . Not using a first on another young G , despite the Barrie connection.

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?
Jeremy Roy or Brandon Carlo will be the next North American Defencmen to go, Kylington will probably be the 4th D-Man in general to go.

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?
It's still Kylington, but otherwise, maybe Eriksson Ek or Lööke get a good shot in the first round.

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?
Dergachyov is my personal favourite but that could end up being Gurianov.

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?
I believe Connor is still playing in Youngstown but has signed for Michigan State? He'll be the first to go; Elite 2-way game, solid size, highly intelligent. I'm probably confusing the USHL with USHS... Will Borgen has been pretty good for playing in a regular High School league. Could be a 3rd round player.

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?
My money's on Matej Tomek. 3-4 goalies will go in the 2nd-3rd and he'll be the first to go. Gillies, Demko are just two of the recent elite goalie prospects to come out of the NCAA and Tomek seems to have the same qualities.

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?
Only one I've heard of is that Vela kid. So that'll be my answer.

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?
Pavel Zacha, Kyle Connor, Oliver Kylington, Timo Meier. I'd say 1 of those 4.

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?
Jeremy Roy could go Top 15 and maybe Beauvillier if a team likes him enough in the top 20-25. Chabot too.

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?
White and Bracco are pretty much guaranteed to be first, White 10-20, Bracco 20-30. After that Greenway may sneak into the 1st. He's in that late first, early second grey area.

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?
Some will say Mangiapane, but my money's on Garland. He's a stud, that got passed over for being small. But his numbers are too high to pass up on this year and some have him going in the 2nd.


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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?
Jeremy Roy or Brandon Carlo will be the next North American Defencmen to go, Kylington will probably be the 4th D-Man in general to go.

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?
It's still Kylington, but otherwise, maybe Eriksson Ek or Lööke get a good shot in the first round.

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?
Dergachyov is my personal favourite but that could end up being Gurianov.

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?
I believe Connor is still playing in Youngstown but has signed for Michigan State? He'll be the first to go; Elite 2-way game, solid size, highly intelligent. I'm probably confusing the USHL with USHS... Will Borgen has been pretty good for playing in a regular High School league. Could be a 3rd round player.

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?
My money's on Matej Tomek. 3-4 goalies will go in the 2nd-3rd and he'll be the first to go. Gillies, Demko are just two of the recent elite goalie prospects to come out of the NCAA and Tomek seems to have the same qualities.

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?
Only one I've heard of is that Vela kid. So that'll be my answer.

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?
Pavel Zacha, Kyle Connor, Oliver Kylington, Timo Meier. I'd say 1 of those 4.

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?
Timo Meier. He's a little bowling ball of fun. Loves to play impact hockey, while displaying a good scoring touch. Needs to work on his skating but that's it really. I see him going 10-15.

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?
White and Bracco are pretty much guaranteed to be first, White 10-20, Bracco 20-30. After that Greenway may sneak into the 1st. He's in that late first, early second grey area.

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?
Some will say Mangiapane, but my money's on Garland. He's a stud, that got passed over for being small. But his numbers are too high to pass up on this year and some have him going in the 2nd.
Meier is European

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

4th - Kylington / Roy - Q, Carlo - W, Dunn - O / Roy taken first 15-20th

2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?

Kylington still goes 1st / Only he goes round 1 (although many go round 2)

3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?

Deregachyov - 40-50th

4. Who will be the first USHS player taken? When?

5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?

Blackwood - 40-50th

6. Who will be the first Canadian Tier 2 player taken? When?

By tier 2 you mean...? Connor McDavid is tier 1 so by that assumption, Strome is "tier 2" and will be taken 3rd or 4th....if you mean after his tier then Crouse in the 8 to 10 range

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who
goes at #11?

IF it plays out like that, Zacha at 11 probably

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

Probably Roy....15-20th

9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?

1 - Colin White only

10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?

Narrowed this down to 2....gunna guess Andrew Mangiapane: Early 3rd round

Answer as many as you'd like...
Good questions

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Meier is European
My bad. I thought it was about European players playing CHL...

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"By tier 2 you mean...? Connor McDavid is tier 1 so by that assumption, Strome is "tier 2" and will be taken 3rd or 4th....if you mean after his tier then Crouse in the 8 to 10 range"

No. I mean Junior A leagues, such as the BCHL.

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?

I think that Chabot and Zboril are too high, while Roy and Meloche too low. Not sure which one will go first. If it was me id pick Roy first, around 20th spot.

7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?

Evgeny Svechnikov, best player available in the Q imo! CSS has him 17th, Button 15th, I think he is actually a steal at 15th.

8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?

Probably Thomas Chabot, but for me Jeremy Roy and Nicholas Meloche are not too far behind, especially Meloche at #40 (steal). Note that those are 3 defenceman

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Draft fans might want to give their thoughts on some of these questions:

1. The broad consensus us that Provorov, Hanifin, and Werenski are the top 3 DF available for this draft. So who goes 4th? And who are the best Canadian defensemen available (choose one from each of the three main junior leagues)? Which Canadian DF will go first? At what draft spot?
I'm going to gamble Roy goes 4th. Roy, Spencer, and Juulsen are tops in each league.

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2. At the beginning of the year Oliver Kylington was considered the best Swedish prospect but his stock has dropped. There is no Nylander-like top Swede this year, yet there are always a few Swedes who end up excelling. So, who will be the first Swede taken? And how many will go in the 1st round?
I'm betting Ek Eriksson goes first. Two Swedes in the first round.

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3. Who will be the first Non-CHL Russian taken? When?
Guryanov, first round.

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5. Who will be the first goalie taken? When?
Tomek, within first 5 picks of 2nd round.

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7. There seems to be a widespread feeling that the top 10 picks may consist of McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Provorov, Rantanen, Crouse, Werenski, and Barzal. If this is the case, who goes at #11?
Kyle Connor.

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8. Who will be the first non-European player chosen from the Q (note- Sprong is still considered Dutch)? When?
Jeremy Roy

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9. How many current USTDP players will go in the first round? Who?
Three: Colin White, Christian Fischer, Jordan Greenway

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10. Who will be the first player chosen who could have been drafted previously? When?
Tough one. I'm going to guess Sebastien Aho, late 2nd round.

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Nobody sees Gavrikov getting Drafted? I think it's a certainty. Just a matter of what round
I think he'll be drafted, I'm just not sure he'll be the first one picked among those who have been passed over before.

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Looks like not too many people have opinions on nos. 4 and 6 (perhaps understandbly). I'll weigh in here.

4. USHS- I keep hearing good things about Jake Massie, a Canadian playing US prep hockey, and Taggart Corriveau. I haven't seen any prep hockey myself so this is second and third hand talk from people who do watch.

6. Canadian Tier 2- I'll put in a word for Will Reilly, a defenseman playing with North York in the OJHL. Could be a late riser. This year's Brandon Hickey perhaps. Vela, from Langley in the BCHL, is not flashy but is a gritty, reliable, two-way player who has that pro feel about him.

As for the goalies, I know a lot of people who have been impressed with Tomek. A strong U18 might give a Euro goalie (including Tomek, if he plays) a better shot at going first as Sandstrom, Samsonov, and Vladar have all showed good growth or potential.

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